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CooperAtive Robot for Large Spaces manufacturing

Objective

The CARLoS project aims to apply recent advances in cooperative mobile robotics to a representative industrial scenario in shipyards. CARLoS robot will be built using off-the-shelf technology under a modular approach. The prototype will be demonstrated as a robot co-worker for fit-out operations inside blocks of ship superstructures.
Most of technology for developing such a robot exists, but there is not yet a solution on the market with capabilities that meet the special requirements of shipyards. The CARLoS project will contribute to strength the technological level and market position of:
-European SMEs that develop, supply, and integrate mechatronic, sensing, and electronic technologies for industrial applications.
-European SMEs providing fit-out services to shipyards and to industrial and civil construction.
The main features of CARLoS robot are:
• high mobility inside ship blocks
• semi-autonomous decision-making on the work to do
• autonomous stud welding capability
• autonomous pre-outfitting marking capability
• easily controlled by a shipyard worker
The working plan has been designed to develop a full robot for stud welding and marking. The project is divided in 7 WP including RTD, dissemination and management tasks, comprising:
• Development of a mobile navigation system for shipyard blocks
• Development of a sensing and control system for full automation of marking and stud welding
• Development of a skilled human-robot interaction system suited to the tasks at hand
• Continuous integration towards a final prototype
• Demonstration and validation of the system in real-world conditions
CARLoS will yield:
• Higher flexibility, productivity, and reliability
• Increase of the market share for the end users
• Improved outfitting competitiveness
• New market for high-tech products in which Europe stands out (e.g. mechatronics, machine vision, embedded processing)

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2013
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Coordinator

ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION METALURGICA DEL NOROESTE
Address
Calle Relva Torneiros 27A
36410 Porrino
Spain

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gala Pérez Pérez (Ms.)
EU contribution
€ 36 380

Participants (7)

AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 20 960
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Morten Henriksen (Mr.)
INESC TEC - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIADE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES, TECNOLOGIA E CIENCIA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 18 300
Address
Rua Dr Roberto Frias Campus Da Feup
4200 465 Porto

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marta Barbas (Ms.)
ROBOTNIK AUTOMATION SLL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 239 811,27
Address
Carrer De Barcelona, 3-A. P.i. Fuente Del Jarro
46988 Paterna

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rafael López Tarazón (Mr.)
C.A.T. PROGETTI SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 319 614,37
Address
Via Sagittario 21
40037 Sasso Marconi Bologna

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paolo Bertuzzi (Mr.)
DELTAMATIC ENGENHARIA E AUTOMACAO INDUSTRIAL SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 334 668,22
Address
Parque Imodelta - Faccoes P E Q - Zona Industrial De Pindelo
3720-444 Pindelo Olivera De Azemeis

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Estela Bastos (Mrs.)
ATEIN NAVAL SA

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Spain
EU contribution
€ 18 377,50
Address
Carretera De Circunvalacion As Lagoas 28 Entreplanta
15002 A Coruna

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roberto Rodríguez Orro (Mr.)
ASTILLEROS JOSE VALINA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 39 888,64
Address
Calle Galileo Galilei 25
15008 A Coruna

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Enriqueta Valiña Tajes (Mrs.)