Effective Industrial Human-Robot Collaboration Cluster

HR-Recycler is part of the Effective Industrial-Human Collaboration Cluster, which aims at virtually clustering independent EU-funded R&D projects on collaborative robotics jointly addressing the technical scope areas of the DT-FOF-02-2018 or related topics. Through the cluster, the main objective of participating projects is to achieve a higher level of impact beyond project level, contributing more strongly to disseminate the state-of-the-art research being developed for ensuring an effective industrial flexible production allowing humans and robots to coexist and share production tasks.

Effective Industrial-Human Collaboration Cluster project coordinators and dissemination managers trust that together as a cluster they will reach a greater awareness and technology transfer to the academia and industry for a smoothly integration of human-robot collaboration environments in an effective and safely manner.

The Effective Industrial-Human Collaboration Cluster is comprised by THOMAS, ROSSINI, HR-Recycler, COLLABORATE, SHERLOCK and Sharework.

Cluster objectives

  • Exploring synergies between cluster projects for common dissemination in external events (workshops, conferences, etc.).
  • Collaboration in organising project events on specific topics related to collaborative robotics.
  • Production of a newsletter compiling the latest news and advances on collaborative robotics and human-robot collaboration from European research institutions and cluster projects.
  • Maximising dissemination via combining efforts for joint publications in journals and magazines, as well as creating dedicated material at cluster level (e.g., whitepaper on project results and roadmap for its implementation on the industry).

THOMAS – Mobile dual arm robotic workers with embedded cognition for hybrid and dynamically reconfigurable manufacturing systems

The project aims to create a dynamically reconfigurable shopfloor utilizing autonomous, mobile dual arm workers. These “workers” are able to perceive their environment and through reasoning, cooperate with each other and with other production resources including human operators.


COLLABORATE – Co-production cell performing human-robot collaborative assembly

This project aims to equip robots with collaborative skills so that they can learn from the human and become valuable assistants for assembly operations, in an effective and safe manner.


HR-RECYCLER – Hybrid human-robot recycling plant for electrical and electronic equipment

HR-Recycler targets the development of a ‘hybrid human-robot recycling plant for electrical and electronic equipment’ operating in an indoor environment.


ROSSINI – Robot enhanced sensing, intelligence and actuation to improve job quality in manufacturing

The project aims to develop a disruptive, inherently safe hardware-software platform for the design and deployment of human-robot collaboration (HRC) applications in manufacturing.


SHERLOCK – Seamless and safe human-centered robotic applications for novel collaborative workplaces

SHERLOCK project aims to introduce the latest safe robotic technologies including high payload collaborative arms, exoskeletons and mobile manipulators in diverse production environments, enhancing them with smart mechatronics and AI based cognition, creating efficient HRC stations that are designed to be safe and guarantee the acceptance and wellbeing of operators.


SHAREWORK – Safe and Effective Human-Robot Cooperation Towards a Better Competitiveness on Current Automation Lack Manufacturing Processes

Sharework develops a Europe-wide smart modular solution integrated by different software and hardware modules to allow robots to physically interact with humans within a collaborative production environment without the need for physical protection barriers. The project boosts process productivity and improves the ergonomics of those workstations where it is implemented.

Project developments will be validated and tested in four industrial scenarios on the automotive, railway, capital goods and metal sectors.