Official launching of the European project SYMBIO-TIC: New technologies for more automation in European manufacturing industry
The European project SYMBIO-TIC will officially start in 16th April during the kick-off meeting to be held in Brussels.
The project, which has a duration of four years, is aimed at developing solutions for a new working environment in which the collaboration of humans and robots plays a significant role. Indeed, the new generation of robots allows more cost-effectiveness and competitiveness for the industry.
However, there are several challenges like the lack of adaptability, flexibility and vertical integration preventing a wider use of automated solutions especially in the manufacturing industry. Therefore, the project partners, coming from industry as well as research institutes, will provide technologies to enhance the cooperation of humans and robots.
The project consortium consists of 15 entities from 8 different countries: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, University of Patras, PROFACTOR, University of Skövde, VTT, Fraunhofer IPA, Volvo, SANXO, ABB, Amorph Systems, Robomotion, IDEKO, S. COOP, ACITURRI and PRODINTEC.
The project is funded by the European Union under the Horizon2020 programme (grant agreement no. 637107).
More information at the project website www.symbio-tic.eu (available soon) and in the attached document.