Welcome to the LIAA Project

"LIAA aims to keep assembly jobs in Europe by creating and implementing a framework that enables humans and robots to truly work together in assembly tasks."

Example configurations: lean, one or two-armed robot, workplace-sharing System

 

Announcements

  • 2014-10-13: The D11.21 Dissemination Report M12 is now online and can be downloaded here.
  • 2014-10-01: The following Deliverables are now online and can be downloaded here.
    • D01.10 Pilot Cases Definitions
    • D02.10 Requirements & Specifications
    • D08.20 Roadmap towards LIAA Framework and Development Infrastructure
  • 2014-03-16: The presentations of the "Hybrid Production Systems" workshop at the ERF 2014 are online, see link.

Robotics and Lean Production

Robotic systems are still used almost exclusively in high-volume production. Most initiatives started to make the use of robots more attractive for SMEs focused on the intuitive programming of the robot for completely automated solutions or on engineering complex automation solutions to replace human workers.

"There is a definite lack of applying lean approaches towards human-robot-cooperation solutions!"

While available commercial robot solutions are incompatible with lean production principles, LIAA aims at overcoming precisely that by adopting the traditional Japanese lean principle of Jidoka, which translates to “automation with a human touch”; not in its traditional meaning of the human operator controlling the automation, but rather in the meaning of incorporating the human as part of the automation loop.

Pilot Cases

The outcome of the project will be applicable in many market sectors. However, it is not possible to develop working methods and tools for the whole manufacturing spectrum from the get-go. Consequently, the advancement of the project will be mainly driven by the five pilot cases defined by the industrial users' needs. Nevertheless, the method and tool developers will consider generality and openness as critical characteristics of the development, so that the framework may be later on efficiently transferred to other industrial applications. The pilot cases will provide the opportunity for the LIAA framework to be used in a set of real industrial scenarios.

Five very distinct pilot cases from different market sectors, as well as different players in the value-chain are included within LIAA.

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News

29.06.2014

LIAA 3rd General Assembly

2014-06-30 08:00 CET

From Tuesday, the 24th, till Thursday the 26th of June, the LIAA consortium met at DTI-RT for the 3rd General Assembly in Odense, Denmark.

At this meeting first potential...read more

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16.03.2014

LIAA presented at ERF 2014

2014-03-17 08:00 CET

On Friday, the 14th of March, LIAA - in conjuction with FiaD and Robo-Partner organized the "Hybrid Production Systems" workshop at the European Robotics Forum 2014,...read more

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04.11.2014

LIAA 1st Review

Date: 2014-11-04 to 2014-11-06

Type: internal meeting

Venue: KoWi, Rue du Trône 98, B- 1050 Bruxelles, Belgium

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