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SMErobot™ Final Project Workshop
Introduction

Final Project Video

Demonstrator Videos

Program
Speakers

Exhibits

Contact
Introduction In a final two-day-event the SMErobot™ consortium presented concepts and solutions worked out in this large scale initiative to an interested audience of researchers, suppliers and manufacturers. Besides presentations, results from the project were show-cased and demonstrated. Furthermore, there was room for exploring project results, discussions and networking.

On the first day (May 7th), presentations (in English) stressed the scientific and technical results of the project and hence aimed at an audience typically coming from research, robotics and automation equipment suppliers, and manufacturing experts. Additionally an evening program was provided.

The second day, May 8th (mostly held in German) was dedicated to introducing technologies, solutions and tools for small and medium scaled manufacturing and thus was particularly interesting for manufacturing SME and professional organizations.
Final Project Video Final Project Video for download:
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Demonstrator Videos Six Exemplary Demonstrator Videos for download:
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D1 oxyfuel cutting
D1 parallel kinematic
D2 bin picking
D3 offline programming
D3 programming by demonstration
D3 Workers third hand
D4 woodworking assistant
In its final workshop SMErobot™ presented and demonstrated the project results. The two-day-event took place on May 07 and May 08, 2009 at the “Insitutszentrum der Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft” in Stuttart-Vaihingen, Germany.

Program flyer for download:
Program Thursday 7 May, 2009
First presentation day (in English)

Robotics Technologies and Components
12.00 a.m.
Lunchtime snack
12.30 p.m.
Martin Hägele, Fraunhofer IPA
Welcome and short introduction into the SMErobot™–Initiative
The robot capable of understanding human-like instructions
1.00 p.m
Rainer Bischoff , KUKA Roboter and Christian Meyer, Fraunhofer IPA
New devices and methods for intuitive robot task and motion definition (graphic, voice, tactility etc.)
  • Shop-floor suitable devices for intuitive human-robot interaction
  • Methods for intuitive task and motion defi nition
  • Implementation of intuitive input devices and methods
  • Results from shop-floor assessments
The safe and productive human-aware space-sharing robot
1.45 p.m.
Torgny Brogårdh, ABB
Physically harmless and low-cost kinematics
  • Use-cases and requirements for novel robot designs for fl exible manufacturing
  • New kinematic designs
  • Novel high density drives
  • New force/torque sensor
  • The variable stiff ness joint
  • Test-beds and realizations
2.15 p.m.
Coffee break
2.45 p.m.
Nicola Pedrocchi, ITIA
The safe and productive robot working without fences
  • Safety sensors for human-robot space sharing
  • Worker detection and motion tracking
  • Sensor integration and collision avoidance strategies
  • Test-beds and experimental results
The “three-day-deployable” integrated robot system
3.15 p.m.
Luca Lachello, Comau Robotics
Architecture and technologies for Plug-and-Produce of robot workcells
  • State-of-the art and requirements for plug-and-play technologies in SME-suitable automation
  • Approach and performance of a novel Plug-and-Produce concept for robot workcells
  • Test-installations and experimental results
3.45 p.m.
Gunnar Bolmsjö, LTH
Robot task generation based on product and process data
  • Off -line programming for the SME shop-fl oor
  • Semi and fully automatic program generation
  • Intuitive and reliable calibration
  • Test-beds and results
4.15 p.m.
Klas Nilsson, LTH
Short summary and outlook of technologies and components of the SMErobot™-initiative
4.30 p.m.
Coffee break and short walk to the Fraunhofer IPA laboratories
5.00 p.m.
Guided demonstrations to experimental test-beds and demonstrator work cells
(See short descriptions of the exhibits below)
7.00 p.m.
Free trials for participants and individual discussions
7.30 p.m.
End of the lab visits and closing of the first day
7.30 p.m.
Buffet, come together and evening entertainment
Please be aware that small changes in the programm could be possible depending on the interest of the participants.
Freitag 8. May 2009
Zweiter Veranstaltungstag (vorwiegend auf Deutsch)
Note: Unfortunately no professional translation can be offered.

