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INESC TEC robotics featured at the SupplyChain Meeting

On 12 and 13 April, INESC TEC participated in the SupplyChain Meeting, an event involving the main players in the area of logistics. The event took place in Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal.

At the event, INESC TEC was represented by its Centre for  Robotics in Industry and Intelligent Systems (CRIIS), which demonstrated the robot developed as part of project STAMINA (Sustainable and Reliable Robotics for Part Handling in Manufacturing Automation). The goal with this project is to create a fleet of robot manipulators equipped with different sensors, capable of performing essential tasks, such as de-palletising, bin-picking and kitting.

At the event, INESC TEC demonstrated the Logistic Planner web interface used to create a model of the space where the robot moves, using semantic and geometric information. In the demonstration, available here, the robot’s mission was to carry boxes to different levels of the shelves. Besides the demonstration, Germano Veiga, the INESC TEC researcher responsible for STAMINA, also participated in the event as a speaker, with a presentation titled “Robótica Flexível para a indústria automóvel – O projeto STAMINA” (flexible robotics for the automotive industry – project STAMINA).

Other than Germano Veiga, the CRIIS team involved in project STAMINA is composed of António Paulo Moreira (Coordinator of CRIIS), Manuel Silva, José Lima, Pedro Costa, Héber Sobreira and Joana Rafael. This team is in charge of coordinating multiple robots of the STAMINA robot fleet, as well as the knowledge transfer and dissemination components.

Besides INESC TEC, the STAMINA consortium features as partners: Aalborg University (Denmark), Peugeot Citroën Automobiles S.A. (France), BA Systèmes SAS (France), Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn (Germany), and University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom). Funded by the 7th EU Framework Programme, the project will be concluded in March 2017.

The INESC TEC researchers mentioned in this news piece are associated with UP-FEUP and INESC TEC.

Photo credits: STAMINA project website

INESC TEC, May 2016



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