Automatic Plugging

Image Processing, Digital Twin


In this research project with the company KEBA, a robot was programmed to automatically plug in the charging cable of an electric car.

As soon as the charging port is visible in the camera’s field of vision, a photo is taken and from this the exact position of the port and the required path for the robot are calculated.

The robot then automatically moves the plug into the charging port.


  • Artificial neural network (ANN) based Object Detection
  • Feature Extraction
  • Pose Estimation

Benefits for Customers

  • Robust and reliable Object Detection
  • Large range of View
  • Realizable with RealSense Camera
  • Independent of Robot/Camera Supplier

Your Contact Person

Dipl.-Ing., Dr. Manfred Nader

Business Area Manager Mechanics & Control

+43 732 2468 6124

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