SME robotics

European Robotics Initiative for Strengthening the Competitiveness of SMEs in Manufacturing

01/01/2012 – 30/06/2016

SMErobotics demonstrates technologies for cost-effective, modular and interactive automation solutions for small and mediumsized productions

The SMErobotics vision is to have productive and versatile cognitive robot for the SME shop floor and to deploy them on SME shop floors. This requires principles for how to develop and integrate such systems as well as a methodology for promoting their use by being able to estimate the end-user benefits (economic, technical and ergonomic).
Progress towards realisation of the vision requires a substantial industrial involvement, both to build solutions on real industrial state-of-the-art systems and also to have the outreach to a wide variety of industrial users and applications. The SMErobotics consortium uniquely addresses this opportunity. The mission was to turn the SME-compatible cognitive robot system a reality through enhanced cross-fertilisation between industry and academia.

Frauhnofer IPA (Martin Hägele)


SMEs Robotics
SMEs Robotics Consortium

This project was funded by the European Union 7th Framework Programme (#287787)