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Automation and Robotics for EUropean Sustainabile manufacturing

Objective

European Factories of the Future will have to be smart and green:
• SMART: high performance, reconfigurable, adaptive and evolving factories based on robotic technologies ,
• GREEN: reduced ecological footprint through a more efficient use, at factory level, of material and energy resources.
Industrial Robotics is the strategic technology needed to keep the European Manufacturing leading edge, unfortunately it is intrinsically energy intensive, and its massive adoption compromises factories’ sustainability. The AREUS project objective is to overcome this limitation providing an innovative integrated technology and engineering platform, intrinsically interdisciplinary, modular and configurable based on four innovations:
1. An integrated set of Energy Consumption reduction technologies (R-ECO) based on a novel factory electrical power supply system to exchange, harvest, store and recover energy at factory level improving the use of renewable energy sources
2. A Robotic production systems Integrated Design and simulation environment (R-ID) for the eco-efficient design of robotic plants focused on the simulation of energy flows under a co-evolving product-process-robotic production systems approach
3. A Robotic manufacturing processes OPTimization environment (R-OPT) for the optimal sustainable production scheduling under a control engineering approach
4. LCA methods(R-LCA) to assess and optimize both environmental and economic costs linked with the flows of Material, Energy and Waste (MEW) of co-evolving products and processes realized with robotic production systems
These building blocks will enable the modular and scalable/progressive development of singularly optimized sustainable robotic manufacturing applications (or the re-adaptation of existing production facilities) and will be demonstrated on 7 industrial case studies for their future exploitment.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electrical engineering/control engineering
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/robotics

Call for proposal

FP7-2013-NMP-ICT-FOF(RTD)
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Funding Scheme

CP-TP - Collaborative Project targeted to a special group (such as SMEs)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MODENA E REGGIO EMILIA
Address
Via Universita 4
41121 Modena
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 518 724,40
Administrative Contact
Angelo Oreste Andrisano (Prof.)

Participants (11)

RIGAS TEHNISKA UNIVERSITATE
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 365 716
Address
Kalku Iela 1
1658 Riga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Laura Vitola (Ms.)
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 435 064,50
Address
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41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anna Lund (Ms.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 392 636,85
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Charlotte Olsson
DAIMLER AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 509 659,50
Address
Mercedesstrasse 137
70327 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ekkehard Graf (Mr.)
DELFOI OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 156 005,50
Address
Vanrikinkuja 2
02600 Espoo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martin Feike (Mr.)
ENGROTEC - CONSULTING GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 258 996,80
Address
Salzmannweg 8
73732 Esslingen Am Neckar
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vollmer Daniel (Mr.)
KUKA DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 284 311,65
Address
Zugspitzstrasse 140
86165 Augsburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Reinoud Van Der Vliet (Mr.)
SIR SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 369 440,80
Address
Strada Canaletto Centro 450
41100 Modena
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paolo Grasso (Mr.)
DANFOSS A/S
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 91 080
Address
Nordborgvej 81
6430 Nordborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christian Mikkelsen (Mr.)
Delfoi GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 178 544
Address
Ringstrasse 23
55129 Mainz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martin Feike (Dr.)
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 119 820
Address
Werner-von-siemens-str. 1
80333 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mirjam Antunovic (Mrs.)