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Development and introduction of new robotic technologies in the industrial fabric


The 5R Network, Cervera network in Robotic technologies for intelligent manufacturing, has as its mission to establish a collaborative network, equipped with the necessary technology, tools and infrastructures to act as a driving force for the development and introduction of new robotic technologies in the industrial fabric.

The 5R network was born from the decision of the technology centers that make it up to create a common synergistic project that allows strengthening their capacities and generating applied knowledge in order to increase the competitiveness of the Spanish business sector and position itself as an international benchmark in this field.

The strategic plan of the 5R network is based on the development of five Pilot Factories in which different demonstrators created from robotic technologies are deployed. 


  • Develop a scientific-technical strengthening plan for the participating centers to position ourselves as the benchmark R&D network in the development and application of robotic technologies in perception, interaction and cognition for smart manufacturing.
  • Promote the introduction in the manufacturing sector of new paradigms of flexible and collaborative robotics supported by artificial intelligence.
  • Increase business technology transfer and accelerate technological innovation. 


  • Improve the capacities of the Spanish industry in relation to robotic technologies.
  • Have results validation environments that can be translated into high-level publications.
  • Facilitate participation in international consortia.
  • Engaging relevant stakeholders to create and convey a positive vision of robotics technology.
  • Bringing robotic technologies closer to society, not creating false expectations and demonstrating the possibilities they offer.

Expected results

  • Technology development in multisectorial validation scenarios. 
  • Realistic infrastructures to experiment and validate developments and solutions of the industrial fabric. 
  • Offer the educational community technologies and solutions in the field of robotics. 
  • Offer the scientific community the possibility of validating theories and concepts in industrial settings.
  • Facilitate the work of the media to disseminate advances in the field of robotics. 
  • Differentiating infrastructures that facilitate participation in international programs. 


Cervera Technology Centers 2020


“Cervera Centre of Excellence”

CARTIF total budget: 780,925 €
CARTIF Grant: 780,925 €
Duration: january 2021 – december 2023

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Roberto Medina Aparicio

Divison of Industrial and Digital Systems


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