HORSE “Pilot Experiments” within 3 industries in Spain, Poland, The Netherlands. Pilot experiments demonstrate (a) robotic based quality (visual) inspection and human-robot co-manipulation in Spain, (b) robot-human hybrid position/force control co-working applicationsin Poland, (c) flexible assembly with mobile robot in in the Netherlands. The industries selected are representatives of automotive, metal domains, to cover both those that have already adopted robotics and specific aim to address their shortcomings and those that are considered reluctant to invest in them.

The scenarios for the pilot interventions at the pilot factories in HORSE have been defined and their implementation is progressed. The pilots have selected challenging problems that need advanced collaborative robotic technologies to be remotely operated by manufacturing process management tools, which remained unsolvable with existing robotics. Safety is increased by the integration of monitoring and alerting features based on sensors at the level of the robot, the environment (cell) and the production control software.

The results of the early pilot feedback shows that the HORSE framework and the specific applications that have been developed have high adoption and address well the targeted challenges. More details are found below:

  1. robotic based quality (visual) inspection and human-robot co-manipulation in Spain
  2. robot-human hybrid position/force control co-working applicationsin Poland
  3. flexible assembly with mobile robot in the Netherlands