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Co-production CeLL performing Human-Robot Collaborative AssEmbly

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 Poland.

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 (13)

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ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 786 250

ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS

France

EU Contribution

€ 696 875

INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 477 000

FONDATION DE L'INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE IDIAP

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 663 750

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 471 875

PANEPISTIMIO PATRON

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 356 250

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 305 000

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 502 750

ASTI MOBILE ROBOTICS SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 418 750

BLUE OCEAN ROBOTICS APS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 501 725

KOLEKTOR ORODJARNA NACRTOVANJE IN IZDELAVA ORODIJ TER ORODJARSKE STORITVE DOO

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 332 500

ARCELIK A.S.

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 387 500

ROMAERO SA

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 441 250

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 820767

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2018

  • End date

    30 September 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.5.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 864 600

  • EU contribution

    € 6 864 600

Coordinated by:

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS

Greece