Mobile robot for part handling in the automotive industry

Stamina (i.e. Sustainable and Reliable Robotics for Part Handling in Manufacturing Automation) European research and development project aims at developing and experimenting a mobile robotic system that will perform preparation and distribution operations of parts kits in the automotive industry.

Stamina robot is composed of an AGV (Automated Guided Vehicle) mobile platform, a robotic polyarticulated arm and a versatile gripper. It is driven by a specific supervision software which allows the AGV to perform tasks of bin-picking and kitting (procurement method for gathering components intended to be assembled together) and distribution kits.

Stamina will evolve in logistics warehouses that store auto parts and where it will grip the heavy parts such as alternators (13kg) and starters (9kg) to deposit them in an embedded box. The kit will then be delivered to the assembly line by the conveyor.


the involved partners

   PSA, BA Systèmes Aalborg University, BA Systèmes   
 Bonn Universitat, BA Systèmes Edimburg University BA Systèmes   INESC, BA Systèmes  


BA Systèmes endorses the technology provider and integrator (development, testing and security) roles for the robotic system at PSA Peugeot Citroën, end-user partner. The objectives of this project for PSA Peugeot-Citroën, are multiple:

  • Reduce the risk of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) for operators,
  • Increase the competitiveness of production sites,
  • Be more responsive to increasingly customer demands for vehicle customization.


Stamina, BA Systèmes


The final purpose of the project represents an opportunity for industrial companies, which will then be able to equip themselves with advanced mobile manipulators and use them in various order picking applications.


This project receives funding from the European Union under grant number #610917.


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