Powerful virtual connection connector

RoboVu ™ virtual connector for connecting from ROS (Robot Operating System) applications to Ethercat

RoboVu ™ connection software to drive Actuators from ROS (Robot Operating System). 
Linux application, designed and patented by Automationware RoboVu ™, simplifies the connection of virtual ROS applications to the EtherCat bus. The robot manager plans the movements in the virtual area and thanks to the RoboVu ™ application can transfer them to the fieldbus to move the connected actuators in real time, ensuring the control of accessory functions such as gravity compensation or alarms from joints for reasons of operation. RoboVu ™ connection software to drive Actuators from ROS (Robot Operating System).
It is installed on the AW-Controller PC based on Linux Ubuntu
• Use ROS applications for kinematic modeling
• Implements EtherCat Master functions thanks to the use of SOEM libraries
• Uses a real-time patch to ensure maximum system performance
• Connected to the AW-Drivers (see AW-Motion session), it can also manage drives in multi-axis configurations for the management of machines in sync with Robots (EtherCAT Based)  
The application manages the field bus in real time and allows a possible extension of the control also to accessory systems with respect to the robot such as grippers, vision devices, or Cartesian or mobile systems integrated in the robotic cell. (in the wireless configuration it is prepared). RoboVu ™, simplifies robot control under wireless management conditions (example: robotic arm mounted on motion shuttle (AVG)), or (applications requiring a simplified connection of the cobot with the central PC). All safety functions will be installed on the AW-Tube robotic arm, significantly improving the safety level of the entire system (SafeVu PLC)

Dear Applicant Automationware


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.