Michelin, French labs to study ‘cobotics’, ‘industry of future’

Clermont-Ferrand, France – Groupe Michelin as well as three Clermont-Ferrand-based university research laboratories, Institut Pascal1, Lapsco2 and Limos3, have joined forces to create a laboratory for “industry of the future”.

FactoLab, said a Michelin statement, will implement a medium and long-term research and development programme focusing on man-machine cooperation, particularly in the fields of cobotics and new digital technologies.

The new centre aims to develop “collaborative robots and connected devices for production operators” to carry out physically difficult or stressful tasks.

The programme, according to Michelin, is an extension…

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