Maria Weiland was invited to present LOCOMACHS in the March edition 2016 (n°18) of Clean Sky's Skyline magazine. The article can be found on page 9.More
This project is co-funded by the European Union
The LOCOMACHS project aims to develop and demonstrate the feasibility of new part production manufacturing and assembly operations of composite and hybrid aero-structures parts. To achieve the ambitious LOCOMACHS objectives, it is necessary to gather expertise in a wide range of skills, and, in order to reach the highest possible impact, the main stakeholders in the field.
The LOCOMACHS Consortium has been drawn up in this spirit and gathers 30 partners covering the full range of the value chain, from early design and development (process, method, software and hardware tools providers), to skills and facilities needed for manufacturing and assembly. Such a coherent set of competencies would be very difficult to find at national level with the same level of expertise in all fields.
The consortium include:
The Research Unit UNISA operates in the Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione, Ingegneria Elettrica e Matematica Applicata at Università di Salerno, where since more than ten years is committed to research in robotics and automation. The Automatica Lab is active since 2004. the Lab is equipped with two industrial robots Comau SiX mounted on a sliding track with open control architecture and a prototype of automated warehouse. UNISA will have the support of researchers of the Automatic Control Group from the Seconda Università di Napoli (SUN), which will operate as its third party (the two Universities belong to the PRISMA Joint Research Unit). The two teams have established experience on industrial and service robotics, planning of cooperative tasks, force/position control, evidenced by several publications in qualified journals and conference proceedings and by the participation in several research projects. Other current European FP7 projects are: AIRobots, ECHORD, DEXMART, SAPHARI. Past European FP6 projects are MESEMA, MOET.
About the work in LOCOMACHS: In WP32: SUN will cooperate with UNISA in designing the hyperflexible robotic cell and will perform simulation activities while UNISA will carry out the experimental activities. In WP34: SUN will cooperate with UNISA in including tooling systems in the hyperflexible robotic cell and will perform simulation activities while UNISA will carry out the experimental activities.
Robotics and Automation, Automatic Control, Mechatronis