FURBOT

Freight Urban RoBOTic vehicle

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Project description

The project proposes novel concept architectures of light-duty, full-electrical vehicles for efficient sustainable urban freight transport and will develop a FURBOT vehicle prototype.

The main paradigms are: energy efficiency, sustainability, mobility dexterity, modularity, intelligent automated driving and freight handling robotization. The design approach will integrate the knowledge of advanced technologies in the field of efficient electric power supply and drive trains, in wheel motors, lightweight high strength materials, frame structures, perceptual systems, new robotic tools for freights manipulation and intelligent controls.

The payload is considered packaged in freights boxes or ISO pallets. FURBOT can be used in a fleet offering a new sustainable, evolvable urban freight transport system. The system will be modeled and a simulator developed. Webpage: [[]]


Project details

Project Acronym: FURBOT
Start Date: November 2011
End Date: October 2014
Duration: 36 months
Project Status: in process
Project Budget: 3,27M€
Project Funding: 2.27M€
Project Coordinator: Dimec

Partners

Partner N° Partner name Partners short name Country
1 (coord.) DIMEC - University of Genova DIMEC Italy
2 INRIA INRIA France
3 BREMACH INDUSTRIE SRL BH Italy
4 ZTS VYSKUMNO-VYVOJOVY USTAV KOSICE AS ZTS Slovakia
5 University of Pisa UNIPI Italy
6 PERSICO SPA PERSICO Italy
7 Mazel Ingenieros, S. A. MAZEL Spain
8 Serviços Municipalizados de Transportes Colectivos do Barreiro TCB Portugal

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