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DIH Profile

National Centre of Robotics

Hub Information

Hub Name
National Centre of Robotics
Local Name
Evolutionary Stage
In preparation
Geographical Scope
National

Description

National Centre of Robotics is an non-profit organization established under the patronate of Faculty of electrical engineering and information technology, Slovak technical university in Bratislava. Establishment of National Centre of Robotics had several reasons – research, support and development of robotics in university and society-wide environment.We are currently working with several universities, commercial companies (especially SMEs) and we are supporting students in research activities. We participate in several projects, including the structure H2020.

The members of National Centre of Robotics are internationally accepted professionals in the field of robotics, cybernetics and automation. We are young team and we are opened to any challenges.

We are supporting of technology transfer program to local SMEs. More details on possibilities of cooperation are listed here: http://nacero.sk/work-with-us/

National Centre of Robotics acts as a DIH and it is part of DIH² - DIH² is a network of 26 DIHs, with a target to reach over 170 DIHs. The sole aim of the network is to spark incremental (cut 50% cost of advance robotics solutions, double the growth of robotics market) and disruptive (maximum productivity & optimum agility) innovations in over 300,000 Manufacturing SMEs and Mid-Caps. It will support SMEs in their Agile Production challenge (50% increase in productivity) and unleash their digitalization potential by enabling robot solutions that are more cost effective at lower lot sizes..http://www.dih-squared.eu/

Contact Data

Coordinator (Research & Technology organization)
National Centre of Robotics
http://nacero.sk/language/en/
Year Established
2014
Location
Ilkovicova 3, Bratislava, 84104, Bratislava (Slovakia)
Website
http://nacero.sk/language/en/
Contact information
Frantisek Duchon
frantisek.duchon@stuba.sk
+421 915 719 462

Organisation

Organizational form
(part of) Public organization (part of RTO, or university)
Turnover
0-250.000
Number of employees
10-25

Technologies

  • Sensory systems
  • Cyber physical systems
  • Robotics
  • Internet of things
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Mobility & Location based technologies
  • Simulation, modelling and digital twins
  • Additive manufacturing

RIS3 SK - our hub was directly connected in preparation of the RIS3 SK strategy in domain Digital Slovakia and creative industry. However, we are involved also in project proposals addressing the other domains - Transport for 21st century and Industry for 21st century.

DIH² is a network of 26 DIHs, with a target to reach over 170 DIHs. http://www.dih-squared.eu/

NCR was a partner of the national project: Research of innovative technologies focused on materials forming,assembling and robotics of technological processes in the manufactory of vehicle components (project coordinator: Matador Industries a.s.). More details can be found here:
https://www.vedatechnika.sk/SK/stimuly/Documents/Medziky%20a%20stimuly%202017/Stimuly-Vav-2015-2016-po-kontrole-matador.pdf
Overall budget: 2 381 016 EUR

 

Market and Services

Sectors

  • Transport and logistics
  • Public administration
  • Education
  • Manufacture of rubber and plastic products
  • Manufacture of electrical and optical equipment
  • Manufacture of transport equipment

TRL Focus

  • TRL4 - Component and/or breadboard validation in laboratory environment

Services provided

  • Ecosystem building, scouting, brokerage, networking
  • Collaborative Research
  • Concept validation and prototyping
  • Testing and validation
  • Access to Funding and Investor Readiness Services
  • Mentoring
  • Education and skills development

Service Examples

Research & Innovation

A joint R&D project in robotics area

New and inovative solutions of technical problem

Potential employees intership

Offer students for the company internship

Potential new employee already experienced with the company

Networking support

New connections with the companies in the sector

New bussiness posibilities

Design of production lines

Conceptualization of line design in accordance with customer requirements

Effective production line

Promotion

Including the company into the frame of our robotics actions

Possibility to show the potential of company to new customers, to students (future employees), etc.

Educational activities and mentoring

Courses for improving the knowledge of latest technologies

Improving the knowledge of the employees

Robotic cell safety

Evaluation of robotic cells safety by official authority

Robotic cells designed in accordance with ISO standards

Robotic line design

Client profile: SMEs improving their production capabilities

Client need: Implement robotic solutions into their own production lines

Solution: Complete solution of unique robotic workcells allowing to fill the machines

Note: We are not able to show the results without the agreement of SME (e.g. Symartech s.r.o.)

Bin picking analysis

Standard evaluation of bin picking possibilities in production

Basic design of bin picking application

Robot control

Client profile: SMEs implementing robotic solutions

Client need: Develop control systems for the robotic workplaces

Solution: Developed control modules in ROS for various robots (SCHUNK, Mitsubishi, etc.)

Digital twin of production line

Client profile: SMEs with own production lines

Client need: Optimize material flow in production line

Solution: Digital twin created in Siemens Tecnomatix software and analysis of the production line with the recommendations how to improve the production capacity

Note: We are not able to show the results without agreement of companies (Matador Automation, PSA, etc.)

Funding

  • Horizon 2020
  • National basic research funding
  • National specific innovation funding
  • Partner resources

Customers

Number of customers annually
6-10
Type of customers
  • Start-up companies
  • SMEs (<250 employees)
  • MidCaps (between €2-10 billion turnover)
  • Large companies, multi-nationals
  • Research organisations
  • Partners

    H2020 Projects

    • DIH²
      A Pan‐European Network of Robotics DIHs for Agile Production

      A Pan‐European Network of Robotics DIHs for Agile Production


      DIH^2 is a network of 26 DIHs, with a target to reach over 170 DIHs. The sole aim of the network is to spark incremental (cut 50% cost of advance robotics solutions, double the growth of robotics market) and disruptive (maximum productivity & optimum agility) innovations in over 300,000 Manufacturing SMEs and Mid-Caps. It will support SMEs in their Agile Production challenge (50% increase in productivity) and unleash their digitalization potential by enabling robot solutions that are more cost effective at lower lot sizes.

      DIH^2 relies on:
      • A Common Open Platform Reference Architecture for Agile Production (COPRA-AP) -based on Industrial Data Space Reference Architecture Model and FIWARE technologies- to serve the needs of SMEs by means of a continuously growing set of Robotic-based Open Standard Enablers (ROSE-AP).
      • A marketplace as one-stop-shop for SMEs to access essential services for digital transformation including business modelling, technical support, access to skills and finance.
      • 2 competitive Open Calls to launch an ambitious Technology Transfer Program with 260 Agility Audits, 26 cross-border Technology Transfer Experiments and 26 ROSE-AP, leveraging over 26M€ of public & private funding in advance robotics solutions for Agile Production.
      • Members deeply rooted in their regional Smart Specialization Strategy (bringing €5M additional funding on top of EU funds), ensuring ‘working distance’ services for every SME in Europe - whichever the sector, wherever the location, whatever the size.
      • A Corporate Sponsorship Program from equipment and automation suppliers committed with the network to get access to wider market and latest research in robotics.

      DIH^2 will transform this network into a self-sustainable non-profit association with members all over Europe. DIH^2  will demonstrate that public funded research can help SMEs & Mid-Caps achieve digital excellence and global competitiveness through adopting advanced robotics solutions in Agile Production.

    Last updated: 10/05/19 11:40