Today, intralogistic services have to respond to changing market needs, unforeseeable trends and shorter product life cycles. Intralogistic systems have be flexible, reliable, self-optimising, quickly deployable and safe yet efficient in environments shared with humans. ILIAD will enable the transition to automation of intralogistic services with key stakeholders from the food distribution sector. Robotic solutions will be developed that can integrate with current warehouse facilities, extending the state of the art to achieve self-deploying fleets of heterogeneous robots in multiple-actor systems; life-long self-optimisation; manipulation from a mobile platform; efficient and safe operation in environments shared with humans; and efficient fleet management. Scientifically, ILIAD will overcome limitations in the state of the art in tracking and analysing humans; quantify map quality and predict future states depending on activity patterns inferred from long-term observations; plan socially normative movements using learned human models; integrate task allocation, coordination and motion planning for heterogeneous robot fleets; and systematically study human safety in mixed environments, providing a foundation for future safety standards. ILIAD consortium includes partners with a proven track record in all key research areas, leading technology providers for intralogistics, end users that are leading in their respective markets, and the National Centre for Food Manufacturing, facilitating access to realistic test sites.
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