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A Robust, Flexible and Scalable Cognitive Robotics Platform

Project description

Robotics and automation for efficient meat processing

The meat sector is one of the most important in EU agriculture, consisting of farmers, farmer cooperatives and abattoirs. One of the biggest challenges is maintaining quality. Therefore, automation is a key issue in meeting food security recommended by the EU. However, advanced robotics and automation systems are expensive, non-flexible and lack scalability and robustness, preventing their purchase and wide-scale application. A new pioneering automation concept advanced by scientists in Norway and Denmark, the Meat Factory Cell (MFC), isn’t capable of autonomy. The EU-funded RoBUTCHER intends to develop a cognitive MFC with high autonomy properties using core robotic technologies based on AI and cognition. The project will provide small and medium-scale meat processors with the tools to overcome technical obstacles that prevent the adoption of robotic automation systems.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2019-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

NORGES MILJO-OG BIOVITENSKAPLIGE UNIVERSITET
Address
Universitetstunet 3
1433 As
Norway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 374 506

Participants (9)

OBUDAI EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 525 312,50
Address
Becsi Ut 96 B
1034 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ANIMALIA AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 1 105 000
Address
Lorenveien 38
0513 Oslo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUT
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 791 250
Address
Gregersensvej 1
2630 Taastrup
Activity type
Research Organisations
MAX RUBNER INSTITUT BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR ERNAEHRUNG UND LEBENSMITTEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 580 172,50
Address
Haid Und Neu Strasse 9
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Research Organisations
NORSUS NORSK INSTITUTT FOR BAEREKRFTSFORSKNING AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 457 142,50
Address
Stadion 4
1671 Krakeroy
Activity type
Research Organisations
BYTE MOTION AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 618 686,25
Address
Ruagatan 44
725 91 Vaesteras
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CIKLUM APS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 1 003 182,50
Address
Fruebjergvej 3
2100 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ROBOTNORGE AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 803 926,25
Address
Bedriftsvegen 25
4353 Klepp Stasjon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRIGORIFICOS ANDALUCES DE CONSERVAS DE CARNE, S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 277 125
Address
Calle Moralzarzal 80, Escalera Izq 2B
28034 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)