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Intra-Logistics with Integrated Automatic Deployment: safe and scalable fleets in shared spaces

Objective

Today, intralogistic services have to respond quickly to changing market needs, unforeseeable trends and shorter product life cycles. These drivers pose new demands on intralogistic systems to be highly flexible, rock-solid reliable, self-optimising, quickly deployable and safe yet efficient in environments shared with humans. ILIAD will enable the transition to automation of intralogistic services with key stakeholders from the food distribution sector, where these challenges are particularly pressing. We will develop robotic solutions that can integrate with current warehouse facilities, extending the state of the art to achieve self-deploying fleets of heterogeneous robots in multiple-actor systems; life-long self-optimisation; manipulation from a mobile platform; efficient and safe operation in environments shared with humans; and efficient fleet management with formal guarantees. Scientifically, ILIAD pursues ambitious goals for complex cognitive systems in human environments beyond a specific use-case. We will overcome limitations in the state of the art in tracking and analysing humans; quantifying map quality and predicting future states depending on activity patterns inferred from long-term observations; planning of socially normative movements using learned human models; integration of task allocation, coordination and motion planning for heterogeneous robot fleets; and systematically studying human safety in mixed environments, providing a foundation for future safety standards. Our consortium is uniquely placed to tackle these challenges and to maximise exploitation beyond the project’s duration. It includes partners with a proven track record in all key research areas, leading technology providers for intralogistics, end users that are leading in their respective markets, and the National Centre for Food Manufacturing at partner UoL, facilitating access to realistic test sites. This mix of partners will ensure a very high impact of the project results.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-ICT-2016-1

Coordinator

OREBRO UNIVERSITY
Net EU contribution
€ 1 628 888,55
Address
Fakultetsgatan 1
70182 Orebro
Sweden

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Region
Östra Sverige Östra Mellansverige Örebro län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (9)

UNIVERSITY OF LINCOLN
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 1 005 322,50
Address
Brayford Pool
LN6 7TS Lincoln

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Region
East Midlands (England) Lincolnshire Lincolnshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 1 097 293,75
Address
Lungarno Pacinotti 43/44
56126 Pisa

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Region
Centro (IT) Toscana Pisa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER

Participation ended

Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 143 956,94
Address
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover

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Region
Niedersachsen Hannover Region Hannover
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 1 256 370,00
Address
Robert-bosch-platz 1
70839 Gerlingen-schillerhoehe

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Ludwigsburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
KOLLMORGEN AUTOMATION AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 280 129,31
Address
Lunnagardsgatan 4
431 90 Molndal

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Södra Sverige Västsverige Västra Götalands län
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ACT OPERATIONS RESEARCH IT SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 226 850,00
Address
Via Nizza 45
00198 Roma

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ORKLA FOODS SVERIGE AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 52 038,75
Address
Box 4249
203 13 Malmo

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Region
Södra Sverige Sydsverige Skåne län
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
LOGISTIC ENGINEERING SERVICES LTD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 179 672,50
Address
Hales Court Stourbridge Road
B63 3TT Halesowen

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
West Midlands (England) West Midlands Dudley
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 1 117 193,06
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00