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CooperAtive Robot for Large Spaces manufacturing

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

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)

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)

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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