Research Projects

ARTEEKO: Adaptive end effector for advanced handling of upholstery fabrics

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About the project

The aim of the ARTEEKO project is to develop a complete EOAT (End of Arm Tooling) robotic manipulator specifically for deformable fabrics with support for tasks in the upholstered furniture sector. The manipulator to be developed includes an independent head that will be attachable to different robotic arms from multiple manufacturers, complemented by a specific artificial vision system to process the deformable geometries of the fabrics.

Expected results:

  • Compact robotic manipulator for the specific handling of upholstery fabrics.
  • Artificial vision module adapted to volumetric deformable fabrics.
  • Advances in fabric clamping technologies for the upholstery and textile industry.
  • A plug&play system with a simple and comprehensive user interface.
  • A plug&play system with a simple and comprehensive user interface.

This project has the participation of companies CFZ Cobots and AyCN, Automática y Control numérico, the Centro Tecnológico del Mueble y la Madera de la Región de Murcia (CETEM) and the Automatics and Industrial Informatics Research Institute, Institute ai2, at the UPV.