In practice, MoveBots set up a demonstrator consisting of a robot with two arms. Each with a universal gripper. The demonstrator is used as a platform for joint innovation and skill development in robotic manipulation and topic management. The technical themes of the project includes object recognition, gripping process, course planning, information collection, mobility, materials, sensors and gripper construction.
Partners: BILA A/S • Danish Technological Institute • Grundfos A/S • Ideal‐line A/S • RoboCluster • RoboTool A/S • Scape Technologies A/S • Tender Trolleys ApS • The Maersk Mc‐Kinney Moller Institute, University of Southern Denmark • T&O Stelectric A/S • TriVision A/S • Unisensor A/S • Universal Robots A/SPhoto: Shadow
Research and innovation in the project are organized in a number of technological and application fields. The technology fields expres the core competencies in the platform, while the application fields are industrial applications regarded as having great relevance and potential in the industry.
7 technology fields:
4 application fields:
The Automatic Fruit Picker centers on developing a groundbreaking, innovative robot to automatically, efficiently and gently thinning, picking and sorting fruit on trees - initially apples and pears. The robot has the potential to provide a significant reduction in the operating costs of fruit harvesting, since it will eliminate tedious and labor-intensive work. The visionary goal of the project is to identify methods and techniques that can contribute to incremental improvements in fruit production.
The project breaks with existing solutions and starts from scratch with the preparation of new stable designs and concepts, where advanced cognitive sensor and robotic technologies will be an integrated and included part of the buildings and their equipment.
The innovation and development focuses on three research projects:
The Intelligent Sprayer Boom will be a new generation of sprayer booms for the farming industry that will be able to detect where the weeds are, and spray in one and same procedure. This will eliminate the essential problems with pollution of herbicides to the environment, including leaching to the ground water.
The Intelligent Sprayer Boom consists of a sprayer boom with an integrated camera, a vision system and an image processing module.
The project is divided into six subtasks:
Growth and Welfare Technology meet this development. Rooted in partnerships between private companies and public institutions the projects centers on the development of technology products and services for healthcare. The projects consists of seven main activities.
RoboCluster manages the main activity: Medic Robotics. The purpose is to gather knowledge and build a knowledge sharing network within healthcare. The network generates innovation and growth - a new business area in healthcare robotics. The main activity also provides a closer interaction between companies, the health sector and knowledge institutions.
This objective is achieved by launching and operating a user-driven innovation circle. The innovation circle focuses on the involvement of users and industry on dissemination and development of automation technology and supporting technology treatment in the health field.
The project is divided in 3 phases:
1. Specification of the project focus. Phase 1 specifies the requirements for the bed concerning the ability to meet the ergonomic needs and requirements from the staff. 2. Production of a functional model of an ergonomically hospital bed. 3. Evaluation of the functional model.
The vision is on the long term to create a sort of drive‐in machine, where patients can undergo a blood sample without having long waits. This allows patients to customize the time and place, and blood collection is becoming more flexible.
MedicNet wishes to create a foundation to address the following future challenges in the hospital sector: