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Co-production CeLL performing Human-Robot Collaborative AssEmbly

Objective

Traditional manufacturing systems lack the necessary flexibility and reconfigurability that can allow short production cycles and fast deployment of the updated system. Although the use of automation technologies based on industrial robots can increase the adaptability of a production line, the desired flexibility cannot be achieved until abilities for genuine collaboration of the robots with the human workers are developed. CoLLaboratE will revolutionize the way industrial robots learn to cooperate with human workers for performing new manufacturing tasks, with a special focus on the challenging area of assembly operations. The envisioned system for collaborative assembly will be capable of allocating human and robotic resources for executing the production plan sharing the tasks according to the capabilities of the available actors. The CoLLaboratE project will build upon state-of-the-art methods for teaching the robot assembly tasks using human demonstration, extending them to facilitate genuine human-robot collaboration. To this end, a framework for equipping the robots and AGV mobile platforms with basic collaboration skills, such as load sharing, human touch recognition and human intention detection, will also be developed, coupled with deep reinforcement learning algorithms for increasing adaptability. Special attention will be paid to providing effective safety strategies allowing the use of a fenceless approach within the production cell. As a result, closer collaboration will be achievable and efficient production plans making optimal use of the available resources will be designed and executed. The proposed solution will be evaluated in four different pilot sites, which will be implemented as collaborative factory floors of the industrial partners in Italy, Slovenia, Turkey, and Romania.

Call for proposal

H2020-NMBP-FOF-2018
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Coordinator

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Greece
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 523 125

Participants (14)

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 786 250
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
France
EU contribution
€ 696 875
Address
Boulevard Saint Michel 60
75272 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 497 218,75
Address
Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
FONDATION DE L'INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE IDIAP
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 683 968,75
Address
Rue Marconi 19
1920 Martigny
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 521 875
Address
Via Balbi 5
16126 Genova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PANEPISTIMIO PATRON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 356 250
Address
University Campus Rio Patras
265 04 Rio Patras
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 305 000
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 452 750
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Activity type
Research Organisations
ASTI MOBILE ROBOTICS SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 346 250
Address
Ctra Madrid-irun Km 213,500-Poligono Industrial
09390 Madrigalejo Del Monte-burgos
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BLUE OCEAN ROBOTICS APS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 466 287,50
Address
Klokkestobervej 18
5230 Odense M
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KOLEKTOR ORODJARNA NACRTOVANJE IN IZDELAVA ORODIJ TER ORODJARSKE STORITVE DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 332 500
Address
Vojkova Ulica 10
5280 Idrija
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARCELIK A.S.
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 387 500
Address
Karaagac, Sutluce Beyoglu Cad. No:2-6
34445 Istanbul
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ROMAERO SA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 436 250
Address
Bvd Ficusului 44 Sector 1
013975 Bucuresti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDAD DE BURGOS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 72 500
Address
Hospital Del Rey
09001 Burgos
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments