About us

At a glance

Business

Company Manu Systems AG
Address c/o TechBase
Franz-Mayer-Str. 1
93053 Regensburg
GERMANY
Phone +49 941 46297290
Fax +49 941 46297299
Internet https://en.manu-systems.com/
E-mail mail@manu-systems.com
Business year Calendar year
Date of establishment 1 October 2003
Registered Office Regensburg
Trade Register AG Regensburg HRB 10668
Management Board Bernd Worsch, Marco Reichel (Chairman)
Chairman of the Supervisory Board Martin Arnold
Corporate purpose The company has object being the production and distribution of robot hand systems, humanoid robots and other mobile robot systems, useful for humans for example in houses.
Share capital 75,000 EUR
Value Added Tax Identification Number DE232244554


Management Board

Marco Reichel

Chairman of the Management Board

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- Operational business, administration



Bernd Worsch

Member of the Management Board

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- Strategy



Supervisory Board

Martin Arnold

Chairman of the Supervisory Board



Approach

Business Mission

Manu System AG's mission is to automate services and to free mankind by machine work of stupid, dangerous and inhumane activities.


Corporate principles

What we believe

As a company and as individuals, we value our five corporate principles:

  • Harmonisation of group interests
  • Function of the shareholder company: large amounts of long-term corporate capital, secondary market, dispersion and separation of roles
  • Principle of transparent, but sealed bags
  • Using quality management for success
  • Creating value for all stakeholders


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About us

Company development

July 01, 2016, Regensburg

Move to TechBase

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Our new address in Regensburg is located in a selected urban commercial area.

The TechCampus Regensburg has a clear profile: High Tech. Regensburg climb to a leading business location in Germany is closely linked to its consistent orientation of the economy on innovative future technologies and the production of very high-quality goods. Thematic clusters, networking and cooperation between business and science play key role. In addition to the brand new TechBase, Regensburg Innovation and Technology Center, the Techcampus offers unique settlement optons for innovative high-tech companies.

Manu Systems AG moves on July 01st, 2016 into the new innovation center TechBase.

The TechBase provides space for research and technology. The focus of TechBase is on information technology, mechanical engineering, sensor technology, power engineering and optics. Close to local universities a network of technology-orientated companies and research institutions develop, which will strenghten the role of Regensburg as a top technology site further.

The TechBase is cofinanced by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

In the TechBase there are several technology clusters: IT security, IT logistics and electromobility.

Manu Systems AG will be inspired by the new location in their own research and development, in co-operation with local universities and technology clusters. The new location is an ideal base for orientation of the company towards development and production of vehicles such as robot platforms and automated guided vehicles. The company also operates as internet retail shop for sensors such as laserscanners and ultrasonic sensors and in international trade of industrial cameras. It further provides service in business information and communication. In this respect, the focus of the TechBase is ideal for the company.


January 14, 2016, Eschborn, GERMANY

Grant to the advisory costs to build up a quality management system

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After submission of a proposal the Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control awarded a grant to the advisory costs according to the guidelines on the promotion of entrepreneurial know-how for small and medium-sized enterprises and the liberal professions.

This supports the advising of Manu Systems AG to build a quality management system.


September 8, 2015, Regensburg & Munich, GERMANY

Signature of a patent transfer and exploitation contract

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The Manu Systems AG from Regensburg and the crowd IP Box UG from Munich have signed a patent transfer and exploitation contract on September 8, 2015. The Manu Systems AG as patentee undertook to transfer all rights based on five inventions made in the EU research project PV-Servitor with a project volume of EUR 1.4 million to crowd IP box as patent exploiter.


June 30, 2015, Regensburg, GERMANY

Failure of the second capital increase

The second capital inrease, which was decided at the shareholder meeting of Manu Systems AG on November 18, 2014 failed. It was decided, among other things: "The share capital of currently EUR 75,000, will be increased by up to EUR 37,500, up to EUR 112,500, by issuing up to 37,500 new name registered shares against cash contributions at an issue price of EUR 16 per share.

Causes of failure was lack of interest of shareholders and third parties at the selected time and price. Many shareholders welcomed a change of divident policy towards future dividents, however, they were already fully invested. One reason for the failure was, among others, also the week-long strike at Deutsche Post, which resulted in delayed or late delivery of drawing documents.

