Smart and Flexible Clamping Solutions for Sealing (Sofocles)
‘SOFOCLES’ will develop a Flexible, Reconﬁgurable and Smart Collaborative Robotic System for handling and clamping large and complex aeronautical components for diﬀerent processes, e.g. sealing and welding.
The maturity of the needed technologies will be increased from the TRL6 reached in the first year (2020), up to TRL8, having at the end of 2021 two fully functional workcells integrating: 1 A coordinated and collaborative dual-robot system for very high payloads and with a high degree of autonomy, prepared for a safe and eﬃcient Human-Robot (H-R) Collaboration; 2 A Flexible Handling and Tooling system, integrated on the robots, for manipulating and clamping the parts during the process (concept “Robot as a Tooling”); 3-A Digital Twin of the cell for the safe and eﬃcient H-R interaction. SOFOCLES will integrate diﬀerent industry 4.0 technologies: Large Industrial Collaborative Robotics; IoT; 3D Vision; Additive Manufacturing; Advanced Robotic Simulations; and, Data Analytics.
- Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems and Automation
- University of Patras