ARFLEX applications

In general, the replacement of mechanical precision by intelligence and dynamic adaptation (to variations of the environmental conditions) shall enhance and widen the set of robotís addressable services, providing a base for provisions to enhance dependability.
The potential and performance of ARFLEX systems will be considered especially in nowadays critical tasks, in which low costs, high performance, as well as flexibility and reconfigurability of ARFLEX concepts can enable a qualitative breakthrough.

The following application scenarios will be mainly considered.
Flexible assembly of complex customized parts in which the intelligence of new robot control will be utilized to recognize position of objects to be handled, compensate for inaccuracies and accomplish accurate assembly operations (this scenario will be considered for applications in SMEs sectors, as well as in automotive industry, e.g. flexible assembly of cock-pits with moving lines, assembly of innovative complex powertrain systems, collar insertion and swaging in airframe assembly, precise assembly of electromechanical components etc.). Both autonomous and cooperative applications, in so called robot-assistant work-places will be considered.
Precise laser welding, cutting, measuring and inspection of complex surfaces (rapidly growing applications in automotive and other sectors);
Automatic final processing (deburring, polishing) of sensitive and dimensions and form-variable ceramic products (operation nowadays mainly performed manually, causing outsourcing of traditional European manufacturing);
Precise and fast manipulation in biotechnological applications (e.g. yielding biochip probes);
Interaction with human (e.g. rehabilitation) and domestic applications in an unstructured and variable environment (potential enlargement to service-robot applications).