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Advanced Robotic Technology for Handling Soft Materials in Manufacturing Sectors

A new approach to deformable manipulation based on physically realistic continuum models.

Sorbonne Université has developed a new approach to deformable manipulation based on physically realistic continuum models. The goal of this approach is to generate a suitable robotic trajectory to realize a deformable object manipulation task in an industrial environment. Two main success metrics are defined: the realization of the task (ie. sole demolding, doll demolding, tire alignment, …), and the state of…
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Results of robotic cell

Today, when we are in the final stretch of the project, we can observe with satisfaction the results of the work in the SOFTMANBOT robotic cell, in the development of its functions within the project, improvements in speed, dexterity and precision. Every day the oven workers are trained and instructed in their work with the…
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Sixth Newsletter

Our Sixth newsletter is out now! These newsletters are brought out to keep you informed on the latest developments of SOFTMANBOT project, including interviews, upcoming events, project progress and achievements, information on the project partners and other related news. Check it out here: Want to stay in touch? You can subscribe here:

CA-INP contributes to different WP in the project.

For WP6, for the tire use-case, we started to implement the developed lattice-based tracking and servoing algorithms on the Michelin use case.This required additional adaptations to take into account the constraints of the problem including an extra point cloud in the scene and continuous shape of the tire tread.In addition, we are working along side with Mich…
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SOFTMANBOT training activities

The final two months of the SOFTMANBOT project are here and the whole team is working hard to fully reach all project’s objectives. Last week, the final training activities for the Decathlon use case have been performed, with IIT, STAM and Decathlon teams working together to ensure a positive experience for the workers and collect…
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Finalization of the use cases

In the last phase of the Softmanbot project, ZIMMER supports the end users and their technology partners in the final implementation of the various use cases, in addition to completing its own developments for the integration of direct force control in the gripper control system for handling soft materials. At various points, the gripper systems…
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Our last paper

The latest paper has been published! Nowadays, there are a lot of repetitive and tedious tasks carriedout by people who can be replaced by an intelligent robotic system, allowing the operators to perform other kind of dexterous works. In this paper, the tackled task is the automatic assembling of a toy doll in a real environment.In this work, authors present different intelligent systems…
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Innovative and universal approach for handling deformable and flexible materials

In SOFTMANBOT EU H2020, we are developing an innovative and universal approach for handling deformable and flexible materials for the industry.Decathlon is engaged in the project as an industrial partner, with the aim of testing this new intelligent robotic system.Working together with our partners ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA, it has been developed an intelligent robotic…
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Robotic cell’s goals

During the past 6 months both AIJU and Industria Auxiliar Juema have establish as a goal to make the adjustments on the robotic cell, establish the connection between the software and the robotic arm and as a final step during this period- the relocation of the oven, the robotic cell, and the computer to the…
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Softmanbot General Assembly_October 13th-14th Alicante

📢 The SOFTMANBOT EU H2020 project is drawing to a close! Last week the project partners attended the M36 General Assembly in Alicante.The event was an opportunity to share all the robotic solutions for traditional industries developed thanks to this EU-funded H2020 initiative for the robotization of industry.The project aims to find an innovative robotic system for handling deformable and flexible materials used…
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