Tailor Made Robot Co Workers Based on a Plug&Produce Framework

  • Andreas Pichler
  • Paolo Barattini
  • Claire Morand
  • Ibrahim Almajai
  • Neil Robertson
  • James Hopgood
  • Paolo Ferrara
  • Matteo Bonasso
  • Christoph Strassmair
  • Maren Rottenbacher
  • Max Staehr
  • Rüdiger Neumann
  • Manuel Tornari
  • Alberto Rovetta
  • Matthias Plasch
  • Herald Bauer
  • Christian Wögerer
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 371)

Abstract

Current industrial robots are optimized to “economy of scale” while new business models demand customization, individualization and service-orientation. The next generation of robotic workers will have to cope with more complex tasks, rapidly adapt to new situations and provide high flexibility. Additionally demographic change requires a paradigm shift to put the human workforce in the Center of a production system. The LOCOBOT project proposes a toolkit for building customized low cost robot co-workers for a broad spectrum of scenarios. The system approach envisaged keeps the human worker in the loop. So far the approach is user centred design.

Keywords

Plug&Produce Mobile Platform Framework 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreas Pichler
    • 1
  • Paolo Barattini
    • 2
  • Claire Morand
    • 3
  • Ibrahim Almajai
    • 4
  • Neil Robertson
    • 3
  • James Hopgood
    • 4
  • Paolo Ferrara
    • 5
  • Matteo Bonasso
    • 2
  • Christoph Strassmair
    • 6
  • Maren Rottenbacher
    • 6
  • Max Staehr
    • 6
  • Rüdiger Neumann
    • 7
  • Manuel Tornari
    • 8
  • Alberto Rovetta
    • 8
  • Matthias Plasch
    • 1
  • Herald Bauer
    • 1
  • Christian Wögerer
    • 1
  1. 1.Robotics and Adaptive SystemsPROFACTOR GmbHSteyr-GleinkAustria
  2. 2.Ridgeback s.a.s.TorinoItaly
  3. 3.School of Engineering and Physical SciencesHeriot-Watt UniversityEdinburghScotland, United Kingdom
  4. 4.School of EngineeringThe University of EdinburghEdinburghScotland, United Kingdom
  5. 5.FerRobotics Compliant Robot Technology GmbHLinzAustria
  6. 6.Institute for Applied ResearchIngolstadt University of Applied SciencesIngolstadtGermany
  7. 7.Festo AG + Co.Germany
  8. 8.Laboratory of RoboticsPolitecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly

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