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Lean Intelligent Assembly Automation

Objective

"LIAA aims to keep assembly jobs in Europe by creating and implementing a framework that enables humans and robots to truly to work together in assembly tasks. Co-working allows the senses and intelligence of the human to be complemented by the strength and endurance of the automation and so obtains the best from each of them, reducing repetitive injuries and costs and enhancing job satisfaction and the average length of time that a worker can continue in the same job.
The LIAA framework will be developed not from theory, but instead from the extensive experience partners have gained through many previous projects. It will not be a thought experiment, but applied to create solutions to five real use cases from five different areas of industrial assembly. In this way the framework will be forced not only to be useable and functional but also general enough to be broadly applicable.
A LIAA work station c an be used either by human or robot alone or by both together, and the instructions for tasks will be written for both, by formalising a modular skill hierarchy and creating both human and machine instruction sets for each skill. People will be able to keep track of what the automation is doing and is about to do via an augmented reality (AR) display. The robot will keep track of what the human is doing and is about to do via a dedicated camera-based system and some intelligent prediction algorithms.
To date, safety regulations only cover very limited types of human-robot interaction in industry. The inclusion of Denmark’s Notified Body as a partner in LIAA ensures that not only will all our solutions be properly risk assessed for actual use in industry but also that our experiences will feed back to those responsible for drafting new EU robot co-worker safety regulations.
The direct final outcome of LIAA will be five working co-worker solutions to diverse industrial assembly use cases and a strong unifying framework providing a basis for future co-worker solutions."

Call for proposal

FP7-2013-NMP-ICT-FOF(RTD)
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 537 023
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)

Participants (14)

UNIVERSAL ROBOTS AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 705 000
Address
Sivlandvaenget 1
5260 Odense
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Esben Hallundbæk østergaard (Dr.)
VISUAL COMPONENTS OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 374 800
Address
Vanrikinkuja 2
02600 Espoo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fernando Ubis (Mr.)
INSYSTEMS AUTOMATION GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 419 000
Address
Rudower Chaussee 29
12489 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Uwe Müller (Mr.)
PENNY AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 374 960
Address
Linslagargränd 5
721 29 Vasteras
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Ovrin (Mr.)
EON DEVELOPMENT AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 438 200
Address
Datavagen 6B
43632 Askim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nils Andersson (Mr.)
LP-MONTAGETECHNIK GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 337 600
Address
In Der Reuth 111
91056 Erlangen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Edwin Lotter (Mr.)
TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUT
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 1 018 690
Address
Gregersensvej 1
2630 Taastrup
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kurt Nielsen (Mr.)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 568 997
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Urko Esnaola (Dr.)
PANEPISTIMIO PATRON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 781 200
Address
University Campus Rio Patras
265 04 Rio Patras
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vasso Velaora (Mrs.)
ADAM OPEL AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 363 750
Address
Bahnhofsplatz
65428 Ruesselsheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Benjamin Kuhrke (Dr.)
DRESDEN ELEKTRONIK INGENIEURTECHNIK GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 264 700
Address
Enno-heidebroek-strasse 12
01237 Dresden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lutz Pietschmann (Mr.)
SPINEA SRO
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 234 360
Address
Ku Magašu 702/3
080 01 Haniska
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vladimir Cop (Prof.)
FISCHER IMF GMBH & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 300 000
Address
Elsasserstrasse 6
79346 Endingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Armin Schöchlin (Mr.)
TELNET REDES INTELIGENTES SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 231 720
Address
Calle Buenos Aires 18
50196 La Muela
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jose Victor San Millan Benito (Mr.)