EURECA put the worker needs at the centre of the working scene. The increase of the productivity as well as the ergonomics improvement are the main goal of the project. Automation-as-needed is therefore considered as the winning automation strategy for the next aircraft interiors assembly.

The EURECA project framework is dedicated to innovate the assembly of aircraft interiors using advanced human-robot collaborative solutions.

A pool of devices/frameworks will be deployed for teaming up with human operators in a human-centred assistive environment.

The main benefits are the substantial improvement of ergonomics in workloads, the increase in the usability level of assembly actions, the digitalization of procedures with logs and visuals for error prevention through dedicated devices.

Solutions are peculiarly designed for addressing both the working conditions and the management of the cabin-cargo installation process, such as limited maneuvering space, limited weight allowed on the cabin floor, reducing lead time and recurring costs.

With this aim, EURECA will bring together research advancements spanning across design, manufacturing and control, robotized hardware, and software for the specific use-cases in the cabin-cargo final assembly.

This project has received funding from the Clean Sky Joint Undertaking
under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation
programme under grant agreement nº 738039 –

Project Data

February 2017

Start Date

36 Month


1.4 M€

Total Costs


Total Funding




Linked Parties

Project Structure

Human-Robot Cooperative Assembly of Lightweight Components using mobile platform and lightweight robots.

Assembly of Heavy and Large Components in cluttered areas through Human Empowered Exoskeleton.

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