HRC gearbox and motor assembly

Name of demonstration

ODIN -project Automotive usecase

Main objective

The Automotive pilot demonstrator targets to increase the productivity of the real industrial process at STELLANTIS premises, by utilizing ODIN key technologies.

Short description

This demonstrator consists of modules from all ODIN components. There are three main operations involved:

  • the motor & gearbox assembly
  • the additional parts assembly
  • the quality check

Image showing robot equipment in test laboratory.
For the first operation, a COMAU AURA high payload collaborative robot is selected to safely pick and place the motor on a conveyor using a custom reconfigurable motor gripper. Also, the AURA robot, is responsible for transporting a gearbox in the proximity of the motor using a custom gearbox gripper. At that point, a human operator manually guides the AURA robot, so that the gearbox aligns with the motor and performs the assembly of these two main parts.

During the second operation, a human operator places some additional parts on the assembly, and after this the TECNALIA dual arm mobile robot performs a screwing while moving task to screw the additional parts on the overall assembly.

During the third operation, the COMAU mobile robot performs the quality inspection and in the case of any support/confirmation needed a human operator is allocated to support the inspection tasks. Based on the definition of the automotive pilot line, the Automotive pilot layout has been consolidated in order to facilitate the three main operations involved in this pilot.

Owner of the demonstrator

University of Patras (LMS)

Responsible person

ODIN Project Coordinator
Dr. Sotiris Makris
Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems and Automation (LMS),
University of Patras
Tel: +30-2610-910160
Fax: + +30-2610-997314


C29.1 - Manufacture of motor vehicles


HRC, human robot collaboration, collaborative robotics, assembly, ODIN project, H2020, ODIN, .

Benefits for the users

The implementation of the automotive pilot line is focusing on a flexible and fenceless robotic system that promotes reconfigurability and collaboration with human operators under the
assembly process of a vehicle car engine. Developed technologies are applicable to all similar use cases requiring reconfigurable HRC.

Potential sectors of application



ODIN automotive demonstrator videos on project pages.

More details about ODIN automotive pilot demonstrator can be found from ODIN D5.4 Industrial Component – Refined Version

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