Author: Giulia Barbagelata

Advanced Robotic Technology for Handling Soft Materials in Manufacturing Sectors

Key elements in the demoulding of soles

In the world of injecting soles, special emphasis is usually put on two essential elements: The injecting machine, as its name suggests, must provide advanced control systems to guarantee the stability of a number of variables, such as the injection temperature, the initial, maintenance and posterior pressure, so as to guarantee the perfect mould filling,…
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IROS 2020

RObotic MAnipulation of Deformable Objects workshop – Thursday, November 19, 2020 Novel solutions for the robotic manipulation of deformable objects can enable new real-world tasks in areas of strategic interest. These include the manufacturing industry, agriculture, or medicine. However, deformable objects are complex to model and require the manipulation system to have high adaptability and…
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SIGMA – The preparation of the first demonstrator

SIGMA Clermont is collaborating directly with Michelin in the #SoftManBot project in order to prepare a first demonstrator.In this setup, installed at Michelin facilities at Ladoux, a robotic arm system will use Zimmer Group‘s grippers in order to assemble the components of a #tyre. The general software architecture proposed by SIGMA Clermont will not only be useful for this Michelin demo but…
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AIJU: the design and construction of the testing moulds

AIJU moves on in the design and construction of the testing moulds and the preparation of the mock-up robotic cell in our facilities. Fresh out of the oven and ready to be in again, our testing moulds have already been shipped to our European partners, in order to be able to replicate at their facilities…
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Updates from SIGMA Clermont, Softmanbot’s coordinator

SIGMA Clermont, Softmanbot’s coordinator, is a School of Engineering in Clermont-Ferrand, France. Its research activities are conducted in affiliation with Institut Pascal, an interdisciplinary research laboratory. SIGMA Clermont is a technical partner focused on developing novel methodologies for the handling of soft objects in the targeted industrial use cases. In the first year of the…
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INESCOP aims to teach the robot to execute the movements learned from the human-operator and then improve its skills through learning techniques.

As we enter 2021, it is a good time to recapitulate INESCOP’s participation in the SOFTMANBOT project. As an integration partner, INESCOP is involved in one of the four use cases: the demoulding of PLASTINHER’s injected shoe soles. Our focus is to help the development of the robotic workcell and to guarantee that it is…
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JUEMA role in SOFTMANBOT

One year has passed since the start of the SOFTMANBOT project and we are several steps closer to the aim. Industria Auxiliar Juema S.L. as a toy manufacturer, participates in the project as an end user to integrate a robotic technology into its production process and faced this year a number of challenges in defining…
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MICHELIN newsletter

As a demo case partner, Michelin is proud to be part of Softmanbot project. They spread the news in the internal newsletter last month, and they were kind enough to let us share it with all of you!

Decathlon’s activities in SOFTMANBOT

Decathlon’s mission is to make sport accessible to the many. They do it everyday, in they stores and in their production sites. Decathlon is a retail company, founded in 1976 in Lille, France. Globally, is present in 46 countries with more than 80.000 employees with a total turnover of more 12 Bil€ They create, design and…
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STAM activities in SOFTMANBOT

In the context of the SOFTMANBOT project, STAM is responsible for the demonstration and validation of the robotic system in four real industrial environments. STAM, thanks to its wide experience both in funded research project and in collaborations with private companies, will represent the point of contact between end users and research partners during development…
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