Factory in a day, Fast installation to make robotics affordable for small companies
Early stage commercial environment application
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Factory-in-a-Day will bring industrial robots within reach of medium and small companies.
The key bottleneck, installation time (and cost), is drastically reduced by combining rapid manufacturing techniques with smart software. Think of it as 'apps' for various robot tasks.
The first small/medium companies are being served right now. By the end of the project (2017), a significant number of companies will enjoy the productivity gains of robotics.
Ir. J.C. Verlinden