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Symbiotic Human-Robot Solutions for Complex Surface Finishing Operations

Objective

In nearly every sector of industrial manufacturing polishing techniques are used. But often manual polishing is the only option because the tasks are too complex to be automated. Therefore in SYMPLEXITY Symbiotic Human-Robot Solutions for Complex Surface Finishing Operations will be developed. The main SYMPLEXITY Objectives are

SO 1 – Accurate and cognitive industrial robot systems enabling safe human-robot collaboration for surface finishing operations
SO 2 – Easy to use interfaces for planning, control and re-planning of shared finishing tasks
SO 3 – Collaboration oriented process technology for abrasive finishing, laser and fluid jet polishing
SO 4 – Integrated and autonomous sensing system for objective identification of surface properties
SO 5 – Introduction of developed collaborative finishing solutions into manufacturing industry

In SO5 the results of the first 4 objectives will be combined to 3 demonstrator human-robot collaboration cells, one for each of the investigated process technologies. The 3 demonstrator cells will be tested in operational environment at 3 end-users.

SYMPLEXITY is the consistent continuation of 3 recent EU projects that achieved TRL 4-5:
COMET – Plug-and-produce COmponents and METhods for adaptive control of industrial robots
SAPHARI – Safe and Autonomous Physical Human-Aware Robot Interaction
poliMATIC – Polishing processes and tools development

SYMPLEXITY will bring together the results and key partners of these 3 projects to achieve TRL7 and thereby support the European Industry to win the competition in the global market with higher quality, efficient manufacturing and economic production, based on human robot collaboration for polishing complex shaped metallic surfaces. Relevant branches are tool making, medical engineering, aeronautics and automotive industry. Case studies show, that for many applications todays >90% of manual work can be converted in 80 % of robotic work under human control and 20 % of manual work.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/medical engineering
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/laser physics

Call for proposal

H2020-FoF-2014
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 380 625

Participants (16)

HOCHSCHULE AALEN - TECHNIK UND WIRTSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 534 250
Address
Beethovenstrasse 1
73430 Aalen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HOGSKOLAN I HALMSTAD
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 642 000
Address
Kristian Ivs Vag 3
301 18 Halmstad
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 507 500
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MODENA E REGGIO EMILIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 418 750
Address
Via Universita 4
41121 Modena
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DELCAM LTD

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 134 368,09
Address
Talbot Way, Small Heath Business Park
B10 OHJ Birmingham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
QSO INTERFEROMETER SYSTEMS AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 308 000
Address
Montorgatan 7
302 62 Halmstad
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SIR SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 681 925
Address
Strada Canaletto Centro 450
41100 Modena
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DEBBACHE-LAGIOS EE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 292 000
Address
A Metaxa 19
14564 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BERLIN HEART GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 276 500
Address
Wiesenweg 10
12247 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HEINZ SCHWARZ GMBH & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 277 950
Address
Lerchenweg 43 Bad Holzhausen
32361 Preussisch Oldendorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ROMAGNANI STAMPI SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 272 650
Address
Via Trieste 2
20096 Pioltello
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FORMTECH SP ZOO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 78 225
Address
Drwinia 207
32-708 Dziewin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JOHANSSON SUSAN SVENSK INDUSTRIGRAV

Participation ended

Sweden
EU contribution
€ 11 818,63
Address
Sonhult 110
314 91 Hyltebruk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GETINGE INFECTION CONTROL AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 225 050
Address
Ekebergsvagen 26
305 05 Getinge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AUTODESK LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 466 406,91
Address
One Discovery Place, Columbus Drive
GU14 0NZ Farnborough
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SONHULT SERVICE AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 152 506,37
Address
Sonhult 110
314 91 Hyltebruk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)