Enabling Technologies for Extended Range Robot for the Flexible Factory)


The TRREX project (Extended Range Robot Enabling Technologies for the Flexible Factory) investigates and develops technologies that contribute to the deployment of mobile industrial robots for the factories of the future. These systems will increase the flexibility of the plants and allow the optimization of industrial processes, improving their productivity.
The technologies developed will be validated in three different industrial scenarios: extended logistics and flexible machine service, flexible online service and manufacturing of large parts.
CARTIF will collaborate in the researching of new dynamic task planning techniques, as well as in the development of new discovery protocols to generate new production recipes



  • Research different types of energy storage and charging systems in robotic platform.
  • Dynamic and kinematic modeling of the robot platform set.
  • Creation of robust navigation systems in convoys.
  • Integration of new management, communication and recipe management systems in robotics.
  • Research of bin-picking systems using low cost sensors.
  • Research of collaborative modalities between robot and person.


  • Construction of a hybrid battery system with induction charging systems
  • Creation of an autonomous, stable and modular navigation platform capable of coordinating its movements with onboard industrial robot.
  • Development of definition systems, task management and automatic generation of robot programs.
  • Validation of technologies developed in real industrial environments.

Expected results

  • Creation of a new electronics that allow hybrid battery systems to work
  • Robust navigation systems and intelligent perception of people and gestures objects.
  • Recipe systems describing the logic and communication between different machines and robots.
  • Obtaining two validated TRREX in the use cases.
  • Investigate different types of energy storage and charging systems in robotic platform. 



Total budget: € 6,432,826
CARTIF Budget: € 96,000
Duration 3 years: January 2019-December 2021

Team Manager

Clemente Cárdenas

Project Manager at Cartif

Industrial and Digital Systems Division


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