The Automation Lab (aLab) is a learning and research laboratory at FH Vorarlberg. It is used for development of prototypes in the area of robotics, image processing and control.

Focal points:

  • Robotics
  • Image processing
  • Control engineering

Areas of responsibility:

  • Industrial robotics
  • Industrial image processing
  • Programmable logic controllers
  • Control engineering
  • Pneumatics

Equipment of the Automation Lab


  • Cobot Universal Robots UR5
  • 6-axis jointed-arm robot ABB IRB 4600
  • 6-axis jointed-arm robot ABB IRB 120
  • SCARA robot Epson G6
  • Simulation software ABB RobotStudio
  • Simulation software Matlab Robotics Toolbox
  • Robot Trossen Robotics WidowX 200
  • Autonomous mobile Robot MiR 100

Laser Tracking

  • Laser tracker API Radian

Industrial Cameras

  • Smart camera Omron MicroHAWK F430
  • Area scan camera Basler A1
  • Line scan camera FWL 120


  • Kaiser eVision reflected/transmitted-light/stand combination
  • Halogen cold light source, line light illumination with fiber optic cable
  • LED-dark field illumination CCS LDR-206LA-1-BL

Image processing software

  • Halcon (MVTec)
  • Matlab Image Processing Toolbox (Mathworks)
  • NI Vision Builder for Automated Inspection (National Instruments)
6-Achs-Vertikalknickarmroboter ABB IRB-4600

6-axis vertical articulated arm robot ABB IRB 4600


Scara-Roboter Epson G6

Scara-Robot Epson G6


Contact Automation Lab

Prof. (FH) Dipl.-Ing. Robert Amann

+43 5572 792 3507

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