FURBOT

Freight Urban RoBOTic vehicle

  • Framework: FP7
  • Type: STREP
  • Status: Completed
  • Category: Electrification (FEV/PHEV) and Freight / logistics / co-modality
  • End Date: 31/10/2014
  • Vehicles: Delivery vans, Passenger cars, and Two wheelers
  • Website: http://www.furbot.eu

The project proposes novel concept architectures of light-duty, full-electrical vehicles for efficient sustainable urban freight transport and will develop a FURBOT vehicle prototype. The main paradigms are: energy efficiency, sustainability, mobility dexterity, modularity, intelligent automated driving and freight handling robotization. The design approach will integrate the knowledge of advanced technologies in the field of efficient electric power supply and drive trains, in wheel motors, lightweight high strength materials, frame structures, perceptual systems, new robotic tools for freights manipulation and intelligent controls. The payload is considered packaged in freights boxes or ISO pallets. FURBOT can be used in a fleet offering a new sustainable, evolvable urban freight transport system. The system will be modelled and a simulator developed.