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

  • 2016-05-03: The presentation of the 3rd Workshop on Hybrid Production Systems at ERF2016 are online here.

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

15.02.2016

LIAA@ERF2016

2016-02-15 08:00 CET

The seventh edition of the European Robotics Forum will take place in Ljubljana, Slovenia from the 21st till the 23rd of March 2016 (www.erf2016.eu). Within this context the 3rd...read more

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11.03.2015

LIAA result presented at ERF2015

2015-03-23 08:00 CET

European robotics Forum was held in Vienna, Austria from March 11-13, 2015. The sixth edition of this event was a meeting point for not less than 350 scientists, companies and...read more

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18.02.2015

LIAA 4th General Assembly

Date: 2015-02-18 to 2015-02-19

Type: internal meeting

Venue: OPEL, Rüsselsheim, Germany

 

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11.03.2015

Workshop: Hybrid Production Systems

Date: 2015-03-11

Type: Workshop

Venue: European Robotics Forum 2015 in Vienna, Austria

 

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