ended projects grouped by area of research

Creative Engineering Design

  • subCULTron SUBmarine CUltures perform Long-Term RObotic exploration of unconventional environmental Niches [project ended May 2019]
    subCULTron aims for achieving long-term autonomy in a learning, self-regulating, self-sustaining underwater society/culture of robots in a high-impact application area: Venice...
  • OPTEMUS OPTimised Energy Management and Use [project ended Jun 2018]
    The OPTEMUS project aims at decreasing the energy consumption of an A-segment EV by at least 43% and consequently increasing the minimum driving range by 75-90% in extreme...
  • CoCoRo Collective Cognitive Robots [project ended Mar 2014]

    This ambitious project aims at creating a swarm of interacting, cognitive, autonomous robots. We will develop a swarm of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) that are able to interact with each...

  • REPLICATOR Robotic Evolutionary Self-Programming and Self-Assembling Organisms [project ended Aug 2013]

    The Replicator project focuses on the development of an advanced robotic system, consisting of a super-large-scale swarm of small autonomous mobile micro-robots that are capable of self-assembling...

  • INTEG-MICRO New production technologies of complex 3D micro – devices through multi-process integration of ultra precision engineering techniques [project ended Sep 2012]

    This project aims at creating new high precision manufacturing technologies to respond cost-effectively and eco-friendly to the mass customization paradigm within the production of complex shape...

  • ANGELS ANGuilliform Robot with ELectric Sense [project ended Jul 2012]

    The aim of the ANGELS project is to design and build a prototype of a reconfigurable Anguilliform swimming robot able to split into smaller agents (and vice-versa), each equipped with a bio-...

  • LAMPETRA Life-like Artefacts for Motor-Postural Experiments and Development of new Control Technologies inspired by Rapid Animal locomotion [project ended Sep 2011]

    The objective of the LAMPETRA project is to develop lamprey/salamander bioinspired artefacts to perform neuroscientific studies related to goal-directed...

Surgical Robotics and Allied Technologies

  • Endoo Endoscopic Versatile robotic guidancE, diagnoSis and theraPy of magnetic-driven soft-tethered endoluminAl robots [project ended Nov 2018]

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    The Endoo project (Endoscopic Versatile robotic guidancE, diagnoSis and theraPy of magnetic-...

  • FUTURA Focused Ultrasound Therapy Using Robotic Approaches [project ended Nov 2016]

    FUTURA (Focused Ultrasound Therapy Using Robotic Approaches) aims at creating an innovative multi-robotic platform for non-invasive interventions. The project addresses all...

  • STIFF-FLOP STIFFness controllable Flexible and Learn-able Manipulator for surgical OPerations [project ended Jan 2015]

    STIFF-FLOP aims at developing a highly dexterous soft robotic arm able to locally control its stiffness for both being compliant with the environment and accomplishing complex...

  • SUPCAM New cost effective and minimally invasive endoscopic device able to investigate the colonic mucosa, ensuring a high level of navigation accuracy and enhanced diagnostic capabilities [project ended Oct 2014]

    Colon diseases are one of the most interesting chapters of public health. Every year millions of people around the world are undergoing colonoscopy or other colon investigations...

  • SENSORART A remote controlled Sensorized ARTificial heart enabling patients empowerment and new therapy approaches [project ended Mar 2014]

    SensorART will provide a set of technologies for heart assistance, such as: innovative telemedicine services supporting patients with chronic heart failure and healthcare...

  • MILORDS Minimally Invasive Laser Robotics assisted Diagnosis and Surgery [project ended Jan 2014]

    The MILoRDS project aims at developing new surgical tools for laser assisted surgery. The goal is to create a modular system to perform diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical...

  • MicroVAST Microsystems for VAscular diagnosticS and inTervention [project ended Dec 2013]

    The MicroVAST project aims at developing innovative strategies for diagnosis and therapy in the vascular system, which represents one of the most challenging scenarios for...

  • SACTIONPOL Safe retrACTION based on magnetic forces and POLymeric films [project ended Dec 2013]

    Over the past years, important technological investments have been made in surgical research to further reduce the number and/or size of incisions needed to accomplish surgical...

