Rainer Jäkel

His research ensures that future production lines will never look the same again.

Meet Our Heroes

Audiences love movies starring robots. German inventor Rainer Jäkel works with the real thing. He’s turning the world of robotics on its head by teaching robots complex tasks through user demonstrations and interactive refinement. His research ensures that future production lines will never look the same again.

  • Rainer Jäkel

    His research ensures that future production lines will never look the same again.

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    German chemical engineer Manfred Stefener was part of the team that invented the first fuel cell for portable use – the direct methanol fuel cell. 

  • Finding Heroes of Innovation

    The people who change the world don't chase the spotlight. They're busy creating the things that make the world better. They are our heroes of innovations.

  • Thorsten Holz

    Real-life Hero of Innovation, Thorsten Holz, is making it harder for cyber criminals to steal our data.

  • David Gow

    Scottish inventor David Gow invented something that helps real amputees and disabled people who have lost a hand.

  • Anke Domaske

    Anke Domaske has a clothing line called Qmilk that soon could be a latest innovative fashion style.

  • Birger Kollmeier

    Birger Kollmeier, a hearing researcher at the University of Oldenburg, applied his innovation to help people with hearing deficiencies follow that conversation.

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