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Seamless and safe human - centred robotic applications for novel collaborative workplaces

Objective

Human robot collaboration (HRC) has evolved to address the need for flexible production, presenting however drawbacks such as: Inability to cover all applications, Low performance/quality of collaboration and Complexity. SHERLOCK aims to introduce the latest safe robotic technologies in production environments, enhancing them with smart mechatronics and AI based cognition, creating efficient HRC stations that are designed to be safe and guarantee the acceptance/wellbeing of operators. SHERLOCK’s objectives are driven by production requirements involving:
1. Soft Robotics Collaborative Production Station: Starting from a human safety basis:
- AURA a high payload collaborative manipulator
- Smart exoskeletons with adjustable operation
- Safe mobile dual arm manipulators
2. Human - centred interaction, collaboration and awareness by developing
- Interfaces inspiring trust/familiarity, allowing seamless HR interaction
- Methods for assessing user impact of HRC systems
- Design principles/standards to maintain operator psychological safety/wellbeing in HRC
- Production setups for people with special restrictions exploiting the robot’s cognition
3. AI enabled cognition for autonomous HRC applications: enabling robots to understand their environment, reason over it and adapt by:
-Multi-level perception for process and environment assessment
- Safe workspace monitoring systems
- Autonomous planning and coordination of human robot tasks
- Interactive learning, adapting to operator and simplifying teaching of new tasks
4. Modules for design and certification of Safe HRC applications:
- Automated Risk Assessment tools within design/simulation packages
- VR/AR tools for validating collaborative operations - reducing certification time
- Software tools for Formal on-line safety assessment
- AR/VR training methods specialized for HRC
SHERLOCK will demonstrate its result in 4 sectors: elevators, industrial modules, aeronautics structures and machine tools production.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /social sciences/educational sciences/pedagogy/teaching
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/robotics/soft robotics
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/robotics
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/mechatronics

Call for proposal

H2020-NMBP-FOF-2018
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

PANEPISTIMIO PATRON
Address
University Campus Rio Patras
265 04 Rio Patras
Greece
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 173 750

Participants (14)

COMAU SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 884 375
Address
Via Rivalta 30
10095 Grugliasco
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VDL INDUSTRIAL MODULES
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 307 000
Address
Brandevoortse Dreef 4
5700 AG Helmond
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNITED TECHNOLOGIES RESEARCH CENTREIRELAND, LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 749 815
Address
Penrose Quay Penrose Wharf Penrose Business Centre Fourth Floor
T23 Cork
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SOFITEC AERO SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 254 257,50
Address
Autov A-4 Km 521 Parque Logistico E Industrial Man Lb Nave 1
41410 Carmona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FIDIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 405 562,50
Address
Corso Lombardia 11
10099 San Mauro Torinese
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PILZ INDUSTRIEELEKTRONIK SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 347 550
Address
C Cami Ral 130
08401 Granollers
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DEBBACHE-LAGIOS EE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 304 375
Address
A Metaxa 19
14564 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INTRASOFT INTERNATIONAL SA
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 705 625
Address
Rue Nicolas Bove 2B
1253 Luxembourg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LIGHT AND SHADOWS
France
EU contribution
€ 406 500
Address
162 Boulevard Marechal De Lattre De Tassigny
92150 Suresnes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 785 500
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 612 912,50
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 396 150
Address
College Road
MK43 0AL Cranfield - Bedfordshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 458 750
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MCI BENELUX SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 146 900
Address
Boulevard Du Souverain 280
1160 Brussels
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)