  • MERESSINA MEchatronic REspiratory System SImulator for Neonatal Applications [project ended Sep 2013]

    Respiratory diseases are a major problem in the neonatal period and the correct management of the ventilation of patients is a great challenge for neonatologists and nurses. Many interventions...

  • SCATH Smart CATheterization [project ended Mar 2013]

    The primary objective of SCATh is to enhance the safety, repeatability and precision of catheter-based interventional treatments. This will be achieved by bringing recent...

  • Araknes Array of robots augmenting the kinematics of endoluminal surgery [project ended Oct 2012]

    ARAKNES is focused on developing innovative robotic systems for endoluminal surgery This project stems from the innovative idea to transfer the technologies of bi-manual...

  • EMIL-EMILOC-OPTIMUS Endoscopic device locomotion and control [project ended Oct 2012]

    The objective of this set of projects was to develop a safe and effective locomotion system for an endoscopic microcapsule to explore the gastrointestinal tract. To strive...

  • VECTOR Versatile Endoscopic Capsule for gastrointestinal TumOr Recognition and therapy [project ended Aug 2011]

    The VECTOR project aims at investigating and developing a miniaturised robotic pill for advanced diagnostics and therapy in the human digestive tract. The main technological...

  • NAOMI A NAno on MIcro approach to a multispectral analysis system for protein essays [project ended Jan 2011]

    The NAOMI project developed miniaturized protein chips, focusing on the combination of nano and micro technologies to deliver compact, reliable and potentially low cost...

Artificial Hands

  • NEBIAS NEurocontrolled BIdirectional Artificial upper limb and hand prosthesiS [project ended Oct 2017]

    The NEBIAS (“NEurocontrolled BIdirectional Artificial upper limb and hand prosthesiS”) proposal aims at developing and clinically evaluating (in selected amputees) a neuro-controlled upper limb...

  • PPR3 Development of prosthetic finger phalanges [project ended Dec 2016]

    PPR3 is a highly innovative project aimed at developing new articulated, biomimetic, sensorized and motorized prosthetic finger phalanges, controlled by means of non-invasive interfaces that...

  • WAY Wearable interfaces for hAnd function recoverY [project ended May 2015]

    WAY addresses the scientific problem of recovery hand function after amputation or neurological accidents like spinal cord injury, brachial plexus injury, and stroke. It introduces several...

  • CogLaboration Successful Real World Human-Robot Collaboration: From the Cognition of Human-Human Collaboration to the Cognition of Fluent Human-Robot Collaboration [project ended Mar 2014]

    The CogLaboration project focuses on the object transfer procedure between a robot and a human, considered to be a key aspect to be addressed in order to provide successful and efficient robotic...

  • MyHAND Myoelectric-Hand prosthesis with Afferent Non-invasive feedback Delivery [project ended Feb 2014]

    MY-HAND is a highly innovative, interdisciplinary project, combining cutting-edge research from biomedical engineering, material sciences, bio and information technologies with cognitive...

Soft Robotics

  • SMART-E Sustainable manufacturing through Advanced Robotics Training in Europe [project ended Oct 2017]

    SMART-E is a Doctoral Training Network, funded by the EU Commission’s FP7 Marie Curie Programme , with the aim to prepare the next generation of leading experts in advanced robotics to secure a...

  • RoboSoft A Coordination Action for Soft Robotics [project ended Sep 2016]

    RoboSoft is a Coordination Action for Soft Robotics funded by the European Commission under the Future and Emerging Technologies - FET- Open Scheme (FP7-ICT-2013-C project # 619319).
    Soft...

  • PoseiDRONE [project ended Dec 2015]

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  • CFD-OctoProp CFD-OctoProp—Computational Fluid Dynamics Aided Design of the Propulsion and Locomotion Systems of a Bioinspired Robot Octopus [project ended Feb 2014]

    The overarching aim of the CFD-OctoProp project was to develop an innovative kind of underwater robot inspired by cephalopods (i.e. squids and octopi) in order to...

  • OCTOPUS Novel Design Principles and Technologies for a New Generation of High Dexterity Soft-bodied Robots Inspired by the Morphology and Behaviour of the Octopus [project ended Jul 2013]

    The octopus is a marine invertebrate with amazing motor capabilities and intelligent behaviour. Its body has no rigid structures and has interesting characteristics, from an engineering viewpoint...

