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autoreconA wide range of industrial sectors today is still organized in a fixed combination of fixed linear sequences of operations where manual and automated tasks are repeated in the same way each cycle time in the most suitable and optimized way. So, the aim of the project is to radically advance the way that today’s production lines are conceived, designed and built allowing the elimination or reduction of technologies that are limiting the flexibility potential of the production system.



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Prof. Darwin G. Caldwell
Dr. Ferdinando Cannella
Dr. Carlo Brindesi Canali
Dr. Fei Chen
Dr. Traveler Hauptman

Mr. Giuseppe Sofia
Dr. Federico Carpi
Prof. Gustavo M. Cerda
Prof. Jian S. Dai


Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 October 2013 10:07



wearhap logoThe complexity of the world around us is creating a demand for cognition-enabled interfaces that will simplify and enhance the way we interact with the environment. Project WEARHAP, developed in this proposal, aims at laying the scientific and technological foundations for wearable haptics, a novel concept for the systematic exploration of haptics in advanced cognitive systems and robotics that will redefine the way humans will cooperate with robots.



Project type FP7-ICT-2011-9-2.1: 601165 Cognitive Systems and Robotics – Collaborative Project Large-scale integrating project (IP)

Project duration 01.03.2013 — 28.02.2017





Dr. Nikos G. Tsagarakis

Prof. Darwin G. Caldwell

Dr. Ioannis Sarakoglou

Dr. Nadia Vanessa Garcia

Dr. Ferdinando Cannella

Dr. Matteo Bianchi (University of Pisa)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 October 2013 10:09



octopusOCTOPUS (Novel Design Principles and Technologies for a New Generation of High Dexterity Soft-bodied Robots Inspired by the Morphology and Behaviour of the Octopus)

OCTOPUS aims at investigating and understanding the principles that give rise to the octopus sensory-motor capabilities and at incorporating them in new design approaches and technologies for building physically embodied, soft-bodied, hyper-redundant, dextrous artefacts.
To this purpose, a robotic artefact will be built in OCTOPUS, that can locomote in water over a variety of terrains, explore narrow spaces, grasp objects and manipulate them effectively.
Project type FP7-ICT-2007.8.5 Large-Scale Integrating Project - IP
Project duration 4 Years - Kickoff 18/02/2009
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Last Updated on Friday, 18 October 2013 11:49


microralp-logo-bigThis multidisciplinary project proposes a redesign of laser phonomicrosurgery systems. Its main goal is to create new assistive technologies and robotic tools to provide safety, efficiency, and improved quality to these surgical procedures. The central idea is to augment the surgeon's dexterity, manipulation skills and efficiency through advanced surgeon-robot interfaces, sensors, actuators and supervisory safety.
µRALP is a 3-year STREP project funded under the European Commission's 7th Framework Programme. It addresses the FP7-ICT-2011-7 call for cognitive and robotic systems operating in real-world environments. µRALP's consortium is composed of 5 institutions from 3 different European countries: Italy, France and Germany.


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Last Updated on Friday, 18 October 2013 11:50


VIACTORS-VIACTORS (Variable Impedance Actuators Embodying Advanced Interaction Behaviours) addresses the development and use of safe, energy-efficient and highly dynamic variable impedance actuation systems which will permit the embodiment of natural characteristics found in biological systems into the structures of the new generation of mechatronic systems.
The results of this project will deeply impact applications where successful task completion requires people and robots to collaborate directly in a shared workspace or robots to move autonomously and as efficiently as humans.
Project type: FP7-ICT-2007-3 Small or medium-scale focused research project - STREP
Project duration: 3 Years - Kickoff 02/02/2009


iit DLR2 pisa twente imp FULLb-vubEN

Last Updated on Friday, 18 October 2013 11:55


robotcub The RobotCub project is a research initiative dedicated to the realization of embodied cognitive systems and the creation of an advanced robotic platform for neuroscientific study. The two main goals of this project are; the creation of an open hardware/software humanoid robotic platform (iCub) for research in embodied cognition and the advancing of our neural understanding of cognitive systems by exploiting this platform in the study of the development of cognitive capabilities in humanoid robots.

Project type: FP6 - Large-Scale Integrating Project -IP
Project duration: 5 Years  - Kickoff  16/09/2004

Last Updated on Monday, 08 June 2009 08:57


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