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CARLOS: CooperAtive Robot for Large Spaces manufacturing

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  • CORDIS - PROJECTS 20/12/2014
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Objective

The CARLoS project aims to apply recent advances in cooperative mobile robotics to a representative industrial scenario in shipyards. CARLoS robot will be built using off-the-shelf technology under a modular approach. The prototype will be demonstrated as a robot co-worker for fit-out operations inside blocks of ship superstructures.
Most of technology for developing such a robot exists, but there is not yet a solution on the market with capabilities that meet the special requirements of shipyards. The CARLoS project will contribute to strength the technological level and market position of:
-European SMEs that develop, supply, and integrate mechatronic, sensing, and electronic technologies for industrial applications.
-European SMEs providing fit-out services to shipyards and to industrial and civil construction.

The main features of CARLoS robot are:
• high mobility inside ship blocks
• semi-autonomous decision-making on the work to do
• autonomous stud welding capability
• autonomous pre-outfitting marking capability
• easily controlled by a shipyard worker

The working plan has been designed to develop a full robot for stud welding and marking. The project is divided in 7 WP including RTD, dissemination and management tasks, comprising:
• Development of a mobile navigation system for shipyard blocks
• Development of a sensing and control system for full automation of marking and stud welding
• Development of a skilled human-robot interaction system suited to the tasks at hand
• Continuous integration towards a final prototype
• Demonstration and validation of the system in real-world conditions

CARLoS will yield:
• Higher flexibility, productivity, and reliability
• Increase of the market share for the end users
• Improved outfitting competitiveness
• New market for high-tech products in which Europe stands out (e.g. mechatronics, machine vision, embedded processing)


Total cost: EUR 1 440 445,46
EU contribution: EUR 1 028 000
Coordinated in: Spain
Subprogramme: SME-2013-1 - Research for SMEs
Call for proposal: FP7-SME-2013
Funding scheme: BSG-SME - Research for SMEs


Coordinator: ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION METALURGICA DEL NOROESTE Spain

Participants:

  • AALBORG UNIVERSITET Denmark
  • INESC PORTO - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIA DE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES DO PORTO Portugal
  • ROBOTNIK AUTOMATION SLL Spain
  • C.A.T. PROGETTI SRL Italy
  • DELTAMATIC ENGENHARIA E AUTOMACAO INDUSTRIAL SA Portugal
  • ATEIN NAVAL SA Spain
  • ASTILLEROS JOSE VALINA Spain
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Quadro di finanziamento
  • 7FP-SME : RICERCA A FAVORE DELLE PMI nell'ambito del programma specifico “Capacità” recante attuazione del Settimo programma quadro (2007-2013) di attività comunitarie di ricerca, sviluppo tecnologico e dimostrazione
Area di interesse
  • Unione Europea