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Highly customizable robotic solutions for effective and safe human robot collaboration in manufacturing applications

Objective

Industrial robots have demonstrated their capacity to answer the needs of many industrial applications, offering a high degree of dexterity, accuracy and efficiency.
However, when the application requires the collaboration between the robot and the worker, including workspace sharing, it is not feasible to use standard industrial robots due to safety being compromised
Recently, new robotic products have appeared on the marked claiming to be safe when used in the vicinity of humans, offering the possibility to control the force exerted in case of collision. However they lack the flexibility (in terms of possible physical configurations) or are very expensive.
Furthermore, even these robots are offered as isolated products without rich perception capabilities or adequate responsive behaviours that have to be developed by the system integrators for any new manufacturing process.
FourByThree proposes the development of a new generation of modular industrial robotic solutions that are suitable for efficient task execution in collaboration with humans in a safe way and are easy to use and program by the factory worker.
Consortium partners in this proposal have already achieved relevant results in different technologies that are fundamental to solving the outlined problem of automating the factory floor by means of modular robots, collaborating with human workers. The approach is to adapt those results, make them more reliable and integrate them in order to achieve the final goal of the project.
The acronym of the proposal refers to the two main foci of the proposal: the FOUR main characteristics of FourByThree (Modularity, Safety, Usability, Efficiency) and the THREE main actors (Humans, Robots, Environment) in the manufacturing scenarios.
The proposal outlines a Business Model and a Business Plan that will be further elaborated through the project.

Call for proposal

H2020-FoF-2014
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FUNDACION TEKNIKER
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Calle Inaki Goenaga 5
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Spain
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Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 001 240

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DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUR KUNSTLICHE INTELLIGENZ GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 922 770
Address
Trippstadter Strasse 122
67663 Kaiserslautern
Activity type
Research Organisations
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 504 420
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 744 785
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 295 735
Address
Strand
WC2R 2LS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ZENTRUM FÜR MECHATRONIK UND AUTOMATISIERUNGSTECHNIK GEMEINNÜTZIGE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 684 582,50
Address
Gewerbepark Eschberger Weg 9
66121 Saarbrücken
Activity type
Research Organisations
Deltatron Oy
Finland
EU contribution
€ 265 125
Address
Soidintie 14
00700 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PILZ INDUSTRIEELEKTRONIK SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 227 272,50
Address
C Cami Ral 130
08401 Granollers
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ANTPROJECT TVIP SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 123 436,25
Address
Portuetxe 23 B Oficina 3-16 Cemei San Sebastian
20018 Donostia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INGENIERIA Y SERVICIOS DE AUTOMATIZACION Y ROBOTICA KOMAT SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 158 786,25
Address
Sostoa-tarren 16Ac
20600 Eibar
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EFS- GESELLSCHAFT FÜR HEBE- UND HANDHABUNGSTECHNIK MBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 171 682
Address
Landturmstrasse 15
74226 Nordheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PREMIUM AEROTEC GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Haunstetter 225
86179 Augsburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ALFA PRECISION CASTING SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 174 818
Address
Torrekua 3
20600 Eibar Gipuzkoa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WOLL MASCHINENBAU GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 134 275,75
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Krughutter Strasse 93
66128 Saarbrucken
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STICHTING STODT PRAKTIJKCENTRUM VOOR GEAVANCEERDE TECHNOLOGIE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 554 322,50
Address
De Gieterij 212
7553 VZ Hengelo
Activity type
Research Organisations
GROUND TRUTH ROBOTICS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Robert-hooke-strasse 1
28359 Bremen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 342 266,25
Address
327 Mile End Road
E1 4NS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments