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