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X-act

Project reference: 314355
Funded under

Expert cooperative robots for highly skilled operations for the factory of the future

From 2012-10-01 to 2015-09-30, closed project

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 4 845 590

EU contribution:

EUR 3 212 991

Coordinated in:

Greece

Call for proposal:

FP7-2012-NMP-ICT-FoFSee other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Infiltration of intelligent and cooperative robotic systems in European production facilities

X-act aims to increase the infiltration of intelligent and cooperative robotic systems in European, “robot resistant” production facilities. The project proposes the enhancement of dual arm robots for cooperative use with human operators and will bring the robots to a maturity level that allows the introduction in industry, not as experimental equipment but as well proven and reliable production technologies. A demonstration in automotive will involve the dexterous assembly of flexible parts. A second demonstration will focus on disassembling, reworking and reassembling electrical devices.

Objective

X-act aims to increase the infiltration of intelligent and cooperative robotic systems in European, "robot resistant" production facilities. The penetration of such systems has poorly advanced due to a) the lack of user friendly programming in real industrial environments, b) the complexity in managing robot to robot and human to robot cooperation c) the combined need for production and robotics experts for achieving dexterous operations d) the high safety requirements for human-robot interaction. X-act proposes the enhancement of dual arm robots for cooperative use with human operators, by means of:-\tDual arm robots enhancement modules involving sensors, visual servoing and flexible tools to enable dexterous operation-\tIntelligent motion planning algorithms for synchronizing the motion of the dual arms combined with the enablement of the execution of bimanual operations-\tDual arm robot instructions libraries to simplify programming, allowing the robot program to be incrementally and automatically created-\tSimulation modules capable of representing realistically the behavior of the dual arm robot-\tSensor guided programming involving voice recognition, visual programming, force sensing-\tHighly intuitive interfaces for human-robot cooperation during assembly by means of control algorithms to regulate the manipulation of the parts-\tFenceless human robot supervision system to adjust the speed of the robots upon the detection of humans and automatically re-plan robot trajectoryThe project will be based on industrial applications, bringing dual arm robots to a maturity level that allows the introduction in industry, not as experimental equipment but as well proven and reliable production technologies. A demonstration in automotive will involve the dexterous assembly of flexible parts by dual arm robots in cooperation with humans. A second demonstration will focus on rework of electrical appliances to disassemble, rework and reassemble electrical devices.

Related information

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF PATRAS
Greece

EU contribution: EUR 816 600


University Campus, University of Patras, Department of Mecha
26500 Rion-Patras
Greece
Administrative contact: GEORGE CHRYSSOLOURIS
Tel.: +30 2610 997262
Fax: +30 2610 997744
E-mail

Participants

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 335 065


Hansastrasse
80686 MUNCHEN
Germany
Administrative contact: Walter Krause
Tel.: +49 89 12052713
Fax: +49 89 12057534
E-mail
FUNDACION TEKNIKER
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 484 116


Avenida Otaola
20600 EIBAR GUIPUZCOA
Spain
Administrative contact: SAIOA MONDRAGON
Tel.: +34943206744
E-mail
PILZ INDUSTRIEELEKTRONIK SL
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 289 300


C/CAMI RAL
08401 GRANOLLERS
Spain
Administrative contact: Daniel Moya
Tel.: +34 637599743
E-mail
Alfa Hogar S.L.
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 101 550


AVENIDA OTAOLA
20600 Eibar
Spain
Administrative contact: PEDRO PABLO RODRIGUEZ
Tel.: +34943820300
Fax: +34943204038
E-mail
SIEMENS INDUSTRY SOFTWARE SAS
France

EU contribution: EUR 102 000


AVENUE MORANE SAULNIER Espace Vélizy-Immeuble Le Chavez
78140 VELIZY VILLACOUBLAY
France
Administrative contact: Gilles Velay
Tel.: +33 1 30 67 00 97
E-mail
SIEMENS INDUSTRY SOFTWARE LTD
Israel

EU contribution: EUR 149 160


ABBA EBAN AVENUE
46725 HERZELIA
Israel
Administrative contact: Yuval Heller
Tel.: +97299594814
E-mail
COMAU SPA
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 688 675


VIA RIVALTA
10095 GRUGLIASCO
Italy
Administrative contact: Fulvio Rusinà
Tel.: +39 011 0049145
Fax: +39 011 0049604
E-mail
TOFAS TURK OTOMOBIL FABRIKASI ANONIM SIRKETI
Turkey

EU contribution: EUR 246 525


BUYUKDERE CAD TOFAS HAN 145 KAT 4-5 ZINCIRLIKUYU
34394 SISLI ISTANBUL
Turkey
Administrative contact: Bülent Oktay
Tel.: +90 549 5967361
Fax: +90 224 2612086
E-mail
Record Number: 105917 / Last updated on: 2016-05-03