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CloPeMa

Project reference: 288553
Funded under

Clothes Perception and Manipulation

From 2012-02-01 to 2015-01-31, closed project

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 3 715 051

EU contribution:

EUR 2 810 000

Coordinated in:

Greece

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2011-7See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)
The CloPeMa project aims to advance the state of the art in the autonomous perception and manipulation of all kinds of fabrics, textiles and garments. Various garments will be presented in a random pile on an arbitrary background and novel ways of manipulating them (sorting, folding, etc.) will be learned on demand in a real-life dynamic environment.
The removal of previously indispensable deterministic assumptions about the modes of the textiles presentation and handling is expected to lead to greater robustness, reliability, and a wider field of applications. CloPeMa's main objective is closer integration of perception, action, learning, and reasoning.

Objective

This project aims to advance the state of the art in the autonomous perception and manipulation of all kinds of fabrics, textiles and garments.The novelty and uniqueness of this project is due chiefly to its generality. Various garments will be presented in a random pile on an arbitrary background and novel ways of manipulating them (sorting, folding, etc.) will be learned on demand in a real-life dynamic environment. The removal of previously indispensable deterministic assumptions about the modes of the textiles presentation and handling is expected to lead to greater robustness, reliability, and a wider field of applications.CloPeMa's main objective is closer integration of perception, action, learning, and reasoning. Perception means integrated haptic and visual sensing, recognition, and support for perception-action reactive cycle. Actions will be performed by a cooperating pair of robotic hands, part of the CloPeMa experimental testbed duplicated in three project partners. The hands will combine all state of the art solutions for manipulation of limp material: variable impedance actuation on a compliant hand mechanism architecture using smart materials and tactile sensorization with artificial skin on large areas.Goals and actions will be learned in a dynamic environment. All components will be subject to statistical learning, spatial reasoning, and high-level reasoning. Thus integrated, CloPeMa is aimed at functionalities that had hitherto proved elusive for systems using only some of these parts in isolation.Data and procedures to obtain them on the experimental testbed will be collected and made public. Results will be measured and analysed within three carefully defined demonstrator projects of increasing difficulty.The consortium includes expertise in all the component areas, as well as industrial involvement promising cross-fertilisation and applicability. Both basic exploratory research and implementations of its results are foreseen.

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Coordinator

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece

EU contribution: EUR 677 368


6th Km Charilaou-Thermi Rd. 6th Km
PO Box 60361 Thermi, Thessaloniki
Greece
Administrative contact: Sotirios MALASIOTIS
Tel.: +30 2311 257700
Fax: +302310498110
E-mail

Participants

NEOVISION SRO
Czech Republic

EU contribution: EUR 408 900


BARRANDOVA
143 00 PRAHA
Czech Republic
Administrative contact: Petr Palatka
Tel.: +420 225273650
E-mail
CESKE VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V PRAZE
Czech Republic

EU contribution: EUR 559 800


ZIKOVA
166 36 PRAHA
Czech Republic
Administrative contact: Eva Matyskova
Tel.: +420 224 357 637
Fax: +420 224 357 385
E-mail
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 601 800


Via Balbi
16126 GENOVA
Italy
Administrative contact: Matteo Zoppi
Tel.: +39 010 353 2837
E-mail
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 562 132


University Avenue
G12 8QQ GLASGOW
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Joe Galloway
Tel.: +44 141 330 3124
Fax: +44 141 330 5611
E-mail
Record Number: 100800 / Last updated on: 2016-04-01