Anwendungen und Ergebnisse aus kleinen und mittelständischen Produktionen
9.00 Uhr
Martin Hägele, Fraunhofer IPA
Begrüßung und Einführung in die SMErobot™-Demonstrationen für Pilotanwendungen
9.30 Uhr
Steffen Kinkel, Fraunhofer ISI
Potenziale und Nutzen von Robotersystemen für kleine und mitielständische Betriebe
  • Einsatzpotenziale von Robotersystemen in europäischen kmU
  • Einfache Werkzeuge für die Lebenszykluskosten-Bewertung von Robotersystemen
  • Bedarfsgerechte Betreibermodelle für Roboterlösungen
10.10 Uhr
Jens Hofschulte, ABB Deutschland
Neue Roboterlösungen für die automatisierte Bearbeitung bei kleinsten Losgrößen
  • Modulares Roboterkonzept auf Basis von Parallelkinematiken für hohe Kräfte und Steifigkeiten
  • Neuartige Präzisions-Schneidbrenner und Schneidschleifer
  • Beispiel Gießerei: Intuitive Programmierung auch bei komplexen Bearbeitungen
  • Einsatzpotenziale und Grenzen
  • Erfahrungen aus dem Praxiseinsatz im Stahlguss-Putzen
10.40 Uhr
Thomas Ledermann, Fraunhofer IPA
Plug-and-Produce-Zelle für den Griff-in-die-Kiste
  • Plug-and-Produce: ein Steuerungskonzept zur einfachen Geräteintegration und Anwendungsprogrammierung
  • Der Griff -in-die-Kiste: Das Greifen chaotisch bereitgestellter Teile
  • Beispielapplikation: Einlegen von Getriebewellen in eine Prüfstation
  • Erfahrungen aus dem Praxiseinsatz
11.10 Uhr
Kaffeepause
11.30 Uhr
Rainer Bischoff, KUKA Roboter
Schnelle und intuitive Roboterprogrammierung am Beispiel Schweißen
  • Anforderungen und Aufbau von kompakten Roboterzellen für Schweißanwendungen im mittleren und kleinen Losgrößenbereich
  • Online- und Offl ine-Programmierverfahren für Punktund Bahnschweißaufgaben
  • Intuitive multimodale Interaktion mittels Programmieren durch Vormachen, Sprache und 3-D-Graphik
  • Erfahrungen aus dem Praxiseinsatz
12.00 Uhr
Manfred Dresselhaus, Reis Robotics
Kompaktes, modulares Robotersystem als Schreinreiassistent
  • Roboter als universelles Werkzeug eines Schreiners in einer handwerklich organisierten Schreinerei
  • Nutzung konventioneller Handwerkzeuge
  • Bedienung und Programmierung durch intuitive Mensch-Roboter-Schnittstellen mit graphik- und sprachbasierten Eingabemöglichkeiten
  • Erfahrungen aus dem Praxiseinsatz
12.30 Uhr
Mittagessen
13.15 Uhr
Besichtigung der Roboterzellen im Versuchsfeld des Fraunhofer IPA - Ausprobieren der Entwicklungen
(Kurzbeschreibung der Exponate siehe unten)
15.15 Uhr
Barbara Bierfreund, Prospektiv
Aus- und Weiterbildung für bedarfsgerechte Investitionsentscheidungen und wirtschaftliche Nutzung von Roboterlösungen in kmU
  • “Train the Trainer” Konzepte für eine breite Aus- und Weiterbildung
  • SMErobot™-Toolbox: Ausbildungsmaterial für den Einsatz in kmU
  • Evaluierungsergebnisse aus dem Piloteinsatz der SMErobot™-Pilotinstallationen
  • Erfahrungsberichte
16.00 Uhr
Maarten Bonke, Pro Support und Jean-Yves Benaiteau, CETIM
SMErobot™ manufacturing networks
  • SMErobot™ demonstrators as a micro-scaled European manufacturing network
  • SMEs‘ fruitiul feedback to SMErobot™ and the road ahead in France
16.30 Uhr
Martin Hägele, Fraunhofer IPA
Abschlussdiskussion
17.00 Uhr
Ende der Veranstaltung
Bitte beachten Sie, dass sich das Programm nach Interesse der Teilnehmer geringfügig ändern kann.
Speakers Jean-Yves Benaiteau - Innovation and Project Management,
Centre technique des industries mecaniques (CETIM), France

Barbara Bierfreund - Senior Researcher, Managing Director,
Prospektiv Gesellschaft für betriebliche Zukunftsgestaltung GmbH, Germany

Rainer Bischoff - Project Manager Cooperative Research Projects,
KUKA Roboter GmbH, Germany

Prof. Gunnar Bolmsjö - Professor at Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Lund University, Institute of Technology (LTH), Sweden

Maarten Bonke - Senior Consultant and Partner,
Pro Support B.V., Netherlands

Dr. Torgny Brogårdh - Senior Researcher for Corporate Research,
ABB AB, Sweden

Dr. Manfred Dresselhaus - Coordinator of Research and Collaboration,
Reis Robotics, Germany

Martin Hägele - Head of Department of Robot Systems,
Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA, Germany

Dr. Jens Hofschulte - Researcher at Corporate Research Center Germany,
ABB AG, Germany

Dr. Steffen Kinkel - Head of competence center Industrial and Service Innovations,
Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI, Germany

Luca Lachello - Head of Software Engineering of COMAU Robotics,
Comau S.p.A., Italy

Christian Meyer - Researcher at Department of Robot Systems,
Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA,Germany

Thomas Ledermann - Researcher at Department of Robot Systems,
Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA, Germany

Dr. Klas Nilsson - Professor at Department of Computer Science,
Lund University, Institute of Technology (LTH), Sweden

