Sole and upper joining is a labour intensive subphase which needs high skilled labour and dedicated equipment. It is also characterised by a long working time, longer than the one needed by the final assembling. The research will be aimed to design, carry out and test a robot prototype formed by: a system to feed the shoe parts into the stitching machine; . an identification and recognition system of the shoe parts; . a robot characterised by sensor grippers able to grasp the components of the upper, overlap them and transfer them to the stitching machine; a system to design the (2D, 3D) stitching paths according to the CAD patterns.
Funding SchemeEAW - Exploratory awards