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Factory-in-a-day

Objective

"Factory-in-a-Day aims at improving the competitiveness of European manufacturing SMEs by removing the primary obstacle for robot automation; installation time and installation cost. The high costs result in payback periods, making the investment in robotized automation economically unattractive. Factory-in-a-Day will reduce the installation time (and the related cost) from months to one single day. The project follows the steps of such an installation day. (1) New standardized arms, mobile platforms, and hands are combined with 3D printed custom parts to be designed in a matter of hours from novel design templates. (2) Robots are placed in an unaltered production location, where new self-calibration routines and a novel software framework allow effortless interconnection of robot components and existing machinery. (3) For selected application domains (e.g. mould finishing and assembly) a set of novel learnable skills (cf. ""Apps"") allow rapid teaching of the production tasks. (4) The robots collaborate safely with humans in a shared un-fenced workspace due to safe robot arms with dynamic obstacle avoidance, made possible by novel proximity-sensing skin and online path re-planning algorithms. Augmented reality lets the robots project their intended motion plans to inform the workers. (5) Finally, Factory-in-a-Day also innovates the organizational aspects of robot installation. The project is driven by Europe’s top robotics researchers (e.g. TUD, KUL, TUM, Fraunhofer) and industry players (Philips, Universal Robotics, Siemens, Materialise). The second-largest temp agency Randstad and its participating client SMEs will test hybrid human-robot teams performing short-batch production work. Together with novel certification procedures proposed in Factory-in-a-Day and strong , Europe-wide dissemination targeted at manufacturing industry, the technological and organizational innovations are poised to radically change the robot automation sector."

Call for proposal

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

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 697 056,50

Participants (17)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 402 476,40
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 365 088,75
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 777 080,40
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSAL ROBOTS AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 399 999
Address
Sivlandvaenget 1
5260 Odense
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LACQUEY BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 118 430,40
Address
Molengraaffsingel 12-14
2629 JD Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RANDSTAD NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 152 250
Address
Diemermere 25
1112 TC Diemen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MATERIALISE NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 234 066
Address
Technologielaan 15
3001 Heverlee
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SIEMENS INDUSTRY SOFTWARE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 112 593
Address
150 Avenue De La Republique Immeuble Le Diagonal
92320 Chatillon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 410 704
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
PAL ROBOTICS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 159 500,80
Address
Calle Pujades 77 79 4O 4A
08005 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PHILIPS CONSUMER LIFESTYLE BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 472 520
Address
High Tech Campus 5
5656 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EMP TOOLING SERVICES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 111 400
Address
Brockhampton Lane 9
PO9 1LU Havant
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 126 373,75
Address
Werner-von-siemens-str. 1
80333 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNICAM SOFTWARE GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 4 431,60
Address
Handelsstrasse 7
91166 Georgensgmund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FACTORY CONTROL BV

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 19 406,80
Address
Energieweg 29
4691 SE Tholen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FACTORY CONTROL PROJECTS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 82 093
Address
Energieweg 29
4691 SE Tholen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DELFT ROBOTICS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 322 761,60
Address
Mijnbouwstraat 120
2628 RX Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)