Dr. Nicola Pedrocchi - Research Associate,
Institute of Industrial Technologies and Automation (ITIA), Italy
Exhibits Automatic Robot Programming (Rinas, LTH, KUKA Roboter,ABB Robotics, DLR)
  • Geometry from CAD or 3-D-modeller
  • Engineering tools as networked software services
  • Fully automatic generation of robot programs, in seconds
Manual Guidance with Voice Interaction (ABB Robotics, ADDF, LTH, CastingsTechnology)
  • Used in a project demonstration with cutting-burner
  • Programs from dialogue, no computers or keyboards
  • Human-like interaction
Plug-and-Produce Cell for Bin Picking Applications (Comau Robotics, Fraunhofer IPA)
  • Plug-and-Produce: Easy device integration and application programming
  • Bin picking: Pick parts chaotically stored in a bin
  • Example application: Place gear shafts in an testing station
Programming through Manual Guidance and Graphical Post Processing (Fraunhofer IPA)
  • Intuitive programming of a MAG welding robot with the “InTeach” software tools for recording, editing and replaying of robot trajectories
  • Multimodal interaction through haptics, speech and 3-D graphics
  • Programmin by process expert, not by robot programmer
Woodworking Assistant (Reis Robotics)
  • Intuitive operation and programming interface for milling, drilling and spraying with graphic based input
  • Using conventional manual tools
SMErobot™-Toolbox (Prospektiv)
  • Contains interactive training modules, checklists and guidelines
  • Addresses developers, system integrators, end-users and students
  • Supports the development and implementation of robot systems
Tabletop PKM/Tau Robot (LTH, ABB Robotics, Güdel)
  • Modular and scalable Tabletop robot, with parallel kinematics
  • Professional ball-joints and drive technology
  • Down-sized for special real applications for classroom use
The Safe and Productive Robot Working without Fences (ITIA)
  • Human-robot safe space sharing
  • Obstacles detection
  • 0ffline pre-planned safe evasive movements and online motion re-planning algorithm
  • Minimum distance monitored for speed reduction and robot stop
Safe Human-Robot Interaction (KUKA Roboter)
  • Safety sensor system based on contact free capacitive sensors for a tabletop robot
  • Tool protection by optimized electrical detection fi eld around the tool and work peace area
  • Two stage protection system by distance sensors and tactile switches in foam padding around the robot
Life Cycle Costing-Tool (LCC-Tool) and LCC-Based Tool for Pricing New Business Models (Fraunhofer ISI)
  • Assessing life cycle costs of new robotic systems and business models
  • Cost-benefi t analysis of robot use
  • Pricing support for new robotic business models
New HDSA High Density Servo Actuator (ABB Robotics, HDD)
  • Next generation Harmonic Drive Speed Reducer technology
  • Innovative compact design with extreme power density and outstanding torque-to-weight ratio
  • Patented high density lightweight motor technology
  • New innovative lightweight encoder- and brake concepts
Semi Automatic Programming with 3-D-CAD (Visual Components)
  • Graphical programming of welding applications
  • Selection of a weld seam by clicking neighboring surfaces
  • Automatic path generation with parameterised positioning of torch tip and external axes, such as a positioner
3-D-Modeller (DLR)
  • Scanning of work pieces and real time 3-D modelling using various measurement principles
  • Registration of 3-D objects
  • Intuitive, visual user interface controls the modelling process
Human-Robot-Cooperation (Fraunhofer IPA)
  • Dynamic safety areas
  • Optimal exploitation of workspace
  • 3-D-camera for obstacle detection
  • Flexible adaptation to application needs
New Low-Cost MEMS-Technology Based Force/Torque Sensor (Fraunhofer ISIT)
  • Aff ordable force measurements for robotics, measuring 3 force and 3 torque components
  • Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) for low-cost mass production
  • Especially designed for human-robot interaction, but can also be used for process force control
Flexible Grasp Technique (Fraunhofer IPA)
  • Handling of a wide range of different objects by one gripper
  • Gripper adjusts to geometry of workpiece
  • No gripper changes needed, reduced cycle time
The SME Worker‘s Third Hand (KUKA Roboter)
  • Simple installation of the robot at the manual workplace
  • Work process programmed through demonstration
  • Intelligent support of worker during the production through graphical work flows and virtual fixtures, e.g. fixed tool orientation
Variable Stiffness Joint (DLR)
  • Collision detection
  • Stiffness and reachable joint velocity will be demonstrated
Automatic Generation of User Dialogues (Jayway, LTH)
  • Ontology-based product data
  • Multi-modal interaction including voice and Anoto digital paper
  • Used dialogue creates input to automatic robot programming
High-level Project Management and Coordination (IPA, GPS, ProSupport)
  • Project planning and progress monitoring, finances, documentation
  • Project communication to partners, EC and stakeholders from research and industry
  • Initiating and realizing various dissemination activities like PR, web and exhibitions and end-user events
  • Coordination of 17 partners and 9 SMEs
  • Acquisition of partners
Contact Contact and Information

SMErobot™ Project Management
Corinna Noltenius
GPS Gesellschaft für Produktionssysteme GmbH
Nobelstraße 12
70569 Stuttgart
Phone +49 711 687031 44
Fax +49 711 687031 55
E-mail noltenius(at)gps-stuttgart.de

The final SMErobot™ workshop is part of the First European SME Week 2009.



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