About The Stamina Project
STAMINA: Sustainable and Reliable Robotics for Part Handling in Manufacturing Automation.
Part handling during the assembly stages in the automotive industry is the only task with automation levels below 30% due to the variability of the production and to the diversity of suppliers and parts. The full automation of such task will not only have a huge impact in the automotive industry but will also act as a cornerstone in the development of advanced mobile robotic manipulators capable of dealing with unstructured environments, thus opening new possibilities in general for manufacturing SME's. The STAMINA project will use a holistic approach by partnering with experts in each necessary key fields, thus building on previous R&D to develop a fleet of autonomous and mobile industrial robots with different sensory, planning and physical capabilities for jointly solving three logistic and handling tasks: De-palletizing, Bin-Picking and Kitting. The robot and orchestration systems will be developed in a lean manner using an iterative series of development and validation testes that will not only assess the performance and usability of the system but also allow goal-driven research. STAMINA will give special attention to the system integration promoting and assessing the development of a sustainable and scalable robotic system to ensure a clear path for the future exploitation of the developed technologies. In addition to the technological outcome, STAMINA will allow to give an impression on how a sharing of work and workspace between humans and robots could look in the future.
The STAMINA project started in October 2013 and has a duration of 42 months. It is funded by the European 7th Framework Programme.
Have a presentation of STAMINA: STAMINA in a nutshell
The STAMINA Project is organised in a number of Work Packages which each play a crucial role in the implementation of the project.
To read more about the individual Work Packages, please click on the titles of each Work Package.
List of Work Packages
WP1 Integration, testing, Use case-definition, validation and evaluation
Lead partner: PSA
WP2 Robot Control
Lead Partner: ALU-FR
WP3 Skills for differentiated robot fleets
Lead Partner: AAU
WP4 Mission tasks and vertical enterprise integration
Lead partner: UEDIN
WP5 Knowledge transfer. Dissemination and exploitation
Lead partner: INESC
WP6 Project Management
Lead partner: AAU
The graph above summarises the dependencies between the WPs and the tasks.
E.g. the work done in WP2 feeds into WP3 for joint software integration. This should ensure sustainability of the robot software.
Experiential results (red arrow) feed back from T1.6 into all WPs and integrations done in WP3 and WP4 will be forwarded (green arrow) to T1.2 and 1.3 where the preparations for the regular test sprints will be done. This is due to our clear commitment for a lean approach with regular tests and evaluations.