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Seamless and safe human - centred robotic applications for novel collaborative workplaces

Objective

Human robot collaboration (HRC) has evolved to address the need for flexible production, presenting however drawbacks such as: Inability to cover all applications, Low performance/quality of collaboration and Complexity. SHERLOCK aims to introduce the latest safe robotic technologies in production environments, enhancing them with smart mechatronics and AI based cognition, creating efficient HRC stations that are designed to be safe and guarantee the acceptance/wellbeing of operators. SHERLOCK’s objectives are driven by production requirements involving:
1. Soft Robotics Collaborative Production Station: Starting from a human safety basis:
- AURA a high payload collaborative manipulator
- Smart exoskeletons with adjustable operation
- Safe mobile dual arm manipulators
2. Human - centred interaction, collaboration and awareness by developing
- Interfaces inspiring trust/familiarity, allowing seamless HR interaction
- Methods for assessing user impact of HRC systems
- Design principles/standards to maintain operator psychological safety/wellbeing in HRC
- Production setups for people with special restrictions exploiting the robot’s cognition
3. AI enabled cognition for autonomous HRC applications: enabling robots to understand their environment, reason over it and adapt by:
-Multi-level perception for process and environment assessment
- Safe workspace monitoring systems
- Autonomous planning and coordination of human robot tasks
- Interactive learning, adapting to operator and simplifying teaching of new tasks
4. Modules for design and certification of Safe HRC applications:
- Automated Risk Assessment tools within design/simulation packages
- VR/AR tools for validating collaborative operations - reducing certification time
- Software tools for Formal on-line safety assessment
- AR/VR training methods specialized for HRC
SHERLOCK will demonstrate its result in 4 sectors: elevators, industrial modules, aeronautics structures and machine tools production.
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Coordinator

PANEPISTIMIO PATRON

Address

University Campus Rio Patras
265 04 Rio Patras

Greece

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 139 375

Participants (14)

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COMAU SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 918 750

VDL INDUSTRIAL MODULES

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 307 000

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES RESEARCH CENTRE IRELAND, LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 749 815

SOFITEC AERO SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 254 257,50

FIDIA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 405 562,50

PILZ INDUSTRIEELEKTRONIK SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 307 250

DEBBACHE-LAGIOS EE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 304 375

INTRASOFT INTERNATIONAL SA

Luxembourg

EU Contribution

€ 646 250

LIGHT AND SHADOWS

France

EU Contribution

€ 406 500

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 785 500

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 612 912,50

CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 396 150

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 458 750

MCI BENELUX SA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 246 575

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 820689

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2018

  • End date

    30 September 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.5.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 939 022,50

  • EU contribution

    € 7 939 022,50

Coordinated by:

PANEPISTIMIO PATRON

Greece