About the innovator
MTA SzTAKI has gained a worldwide reputation in computer science, informatics, control, discrete mathematics, robotics, advanced information systems and networking. Since 2017 it operates the Centre of Excellence in Production Informatics and Control (EPIC CoE) as an internationally acknowledged focus point in the field of cyber-physical production systems. MTA SzTAKI performs technology transfer to the local industry and service sectors including SMEs. The innovation was developed by the Engineering and Management Intelligence Laboratory and the Department of Distributed Systems.
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What is the innovation
In the dynamic environment of human–robot collaboration, a key for boosting the efficiency of human workers is supporting them with context dependent work instructions, delivered via novel communication modalities. Workers, in turn, should control the robot by using the most convenient communication way, thus lifting the limitations of traditional interfaces as push buttons installed at fixed locations. In the SYMBIO-TIC H2020 project such a novel Human-Machine Interface Controller (HMIC) was developed and deployed in a number of demonstrator environments.
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Out of the lab. Into the market
The project partners are strongly committed to bring the results out of the lab, hence complete the work with developing demonstrator systems for various industries. Specifically, the Human-Machine Interface Controller (HMIC) system will be demonstrated in the aerospace and automotive industry. In parallel, MTA SzTAKI in its EPIC CoE established two cyber-physical production laboratories in Budapest and Győr which are open to the industrial partners. As leader of the Industry 4.0 National Technology Platform, the institute can directly attract potential partners.
Benefits of participation in the Framework Programme
The Technologies for the Factory of Future programme provided excellent opportunities for the partners of the SYMBIO-TIC project which aimed at developing new technologies and realizing innovations for symbiotic human-robot collaborative assembly. The project opened passages between industry and academy, reinforced scientific links and focused research efforts on such problems of human-robot collaboration which are most challenging for industry. The results have a broad application potential in our home industries where HRC is essential for large and small companies alike.This innovation was funded via H2020 project SYMBIO-TIC