Datalogic is the coordinator of the consortium created to participate in the European framework program Horizon 2020 on "Effective Industrial Human-Robot Collaboration" with the ROSSINI project (RObot enhanced SenSing, INtelligence and actuation to Improve job quality in manufacturing).
The ROSSINI project aims to develop a disruptive, inherently safe hardware-software platform for the design and deployment of human-robot collaboration (HRC) applications in manufacturing. By combining innovative sensing, actuation and control technologies (developed by world market leaders in their field), and integrating them in an open development environment, the ROSSINI platform will deliver a set of tools which will enable the spread of HRC applications where robots and human operators will become members of the same team, increasing job quality, production flexibility and productivity. Thanks to enhanced robot sensing capabilities, the deployment of artificial intelligence to optimise productivity and safety, and native collaborative manipulation technologies, ROSSINI will deliver high performance HRC workcells, combining the safety of traditional cobots with the working speed and payloads of industrial robots.
The five main objectives of the project are:
- Design an intelligent and safe sensor system (RS4) with high detection and localization capabilities for monitoring the working environment, and a "Safety-Graded" module for data processing.
- Develop a "Safety-Aware" control architecture of the cognitive perception of the robot to manage the planning and optimal execution of activities while guaranteeing operator safety.
- Develop a range of “Collaborative by Birth” robotic arms with new integrated safety features.
- Develop predictive algorithms that facilitate the adaptation of the robot to operator dynamics.
- Integrate all the technological components developed by ROSSINI into a single intrinsically safe platform for the development of HRC applications.