project . 2017 - 2020 . Closed

ROPOD

Ultra-flat, ultra-flexible, cost-effective robotic pods for handling legacy in logistics
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  • Funder: European CommissionProject code: 731848 Call for proposal: H2020-ICT-2016-1
  • Funded under: H2020 | IA Overall Budget: 3,926,380 EURFunder Contribution: 3,494,820 EUR
  • Status: Closed
  • Start Date
    01 Jan 2017
    End Date
    30 Apr 2020
  • Detailed project information (CORDIS)
Description
The market for automatically guided vehicles in logistic applications is growing rather slowly in spite of the market potential that has been forecasted. There are markets and applications, which literally cry for automation by AGVs not only for economic, but also for social reasons: hospitals and care facilities. Irrespective of the burning needs there are major barriers, however, which prevent such automation. Two of them are cost and legacy in existing logistic solutions. Today’s hospital logistic robots are bulky, heavy, and with a price of 50+ KEUR for a single vehicle they are very expensive. At the same time these AGVs are often highly specialized and can...
Description
The market for automatically guided vehicles in logistic applications is growing rather slowly in spite of the market potential that has been forecasted. There are markets and applications, which literally cry for automation by AGVs not only for economic, but also for social reasons: hospitals and care facilities. Irrespective of the burning needs there are major barriers, however, which prevent such automation. Two of them are cost and legacy in existing logistic solutions. Today’s hospital logistic robots are bulky, heavy, and with a price of 50+ KEUR for a single vehicle they are very expensive. At the same time these AGVs are often highly specialized and can...
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