First Italian Mobile Cobot

Designed and built in Italy by a team of 12 engineers …. average age 27 years. A robotic engineering monster with 17 Axes (an evolved Pharma gripper will be mounted) controlled at the same time. Safety management with Lidar and 3D Camera. The management in RViz (Robot Operating System) application. The Anthropomorphic part can lift at least 20Kg (a 25Kg version is being built) with a working area of 1800 mm. (World record for Cobots). Many applications: Pharma, Food handling, Logistics, automotive production and management of delicate operations in areas dangerous for humans. The first gripping and palletizing tests will be in January. To find out more, contact info@automationware.it

 

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Dear Applicant Automationware

Congratulations!

We are pleased to inform you that, following the expert evaluation and summarizing the final results of the agROBOfood Open Call Industrial Challenges, your Project Proposal “HyFlexyBot Flexible Robot “has been selected for funding.

“The proposal was presented with sufficient details. From the technical point of view, a standard application for packaging/palletizing in food industry is proposed using a new cobot based on the top of a mobile unit and integrated on ROS. The main novelty of the proposal is the easy reconfiguration and the cobot itself since it is unique on the market (25kg payload for collaborative robots). The business analysis was sufficiently presented, and the analysis was convincing. The socio-economic aspects were addressed as well. The team is well established and have the necessary expertise.

The proposal describes an autonomous mobile palletization system to be applied in food processing industry with special attention on non-contamination of food. The background is overall well explained. Impact and benefit are comprehensible. The system may be of additional interest, due to the current COVID-19 situation. Problems in the meet processing industry are named. The concept of providing an autonomous mobile platform plus a sophisticated robot arm appears as a good way of working in low structured environment.

The European Union has decided to grant a financial contribution for the implementation of agROBOfood through the Horizon 2020 Programme.