The KoBaS project aims to provide a breakthrough in the current practices in the use of manufacturing machines, by developing a set of tools of new conception meant to enable the quick customisation of solutions in order to provide, on one hand, an advanced task and process planning and, on the other hand, machine configuration, maintenance, training and management support. This set of tools are founded on techniques such as Virtual Reality, 3D & Discrete Events Simulation, Knowledge Based Systems and Finite Element Analysis, evolved, combined and optimised in their interaction thanks to a new brand of innovative technologies that are the main object of KoBaS. The approach is meant to be flexible, adaptable, and scalable, to cope with the needs of a wide range of manufacturing centres for a number of traditional but strategic industrial sectors in Europe. These novel tools, for task and process planning, will be provided as services (customized for every manufacturing machine) for less intensive R&D traditional industrial sectors, by a Network of High-Tech SMEs that will be built during the project. Thanks to this new core of innovative tools, the manufacturing machine itself becomes intelligent, being aware of its state and being able to provide the desired goods, starting from the virtual model of the goods to be produced and naturally interacting with the user.
- FP6-NMP - Nanotechnologies and nanosciences, knowledge-based multifunctional materials and new production processes and devices: thematic priority 3 under the 'Focusing and integrating community research' of the 'Integrating and strengthening the European Research Area' specific programme 2002-2006.
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Funding SchemeIP - Integrated Project