Webinar “Proyecto MAINGAP: tecnologías 4.0 en los sectores Automoción y Aeronáutico”

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El Centro Tecnológico de Automoción de Galicia (CTAG) les invita a participar en el Webinar “Tecnologías 4.0 en los sectores Automoción y Aeronáutico” del proyecto MAINGAP, proyecto cofinanciado por el Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER) a través del Programa Interreg V-A España-Portugal (POCTEP) 2014-2020, que se celebrará el próximo 5 de octubre de 2020 a las 11:00 horas.

Durante la jornada se realizará una breve presentación del proyecto MAINGAP “Manufactura Innovadora en la Eurorregión Galicia-Norte de Portugal” cuyo objetivo principal es acelerar la implantación de soluciones tecnológicas punteras que respondan a los grandes desafíos que supone avanzar hacia la Industria 4.0 en la Eurorregión. MAINGAP toma como punto de partida el Sector Automoción y el Sector Aeronáutico, y busca favorecer la hibridación sectorial y tecnológica.

Concretamente, CTAG presentará soluciones tecnológicas relacionadas con la implantación de exoesqueletos en la industria, robótica colaborativa y virtualización de los procesos logísticos, con la colaboración de RobotPlus y FlexSim.

Por último, se explicará cómo se articulará la participación de las empresas, que podrán testear y validar las tecnologías desarrolladas en el marco del proyecto a través de experiencias piloto.

CTAG lidera este proyecto de transferencia y valorización de tecnologías 4.0 a pymes innovadoras de la Eurorregión, en colaboración con la Agencia Gallega de Innovación (GAIN), el Centro de Innovación e Servizos da Tecnoloxía e o Deseño (CIS-Tecnoloxía e Deseño), el Centro de Engenharia e Desenvolvimento (CEIIA) y la Universidade do Minho.

Las inscripciones deberán formalizarse enviando un correo electrónico a la siguiente dirección gestion.innovacion@ctag.com  antes del 02/10/2020.

Consulta el programa del webinar en el siguiente enlace.

Interreg España - Portugar - Feder

CTAG collaborates in the virtual edition of the largest international conference on wearable robotics


The 5th International Symposium on Wearable Robotics and WearRAcon Europe will be held through a revolutionary virtual platform from October 13 to 16, 2020.

Researchers, experts, manufacturers and end users from all over the world will be able to meet one more year to share their latest innovations and participate in workshops, demonstrations and exhibitions in a different way.

The event consists of two congresses in parallel, the International Symposium on Wearable Robotics and WearRAcon Europe, with an industrial focus, and the International Conference on Neurorehabilitation, with a medical focus. The organising committee, in which CSIC, CTAG, WEARRACON EUROPE, NRG and AbilityLab participate, considers that in such an exceptional situation as the one we are experiencing, in which technology plays a crucial role, it is important to enhance the reach of this type of events and keep the debate around scientific and technological advances open, in this case in the field of robotics and neuroscience and their application in the medical and industrial sectors.

In addition, the event will feature a specific conference on the automotive sector which will take place at CTAG. This edition aims to give greater emphasis and presence to the automotive sector, reinforcing the impact on Industry 4.0, promoting processes automation and reinforcing the technology that facilitates ergonomics in the workplace.

If you are interested in participating in the event, you will find more information in this presentation.

Important dates:
Papers submission – up to 14 August
Notification to authors  – 14 September
Authors registration deadline and early registration – 30 September

For more information about the congresses please visit the following links:

International Symposium On Wearable Robotics And Wearracon Europe – http://www.2020.werob.org/

International Conference on neurorehabilitation – www.icnr2020.org

CTAG will develop new robotic solutions for manual tasks within the TRAINMAN-MAGOS Project

Although the use of industrial robotics in the automotive industry is mainstream, there are still parts of the production process which need human intervention, especially in manipulating fragile parts or while assembling components which demand increased dexterity. These manual tasks increase the production time and reduce the flexibility of the production line and the quality of the end product. TRAINMAN-MAGOS aims to deal with this challenge by providing a novel, agile and flexible solution.

CTAG, together with the Greek company Quanta and Qualia, will develop an innovative solution that will make it possible to optimize the robotic programming of complex trajectories carried out by the hand of the operator. It will also improve ergonomics by eliminating operations with high muscle loads due to complex movements.