Several actions performed in the try for the second capital increase such as further developed corporate planning, new calculations of profitability and a number of measures in the second half of 2015 immediately after the failure of the capital had a direct positive impact on the results for the full year.


February 12, 2014, Regensburg and Frankfurt am Main, GERMANY

Order granted to DQS for the certification according to ISO 9001:2008

"Quality counts". Quality is our crucial tool during daily work to satisfy and exceed our customers', share holders' and staff's expectations.
We rely on quality managment after Six Sigma, on ISO 9001:2008 and on a continuous improvement of quality. Continuous improvement takes place within a standardized approach resp. a process in terms of ISO 9001:2008. Regarding engagement and continued employment of colleagues we focus on people believing in the possibility of a contiuous improvement.
Quality is the deciding factor of success for our company.

During 2014 Manu Systems AG will be certified according to ISO 9001:2008


January 18, 2013, Berlin, Munich, GERMANY

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Patent applications for 2 Patents from FP7 research project PV-Servitor have been transferred to Manu Systems AG by the European Patent Office.

The first transfer is concerns the patent application for a "Service device for cleaning and maintenance of a solar panel arrangement". This invention was made at the Mechatronics Research Unit of the Hochschule Regensburg. More information...
The second Invention is a "Device for inspection of a solar panel arrangement", which was invented at Profactor. More information...

The registration of the changes has taken effort on 18.01.2013.


November 15, 2012, Regensburg, GERMANY

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In the process of further transformation to a technology company MANU SYSTEMS submits on November 15th, 2012 the proposal PV-Servitor DEMO to the European Commission. The PV-Servitor DEMO project proposes to demonstrate the industrial scale realisation and operation of a service robot for ground mounted large scale photovoltaic power plants.

The Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) bundles all research-related EU initiatives together under a common roof playing a crucial role in reaching the goals of growth, competitiveness and employment.

The city of Regensburg granted support for the EU FP7 proposal writing phase.


2012-05-01

Manu Systems AG To Resell Segway Inc.'s Robotics Mobility Platforms (RMPs) in Europe

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Segway Inc. recently brought on Manu Systems AG, located in Regensburg Germany, as a European reseller of its Robotics Mobility Platforms (RMPs). Manu Systems AG is well known as one the region's leading value-added resellers of robotic hand systems, humanoid robots and other robotics mobility systems.

"We are pleased to be working with Segway. Our mission is to provide a one-stop shopping experience for service robotics researchers," said Marco Reichel, Chairman of the Management Board, Manu Systems AG. "Our offering of Segway’s RMPs has been very well received by the European research market."

Manu Systems AG currently offers Segway’s RMP 50 Omni and 50 XL, RMP 200 and 200 ATV, RMP 400, 400 Omni and X440. For more information on these platforms, please visit Manu Systems AG's website on Segway RMP or request a quote at mail@manu-systems.com.


August 31, 2011, Regensburg, GERMANY

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The EC research project PV-Servitor ends with a partial success. Five out of seven planned patent applications were submitted to the European Patent Office. With the positive end of the research project, Manu Systems is on a good way to transformate itself into a technology company.


January 25-26, 2011, Munich, GERMANY

Patents in Business

The protection and exploitation of inventions in Europe

Tuesday, 25.01.2011, European Patent Office, Munich
European Patent Academy
Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation

17:40 - 18:00
SME case study
Marco Reichel, Manu Systems AG


December 2, 2009, Regensburg, GERMANY

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Continuing the process of transformation to a technology company MANU SYSTEMS submits on December 2nd, 2009 the proposal MECHANICUS. The EU FP7 call is: research for the benefit of SMEs.

The city of Regensburg granted support for the EU FP7 proposal writing phase.


September 1-3, 2009, Burgdorf, SWITZERLAND

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The EU research project PV-Servitor starts with a Kick-off Meeting at Prof. Dr. Heinrich Häberlin in Switzerland.


February 20, 2009, Regensburg, GERMANY

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MANU SYSTEMS get's validated as a SME for FP7.


April 11, 2008, Regensburg, GERMANY

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In the process of transformation to a technology company MANU SYSTEMS submits on April 11, 2008 the research proposal PV-Servitor. The EU FP7 call is: research for the benefit of SMEs.

The Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) bundles all research-related EU initiatives together under a common roof playing a crucial role in reaching the goals of growth, competitiveness and employment.


February 1, 2007, Regensburg, GERMANY

We moved. Our new location in the city of Regensburg is near the Autobahn A3 and the University of Regensburg. The office is located near attractive residences in the country. Short ways serve the interest of ecology and economy.


November 6-8, 2006, San Diego, CA, UNITED STATES

The Shadow Dextrous Hand was presented November 6 - 8, 2006 at:

National Safety Council
2006 Congress and Expo
San Diego, California


September 29 - October 1, 2006, New York City, NY, UNITED STATES

NEXTFEST HANDSHAKE The KAWABUCHI hand encountered the Shadow Dextrous Hand at WIRED NEXTFEST.

Both hands had the fantastic opportunity to shake hands.




May 16-19, 2006, Munich, GERMANY

AUTOMATICA

Innovation Platform Service Robotics
Int. Trade Fair AUTOMATICA 2006, Munich

Visit the Innovation Platform Service Robotics in the robot-hall B3 (booth 331 and booth 339) and you will experience a demonstration of the newest Shadow Dextrous Hand. The Innovation Platform Service Robotics is a jointly shared booth with many exceptional exhibitors; the booth will be coordinated by Fraunhofer IPA. More details...

HANDSHAKE STOIBER The Bavarian Prime Minister Edmund Stoiber and the First Lady Karin Stoiber greet the Shadow Dextrous Hand by handshake.




May 9-11, 2006, Boston, MA, UNITED STATES

The Vision Show East

We visited for you 'The Vision Show East 2006' and searched for machine vision solutions for robotics. We found VALDE Systems, Inc., an excellent supplier of complete stereo image processing systems for robotics and became their first official distributor for Germany, Switzerland and Austria.


February 09, 2006, 6:15pm, Hamburg, GERMANY

TV story about vacuuming robots

NDR television, which was supported by MANU SYSTEMS, will air a story about vacuuming robots covering iRobot's Roomba at February 09, 2006, 6:15pm. It will rerun at February 13, 2006, 8:15pm.

About NDR

NDR is the leading electronic media corporation in Northern Germany with an influence reaching far beyond it's area of coverage. More details...


December 07, 2005, New York City, NY, UNITED STATES

GraspIt! now features the Shadow Dextrous Hand.

Dr. Andrew Miller and Prof. Peter Allen from the Department of Computer Science at Columbia University in New York City have created a robotic grasping simulator known as GraspIt! that can accommodate arbitrary hand and robot designs. The user simply specifies the kinematics in a configuration file and provides the link geometry files. It also includes a rapid collision detection and contact determination system that allows a user to interactively manipulate the joints of the hand and create new grasps of a target object. Each grasp is evaluated with numeric quality measures, and visualization methods allow the user to see the weak point of the grasp and create arbitrary 3D projections of the 6D grasp wrench space.

The Shadow Dextrous Hand is the first commercially available hand with five fingers supported by GraspIt!.



October 27 - November 04, 2005, Houston, TX, UNITED STATES

sdh008.jpg blank.jpg Humanoid robots will assist in human space exploration. Robonaut for example could be an emergency system outside the International Space Station, where it could be actived almost immidiately. Astronauts need several hours to prepare for EVA. Robonaut has a humanoid hand and therefore the advantage to be able to use the same tools already developed for humans in space. He will be teleoperated from a fixed control center on earth or a command module inside the space station. The operator uses virtual reality to experience the world of the robot, controlling the head by a cyberhelmet and the hand through a cyberglove. The anthropomorphic design of robots, especially the design of hands with five articulated fingers, can be inspired by purchasing advanced robotic hands. Therefore the Robonaut project at the NASA Johnson Space Center decided to procure a Shadow Dextrous Hand. The first delivery and installation of a Shadow Dextrous Hand in the UNITED STATES was successfully completed on November 04, 2005 in Houston, Texas.

Humanoid robots will be commercially viable in the repair of satellites in orbit. This type of mission is more cost effective and less risky than service by an astronaut. A rocket launch is an enormous strain for a satellite and can easily lead to a mission failure: for example failure of the power supply. Also the quantity of 'space junk' in orbit increases and endangers other satellites. New satellites can be designed for repair either by astronouts or humanoid robots. Hubble has already been designed to be upgraded and repaired by astronauts or robots.



