Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

European Initiatives

Participants : David Daney, Jean-Pierre Merlet, Yves Papegay.

  • Program: FP7-2011-NMP-ICT-FoF, Factory of the Future

  • Project acronym: CableBot

  • Project title:Parallel Cable Robotics for Improving Maintenance and Logistics of Large-Scale Products

  • Duration: December 2011- December 2014

  • Coordinator: Tecnalia

  • Other partners: LIRMM (France), FRAUNHOFER-IPA (Germany), Duisburg-Essen University (Germany), EADS (France), ACCIONA (Spain), VICINAY (Spain)

  • Abstract: The CableBOT project deals with a novel methodology for designing, developing and evaluating cable robots customized for the automation in large-scale auxiliary processes. Parallel cable robots extend the payloads and workspace of conventional industrial robots by more than two orders of magnitude. The main objective is to develop a new generation of modular and reconfigurable robots able to perform many different steps in the post-production of large-scale structures.