Robot for light weight transportation
|Coordinator||AB REALISATOR ROBOTICS|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 300 000|
|Project duration||March 2017 - March 2018|
Purpose and goal
The purpose of the project was to identify applications where robots can be used for easier transportation and to demonstrate the FUMO® transport capacity. Four applications were identified, which are in par with what we expected. On the other hand, it was unexpected that 3 of these were found within the renovation side and only 1 in new production. FUMO®´s carrying capacity in normal stairs (more than 210 kg) is significantly more than we expected and we were not equipped to handle such large loads in the project. Autonomy was demonstrated but was complex to perform.
Expected results and effects
Four applications were identified: 1) Transport of material in confined spaces 2) Transport of material up and down stairs 3) Repetitive transport (self-propelled bulkhead) 4) Transport of material from stock to various assembly points FUMO´s carrying capacity is illustrated on the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8CNo8sfrNk and autonomous driving on the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SwQITFdsaA We think the results are very interesting for the construction industry, but the industry is not ready to implement them today. When they are an effect will occur.
Planned approach and implementation
It was essentially a good setup for this type of project. As the business study was most interesting for the renovation site than new production, much more contacts were made with other organisations than expected which was an advantage. The development of the autonomy function was requiring more accessibility to FUMO´s basic module than budgeted, which affected our work aside from this project. Our approach to developing autonomy was based on discussions with KTH. It might have been of more commercial interest if the cooperation had been with an industry within the business e.g. SICK.