September 28, Houston, 2005, TX, UNITED STATES

sdh002.jpg blank.jpg The award winning Shadow Dextrous Hand wins a NASA contract. NASA Johnson Space Center has awarded the Shadow Robot Company with a contract for the Shadow Dextrous Hand.

Robonaut is a humanoid robot designed by the Robot Systems Technology Branch at NASA's Johnson Space Center in a collaborative effort with DARPA.


June 11, 2005, Cambridge, MA, UNITED STATES

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MIT Stata Center
32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
2:00-5:00 p.m.: demonstration of the Shadow Dextrous Hand

Aaron Edsinger-Gonzales deserves the deepest thanks of MANU SYSTEMS and Shadow.


May 10 - 11, 2005, Cambridge, MA, UNITED STATES

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MANU SYSTEMS @ RoboBusiness distributes infos about the Shadow Dextrous Hand.


October 18/19, 2004, Bielefeld, GERMANY

sdh007.jpg The first delivery ever of a Shadow Dextrous Hand went to the Neuroinformatics Group in Bielefeld, which has been active in the field of Artificial Neural Networks since 1989. The group is led by Professor Helge Ritter, winner of the Leibniz Prize, and pursues research in several areas related to artificial neural networks, neural modeling, adaptive systems, machine learning and neural computation. Furthermore, current research programmes within the group are focused on the improvement of man-machine-interfaces, robot-force-control, eye-tracking experiments, machine vision, virtual reality and distributed systems.

The Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize is the highest honour awarded in German research. The Leibniz Programme, established in 1985, aims to improve the working conditions of outstanding scientists and academics, expand their research opportunities, relieve them of administrative tasks, and help them employ particularly qualified young researchers. The prize for researchers working in experimental, instrumentation-based fields is valued at &euro 1.55 m. Researchers working in more theoretical fields receive &euro 770.000. The prize is awarded from nominations put forward by third parties. The prizewinner is selected by the Grants Committee on General Research Support on the basis of a recommendation from the Nominations Committee for the Leibniz Programme.


August 08, 2004, GERMANY


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Sunday evening 22:35 at FOCUS TV on Pro7.

FOCUS TV covers the film I,Robot and Humanoid Robotics in Germany. The humanoid robot NS-5 in the film I,Robot uses artificial muscles. We support the concept of artificial muscles and offer Shadow Air Muscles for Humanoid Robotics.


July 01 - 02, 2004, Genova, ITALY

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Transformation of Shadow Dextrous Hand and Shadow Finger Test Unit from Prototype to Product for Intelligent Manipulation and Grasping
Marco Reichel, The Shadow Robot Company
IMG04, Intelligent Manipulation and Grasping, International Conference, July 1-2, 2004,Genova - Italy

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May 21, 2004, Stuttgart, GERMANY

May 21, 2004 - Fraunhofer IPA, Stuttgart, Germany
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2nd International Workshop on Advances in Service Robots

Technical Program

Friday, May 21
15:30 - 16:50 Session "Manipulation"
15:50 - 16:10 The Shadow Dextrous Hand
(The Shadow Robot Company)


March 23 - 26, 2004, Paris, France

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world premier of Shadow Dextrous Hand at Industrie 2004 & ISR 2004 exhibition
Shadow Robot Company & Manu Systems

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March 05, 2004, Bielefeld, Germany

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Prof. Dr. Helge Ritter, Universität Bielefeld, winner of the Leibniz Prize

"The Shadow Dextrous Hand represents a breakthrough in functionality for robotic systems. Every serious manipulation group should own a pair."
Rich Walker, Technical Director The Shadow Robot Company Ltd.


February 10, 2004, Bamberg, Germany

Registration at trade register completed.


October 01, 2003, Forchheim, Germany

Foundation of the business at the notary Werner Mitzel in Forchheim: Marco Reichel and Bernd Worsch establish a shareholder company based in 91365 Weilersbach and named Manu Systems AG. The company has object being the production and distribution of robot hand systems, humanoid robots and other mobile robot systems, useful for humans for example in houses;