Manual cylinders manipulation operations can lead to problems in terms of safety, reliability and traceability. This has driven Air Liquides search for automation to avoid painfulness for their workers, to have higher quality for their delivery time and to have a comprehensive record of their assets movement within their premises.
The GASBOT pilot project is in cooperation with Air Liquide, Asti Mobile Robotics and Asti Technologies Distribution and with Tecnalia and Danish Technological Institute as ROBOTT-NET partners. The objectives of the project are to: design and validate an efficient mobile manipulator robot to perform the internal logistics of gas cylinders baskets preparation: 1. When receiving empty cylinders from clients: move empty cylinders from Heterogeneous racks to Homogeneous racks. 2. When preparing expeditions to clients: move full cylinders from Homogeneous racks to Heterogeneous racks.