COROB Open Call

The purpose of the Open Call is to integrate and test innovative solutions within the COROB project’s framework.

This initiative aims to enhance the efficiency and flexibility of arc welding-based manufacturing processes by employing a cooperative multi-robot system powered by Inspection, Monitoring, Control, and AI techniques.

The Open Call aims to attract applicants for two distinct funding instruments:

Funding instrument 1: Solutions to challenges

Integration and testing of innovative technologies to add new capabilities on top of the project use cases.

Challenges:

  • PICKING SOLUTIONS USING AI FOR MULTI-GEOMETRY PARTS
  • MODULAR GRIPPERS
  • LAYER HEIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS
  • PREHEATING SYSTEMS INTEGRATED IN THE ROBOT
  • ADVANCED SENSORS FOR QUALITY MONITORING AND/OR NDT PURPOSES
  • OBTAIN REAL CAD OF MANUFACTURED PARTS FOR QUALITY ASSESSMENT

Type of Applicants

Single applicants: Technology developers and integrators – SMEs and Start-ups

Amount

up to 150 000€

Beneficiaries

10

Duration

12 months

Funding instrument 2: Experiments for Enabling technologies for digital services

Integration and test innovative solutions enabling technology to provide a digital service applicable in the project use cases.

The cooperation of multiple robots offers new operational capabilities in terms of manoeuvrability and manipulability in several industrial processes such as assembling, transporting, painting, packaging and joining. The COROB project addresses these challenges in the form of two use cases:

  • On the one hand, the arc welding case focuses on a cooperative multi-robot system for flexible manufacturing. A gas metal arc welding (GMAW) process will be performed using a jigless robotic approach. In a jigless arc welding setup with two manipulator robots and one welding robot, the two manipulators are responsible for precisely positioning and aligning the workpieces, while the welding robot controls the welding torch.
  • On the other, the Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) WAAM technique is used, focusing on the repair of large-scale tooling. Directed Energy Deposition-Arc (DED-Arc) or else referred as Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM), is a manufacturing process that uses an electric arc as the heat source to melt and deposit metal wire layer by layer, and at the end form threedimensional shapes.

Experiments

  • Digital Product Passport (DPP)
  • Friendly Welding Interface
  • Advanced algorithms for real time interpretation of multi-modal data por improved monitoring / NDT in problematic environments
  • Wearable Vision System for Human-Centred Process Monitoring

Type of applicants

Single applicants: Technology developers and integrators – SMEs an Start-ups

Amount

up to 100 000€

Beneficiaries

5

Duration

9 months

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Apr 08 2024 - Jul 08 2024
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