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Project update: Covid-19 crisis impact and action plan

PICK-PLACE project, like almost everything else on a global scale, is being affected by the Covid-19 crisis. Needless to say, health and safety are our top priority right now. Most members of the consortium have temporarily closed their facilities and partners are working from home, following social distancing and containment guidelines. These measures also imply other limitations which are relevant for an EU research initiative, including restrictions for traveling and …Read More

Report: logistics sector will rise to second place in use of collaborative robots by 2023

Source: Supply Chain Quarterly Applications led by material handling, assembly, and pick & place, Interact Analysis says. Vendors shipped more than 19,000 collaborative robots—or cobots—in 2018 as they generated a faster increase in global revenue than any other sector of the robotics industry, led by applications in material handling, assembly, and pick & place, a new study shows. In 2018, global revenues from cobot production exceeded $550 million, almost a …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 …Read More

PICK-PLACE plenary meeting and comprehensive visit at CNR-STIIMA, Italy

Last week, members of the PICK-PLACE consortium gathered at CNR-STIIMA’s headquarters in Milan (Italy) for a plenary meeting and an in-depth visit to their facilities, where relevant previous deployments and new experiments carried our within the project were presented. During the plenary meeting, progress made in each work-package was shared, with a special focus on WP5: System deployment and process validation. A session was also devoted to an extensive discussion …Read More

PICK-PLACE: A new concept for a hybrid pick-and-place solution

Six European partners coordinated by ULMA HANDLING SYSTEMS will develop a new concept for a safe, flexible, efficient and dependable hybrid pick-and-place solution. The project – PICK-PLACE – will last for 36 months, has a total budget of 3.085 million euros and has received funding from the European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020, under grant agreement No. 780488. Picking, placing and packaging are basic operations in most robotic applications, …Read More