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Mobile Autonomous Robots for Transportation and Handling Applications

Objective

The objective of MARTHA is to develop several key methods, software and sensing technologies needed to advance the state of the art for autonomous robots, so as to satisfy the requirements of automated transshipment applications.
Several key methods within software and sensing technologies needed to advance the state of the art for autonomous robots, so as to satisfy the requirements of automated transshipment applications, have been developed. System level specification of the 2 typical applications has been carried out. The first one, called heavy load application, deals with the automated transportation of large boxes at sea or rail transshipment sites, by means of a large fleet of vehicles. The second one, called medium load application, deals with the automated transported of medium load boxes on combined indoor/outdoor sites as may be found at airports. System level specification of the central computer and of the vehicle control system has been made. Common project standards (software quality plan and computer standards) have been defined. Theoretical studies have been made in order to define or to select the most suitable methods for several important functions. Technological evaluation of appropriate techniques on sensing and communications has been carried out. Design specifications of the different subsystems have been drawn up. The software developments for the central computer station and for the vehicle control system and the construction of a scanning laser sensor have commenced.

Coordinator

FRAMATOME
Address
Tour Fiat 1 Place De La Coupole
92084 Paris La Défense
France

Participants (9)

EUROPE COMBINED TERMINALS
Netherlands
Address
Seattleweg, 77400
3195 ND Rotterdam
Fraport AG
Germany
Address

60547 Frankfurt Am Main
INDUMAT
Germany
Address
Dieselstraße 6
72770 Reutlingen
Ikerlan
Spain
Address
Po Jm Arizmendiarrieta
20500 Mondragon
MANNESMANN AG
Germany
Address
Mannesmannufer 2
40213 Duesseldorf
PROMIP
France
Address
25 Avenue Edouard Belin
31055 Toulouse
ROL
France
Address
Rue Rene Razel
91892 Orsay
Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Français (SNCF)
France
Address
45 Rue De Londres
75379 Paris
Universität Fridericana Karlsruhe (Technische Hochschule)
Germany
Address
Haid-und-neu-straße 10-14
76131 Karlsruhe