Tailor made robot co workers based on a plug&produce framework

Andreas Pichler, Paolo Barattini, Claire Morand, Ibrahim Almajai, Neil Robertson, James Hopgood, Paolo Ferrara, Matteo Bonasso, Christoph Strassmair, Maren Rottenbacher, Max Staehr, Rüdiger Neumann, Manuel Tornari, Alberto Rovetta, Matthias Plasch, Herald Bauer, Christian Wögerer

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Current industrial robots are optimized to "economy of scale" while new business models demand customization, individualization and service-orientation. The next generation of robotic workers will have to cope with more complex tasks, rapidly adapt to new situations and provide high flexibility. Additionally demographic change requires a paradigm shift to put the human workforce in the Center of a production system. The LOCOBOT project proposes a toolkit for building customized low cost robot co-workers for a broad spectrum of scenarios. The system approach envisaged keeps the human worker in the loop. So far the approach is user centred design.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRobotics in Smart Manufacturing - International Workshop, WRSM 2013 Co-located with FAIM 2013, Proceedings
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9783642392221
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventInternational Workshop on Robotics in Smart Manufacturing, WRSM 2013 - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 26 Jun 201328 Jun 2013

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
ISSN (Print)1865-0929


ConferenceInternational Workshop on Robotics in Smart Manufacturing, WRSM 2013


  • Framework
  • Mobile platform
  • Plug&produce


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