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Collaborative skillset

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Coordinator Trä- och teknikcollege i Skellefteå AB
Funding from Vinnova SEK 843 192
Project duration March 2018 - February 2019
Status Completed

Purpose and goal

The purpose of the project was to showcase the possibilities for manufacturing companies such as today´s and future digitalization and robotics, through safer technology and sensor-controlled collaborative robots and what new requirements for competence it places. This has been achieved through the implementation of demo events and makeathons where companies and others have both tried to program a cobot and found solutions for how they can be used to solve problems in an existing business.

Expected effects and result

The result and expected effects were that more companies would get their eyes opened to the possibilities of cobots. The hands-on approach has been appreciated by the companies. We chose this robot arm from Universal robots because it is cheap and easy to get started with, and it has proved to be a good choice. Both small and large companies have shown great interest and many are ready to invest. Being able to try it out has been mentioned as the greatest gain. Since virtually all resellers of collaborative robots are found south of Stockholm, the project has meant a lot to the region´s companies.

Planned approach and implementation

The project focused on two types of activities - demo events and mini-makeathons. The forms of the event have been appreciated, where you first got information about the cobots, then got to see the prepared demo with the robot in place and finally had time to try it yourself. Despite the difficulty of getting participants to the events, the quality has been high and led to good discussions and further thoughts for the participants. Open innovation was a way of working that also opened the eyes for many and hopefully leads to more cross-industry collaborations.

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Last updated 17 December 2018

Reference number 2018-00517

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