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Seamless Human-Robot Cooperation for Intelligent, Flexible and Safe Operations in the Assembly Factories of the Future

Objective

Human skills are the main driver that enables producing high added value products in Europe. Thus the manufacturing processes are based on utilizing these skills. ROBO-PARTNER aspires the integration of the latest industrial automation systems for assembly operations in combination with human capabilities, combining robot strength, velocity, predictability, repeatability and precision with human intelligence and skills. Thus, a hybrid solution involving the safe cooperation of operators with autonomous and adapting robotic systems through a user-friendly interaction is proposed. The focus will be given in the following directions:
- Development of highly intuitive interfaces for safe human-robot cooperation during assembly by using sensors, visual servoing, speech recognition, advanced control algorithms
- Development of advanced safety strategies and equipment allowing fenceless human robot assembly cells
- Introduction of robust methods and software tools for determining the optimal planning of assembly/disassembly operations using a multi-criteria, simulation enabled approach
- Adaption of simplified robot programming by means of: a) Programming by demonstration & b) Robot instructions libraries
- Introduction of mobile robots acting as assistants to the human operators (e.g. for supplying parts to the assembly line)
- Development of more flexible integration and communication architecture by utilizing a distributed computing model and ontology services.
The project will be based on industrial applications, bringing its development to a maturity level that allows the introduction in industry, as well proven production technologies. Two demonstrations in automotive will involve the assembly of seat and suspension by robots in cooperation and workspace sharing with humans. A second demonstration will focus on capital goods assembly and the last one on the white goods industry for sealer’s assembly.

Call for proposal

FP7-2013-NMP-ICT-FOF(RTD)
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Coordinator

TOFAS TURK OTOMOBIL FABRIKASI ANONIM SIRKETI
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Buyukdere Cad Tofas Han 145 Kat 4-5 Zincirlikuyu
34394 Sisli Istanbul
Turkey
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 403 800
Administrative Contact
Ilhan Yanilmaz (Mr.)

Participants (13)

COMAU SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 495 480
Address
Via Rivalta 30
10095 Grugliasco
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Guido Marchetti (Dr.)
PILZ INDUSTRIEELEKTRONIK SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 286 280
Address
C Cami Ral 130
08401 Granollers
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Daniel Moya (Mr.)
ROBOSOFT Services Robots
France
EU contribution
€ 262 237
Address
45 Allée Théodore Monod - Technopole Izarbel
64210 Bidart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Linda Portilla (Ms.)
JATORMAN SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 401 000
Address
Poligono Industrial Ondarria S/n
31800 Navarra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Amaia Reparaz (Mrs.)
DEBBACHE-LAGIOS EE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 190 000
Address
A Metaxa 19
14564 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Adel Debbache (Mr.)
INTRASOFT INTERNATIONAL SA
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 421 000
Address
Rue Nicolas Bove 2B
1253 Luxembourg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kostantions Thivaios (Mr.)
TRIMEK SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 128 850
Address
Camino De La Yesera 2
01139 Zuya Alava
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Silvia De La Maza (Mrs.)
ELECTROLUX ITALIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 125 250
Address
Corso Lino Zanussi 24
33080 Porcia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alessandro Mazzon (Mr.)
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 355 350
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maria Onida (Dr.)
UNINOVA-INSTITUTO DE DESENVOLVIMENTO DE NOVAS TECNOLOGIAS-ASSOCIACAO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 561 900
Address
Campus Da Caparica Quinta Da Torre
2829-516 Caparica
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Adolfo Steiger-Garção (Prof.)
FUNDACION TEKNIKER
Spain
EU contribution
€ 594 682
Address
Calle Inaki Goenaga 5
20600 Eibar Guipuzcoa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Saioa Mondragon (Ms.)
PANEPISTIMIO PATRON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 976 938
Address
University Campus Rio Patras
265 04 Rio Patras
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vasso Velaora (Mrs.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 596 525
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)