ColRobot

COLLABORATIVE ROBOTICS FOR ASSEMBLY AND KITTING IN SMART MANUFACTURING

01/02/2016 – 31/01/2019

ColRobot aims to create a collaborative mobile manipulator that delivers kits, tools, parts and holds pieces for operators of aerospace and automotive industries. Human-Robot interaction and Safety are main points of this project.

ColRobot combines cutting-edge European robot technology and end-user requirements for assembly processes to create an integrated system for collaborative robotics in which a mobile manipulator acts as a “third hand” by delivering kits, tools, parts, and holding work pieces while the operator works on it. Humans will cognitively and physically interact with ColRobot robots using gestures, touch commands and demonstrations. The robot will be able to navigate autonomously in the factory floor, to pick up the required parts and tools, and prepare kits for assembly. A safety system that pushes the limits of standardization in collaborative robotics supervises the process. The technology readiness level (TRL) will be increased by means of continuous iterative real world testing (performance, usability, relevance in manufacturing), validation and improvement. Two use cases in automobile and aerospace industry will be implemented and validated in real world operational environments.

The ColRobot vision and the consortium competences in technology transfer will reduce the technological innovation gap and ease the transition from science to economic and social impact.

Coordinator:
École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers
(Olivier GIBARU)

ColRobot

ColRobot Consortium

Keywords: Human-robot colaboration; Safety; Kitting; Mobile Manipulator; Assembly; Localization and Navigation.

This Project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement N° 6888807.