ROSSINI: RObot enhanced SenSing, INtelligence and actuation to Improve job quality in manufacturing
10/01/18 – 04/01/22 (42 months)
The ROSSINI project aims at designing, developing and demonstrating a modular and scalable platform for the integration of robotic technologies, focused on human-robot collaboration, in industrial production environments. This will be achieved:
The ROSSINI consortium, led by two big industrial stakeholders with a world reputation as technology leaders in the field of automation security (PILZ e DATALOGIC), is inspired by the ambition to enable smart and dynamic HRC (Human Robot Collaboration) applications, where the allocation of activities, security functions and work parameters can be easily adapted to the production requirements and specific needs of the employees.
ROSSINI technology developments will be based on partners’ technologies (sensors, controllers and other mechatronic devices), already widely used in robotics, and performance improvements of components and their structuring will be achieved. Moreover, through ROSSINI, the consortium intends to develop and demonstrate a new concept of collaborative robotic arm, developed specifically for cooperating with humans, with integrated collaborative functions to reduce reaction times and for the safe positioning reporting.
By offering a wide range of physical and virtual components for the design of HCR applications, ROSSINI will present itself as a turning point in the market of robotic technologies, distinguishing itself from the hierarchic and rigid platforms supported by big manipulators producers. In the ROSSINI vision, this will in turn generate a new generation of robotic applications, that will be able to cooperate with humans at a level never reached before, thus contributing importantly at the sustainability of production in Europe.