Plug&Work Robots: The project Factory-in-a-day aims at improving the competitiveness of European manufacturing SMEs by removing the primary obstacle for robot automation: installation time and installation cost.
Project objective: Reduce system integration time to one day The objective of this project is to marginalize the system integration cost by reducing the system integration time to one single day. The resultant 50% price reduction of fully integrated
Problem: SME’s under-utilize robotics High wages of industry workers in (Western) Europe make it hard for industries and especially SMEs to bring products to the global market that can compete with low-wage countries such as China and India. These companies
Our coordinator, Prof. Wisse, contributed one chapter to the study “De robot de baas. De toekomst van werk in het tweede machine tijdperk (Mastering the Robot. The Future of Work in the Second Machine Age)” by wrr, consisting of contributions
The 2016 ROS-Industrial Consortium Europe Annual Members meeting will take place on January 28-29 on the premises of Fraunhofer IPA’s main campus in Stuttgart, Germany. Fraunhofer IPA is also a partner in our consortium. Our coordinator Prof. Martijn Wisse will
Project partner Kanter van Deurzen explained the Factory-in-a-day approach yesterday at the demo-greenhouse in Holland, Honselersdijk at a workshop on “Robotics in horticulture”. The event was organized by IDC Robotica (the Innovation and Demonstration Centre for Robotics) which is a