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Collaborative Robotics for Assembly and Kitting in Smart Manufacturing

Objective

Manufacturing competitiveness depends largely on its productivity, flexibility and agility to react to market demands. Robots are a key element to achieve such competitiveness, especially if they are able to collaborate with humans in a shared workspace in the shop-floor, creating a co-working partnership. The paradigm for robot usage has changed from an idea in which robots work with complete autonomy to a scenario in which robots collaborate with humans. This means taking the best of each partner, human and robot, by exploring the cognitive and dexterity capabilities of humans (focus on value-added tasks) and the capacity of robots to produce repetitive work and provide assistance. ColRobot combines cutting-edge European robot technology and end-user requirements for assembly processes to create an integrated system for collaborative robotics in which a mobile manipulator acts as a “third hand” by delivering kits, tools, parts, and holding work pieces while the operator works on it. Humans will cognitively and physically interact with ColRobot robots using gestures, touch commands and demonstrations. The robot will be able to navigate autonomously in the factory floor to pick up the required parts and tools, and prepare kits for assembly. A safety system that pushes the limits of standardization in collaborative robotics supervises the process. The technology readiness level (TRL) will be increased by means of continuous iterative real world testing (performance, usability, relevance in manufacturing), validation and improvement. Two use cases in automobile and aerospace industry will be implemented and validated in real world operational environments. The ColRobot vision and the consortium competences in technology transfer will allow to reduce the technological innovation gap that halts the transition from science to economic and social impact.

Coordinator

ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE D'ARTS ET METIERS
Net EU contribution
€ 650 000,00
Address
Boulevard De L Hopital 151
75013 Paris
France

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (10)

UNIVERSIDADE DE COIMBRA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 398 922,50
Address
Paco Das Escolas
3004-531 Coimbra

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Continente Centro (PT) Região de Coimbra
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MODENA E REGGIO EMILIA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 297 000,00
Address
Via Universita 4
41121 Modena

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Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Modena
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 622 203,75
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION METALURGICA DEL NOROESTE
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 382 000,00
Address
Calle Relva Torneiros 27a
36410 Porrino

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Galicia Pontevedra
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Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
INESC TEC - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIADE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES, TECNOLOGIA E CIENCIA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 399 000,00
Address
Rua Dr Roberto Frias Campus Da Feup
4200 465 Porto

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Continente Norte Área Metropolitana do Porto
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
TECHNAID SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 219 478,88
Address
Calle Doctor Esquerdo 39
28028 Madrid

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 94 062,37
CENTRE D'INNOVATION DES TECHNOLOGIES SANS CONTACT-EURARFID (CITC-EURARFID) ASSOCIATION
France
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€ 176 222,50
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Avenue De La Bretagne 172
59000 Lille

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Hauts-de-France Nord-Pas de Calais Nord
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
AKEO PLUS
France
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€ 326 663,75
Address
769 Rue De L'outarde Za En Beauvoir
01500 Chateau Gaillard

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Rhône-Alpes Ain
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 139 998,75
RENAULT SAS
France
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€ 245 703,50
Address
122-122b Avenue Du General Leclerc
92100 Boulogne Billancourt

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 105 301,50
THALES ALENIA SPACE FRANCE SAS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 197 298,50
Address
Avenue Jean Francois Champollion 26
31100 Toulouse

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Region
Occitanie Midi-Pyrénées Haute-Garonne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 84 556,50