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Proyecto de I+D+i:
Hephestos: Hard Material Small-Batch Industrial Machining Robot
Áreas de investigación
  • Automática
Hard materials machining has recently attracted great attentions from the advanced industries, in particular, the European automotive, the aerospace and the biomedical industries. However, the existing technology failed to provide these industries with a cost efficient solution to cope with small-batch production of large and complex-shaped products. The project Hephestos, with its focus on developing sophisticated methods in robotic manufacturing, shall give rise to a cost-efficient solution in hard materials machining for this small-batch production of highly customized products through the application of industrial robots. Hephestos will develop a paradigm that shall provide standard industrial robots with break-through techniques in production planning, programming and real-time control system. Based on established computer-aided-manufacturing frameworks, Hephestos will optimize production planning through the automatic generation of robotic program, taking into account specific robot signature i.e. robot system kinematic and dynamic characteristics, as well as models of processes (milling, grinding, polishing etc.), that are essential for the robotic application in hard material machining. To cope with small batch production time scales, real system data obtained by means of advanced sensor techniques will be integrated in the planning to improve efficiency. Human experience and expertise will also be involved in the entire planning process. Real-time strategies based on impedance and force control for the interactions between robot and the cutting of material, will take into account uncertainties and critical chattering effects in hard metal machining. Force-feed control should ensure high quality and precision in grinding and polishing operations and thus, extends the accuracy limits of the robot. Subsequent re-planning and re-programming will enhance the iterative machining process through existing sensor technology.
Tipo de proyecto
Proyectos y convenios en convocatorias públicas competitivas
Entidad financiadora
Comunidad Europea (VII Programa Marco)
Nacionalidad Entidad
Sin nacionalidad
Tamaño de la entidad
Fecha concesión
Esta actividad pertenece a memorias de investigación
  • Director: Ernesto Gambao Galan (UPM)
  • Participante: Miguel Hernando Gutierrez (UPM)
  • Participante: Alberto Brunete Gonzalez (UPM)
Grupos de investigación, Departamentos, Centros e Institutos de I+D+i relacionados
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Robótica y Cibernética
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Eléctrica, Electrónica Automática y Física Aplicada
  • Departamento: Automática, Ingeniería Eléctrica y Electrónica e Informática Industrial
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