“Robotics Solutions for Footwear Industry”

Author: I. Maurtua, A. Ibarguren, A. Tellaeche Date2012

Since September 2010, the ROBOFOOT consortium, a group of 10 partners, including Footwear Industry, Research institutes and Robotic solution providers is working together to promote the introduction of robotics in the European Footwear Manufacturing Industry. 

This paper presents the initial results achieved, in particular they are described the user requirements and operations

selected and the technical achievements reached so far.

The approach followed allows the coexistence of current working practices and facilities with robotic solutions. Due to the nature of the industry, either in size

and financial capability, it has been identified as one of the requirements by end-users taking part in the project.