List of projects implemented with the help of co-financing from various sources

"Flexible assembly manufacturing with human-robot collaboration and digital twin models — FELICE"

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101017151
        FELICE aspires to design the next generation assembly processes required to address urgent needs in manufacturing. It unites multidisciplinary research in robotics, AI, computer vision, data analytics, process optimization and ergonomics to deliver a modular platform capable to integrate and harmonize an array of autonomous and cognitive technologies aiming to increase the agility and productivity of an assembly production system and also ensure the safety and physical and mental well-being of human workers. To achieve these goals, technologies will be developed combining the accuracy and endurance of robots with the cognitive ability and flexibility of humans. Such flexible and configurable technologies will support future manufacturing assembly floors to become agile and address Industry4.0 adaptation.

We consider two layers of operation, control and processing:

a) local one introducing:

i) collaborative assembly robot roaming the shop floor to assist workers in assembly tasks,
ii) adaptive workstations for optimizing worker specific ergonomic aspects,

b) global layer which will sense and operate upon the real world via an actionable digital replica of the physical assembly line.

FELICE robot will:

a) implement perception and cognition capabilities allowing the system to build context-awareness,
b) advance human-robot collaboration in otherwise manual assembly lines, enabling robots to safely and ergonomically share tasks with humans, allowing the flexible reconfiguration of an assembly production process,
c) realize a manufacturing digital twin, i.e. a virtual representation tightly coupled with production assets and the actual assembly process to enable the management of operating conditions, the simulation of the assembly process and the optimization of performance aspects,
d) integrate developments in an industrial assembly line for agile production.

FELICE posiada dwa środowiska pilotażowe: jedno do walidacji technologii i jedno związane z montażem samochodów.

The maximum grant amount: 6 342 975,00 EUR

Duration: 2021 – 2024