ROBOTT-NETs Pilot projects have launched!
Three projects have made the final cut and receive funding for a ROBOTT-NET pilot and even further development assistance.
Irabia, Linak and Nissan have along with Trumpf, Maser, Piccolo, Weibel and Air Liquide been selected to team up with a real-world case. Over the next 18 months ROBOTT-NET will take these eight voucher projects to full prototype installation - this includes third-party funding directly to the companies and additional professional support via robotics experts of the ROBOTT-NET consortium partners: DTI, Fraunhofer IPA, Tecnalia and the MTC.
THE PILOT PROJECTS
The three companies' accomplished voucher work varies a lot and sets the basis to enlarge the array of industrial challenges tackled in the pilot work of ROBOTT-NET.
Linak's pilot project will address some of the barriers that are still hindering a wide introduction of robots in High-Mix-Low-Volume (HMLV) production. This pilot will focus on the development of a modular assembly robot solution called MARS, that can be introduced in wideranging domains of industries and production domains. You can check out Linak's voucher project here:
Irabia's pilot project UrbanPestPatrol aims to be an innovative approach of robotics to the field of pest management in industrial facilities. The purpose of the project is to minimize the risk of a pest infestation and its consequent associated cost in industrial facilities and so to provide the pest management sector with a powerful tool capable of minimizing the window of time between inspections. You can learn about Irabia's voucher project here:
Lastly, Nissan will be looking into automated kitting for complex and diverse applications. This pilot will be based on the voucher work and build a robotic test cell that enables Nissan Motor Manufacturting UK to develop automated kitting capability for its part families. Find out more about Nissans voucher project here:
A ROBOTT-NET pilot will help the company develop their voucher work through proof of concept level and accelerate it towards commerciality. A pilot project will be a medium-scale research prototype installation, lasting for up to 18 months developing the robot technology and business case explored in the voucher stage and applying it to an industrial application demonstration at an end user's site