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WEARHAP

Project ID: 601165
Funded under

WEARable HAPtics for Humans and Robots

From 2013-03-01 to 2017-08-31, closed project | WEARHAP Website

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 10 040 081

EU contribution:

EUR 7 700 000

Coordinated in:

Italy

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2011-9See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Description

The 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. WEARHAP 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.  Wearable haptics will enable robots to observe humans during natural interaction with their shared environment. Applications cover robotics, health and social scenarios, stretching from human-robot interaction and cooperation for search and rescue, to human-human communication and interaction with virtual worlds through interactive games.

Objective

The 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. The recently unveiled project Glass by Google is a case that seeks to address this demand for the sense of vision. 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. The challenge of this new paradigm stems from the need for wearability which is a key element for natural interaction. This paradigm shift will enable novel forms of human intention recognition through haptic signals and novel forms of communication and cooperation between humans and robots. Wearable haptics will enable robots to observe humans during natural interaction with their shared environment. Research challenges are ambitious and cross traditional boundaries between robotics, cognitive science and neuroscience. Research findings derived from distributed robotics, biomechanical modeling, multisensory tracking, underaction in control and cognitive systems will be integrated to address the scientific and technological challenges imposed in creating effective wearable haptic interaction. To highlight the enabling nature, the versatility and the potential for industrial exploitation of WEARHAP, the research challenges will be guided by representative application scenarios. These applications cover robotics, health and social scenarios, stretching from human-robot interaction and cooperation for search and rescue, to human-human communication, and interaction with virtual worlds through interactive games.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI SIENA
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 1 343 913


Via Banchi di Sotto
53100 SIENA
Italy
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Domenico Prattichizzo
Tel.: +39 329 2606659
Fax: +39 0577 233602

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Participants

UNIVERSITAET ULM
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 216 558


HELMHOLTZSTRASSE 16
89081 ULM
Germany
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Michaela Schuhmacher
Tel.: +49 731 5025049

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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 958 952


Arcisstrasse 21
80333 MUENCHEN
Germany
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Katrin Hörmann
Tel.: +49 89 289 22629
Fax: +49 89 289 22620

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UNIVERSITAET BIELEFELD
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 746 762


UNIVERSITAETSSTRASSE 25
33615 BIELEFELD
Germany
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Jennifer Schultz
Tel.: +495211062569
Fax: +495211066445

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UNIVERSIDAD REY JUAN CARLOS
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 522 000


CALLE TULIPAN S/N
28933 MOSTOLES (MADRID)
Spain
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: María Antonia Rodríguez Tato
Tel.: +34 914887350

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UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS 6
France

EU contribution: EUR 589 576


Place Jussieu 4
75252 PARIS
France
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Ella Bouquet
Tel.: +33144279777
Fax: +33144277467

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FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS
Greece

EU contribution: EUR 556 447


N PLASTIRA STR 100
70013 HERAKLION
Greece
Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: Zinovia Papatheodorou
Tel.: +30 2810 391522
Fax: +30 2810 391555

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FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 721 346


VIA MOREGO 30
16163 GENOVA
Italy
Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: Simona Ventriglia
Tel.: +39 01071781285
Fax: +39 010 71781232

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UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 987 958


LUNGARNO PACINOTTI 43/44
56126 PISA
Italy
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Alessandro Trambusti
Tel.: +39 0502212180
Fax: +39 0502217051

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SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO SANT'ANNA
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 765 608


PIAZZA MARTIRI DELLA LIBERTA 33
56127 PISA
Italy
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Gabriele Parducci
Tel.: +39 050 882192
Fax: +39 050 882194

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UMEA UNIVERSITET
Sweden

EU contribution: EUR 290 880


UNIVERSITETOMRADET
901 87 UMEA
Sweden
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Anna-Lena Tallander
Tel.: +46 907865123

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CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France

EU contribution: EUR 0


RUE MICHEL ANGE 3
75794 PARIS
France
Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: Ludovic Hamon
Tel.: +33 1 42349417
Fax: +33 1 42349508

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