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

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.
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Coordinator

OREBRO UNIVERSITY

Address

Fakultetsgatan 1
70182 Orebro

Sweden

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 628 888,55

Participants (8)

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UNIVERSITY OF LINCOLN

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 1 005 322,50

UNIVERSITA DI PISA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 1 097 293,75

GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 261 150

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 256 370

KOLLMORGEN AUTOMATION AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 280 129,31

ACT OPERATIONS RESEARCH IT SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 226 850

ORKLA FOODS SVERIGE AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 52 038,75

LOGISTIC ENGINEERING SERVICES LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 179 672,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 732737

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2017

  • End date

    31 December 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 987 715,36

  • EU contribution

    € 6 987 715,36

Coordinated by:

OREBRO UNIVERSITY

Sweden