HORSE aims to bring a leap forward in the manufacturing industry proposing a new flexible model of smart factory involving collaboration of humans, robots, AGV’s (Autonomous Guided Vehicles) and machinery to realize industrial tasks in an efficient manner.
HORSE proposes to foster technology deployment towards SMEs by developing a methodological and technical framework for easy adaptation of robotic solutions and by setting up infrastructures and environments that will act as clustering points for selected application areas in manufacturing and for product life cycle management (production and/or maintenance and/or product end of life). The main strategy builds on existing technology and research results in robotics and smart factories and integrates them in a coherent framework.
The suitability of the resulting framework is not only driven by but will be validated with end-users - manufacturing companies- in two steps: In the first, the joint iterative development of the framework together with selected end-users will take place (Pilot Experiments). In the second, its suitability and transferability to further applications will be validated with new end users, which are recruited by an Open Call mechanism. The novel approaches of HORSE are the integration of concepts such as (physical) human-robot interaction, intuitive human-machine interfaces, and interaction between different robots and machines into an integrated environment with pre-existing machines and workflows. Safety of the human worker as well as reduction of health risks through physical support by the robotized equipment will contribute to better overall manufacturing processes.
In these, pre-defined workflows to be customized are the basis for servitisation, for the entire value chain that allow rapid reconfiguration of the robots based collaborative production processes. HORSE aims to foster advanced manufacturing technology deployment by industries and especially SMEs.
|Number of participants:||15|
|Total budget - Public funding:||8 865 871,00 Euro - 7 945 601,00 Euro|
|Call topic:||ICT Innovation for Manufacturing SMEs (I4MS) - Innovation (FoF.ICT.2015.09.a_Innovation)|
|Instrument:||Validation experiments - equipment assessments (I4MS)|
Safety of robots sharing workspace with human workers, as well as assigned tasks with a health-risk to robots, and to human workers easier tasks, is one of the top opbjectives for HORSE
HORSE includes human-machine interaction with Interfaces targeted to be easy-to-use by unskilled workers and learning by demonstration capabilities, to be able to program a robot without the need for robotics expertise.
HORSE also includes Augmenter Reality applications, with intuitive instructions and alerts for various manufacturing tasks.
Augmented Reality software for user assistance in a manufacturing work cell
- Software tool for modelling mixed-actor manuf...
- Augmented Reality software for user assistanc...
- Multi-modal monitoring subsystem (classificat...
- Intuitive programming subsystem for robots an...
- WFM middleware and related auxiliary modules
- Complete System Design - Public Version
- Competence Centre demonstration scenarios
- Project flyer
- Periodic Reporting for period 1 - HORSE (Smar...
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- | EUROPEAN DYNAMICS ADVANCED SYSTEMS OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFORMATICS AND TELEMATICS SA (Coördinator)
- | Eindhoven University of Technology
- | TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
- | CENTRE TECHNIQUE DES INDUSTRIES MECANIQUES (CETIM)
- | TNO - Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek
- | FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik am KIT
- | ROBERT BOSCH ESPANA FABRICA CASTELLET SA
- | ZAVOD-CENTER SLOVENSKEGA ORODJARSKEGA GROZDA CELJE
- | THOMAS REGOUT INTERNATIONAL BV
- | KUKA AUTOMATISME ROBOTIQUE
- | SPOLKA AKCYJNA ODLEWNIE POLSKIE
- | HAROKOPIO UNIVERSITY
- | ASOCIACION NACIONAL DE FABRICANTES DE BIENES DE EQUIPO
- | PROSYST SOFTWARE GmbH