Robotic solutions for high quality product aesthetics and a safer working environment in manufacturing (MAGICIAN)

MAGICIAN will develop AI-driven robotic solutions for identifying and removing aesthetic defects in manufacturing products. The project follows a human-centred approach ensuring a sustainable transition towards human-robot collaboration in manufacturing.

Consumers increasingly expect manufacturing products to be free of defects which sets high standards in the production process. However, associated working processes are physically and cognitively demanding for workers and executed in a potentially hazardous environment. MAGICIAN addresses these challenges by developing robotic solutions for the autonomous classification and repair of aesthetic defects in semi-finished manufacturing products. The robots will operate by ‘learning’ from human workers and contribute to a safer and healthier working environment by taking over physically demanding tasks. The solutions will be tested in an automotive use case and then extended to additional application fields via Open Calls for SMEs and startups to prove their transferability.

Steinbeis Europa Zentrum is as one of the project partners responsible for communicating, disseminating and exploiting results including support of Open Calls and mapping of key stakeholders.

Further information:

  • Project name Akronym: MAGICIAN
  • Funding: European Commission, Horizon Europe
  • Funding budget for all partners: 8.3 million EUR
  • Participating countries: Belgium, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, Turkey
  • Project duration: 10/2023 – 09/2027

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Further links

LinkedIn: MAGICIAN | LinkedIn

Keywords: Human-Robot Interaction, Machine Learning, Cooperative Robots, Manufacturing

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Jacqueline Fritz
Dr.-Ing. Fredy Ríos Silva
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Dr.-Ing. Fredy Ríos Silva

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