« Open Innovation » provides development impetus for BA Systèmes, as the technologies developed in innovative projects are then directly implemented in BA Systèmes range of AGVs. This is the case of the Robm@rket project.
Robm@rket, from the AGV to order preparation
The Robm@rket ANR (Agence Nationale de la Recherche) cooperative project aimed to develop the combined use of a mobile robot and an articulated robot to automate order preparation. The application scenario involved the packing for shipping articles ordered from an on-line catalogue of over 1000 references of various sizes, shapes and surfaces (paper, plastic, cardboard, etc.).
Partners of the Open Innovation project
For the BA Systèmes Open Innovation approach, two laboratories and two universities worked together to bring this project through to a successful conclusion.
- BA Systèmes: project coordination, production of the mobile handling platform and building of an order preparation industrial mock-up.
- CEA List: development of the force/position hybrid control, robotics and software integration for handling.
- IRISA-INRIA: development of visual serving algorithms.
- INSA: gripping arm accessibility study, business plan and diversification assumptions
- University of CAEN: development of object detection and learning algorithms.
Project budget: €1.7million over 3 years
Robm@rket, 2009 « Innovation Supply Chain » award
The Robm@rket project obtained the 2009 « Innovation Supply Chain » award. This prize is awarded by ASLOG (ASsociation pour la LOGistique – logistics association) for innovative applied research projects in the field of logistics.
Rom@rket’s innovative aspects are found in reduced order preparation energy costs, improved working conditions and independent handling of special orders.
Robm@rket spinoffs for BA Systèmes
- 2 patents registered in 2009 for BA Systèmes;
- a more compact AGV developed as part of the project: ARTEMIS;
- development of a second innovation project with Bouygues Construction;
ISOLDE project at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) for battery replacement in a hostile environment.