he R5-COP project will provide a platform and toolset containing methods, algorithms, prototypes and living lab solutions for cross-domain reusability, scalability and open interface standards for robotic and autonomous systems. It will contribute to the ARTEMIS Repository by connecting to other ASP and AIPP initiatives, to ensure long-term sustainability
and impact on society. Key results will be demonstrated in a
set of showcases, displaying high relevance to industrial and manufacturing issues and cross-domain applicability. Regarding interoperability, R5-COP will also contribute to establishing a standard for robust, reliable reconfigurable robot systems, using common interfaces in a certification and safety context, which
entailsconformitytobothdomain-specificandinternational domain-independent standards, thereby fostering a significant increase in market potential.
MARKET INNOVATION & impact
R5-COP focuses on agile manufacturing paradigms and specifically on modular robotic systems to overcome the shortcomings of existing solutions, by firstly identifying and extending suitable existing methods and, where required, developing new ones to formallymodelhardwareandsoftwarecomponents.Furthermore, the use of existing interface and middleware standards such as ROS will strongly facilitate the integration of components from various suppliers. Such a modular approach is not only flexible, but will also reduce design, setup and maintenance costs. Given the level of human/robot cooperation, robustness and safety will be assured by dedicated verification and validation methodologies. The formal specification framework will support component suppliers in efficiently verifying and certifying their modules. This project will identify and develop reconfigurable key hardware and software components, employing living labs to show the feasibility and capability in manufacturing and service demonstrator environments.