Robotics and Semantic Systems

Computer Science | Faculty of Engineering, LTH

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SMErobot™ - The European Robot Initiative for Strengthening the Competitiveness of SMEs in Manufacturing

Funder: Integrated project funded under the European Union’s Sixth Framework Programme (FP6)

Period: 2005-2009

This initiative is intended to exploit the potentials of industrial robots, because they constitute the most flexible existing automation technology. The consortium is set to create a radically new type of robot system - a whole family of SME-suitable robots.

The SMErobot™ initiative offers an escape out of the automation trap through:

  • Technology development of SME robot systems adaptable to varying degrees of automation, at a third of today‘s automation life-cycle costs;
  • New business models creating options for financing and operating robot automation given uncertainties in product volumes and life-times and to varying workforce qualification.
  • Empowering the supply chain of robot automation by focusing on the needs and culture of SME manufacturing with regard to planning, operation and maintenance.


Contact: Klas Nilsson