Reconfigurable Interactive Manufacturing Cell

Challenge 1The application scenario itself is open, as to encourage innovation and creativity with regard to developing novel manufacturing applications involving human‐robot collaboration. However, the feasibility and cost effectiveness of the applications will have to be demonstrated. Further, the safety of the worker will have to be guaranteed through appropriate measures. The applications may involve one‐arm, dual‐arm or multi‐arm setups, where each robotic arm is reconfigurable. Further, the distribution of tasks assigned to the human worker and to robot arms may also be dynamically reconfigured online to account for bottle‐necks, break‐downs, etc.

Summary

Motivation:

  • Develop innovative manufacturing solutions that benefit the European industry
  • Push the state of the art in manufacturing technologies

 

RTD Issues:

  • Adaptive perception and cognition skills in presence of complex work cell layouts and dynamic environments, illumination changes and tolerances
  • Robust assembly skills in presence of part tolerances, flexible parts
  • Safe and productive human-robot interaction in presence of ambiguous situations, tight workplaces
  • Methods to control robustly multi-role and multi-arm cooperative robotic systems in an industrially relevant setting

 

Challenge Platform:

  • Hardware:
    • Automation - robots (UR5, UR10, Kuka LWR, Kuka KR16, Schunk LWA 4P), light curtains, suction and fingered grippers, 2D and 3D cameras, IO modules, S7 safe PLC, force torque sensors, diverse assembly and processing tools
    • Mechanics - fixtures, tables, clamps, etc.
    • General infrastructure - computers, network
    • Further components from the teams can be integrated if needed
  • Software:
    • ROS compatible interface of most supplied components
    • Proprietary interfaces (however not supported)

 

Support from Challenge Host:

  • Hardware setup (mounting, dismounting, tools, etc.)
  • Software integration of the platform components
  • Mechanical and electrical workshop and 3D printers can be accessed in case that some mechanical/electrical parts/adapters are needed
  • Challenge platform introduction day in Stuttgart, where the platform components, their functionalities and how to integrate and use them are explained in detail

Roles:

  • Research Experts:
    • CREATE-PRISMA Lab
    • CNRS-LAAS
    • DLR
    • IPA
  • Technology Supplier:
    • IPA / Open, as IPA can provide support to a range of different robot models and components, and teams can recruit their own technology suppliers
  • System Integrator:
    • IPA / Open, as teams can recruit their own system integrator

 

Benchmark Environment:

  • ARENA2036: research factory with multiple robot cell setups for different production operations, as well as a mechanical workshop and an electronics lab for engineering of different tools and grippers

 

Contact:

 



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