In recent years, robotics has advanced considerably but the presence of intelligent robots in everyday life is not frequent. Progress is needed to make these machines skilled enough to be useful and reliable in unstructured environments in the real world. New advances in bio-inspired robotics and biomimetics offer new possibilities such as soft robotics, which can lead to a cualitative leap in robotics capabilities.
RoboPicker addresses the problem of automating the picking process in online shopping warehouses. Specifically, we follow the model of Amazon.com, which leverages cutting-edge advances in technology and has recently deployed thousands of mobile robots from Kiva Systems, removing much of the walking and searching for items within a warehouse.
Humanoid Robots for Therapeutic Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder Children
RPN (Robotic Programming Network) is an initiative to bring existing remote robot laboratories to a new dimension, by adding the flexibility and power of writing ROS code in an Internet browser and running it in the remote robot with a single click. This project is possible thanks to IEEE Robotics and Automation Society.
TRIDENT proposes a new methodology for multipurpose underwater intervention tasks with diverse potential applications like underwater archaeology,oceanography and offshore industries, and goes beyond present-day methods typically based on manned and / or purpose-built systems. Trident is based on new forms of cooperation between an Autonomous Surface Craft and an Intervention Autonomous Underwater Vehicle.
GRASP is an Integrated Project funded by the European Commission through its Cognition Unit under the Information Society Technologies of the seventh Framework Programme (FP7). The project was launched on 1st of March 2008 and will run for a total of 48 months.
The main goal of the RAUVI project is to develop and improve the necessary technologies for autonomously performing an intervention mission in underwater environments.