Social economic impact
The transfer of innovation to a new
field of application will always have direct and indirect socio-economic
In our specific case, the Applicants are
convinced that the successful completion of the proposed research will
have important impact on the industrial robot sector and in general on the
many end users sectors that extensively uses robot in their manufacturing
process. The project therefore will contribute to maintain or increase the
today European industry position in the world market, with social impact
on employment, not only quantitatively, but also qualitatively through the
accompanying training and skill development needed to use and apply the
new technologies. The project will help industrial enterprises to
recognise the embedded system as one of the most advanced technological
engine and to diffuse its applicability in the design practice in the
industrial automation process.
should also be noted that the extensive use of new control and embedded
technology from industrial robots to others service applications (such as
unmanned intervention in risk environments) will not only increase the
conceptual and physical commonalties with consumers robots (with important
potential impact on the related market), but also increase the
capabilities for the suppliers to respond to new engaging specification
posed by special societal needs for service robot.
Moreover it is expected that the success
of the projects will have potential high impact on the manufacturing for
mechanically based products, by extending the use of robots from high
volume to lower volume products, shifting manufacturing operation to
robots from other machining tools, reducing the portion of manual works.
The chosen class of products is such
that the success of the project will have important impacts not only in
that specific class, but on all the manufacturing systems (via its
diffusion and substitution potentialities).
important indirect effect expected from the project – by showing the
high potentialities of an optimal embedment in the design of electronics
and ICT - is to contribute to change the prevailing design approach and
culture in manufacturing industries.
by-product, the project will in general have impact on the engineering
design approach for products having a relevant mechanical base, pushing
for a deeper integration of mechanical engineering and electronics and ITC