What is RobotX?

RobotX is the brand of the Competitiveness Cluster in autonomous systems and robotics – Robonet, an innovative initiative aimed to design, prototype and increase the production capacity in autonomous systems and robotics.By means of a strong partnership, the Competitiveness Cluster is building the premises to integrate innovative technologies, such as autonomous systems, robots or the Internet of Things, in order to offer complex solutions in different industries, able to solve worldwide key issues.

Project description

The Competitiveness Cluster in autonomous systems and robotics “Robonet is an association of legal entities proposing an integrated package of projects financed from the
Sectoral Operational Program “Increase of Economic Competitiveness (SOP IEC) 2007-2013 “,
co-funded from the European Regional Development Fund – Priority Axis 1 “An innovative and eco-efficient productive system”
Key areas of intervention D1.3 “Sustainable entrepreneurship development”
Operation “Development of business support structures of national and international dimension”

Implementation period of the project package: April 2014 – December 2015
Budget of the project package: 95,205,062.94 RON
Non-reimbursable support form the EU and Romanian State Budget: 32,819,067.75

The main objectives of the Competitiveness Cluster are:

  • Increase the research-development-innovation capacity of the partners in a period of 21 months by developing two innovative products  an aerial autonomous system of the mini-UAV type and a maritime autonomous system enabling the Cluster members to compete on the national and international markets;
  • Develop a business structure in the field of autonomous systems and robotics by creating a production and research unit with the purpose of developing competitive products at national and international level.
  • Increase the visibility of the Competitiveness Cluster and the products (systems) awareness and mindshare within national and regional markets;

The Beneficiary

RobotX Partners

Through RobotX, the partners collaborate to implement a series of projects: research activities for autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles and unmanned maritime vehicles, building of a manufacturing facility, projects coordination and an informative campaign.

The companies contributing to the success of the initiative are: Teamnet Autonomous AFT Design Teamnet World Professional Services Teamnet Engineering Expert One Research AVITECH Co Insoft Development&Consulting Asesoft International Asesoft Technologies Romtek Business Solutions Advisors Connections Consult

Potential Clients

The autonomous systems developed in RobotX have a wide addressability in civil applications, where they contribute to better surveillance, faster data capture from areas with low accessibility, improved precision in agriculture or more accurate land models.

LAW ENFORCEMENT
Police, Civil Security Border security Coastguard,
Crowd monitoring,
Sensitive area monitoring
EMERGENCY
Forest fire monitoring. Monitoring of other major incidents Search and Rescue (further to floods,snowstorms, land sliding, mountain rescue, forest fire rescue)
ENERGY SECTOR
Oil and gas industry
distribution infrastructure
Electricity grids /distribution networks
EARTH OBSERVATION
Climate monitoring Aerial photography, mapping and surveying Major incident and Pollution monitoring
URBAN DEVELOPMENT
Cadaster
3D Land Models
Land registration Landscape and urban planning
AGRICULTURE AND ENVIRONMENT
Environmental monitoring Crop monitoring Optimizing use of resources

Potential Partners

Research and development institutes, public authorities and private companies with an interest in developing competitive robots can join us in our vision to contribute to a better world.

Contracts

The success of this initiative is based on delivering five key projects, each one with an important contribution to the success of the overall project:

  1. Design mini-UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) – which has as a main outcome the research and the design of a competitive and innovative mini-UAV prototype. Read more
  2. Design UMV (unmanned marine vehicle) – which has as a main outcome the research and the design of a competitive and innovative UMV prototype. Read more
  3. Build Production Unit – consists of building the manufacturing facility and installing the manufacturing equipment and IT equipment, which will ensure the mass production of robotics systems. Read more
  4. Projects Coordination -coordination of all projects within the cluster, while maintaining a high standard for all deliverables and being compliant with European regulations. Read more
  5. Promotion – increases the visibility of the Competitiveness Cluster and the products (systems) representativeness, on international markets. Read more

What is RobotX?

The robotics market is rapidly becoming one of the most important markets worldwide. It has a substantial impact, both in terms of transforming society and in terms of the number of jobs generated.
RobotX is the brand of the “Competitiveness Cluster in autonomous systems and robotics – Robonet”, an innovative initiative aimed to design, prototype and increase the production capacity in autonomous systems and robotics.
Through RobotX, the partners collaborate to implement a series of projects: research activities for autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles and unmanned maritime vehicles, building of a manufacturing facility, projects coordination and an informative campaign.
The main asset of RobotX is represented by the deliverables of the research and development platform for designing competitive functions for the robotics systems.
The autonomous systems prototyped in this project are designed to be competitive internationally but also to lead to significant improvements in surveillance, precision agriculture, search and rescue and in urban maps.
Furthermore, the production factory is designed to support the production of 150 UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) and 95 UMVs (Unmanned Marine Vehicles) per year, which will enable a faster go-to-market. The production unit will link the R&D deliverables with the society benefiting from it in the form of integrated autonomous systems.