How can a SUMMIT-XL STEEL make easier the development of your R&D?

Have you ever wondered how Robotnik can help the development of your R&D? If so, here's an example: the mobile platform SUMMIT-XL STEEL Robotnik is highly configurable. In it, a wide range of sensors can be integrated, actuators and robotic arms, making it an ideal robot for the development of industrial or R&D projects.

An example of this is the work of the IIT (Italian Institute of Technology), where the robot MOCA (Collaborative MObile robotic Assistant), born of the combination of the collaborative platform SUMMIT-XL STEEL and a Franca Emika arm.

With this robot, IIT has developed a case-study project to face the challenges of human-robot collaboration. The biggest advantage offered by collaborative robots lies in the opportunity to combine accuracy, strength and power of automation with flexibility, experience and cognitive abilities of humans.

ITT has implemented a strategy for navigation control to make the robot move in a virtual laboratory area, avoiding obstacles either static and mobile (including concurrent partners) and to reach the location of collaborative human partner.

The following video results are observed. As soon as the human subject is ready to perform the task, he/she slightly raises the arm holding the drill and the location of the subject in the workspace is automatically sent to MOCA, which starts to approach. At the end of the navigation phase, MOCA gets stopped before the subject at a predefined distance and collaboration phase begins.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=31&v=6UPgc_5t8Rs

If you want further information about how Robotnik's robots can help you achieving your research and development projects’ goals, you can get in touch now with our experts in mobile collaborative robots and start configuring your platform or mobile manipulator .


Today we are present on Telecinco news!

And it is that in Robotnik we are very proud of our ELI autonomous shopping cart, which is showed today by the Telecinco news website in an article that talks about the shopping experience of the future and the big data, the artificial intelligence and products like our ELI shopping cart.

 

Read the full post here.

 


What is SWARM Logistics Assistant?

SWARM Logistics Assistant comes up from H2020 CPSwarm project. In it, Robotnik contributes with its knowledge in Cyber Phisical Systems. Robotnik has large experience in ROS, software used by all their robots, furthermore in the simulation software. The project has several mobile platforms from Robotnik, which are working to supporting the workers in tedious tasks in a warehouse.

The robots also make a scanner of the warehouse work space and share this information to updating the data base in real time. Likewise, the robots also collect additional information related to matters such as the ambient temperature, the presence of human beings, the detection of obstacles along the way, etc.

In the following video you can see the feasibility and effectiveness of the project:

 

 


The Robotnik I-SUPPORT project appears on CORDIS

CORDIS, the online platform of information dedicated to the research, development and innovation activities of the EU, has published an article about the I-SUPPORT project in which Robotnik has participated.

Rafael López, R&D Manager at Robotnik, led the I-SUPPORT team to develop an advanced, safe and independent system that can assist in tasks such as washing, scrubbing, rinsing, and getting to hard-to-reach body parts with easy-to-use commands through voice and intuitive gestures.

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The European project Bots2ReC aims the removal of asbestos from old buildings

 

Bots2Rec robots will reduce time and expense, in addition to minimizing human exposure to asbestos.

​The aim of Bots2reC is to validate a process for the automatic elimination of asbestos contamination in the rehabilitation of buildings. Nowadays, asbestos is present in many old buildings in Europe, although today it's prohibited because it's considered toxic. To do this removal work, a mobile robot manipulator with abrasive and suction tools is used. Its implementation will allow to reduce the cost and the time of the process as well as minimize human exposure to this construction material.

Robotnik and other six partners participate in this EU Horizon 2020 project.

More info:

Press

https://www.lavanguardia.com/vida/20180711/45833031849/expertos-crean-un-robot-autonomo-para-desmantelar-estructuras-de-amianto.html

https://innovadores.larazon.es/es/not/un-robot-autonomo-para-desmantelar-estructuras-de-amianto


E-mart introduces Eli, the autonomous shopping cart developed by Robotnik

E-mart, a Korean chain operator, has just presented an autonomous shopping cart: Eli. This autonomous and collaborative shopping cart has been developed by Robotnik in collaboration with its partner Gaitech Robotics.

Eli shopping cart has functions such as autonomous navigation, tracking of people, avoidance of obstacles and automatic payment, among others.

More information:

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Robots to Re-Construction (BOTS2Rec)

The goal of BOTS2Rec is introducing, testing and validating an operational process for the automated removal of asbestos contamination at a real world rehabilitation site using a robotic system.

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These robots will save our fields from the danger of pesticides

Future robots would spray pesticides only on plants that need them, unlike current practices that waste up to 99% of plant protection products because they cover the entire field.

 

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Robotics enabled the Spanish vineyard to optimize its competitiveness and sustainability

The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Food and Environment (Mapama), specified by resolution of August 10, 2017, the granting of the subsidy for the creation of the supra-autonomous operational group called “Applications and use of Robotics in the management of Vineyard ”(Acronym ROBODRONVI), within the framework of the National Rural Development Program and in the relationship with the European Association for Innovation in agricultural productivity and sustainability (AEI-AGRI). ROBODRONVI, is a Strategic Reflection Operational Group that was created with the aim of promoting the application of robotics (air and land) as a tool that facilitates operational decision-making in wine farms by winegrowers and technicians. In addition, this is to improve the competitiveness, profitability and sustainability of the Spanish wine sector.

 

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BADGER project, the autonomous underground robotic system

Robotnik participates at the BADGER project, whose goal is the design and development of the BADGER autonomous underground robotic system that will be able to drill, manoeuvre, localise, map and navigate in the underground space, and which will be equipped with tools for constructing horizontal and vertical networks of stable bores and pipelines.

The proposed robotic system will enable the execution of tasks that cut across different application domains of high societal and economic impact including trenchless constructions, cabling and pipe installations, geotechnical investigations, large-scale irrigation installations, search and rescue operations, remote science and exploration, and defence applications.

Robotnik will be the main actor within work package involving Robotic system design and hardware development, plus the overall system integration. This task will focus in the integration of the main locomotion units, propulsion (for driving control along the tunnel) and directional (for steering control).