Project: Tool Kit for Robotics for Manufacturing Electronic components and Nodes using Digital Fabrication Technologies

Acronym TREND (Reference Number: MNET20/ICT-3761)
Duration 01/03/2021 - 01/03/2023
Project Topic The proposed project “TREND” aims at developing a Digital Tool Kit (DTK) for smart robotics that would be relevant for Industry 4.0 & IoTs. The DTK will immensely benefit the commercial production based EU companies, where integration of smart robot and its advanced automation capabilities will allow sensing early damage, reduce manufacturing wastage & simultaneously facilitates customized products without the struggle to change the entire manufacturing workflow. TREND will focus on the challenges that explicitly describes the inarticulate capability of the industrial pick & place robots i.e. inability to sense product specific processing complexity & execute appropriate process regulation. We want to exploit consortium’s diverse inter-disciplinary, but complementing core-competencies in science & technology, by demonstrating the in-line implementation of sensors & multi-functional features to the robot’s hand using advanced IT communications. It would be made possible to smartly detect the product variability, anticipate process complexities & run adapted routines to follow-up manufacturing of different products without changing the production line & with very low ramp-up costs.

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. Coordinator Germany
2 C-marx GmbH Partner Germany
3 FPT Robotik GmbH & Co. KG Partner Germany
4 Trivitec GmbH Partner Germany
5 National Institute for Research and Development in Microtechnology – IMT Bucharest Partner Romania
6 University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest Partner Romania