Short title: RoboNuggets

Long title: Learning Nuggets for Robots and Physical Assistance in Manufacturing

Sponsors: EIT Manufacturing (body of European Union)

Assignment to our (IMW) research priorities:

  • Digital World of Works
  • Human-Robot Interaction
  • Digital Assistance Systems
  • Digital Learning

Duration: 01.01.2020-31.12.2020


With the increased use of (cooperative) robots and physical assistance systems in manufacturing, one of the challenges is a diverse technological landscape with a fragmented knowledge and expert base. Moreover, no common use case repository exists and there is a gap between technology readiness and industrial use.

The lack of knowledge and first-hand experience often causes problems with user acceptance and unwarranted fear. To overcome those problems, RoboNuggets creates learning nuggets for robots and physical assistance in manufacturing.


RoboNuggets provides state of the art learning content for the Guided Learning Platform (GLP) of EIT Manufacturing. It creates modular, interactive lessons (so-called “learning nuggets”) in robotics and physical assistance in manufacturing.

RoboNuggets employs an innovative didactical framework that supports the educational needs of different target groups (so-called “learning paths”). Industry partners and existing learning factories provide use cases from different business units and application areas. The Learning paths in robotics are adapted to the needs of specific target groups for use on the Guided Learning Platform (GLP) of EIT Manufacturing.


Research institutions:

  • TU Wien, Institute of Management Science
  • University of Tartu - Estonia

Company partner:

  • Festo Didactic
  • Siemens AG

Contact details:

Dipl.-Ing. Steffen Nixdorf
Theresianumgasse 27, 1040 Vienna, Austria