Neuro Robotics

  • IUVO The wearable cognitive robot for the functional assistance of lower-limb motion [project ended Mar 2016]

    Motivated by the increasing need of technological aids for supporting elderly people affected by gait syndromes, the objective of IUVO is the design, development and experimental validation of a...

  • ASSO Un Ambiente eHealth integrato a Supporto della continuità di cura, a SostegnO di un completo risk management ed a favore dell’empowerment del paziente [project ended Dec 2015]
  • CYBERLEGs The CYBERnetic LowEr-Limb CoGnitive Ortho-prosthesis [project ended Jan 2015]

    The scientific and technological global goal of the CYBERLEGs project is the development of an artificial cognitive system for dysvascular trans-femoral amputees’ lower-limb functional replacement...

  • AMULOS Advanced MULOS: Motorized Upper Limb Orthotic System [project ended Aug 2014]

    The Advanced MULOS project will develop a robotic device to be worn by people with upper limb disabilities for functional support during their activities of daily living. The challenging goal is...

  • NANOBIOTOUCH Nano-resolved multi-scale investigations of human tactile sensations and tissue engineered nanobiosensors [project ended Dec 2013]

    The main scientific aims of the NANOBIOTOUCH project are to radically improve understanding of the human mechanotransduction system and tissue engineered nanobiosensors. This will be achieved...

  • EVRYON EVolving morphologies for human-Robot sYmbiotic interactiON [project ended Dec 2013]

    The EVRYON project aims at providing a novel design methodology for harvesting the potentialities of structural intelligence in the development of lower-limb wearable robots (e.g. exoskeletons,...

  • EARLYREHAB Design, development and clinical assessment of therapeutic and prognostic method and technology for the rehabilitation of the upper limb of stroke survivors in acute and sub-acute phases [project ended Dec 2013]

    The EARLYREHAB project is a research project whose clinical, scientific and technological results will contribute to answer to some worldwide debated questions: does the early mobilization of...

  • SensAlone Self-powered Stand-Alone Sensing System [project ended Dec 2013]

    Sensor units located on moving elements of robotic, consumer, automotive, medical, telecommunication systems are affected by several drawbacks in the routing of power and communication electrical...

  • HUROBIN Human-Robot Object Interaction [project ended Dec 2013]

    The focus of this research is the human-robot co-operation, interfacing and consequently the safety for the human operator. According to such purpose, the human forearm movements...

  • TECTUM Sviluppo e applicazione di TECnologie per la Televalutazione, la comUnicazione alternativa e l’automazione ambientale di pazienti con disabilità gravi e gravissiMe [project ended Dec 2013]

    Development and validation of technologies for 1) teleassessment of subjects in vegetative state and 2) alternative communication and environmental automation for patients affected by severe and...

  • TELEREHABILITATION AND ROBOTICS [project ended Nov 2013]

    The project involves development, validation and clinical validation of methods and systems for telerehabilitation and robot-assisted therapy for different pathologies, including patients with...

  • OPENHAND OPEN neuro-prosthetic HAND platform for clinical trials [project ended Nov 2012]

    The OPENHAND project was aimed at addressing the scientific problem of functional substitution between natural and artificial hand, by developing an open neuro-prosthesis platform to be...

  • Innovative Technologies Supporting Rehabilitation Process [project ended Jan 2012]

    - Robotic and mechatronic systems for upper limb rehabilitation in neurologically impaired patients;
    - Telerehabilitation systems and healthcare models (cardiac, respiratory and...

  • Telerehabilitation [project ended Jan 2011]

    1. Neurological Rehabilitation/Traumatic Brain Injury

    - Telerehabilitation laboratory using a) robotic system for upper limb rehabilitation, b) software for...

  • SmartHand The Smart Bio-adaptive Hand Prosthesis [project ended Jan 2010]

    Smart Hand was a highly innovative, interdisciplinary project, combining forefront research from material sciences, bio- and information technologies with cognitive neuroscience to solve a major...

  • Alladin Natural Language Based Decision Support in Neuro-Rehabilitation [project ended Dec 2007]

    The ALLADIN project focuses on the development of a user-friendly natural language based decision support software for neuro-rehabilitation, in particular in stroke. ALLADIN, if...

