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PICK-PLACE focuses on flexible, safe and dependable robotic part-handling in industrial environments. The project proposes a combination of human and robot capabilities in order to achieve this efficient hybrid pick-and-place / pick-and-package solution. It includes dynamic package configuration, flexible grasping strategies using an innovative multifunctional gripper, robust environment perception and mechanisms and strategies for human-robot collaboration.


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Project milestone: human-robot collaboration experiments

When are operators annoyed by the presence of a collaborative robot? When do they consider the robot as an effective collaborator?

These questions are fundamental in a human-robot collaboration scenario. Task 1.2 of the PICK-PLACE project analyzes the role of motion-planner behavior on the operator’s feelings.

An experimental campaign has been used to understand how humans are affected in their jobs by the presence of a robot. The results have been described in Deliverable 1.2. This post offers a brief summary of the most relevant conclusions. Read more

PICK-PLACE presented at industrial forum in Eibar, Spain

Last month, PICK-PLACE was presented at a forum on advanced industrial solutions, including fields such as robotics, laser and machining for manufacturing, Zero Defect Manufacturing (ZDM), talent management in SMART environments, and other relevant trends.

The forum, entitled “What and how will be produced in 2050?” was organized by IMHE in collaboration with research centers ACORDE, IK4-TEKNIKER and IK4-IDECO, and hosted by project parner IK4-TEKNIKER at their headquarters in Eibar (Basque Country, Spain). The forum also received the support of NSK, SCHUNK, STÄUBLI, STRATASYS and VARGUS. Read more

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