The SCaVa Project

The SCaVa Project

The SCaVa Project

Stereo Camera Validation - SCaVa is the name of the project won by CRIT, technology innovation centre in Vignola (Modena), and Datalogic, global leader in the automatic acquisition of data and industrial automation. The project, for a duration of 9 months, proposes a validation method to be applied to 2 stereocameras, able to detect the arm and body of a worker, in order to test them within an innovative protection system. This approach represents a keystone in the validation of safe human-robot interaction in the factory.

SCaVa completes the activity carried out in ROSSINI, a transnational project about collaborative robotics which involves both companies and where Datalogic designed and developed a first version of the 2 stereocameras.

In Scava the stereocameras will be tested in compliance with the existing safety standards at Datalogic’s labs, which will be adapted according to the methodologies offered by the COVR project and in collaboration with the STIIMA-CNR in Milan. This will allow to develop a new protocol to test and validate these devices, by interpreting the European standards: a significant step for all the actors involved in the field of collaborative robotics.

CRIT will lead the communication and dissemination of results that will be achieved in the project, by promoting them through targeted communications and the organisation of working groups and webinars, involving also ROSSINI and COVR partner organisations.

SCaVa is financed within the COVR Awards, a call promoted by the COVR project and financed by the Horizon 2020 programme, coordinated by the Danish Technology Institute with the participation of STIIMA-CNR. COVR deals with collaborative robots (cobot) safety in the industrial environment and it aims at developing tools and methodologies to test / measure / validate cobots in compliance with the existing safety standards.