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Advanced Robotic Technology for Handling Soft Materials in Manufacturing Sectors

Footwear use-case

In the last weeks we have been working intensively at PLASTINHER URBAN facilities. The mock-up developed during the previous period at INESCOP premises has evolved towards a more industrial implementation as we have installed the robotic cell to work on a real injection moulding machine. PLASTINHER staff set the stage to allow us to install…
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Fifth newsletter

Our Fifth 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:

Aiju’s latest implementations on the Softmanbot project.

The H2020 SoftManBot project continues to develop approaches for the manipulation of deformable objects for the toy industry. In this last period, at AIJU Technological Institute, we have made great advances, largely integrated through the ROS framework, which bring us closer and closer to the final objective. To begin with, the whole robotic cell has…
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CA-INP contribution in WP4 and WP5

CA-INP contributes to different WP in the project.For WP4, we designed a dual quaternion based dynamic movement primitives (DMP) to learn bimanual deforamation tasks.We compared it’s performance with traditional decoupled DMP. We also added shape feedback to improve shape servoing. These methods are integerated in CA-INP mockups.For WP5, we developed further our tracking-servoing approach to be applicable in…
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CA-INP contribution to different WPS

CA-INP contributes to different WPs in the project. For WP2 and 4, we successfully managed to handle textureless objects using a 3D camera. We introduced a new tracking and a new servoing pipeline which can be implemented in practical industrial cases where there is no specific texture like the Michelin use case. Furthermore, we developed…
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Grasping work on the SoftManBot cell

Last months have been busy on the grasping side. Working on the best gripping tools to get a perfect welding, we designed several fingers to get the most of our Zimmer gripper. Having found a very efficient design, we decided with our partners to have it used for the next steps and will also change…
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Some robotic work

At PLASTINHER URBAN we are working closely with INESCOP in our factory for the installation of the robotic cell developed in #SOFTMANBOT for use in the footwear industry to tackle the task of demoulding soles.  After many tests on the developed prototype, we are currently working on the injection machine structure to be able to…
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Work on sensored fingers

At #ZimmerGroup, the final steps are currently being taken to integrate the force sensors directly into the gripper prototype developed for #SOFTMANBOT. The aim is to bring this into operation next month at our partner #JUEMA ‘s industrial demonstrator. The sensor data is fed directly into the controller of the mechatronic gripper using a special…
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InBot and DIL

At the Italian Institute of Technology, two groups are working on the SoftManBot project, namely Industrial Robotics Facility (InBot) and Dynamic Interaction Lab (DIL). DIL is currently working on the human-robot interaction, while InBot is working on the development of a prototype aiming to automate the sewing process of cyclists garment in collaboration with Decathlon_Italia.…
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ETP Annual & SmartX Final Conference

Alberto Landini, Project Manager of STAM, delivered a speech titled “Ditalisation & robotisation of garment making & other textile assemblies: the SoftManBot approach” at the 16th Textile ETP Annual Conference, that took place in Brussels on 20-21 April 2022, at the Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre.This prestigious event is organised by the European Technology Platform…
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