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Social industrial collaborative environments integrating AI, Big Data and Robotics for smart manufacturing

Objective

"Global economic crises and the COVID19 pandemic have dictated manufacturing firms to rethink their production and business models. Production systems need to adopt both human and automated resources that can work together seamlessly. As a response, CONVERGING aims to Develop, deploy, validate and promote smart and reconfigurable production systems including multiple autonomous agents (collaborative robots, AGVs, humans) that are able to act in diverse production environments. The diversifying factors will be a multi-level AI based cognition (line, station, resource levels) which will exploit the collective perception (Digital Pipeline) of these resources, allowing them to interact with each other and seamlessly coexist with humans under a ""social industrial environment"" that ensures trustful, safe and inclusive user experience

The project proposes the development of systems that can:
1. Perceive: Identify and recognize processes/resources/environment and their status by introducing Big Data, Real Time Integration & Communication Architecture, Digital Twins and Human in the Loop techniques
2. Reason: Analyze the production system status and autonomously formulate plan of actions using AI, Planning and Reconfiguration Algorithms as well as Resource Autonomy solutions
3. Adapt: Automatically modify h/w and control systems to execute the formulated plans through the use of Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Smart Devices and Adaptable Mechatronics
4. Collaborate: Seamlessly work with humans or other resources establishing a social industrial environment which exploits Smart Human Machine Collaboration, User experience assessment and User centric workplace design
5. Innovate: Expand its capabilities and Openness via an Open Pilot Network as well as links to local and international innovation ecosystems

CONVERGING will demonstrate its results in the Automotive, Aircraft Production, White Goods and Additive Manufacturing products processing sectors.
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Coordinator

PANEPISTIMIO PATRON
Net EU contribution
€ 1 354 749,36
Address
University Campus Rio Patras
265 04 Rio Patras
Greece

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Region
Αχαΐα Δυτική Ελλάδα Κεντρική Ελλάδα
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 354 749,36

Participants (13)

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 1 103 680,00
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Bizkaia Astondo Bidea Edificio 700
48160 Derio (Bizkaia)

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Region
Noreste País Vasco Bizkaia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 1 103 680,00
ELECTROLUX ITALIA SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 313 950,00
Address
Corso Lino Zanussi 24
33080 Porcia

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Region
Nord-Est Friuli-Venezia Giulia Pordenone
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 313 950,00
ISRAEL AEROSPACE INDUSTRIES LTD.
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 343 630,00
Address
Ben Gurion International Airport
70100 Lod

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 343 630,00
COMAU SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 567 437,50
Address
Via Rivalta 30
10095 Grugliasco

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Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 567 437,50
PILZ INDUSTRIEELEKTRONIK SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 317 625,00
Address
C Cami Ral 130
08401 Granollers

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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
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 317 625,00
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 614 270,00
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 614 270,00
ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION METALURGICA DEL NOROESTE
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 601 250,00
Address
Calle Relva Torneiros 27a
36410 Porrino

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Region
Galicia Pontevedra
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 601 250,00
NETCOMPANY-INTRASOFT SA
Luxembourg
Net EU contribution
€ 928 375,00
Address
Rue Nicolas Bove 2b
1253 Luxembourg

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Region
Luxembourg Luxembourg Luxembourg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 928 375,00
PRIMA ADDITIVE SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 197 750,00
Address
Corso Re Umberto 54
10128 Torino To

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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
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 197 750,00
VISUAL COMPONENTS OY
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 964 250,00
Address
Vanrikinkuja 2
02600 Espoo

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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
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 964 250,00
FORD ESPANA SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 412 708,63
Address
Calle Calendula, Numero 13, Edificio Miniparc Iv,
28109 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 412 708,63
ITERA SOLUCIONES DE INGENIERIA SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 306 145,00
Address
Ronda Auguste I Louis Lumiere 23 Nave 7
46980 Paterna

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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
Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 306 145,00
TEACHING FACTORY COMPETENCE CENTERUPSKILLING AND TRAINING DEVELOPMENTAND IMPLEMENTATION OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE MANUFACTURING IND
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 68 125,00
Address
Papandreou Ave & Miaouli Exit 4 Roadring
265 00 Patras

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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
Αχαΐα Δυτική Ελλάδα Κεντρική Ελλάδα
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 68 125,00

Partners (2)

KAWADA ROBOTICS CORPORATION
Japan
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Jpr Ueno East Building 7f, 1-3-5 Matsugaya, Taito-ku
111-0036 Tokyo

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
No data
Address
College Road
MK43 0AL Cranfield - Bedfordshire

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Region
East of England Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Central Bedfordshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data