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Tuesday, November 02, 2010

€ 1,2 Million for Danish-German Robot Project

Handling and packing of natural objects from agriculture and food industry is still mainly a manual process. This because no robot currently available is able to handle the degree of flexibility found in these products.
In Southern Denmark and Schleswig-Holstein, there is a rather large food industry that could become endangered if production costs rise. Here, it would be advantageous to upgrade production with intelligent robotic assembly, which at the same time will upgrade the qualifications and required skills of the workers.

The Danish-German cross-boarder robotics project IFRO (Intelligent Robots for handling of Flexible Objects) is aims at bundling expertise within computer vision and robotics across the Danish-German border and supplying a competence center that links to industry as well as research and educational centers in the regions. The € 1,2 Million project is sponsored by the INTERREG 4A programme Syddanmark-Schleswig-K.E.R.N and The European Union’s "The European Regional Development Fund" with € 0,8 million.

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