By creating a robotic line integrating people, virtual reality and augmented reality in just 5 months, Proxinnov and CLARTE, two Atlantic France Technocampuses that are full-fledged networks of expertise, have once again demonstrated that collaborative work is synonymous with performance and innovation. Here’s an in-depth look.
At the last Global Industrie 2019 expo in Lyon, from 5 to 8 March, the Pays de la Loire Region presented an industrial robotic assembly demonstrator integrating virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) technologies. The project was carried out in just 5 months by the Proxinnov platform and the CLARTE virtual and augmented reality centre.
This is the best illustration of the work carried out by the Region in favour of innovative collaborative work: two networks working together to develop an original product to serve local companies.Christelle Morançais, President of the Pays de la Loire Region
Technocampuses: the flagships of Atlantic France expertise
These Technocampuses offer shared resources promoting cooperation and collaborative Research and Development projects between academic and industrial teams. There are now four platforms that support industrial companies in a multi-sector approach:
- The Composites Technocampus in Bouguenais,
- The Ocean Technocampus in Bouguenais,
- The Smart Factory Technocampus in Montoir-de-Bretagne,
- The Food Technocampus in Nantes.
Two other platforms, the Robotics and Cobotics Technocampus in La Roche-sur-Yon, and the Acoustics Technocampus in Le Mans, are expected to open soon.
We have concrete industrial projects and we are able to carry them out quickly. We must further develop these collaboration networks that are a showcase for the region’s industrial excellenceViolaine Moysan, Communication Manager for Technocampus at Solutions&co
Proxinnov, leader of the Robotics and Cobotics Technocampus
The Robotics and Cobotics Technocampus will be led by Proxinnov.
This public-private platform that specialises in industrial robotics for SMEs and middle-market companies is also the leading resource for robotics integration in Atlantic France. Proxinnov is also the French robotics hub for Europe. This opens up opportunities for the sector!
With CLARTE, we wanted to show that we were able to work in synergy to develop and implement innovative technologies. The two areas of expertise, Robotics and VR, can be used in conjunction, creating added value to ensure that 1 + 1 is greater than 2. By combining our expertise, we have shown that in a very short time, we can build a robotic unit that can operate in an industrial environment and meet real industrial needs.Pierre Loonis, Director of Proxinnov