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Smart robotics for high added value footwear industry

Project description

Smart Factories: ICT for agile and environmentally friendly manufacturing Robots improving the shoe production processes Footwear production is still mainly handcrafted. Currently, opposite to other manufacturing sectors like automotive, food or metal processing, robots are still uncommon in the footwear industry. The introduction of robotics will contribute to overcome the complexity in the automation of the processes of this industry that accounts for some of the shortest production runs to be found. ROBOFOOT will research and develop: new manipulation strategies and devices for non-rigid parts that allowed grasping, handling and packaging of shoes without damaging them; sensor based robot programming and controlling tools, in particular visual sensors as the base for visual servoing; re-design of some shoe production processes to allow robot assisted manufacturing and assembly.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/robotics

Call for proposal

FP7-2010-NMP-ICT-FoF
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

FUNDACION TEKNIKER
Address
Calle Inaki Goenaga 5
20600 Eibar Guipuzcoa
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 629 633
Administrative Contact
IÑAKI MAURTUA ORMAECHEA (Mr.)

Participants (9)

DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUR KUNSTLICHE INTELLIGENZ GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 129 039
Address
Trippstadter Strasse 122
67663 Kaiserslautern
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Thomas Vögele (Dr.)
AUTOMATICA Y CONTROL NUMERICO SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 153 008
Address
Cl Alemania 118
03600 Elda
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
JOSÉ DOÑATE ALFARO (Mr.)
INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DEL CALZADO Y CONEXAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 289 222
Address
C/ Alemania 102 Poligono Industrial Campo Alto
03600 Elda Alicante
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
ENRIQUE MONTIEL (Dr.)
PIKOLINOS INTERCONTINENTAL S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 86 950
Address
Calle Galileo Galilei Parque Industrial
03203 Elche
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
PERAN PAQUI (Ms.)
ROBOTNIK AUTOMATION SLL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 279 061
Address
Carrer De Barcelona, 3-A. P.i. Fuente Del Jarro
46988 Paterna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rafael Lopez (Mr.)
ROTTA s.r.l.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 119 620
Address
Via Dell'industria
37066 Sommmacampagna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Antonio Calearo (Mr.)
COMAU SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 338 919
Address
Via Rivalta 30
10095 Grugliasco
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giovanni Sella (Mr.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 413 088
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
LORENZO MOLINARI TOSATTI (Dr.)
QDESIGN S.R.L.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 121 000
Address
Via Il Sanguigno
56124 Pisa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giuseppe d'Urzo (Mr.)