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CooperAtive Robot for Large Spaces manufacturing

Objective

The CARLoS project aims to apply recent advances in cooperative mobile robotics to a representative industrial scenario in shipyards. CARLoS robot will be built using off-the-shelf technology under a modular approach. The prototype will be demonstrated as a robot co-worker for fit-out operations inside blocks of ship superstructures.
Most of technology for developing such a robot exists, but there is not yet a solution on the market with capabilities that meet the special requirements of shipyards. The CARLoS project will contribute to strength the technological level and market position of:
-European SMEs that develop, supply, and integrate mechatronic, sensing, and electronic technologies for industrial applications.
-European SMEs providing fit-out services to shipyards and to industrial and civil construction.
The main features of CARLoS robot are:
• high mobility inside ship blocks
• semi-autonomous decision-making on the work to do
• autonomous stud welding capability
• autonomous pre-outfitting marking capability
• easily controlled by a shipyard worker
The working plan has been designed to develop a full robot for stud welding and marking. The project is divided in 7 WP including RTD, dissemination and management tasks, comprising:
• Development of a mobile navigation system for shipyard blocks
• Development of a sensing and control system for full automation of marking and stud welding
• Development of a skilled human-robot interaction system suited to the tasks at hand
• Continuous integration towards a final prototype
• Demonstration and validation of the system in real-world conditions
CARLoS will yield:
• Higher flexibility, productivity, and reliability
• Increase of the market share for the end users
• Improved outfitting competitiveness
• New market for high-tech products in which Europe stands out (e.g. mechatronics, machine vision, embedded processing)
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Coordinator

ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION METALURGICA DEL NOROESTE

Address

Calle Relva Torneiros 27a
36410 Porrino

Spain

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 36 380

Administrative Contact

Gala Pérez Pérez (Ms.)

Participants (7)

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AALBORG UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 20 960

INESC TEC - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIADE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES, TECNOLOGIA E CIENCIA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 18 300

ROBOTNIK AUTOMATION SLL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 239 811,27

C.A.T. PROGETTI SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 319 614,37

DELTAMATIC ENGENHARIA E AUTOMACAO INDUSTRIAL SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 334 668,22

ATEIN NAVAL SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 18 377,50

ASTILLEROS JOSE VALINA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 39 888,64

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 606363

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2013

  • End date

    31 August 2015

Funded under:

FP7-SME

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 422 102,53

  • EU contribution

    € 1 028 000

Coordinated by:

ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION METALURGICA DEL NOROESTE

Spain

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