European Union

This demonstrator is part of a sub-project that has indirectly received funding from the European Unions H2020 research and innovation programme via an Open Call issued and executed under project TRINITY (grant agreement No 825196)


For more information about this project please visit https://trinityrobotics.eu/

More than 1,500 researchers from CTAG and TECNALIA will work together on the mobility of the future

TECNALIA inspiring business & CTAG

The two leading technology centres in Spain have reached an agreement to offer their joint expertise and face the challenges of advanced manufacturing, Industry 4.0 and robotics in the mobility  sector. These are the Automotive Technology Centre of Galicia (CTAG) and the research and technological development centre TECNALIA, which have sealed their collaboration with the virtually formalised signature of an agreement between Óscar Fernández Besteiro, president of CTAG, and Emiliano López Atxurra, president of TECNALIA.

The objective of the collaboration in which more than 1,500 researchers from both centres will work together, is to propose comprehensive services to complement the offer and capacities of the companies in the sector. To do so, CTAG and TECNALIA will offer companies new solutions and results through R&D and Innovation projects in the fields of mobility and advanced manufacturing, as well as activities that foster the creation of new technology-based companies. They will also be able to share the state-of-the-art facilities at each centre and move forward together in the provision of advanced services.

It is worth highlighting the following initiatives: first of all, as a result of the knowledge and experience of both centres in the field of robotics and exoskeletons, new solutions to improve the ergonomic conditions of operators will be developed. Secondly, new developments for the automation of special vehicles in different environments, such as ports, airports and industrial estates will be enhanced. They will also implement a joint strategy for the development of the electric car and its components, among others.

Furthermore, through this collaboration, both organisations will strengthen and increase their talent volume in areas of specialisation, such as the automotive industry, manufacturing or digitalisation, becoming a national and European benchmark in these areas.

For further information please download the press release about the agreement.

The largest international symposium on wearable robotics will be held in Vigo in 2020 with the collaboration of CTAG

In recent years, wearable robotics has emerged as a new topic of interest, closely related to physical assistance, exoskeletons, and soft robotics.

CTAG has been really involved in this field since its inception, developing projects related to the industry and the manufacturing processes for health prevention and ergonomics. The Centre has experience in projects for the automotive and naval sectors and participates in European initiatives such as EUROBENCH or COVR. Therefore, CTAG collaborates in the organization of the 5th International Symposium on Wearable Robotics, WeRob 2020, which will be held in Vigo, Spain, from October 13 to 16, 2020. The Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC, Spanish National Research Council) and the Shirley Ryan Abilitylab also participate in the organization of the event.

WeRob will be held in parallel with the ICNR (International Conference on Neurorehabilitation), which will bring together researchers, experts, manufacturers and end users to present the latest scientific and technological advances related to robotics and neuroscience, as well as their application in the medical and industrial fields.

In addition to scientific presentations by international experts, WeRob and ICNR will be accompanied by industrial demonstrations and an exhibition area, among other activities.

For more information about each congress please visit:

WeRob2020 www.2020.werob.org/

ICNR2020 www.icnr2020.org

You may also download the event flyer


CTAG participates in international forums on exoskeletons

CTAG attends Humanoids 2019, the International Conference which is held in Toronto, Canada, on 14, 15 and 16 October. This event brings together experts in the field of robotics to analyse and explain the scope of the latest research on humanoid robotics. The conference will feature the participation of Jawad Masood, who works at CTAG’s Factory of the Future department and who will contribute CTAG’s experience in the development and implementation of exoskeleton validation methodologies as support systems for industrial production line workers.

In addition, CTAG will go once again to EXO Berlin, one of the most relevant events at the international level for experts in exoskeletons, wearable devices, biomechanics and collaborative robotics. This conference is aimed at engineers, researchers and other professionals in the industrial and academic sector, who will meet in Berlin on October 22 and 23 to present and discuss the latest innovations and technologies aimed at enhancing human performance.

For more information about these events please visit https://www.exo-berlin.de/ and http://humanoids2019.loria.fr/


Proxecto cofinanciado por Igape, Xunta de Galicia e Fondo Europeo de Desenvolvemento Rexional do programa operativo Feder Galicia 2014-2020