Smart robotics for the footwear industry

“Intelligent robotics for the footwear industry with high added value”.

To achieve this objective, will research and develop:

  1. New manipulation strategies and devices for non-rigid parts that allowed grasping, handling and packaging of footwear without damaging them.
  2. Sensor based robot programming and controlling tools that will exploit the information coming from CAD systems and all sensors available, in particular visual sensors as the base for visual servoing and force control for real time trajectory adjustment., making possible easy to program and flexible robotic applications.
  3. Re-design of some shoe production processes to allow robot assisted manufacturing and assembly, in particular roughing, gluing, milling, inking, polishing, last removal, visual inspection and packaging.

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