Project Details

R5-COP - Reconfigurable ROS-based Resilient Reasoning Robotic Cooperating Systems

Project Period: 1. 2. 2014 - 31. 1. 2017

Project Type: grant

Code: 7H14003, 621447

Agency: Artemis Joint Undertaking

Program: Společné technologické iniciativy


robotics, flexible adaptation, human-robot cooperation, modular robotic systems


European manufacturing industry faces increasing product variances resulting as a consequence of frequent innovation, short product life cycles, small series production, and shrinking production cycles. At the same time, production cost must be continuously reduced. Agile, transformable and reusable automation and robotics is a key enabler to manage those trends. However, few robotic components are designed for easy adaptation and reuse. To overcome those shortcomings, R5-COP focuses on agile manufacturing paradigms and specifically on modular robotic systems. Based on existing and newly developed methods for a formal modelling of hardware and software components, R5-COP will support model-based design, engineering, validation, and fast commissioning. Furthermore, using existing interface and middle ware standards such as ROS, R5-COP will strongly facilitate integration of components from various suppliers. The proposed modular approach will not only be more flexible than state-of-the-art solutions, but will also reduce design, set up, and maintenance costs. Flexible use of robots naturally includes their close cooperation with humans. Therefore, robustness and safety are crucial requirements which will be assured by dedicated verification and validation methodologies. The formal specification framework will support component suppliers in efficiently verifying and certifying their modules. R5-COP will help to identify and develop reconfigurable key hardware and software components, and to show the feasibility and capability of the approach in living labs in manufacturing and service demonstrator environments.

Team members
Smrž Pavel, doc. RNDr., Ph.D. (UPGM FIT VUT) , research leader
Zemčík Pavel, prof. Dr. Ing. (UPGM FIT VUT) , team leader
Beran Vítězslav, doc. Ing., Ph.D. (UPGM FIT VUT)
Senčuch Daniel, Ing. (FIT VUT)
Svoboda Petr, Ing. (FIT VUT)
Španěl Michal, Ing., Ph.D. (UPGM FIT VUT)
Tichý Andrej, Ing. (FIT VUT)
Vojvoda Jakub, Ing. (FIT VUT)


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