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RobLog

Project ID: 270350
Financé au titre de

Cognitive Robot for Automation of Logistic Processes

De 2011-02-01 à 2015-01-31, projet clôturé | RobLog Site web

Détails concernant le projet

Coût total:

EUR 7 610 905

Contribution de l'UE:

EUR 5 588 784

Coordonné à/au(x)/en:

Germany

Appel à propositions:

FP7-ICT-2009-6See other projects for this call

Régime de financement:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Description

robotic system suited for any unloading task of containers
Globalization causes an increasing transport of goods which are shipped in containers and are transferred onto trucks for further transport. The containers are unloaded manually since they are nearly always packed chaotically, the variety of transported goods is high, and time requirements are strict. Due to health risks, human labor is a high cost factor, making automated solutions highly desirable. A robotic system suited for any unloading task of containers requires a high amount of cognitive capabilities. <a href="http://www.roblog.eu/" target="_blank">RobLog</a> aims at developing appropriate methods and technologies meeting the requirements to automate logistics processes. The RobLog system will be capable of 3D perception in a challenging scenario with high variability of objects, a dynamic scene and deformable objects.

Objectif

Globalization causes an increasing transport of goods. Nowadays, most goods are shipped in containers and are transferred onto trucks for further transport. The containers are unloaded manually since they are nearly always packed chaotically, the variety of transported goods is high, and time requirements are strict. Unloading of containers is a strenuous task as goods have a weight up to 70 kg that poses health risks, which include the effects of pesticides and poisonous gases as well as injuries through unexpectedly falling objects. Human labor is hence a high cost factor combined with unhealthy working conditions, making automated solutions highly desirable. Existing systems for automated unloading are restricted to specific scenarios and still have drawbacks in their flexibility, adaptability and robustness. A robotic system suited for any unloading task of containers requires a high amount of cognitive capabilities. RobLog aims at developing appropriate methods and technologies meeting the requirements to automate logistics processes.The RobLog system has to be capable of 3D perception in a challenging scenario (high variability of objects, dynamic scene, deformable objects). The perceived environment has to be integrated into a 3D model in real-time. Grasping hypotheses, decisions and path-plans have to be generated and executed in an adaptive manner including obstacle avoidance and re-planning, if necessary. The actions must be grounded in a physical set-up capable of handling a large variety of potentially deformable items. Finally, there is the need to provide an interface suited for a human operator to provide high-level instructions to a multitude of systems operating at several unloading docks in parallel. All these advances are demonstrated within the project in close cooperation with an industrial end-user in a realistic application scenario; thus opening the potential to reach a completely new level of automation in the logistics chain.

Coordonnées du coordinateur

Wolfgang Echelmeyer, (Project coordinator)
Tél.: +49 7121-271-3076
Fax: +49 172 437 5725
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Coordinateur

FACHHOCHSCHULE REUTLINGEN
Germany

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 1 444 083


Alteburgstraße 150
72762 Reutlingen
Germany
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif: Kerstin Kuhn
Tél.: +4907121 271 1402
Fax: +4907121 271 1404

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Participants

JACOBS UNIVERSITY BREMEN GGMBH
Germany

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 1 048 294


CAMPUS RING 1
28759 BREMEN
Germany
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif: Marta Müller
Tél.: +49 421 200 3185
Fax: +49 421 200 3103

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BIBA - BREMER INSTITUT FUER PRODUKTION UND LOGISTIK GMBH
Germany

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 763 094


HOCHSCHULRING 20
28359 BREMEN
Germany
Activity type: Research Organisations
Contact administratif: Sylvie Gavirey
Tél.: +49 421 218 5520
Fax: +49 421 218 5656

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BERTHOLD VOLLERS GMBH
Germany

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 176 866


SPEICHERHOF 308
28217 BREMEN
Germany
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif: Christian Vollers
Tél.: +49 421 3892 130
Fax: +49 421 3892 152

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Qubiqa A/S
Denmark

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 479 154


INDUSTRIVEJ 8
9510 ARDEN
Denmark
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif: Libach Nielsen Jacob
Tél.: +45 9940 0000

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UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Italy

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 842 905


LUNGARNO PACINOTTI 43/44
56126 PISA
Italy
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif: Immacolata Viva
Tél.: +39 050 2217833
Fax: +39 050 2217051

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OREBRO UNIVERSITY
Sweden

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 834 388


FAKULTETSGATAN 1
70182 OREBRO
Sweden
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif: Achim Lilienthal
Tél.: +46 19303000
Fax: +46 19303463

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