LOCCIONI Group is a system of companies that supplies the world of industry with key solutions for assembly, testing and quality control. It has 400 employees, with a turnover of 70 M€ in 2013 and operates in 40 countries worldwide. LOCCIONI headquarter is in Italy, but it has three international branch offices located in Germany, USA and China. 5% of the turnover is invested in R&D activities. LOCCIONI Group works in synergy with Universities and Research Centres to develop and set up hi-technology content “all inclusive” systems, integrating its skills in measurement and testing, robotics, automation and ICT on several fields among which are Automotive, Household-appliances, Environment, Energy Saving and Health. LOCCIONI has great experience in European Commission research projects with currently 6 projects running. GRACE and ECHORD (InterAID experiment, www.echord.info/wikis/website/interaid) are some of the successfully concluded projects in which LOCCIONI was involved. Website: http://www.loccioni.com
LOCCIONI will act as end-user in the EUSMART Team and supporting the integration of the experiments, as well as they will provide technical feedback during the project developments in the different stages. LOCCIONI is responsible for providing detailed industrial requirements and a real manufacturing environment where the final stage of the project will take place.
Since 2005, LOCCIONI Group has integrated almost 200 robots. Industrial robots are used by LOCCIONI to perform pick and place operations, but mainly to develop flexible quality control solutions (robots can move the product towards the measurement system or moving testing equipment around the product). Current LOCCIONI research topics in robotics are:
Sensors Integration (2D/3D cameras, F/T and tactile sensors, etc.)
Advanced Manipulation (dexterous tasks, perception-based control, dual-arm)
Intuitive Programming (manual guidance, programming by demonstration)
Human-Robot Interaction (safety, robot co-worker)
Artificial Intelligence (data fusion, features extraction, machine learning)