Seamless Human-Robot Cooperation for Intelligent, Flexible and Safe Operations in the Assembly Factories of the Future

Acronym

ROBO-PARTNER

Funding

EC - FP7

Duration

11/2013 – 04/2017

Abstract

Human skills are the main driver that enables producing high added value products in Europe. Thus the manufacturing processes are based on utilizing these skills. ROBO-PARTNER aspires the integration of the latest industrial automation systems for assembly operations in combination with human capabilities, combining robot strength, velocity, predictability, repeatability and precision with human intelligence and skills. Thus, a hybrid solution involving the safe cooperation of human operators with autonomous and adapting robotic systems through a user-friendly interaction is proposed. The focus will be given in the following directions:

  • highly intuitive interfaces for safe human-robot cooperation

  • advanced safety strategies and equipment allowing fenceless human robot assembly cells

  • methods and software tools for task sharing during assembly/disassembly among human and robotic operators

  • adoption of simplified robot programming

  • highly mobile robots assisting human operators

  • highly flexible integration and communication architecture

The project will be based on industrial applications, bringing its development to a maturity level that will allow the introduction in industry, as well as the proven production technologies. The demonstration activities in automotive will involve the assembly of various vehicle parts by robots in cooperation and workspace sharing with humans. An additional demonstrator will focus on capital goods assembly and the last one will deal with the white goods industry assembly.

Key Words:

Industrial Robots, Human-Robot-Cooperation,, Intuitive interfaces, Safety systems, Advanced Robot Programming, Targeted Industrial Pilot Cases, Augmented-Reality, Assembly, Simulation, Task planning, Mobile Robots, Overhead Robots, Flexible communication architecture

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Coordinator:

Mr. Önder Tokçalar
TOFAS Türk Otomobil Fabrikasi A.S.
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Manager:

Dr. Sotiris Makris
Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems and Automation
University of Patras
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Website of "Hybrid Production Systems" launched

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The website of the workshops "Hybrid Production Systems" has been launched here.

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06.02.2017

4th Workshop on Hybrid Production Systems

2017-02-06 15:00 CET

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