Factory-in-a-day - FP7 EU Project

The objective of this project is to marginalize the system integration cost by reducing the system integration time to one single day. The resultant 50% price reduction of fully integrated systems is not even the main effect. The really significant impact will be that the SME’s no longer have to earn back the investment through only one of their short production batches. In one day, the machines can be re-installed for another temporary product line and continue to be useful. Moreover, this opens up the possibility that the robots and other machinery are provided under short-term lease contracts to the SME’s, bringing the investment risk down to zero.

  • Factory-in-a-day is funded by the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Union.
  • Supported by the Programme ICT Factories of the Future 2013 (FP7-2013-NMP-ICT-FoF).
  • Programme under grant agreement no 609206.
  • Funding period: 1. October 2013 – 30. September 2017.
  • Coordinator: TU Delft


Model-based systems engineering to design collaborative robotics applications (see Hernandez-2017)

Dynamic Obstacle Avoidance for Collaborative Robot Applications (see Bharatheesha-2017)


C. Hernandez and M. Bharatheesha. A systems engineering analysis of robot motion for Team Delft’s APC winner 2016. In Robotic Item Picking - Applications in Warehouse & E-Commerce. Springer, in print.

C. Hernandez and J. L. Fernandez-Sanchez.
Model-based systems engineering to design collaborative robotics applications. 2017 IEEE International Systems Engineering Symposium (ISSE), 1-6, 2017.

M. Bharatheesha, N. Gitfsun, G. Dumonteil, C. Hernandez and M. Wisse. Dynamic Obstacle Avoidance for Collaborative Robot Applications. Workshop on IC3 - Industry of the future: Collaborative, Connected, Cognitive. Novel approaches stemming from Factory of the Future and Industry 4.0 initiatives, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Singapore, May 2017.