The paper presents a service robot for health monitoring and localized chemical, drugs and fertilisers dispensing to plants in greenhouses. The robot and its end-effectors have been conceived and designed specifically oriented to the served environment and tasks. A virtual prototype has been realized.
The paper deals with the consolidation of rocky slopes and walls, in view of enhancing automation to avoid risky undertakings, when firming-up is accomplished to safeguard peopled areas, highways, dwelling houses or public works. The topic has growing environmental concern, aiming at removing human operators, unless, possibly, for preliminary in-site… (More)
The domain of food processing is requiring the replacement of human front-end operators to grant standard cleaning conditions and to achieve health and safety thresholds, according to Authorities rules. The development of instrumental robotic equipment is considered with interest, but, at the moment, actual implementations face lags in their acceptation.… (More)
The paper deals with an innovative device, enabling multi-point grasp, firm hold and gentle transfer of limp sheets to the sorting buffers, before the feeding of the assembly sections. The design process avails of fully implemented digital mock-ups and runs extended virtual trims, to accomplish the analysis of the prospected fixture dynamical behaviour, as… (More)
The delivery of manufactured goods may be specified as a function of four independent factors. In addition to the conventionally considered invested capital I and contributed labour L, know-how and technology K has been recently recognised as an important independent input to the economic system, while tangible resources T may be introduced to provide an… (More)