Sensor signals and information processing

  • PRIN2010-2011 A quantitative multifactorial approach for the estimate and prevention of fall risk in elderly [project ended Jan 2016]

    A healthy and independent life is a major challenge for the growing old European people. Millions of Europeans are afflicted by mobility impairments, ranging from accidental falls to difficulty...

  • I-DONT-FALL Integrated prevention and Detection sOlutioNs Tailored to the population and Risk Factors associated with FALLs [project ended Apr 2015]

    The main goal of the I-DONT-FALL project is to deploy, pilot and evaluate a range of innovative ICT solutions for fall detection and prevention management. The platform will be flexibly configured...

Robot Companions for Citizens

  • Robot-Era Implementation and integration of advanced Robotic systems and intelligent Environments in real scenarios for the ageing population [project ended Dec 2015]

    The objective of the Robot-Era proposal is to develop, implement and demonstrate the general feasibility, scientific/technical effectiveness and social/legal plausibility and acceptability by end-...

  • RODDI New Robotic Platform for Rehabilitation of Children with Pervasive Developmental Disorders and Cognitive Impairments [project ended Nov 2015]

    The incidence of Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD) in children is in the range of 30-60 cases per 10000 [Rutter 2005]. PDD is a group of complex developmental brain disorders, that affects...

  • CareToy A Modular Smart System for Infants’ Rehabilitation At Home based on Mechatronic Toys [project ended Oct 2014]

    Stroke and other neurological conditions affect the population of infants in percentages that cannot be considered marginal. Preterm infants are the highest infants at risk for neurological damage...

  • AALIANCE2 Next Generation European Ambient Assisted Living Innovation Alliance [project ended Apr 2014]

    The AALIANCE2 project, funded by the European Commission's ICT Programme within the European Framework Programme, will continue and built upon the successful work and the wide network already...

  • RoboLaw Regulating Emerging Robotic Technologies in Europe: Robotics facing Law and Ethics [project ended Feb 2014]

    The main objective of the research in this project is to investigate the ways in which emerging technologies in the field of (bio-) robotics (e.g. bionics, neural interfaces and nanotechnologies)...

  • MechTOY a new Mechatronic TOY for early diagnosis of atypical development in infants [project ended Jul 2013]

    Developmental Disorders (DD) in mental or motor domains involve a high percentage of children and accounts for a high number of permanent disabilities with huge costs for the person, the family...

  • RITA Studio, implementazione e sperimentazione di Reti ICT in Toscana e Assistenza socio-sanitaria per anziani e non autosufficienti [project ended Feb 2013]

    The main objective of RITA project is to demonstrate the efficiency and the feasibility of new socio-medical services based on Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) approach.
    The user target of this...

  • MERIDIAN Micro and Nano Engineered Bi-Directional Carbon Interfaces for Advanced Peripheral Nervous System Prosthetics and Hybrid Bionics [project ended Feb 2015]

    The main goal of this proposal is to bring novel technology of biocompatible, low bio-fouling, high electrochemical performance carbon nanomaterials to in-vivo preclinical applications and at the...

  • NEUWalk NEUWalk [project ended Nov 2014]

     

    Leading European research laboratories combine their expertise and knowledge to design novel neuroprosthetic systems that aim to restore the motor functions of individuals suffering from...

  • TIME Transverse, intra-fascicular multi-channel electrode system for induction of sensation and treatment of phantom limb pain in amputees [project ended Apr 2013]

    The ultimate aim of project TIME is to develop a novel Human Machine Interface (HMI) for treatment of phantom limb pain. Amputation of a limb is a surgical intervention used as a last resort to...

  • CLONS CLOsed-loop Neural prostheses for vestibular disorderS [project ended Mar 2013]

    The CLONS project aims to develop suitable technological solutions to increase the quality of life of people affected by vestibular disorders. Specifically, an innovative closed-loop sensory...

Humanoid Robotics

  • RoboSoM A Robotic Sense of Movement [project ended May 2013]

     

    The objective of the RoboSoM project is to investigate and to apply new approaches to the design and development of humanoid robots with advanced perception...