GRANTS: funded projects by Area of Research : full list

Robot Companions for Citizens

  • ACCRA

    ACCRA project aims to enable the development of advanced ICT-Robotics solutions for extending healthy ageing and independent living.

     

  • Robot-Era Implementation and integration of advanced Robotic systems and intelligent Environments in real scenarios for the ageing population

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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...

Creative Engineering Design

  • subCULTron SUBmarine CUltures perform Long-Term RObotic exploration of unconventional environmental Niches
    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
    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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

  • FUTURA Focused Ultrasound Therapy Using Robotic Approaches

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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  • CFD-OctoProp CFD-OctoProp—Computational Fluid Dynamics Aided Design of the Propulsion and Locomotion Systems of a Bioinspired Robot Octopus

    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

    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

    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
  • CYBERLEGs The CYBERnetic LowEr-Limb CoGnitive Ortho-prosthesis

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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

  • Telerehabilitation

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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...

  • MERIDIAN Micro and Nano Engineered Bi-Directional Carbon Interfaces for Advanced Peripheral Nervous System Prosthetics and Hybrid Bionics

    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

     

    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

    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

    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...

  • Tactile Sensors
  • Hand Prostheses

Humanoid Robotics

  • RoboSoM A Robotic Sense of Movement

     

    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...