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
Factory-in-day is in the final months of the project’s runtime, in the video below our partner Philips offers a first summary of what they learned from participating in Factory-in-a-day.
This video from the project Factory-in-a-day day, shows robot programming by using path planning with the software HPP on a Kawada Nextage robot. The software HPP is a C++ Software Developement Kit implementing path planning for kinematic chains in environments
The paper “Robustness to Inertial Parameter Errors for Legged Robots Balancing on Level Ground” by Nirmal Giftsun, Andrea Del Prete and Florent Lamiraux (all LAAAS-CNRS) will be presented at the 14th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics