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Factory-in-a-day

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 609206

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2013

  • End date

    30 September 2017

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 11 111 309,10

  • EU contribution

    € 7 968 232

Coordinated by:

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

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."

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

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 365 088,75

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 777 080,40

UNIVERSAL ROBOTS AS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 399 999

LACQUEY BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 118 430,40

RANDSTAD NEDERLAND BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 152 250

MATERIALISE NV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 234 066

SIEMENS INDUSTRY SOFTWARE SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 112 593

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 410 704

PAL ROBOTICS SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 159 500,80

PHILIPS CONSUMER LIFESTYLE BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 472 520

EMP TOOLING SERVICES LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 111 400

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 126 373,75

UNICAM SOFTWARE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 4 431,60

FACTORY CONTROL BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 19 406,80

FACTORY CONTROL PROJECTS BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 82 093

DELFT ROBOTICS BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 322 761,60

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 609206

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2013

  • End date

    30 September 2017

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 11 111 309,10

  • EU contribution

    € 7 968 232

Coordinated by:

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

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