Advanced Robotic Technology for Handling Soft Materials in Manufacturing Sectors

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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The M30 General Assembly

The M30 General Assembly of the European SoftmanBot project, was an opportunity for DECATHLON PRODUZIONE ITALIA S.R.L. to see the mockup #prototype developed by our partner “Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia” operating in a real environment. Decathlon as an industrial partner of the #project is interested in the development of a #robotic technology capable of manipulating soft tissues in order to be able to…
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Softmanbot Fourth Newsletter

Our Fourth 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:

M30 General Assembly in Italy 4-5 April 2022

The M30 General Assembly was jointly held at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia and Decathlon Italia, between Genoa and Milan on the 4th and 5th of April 2022. We are pleased to announce that all work-packages appear to be going well, and that the Fabric use case demo was also a success!! A big thank you…
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Towards a factory setup

During the last months, INESCOP has worked in close collaboration with PLASTINHER URBAN on the transition from the mock-up to the final implementation at PLASTINHER’s facilities. To this end, the mockup at INESCOP has evolved towards a more robust factory setup.First, all the hardware components that will form part of the final setup have been…
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Recent progress in assembly and mockup

The mock-up of the SOFTMANBOT project is almost finished. We have the final design that will be implemented in the factory later this year. Currently, the latest devices such as security scanners and other cameras are being tested to be added to the final system. Also, as this project involves two different tasks (Demoulding and…
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