Sustainable and reliable robotics for part handling in manufacturing automation
The goal of project STAMINA is to increase automation in internal logistics processes in industry by developing a new generation of mobile robotic manipulators. In order to increase the level of automation in tasks, different methodologies have been developed – robotic sensing, planning and vertical integration with the logistics and production system – which make it possible for a fleet of mobile robots to autonomously execute logistics tasks. The system is composed of a robotic arm with a three-finger gripper, assembled on a mobile platform, capable of navigating in a dynamic, non-structured environment. The robotic fleet is supervised using a logistic planning system, integrated with the industrial production and logistics system. The technology not only increases competitiveness and flexibility, but also improves the workers’ ergonomics.