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DEXMART

Project reference: 216239
Funded under: FP7-ICT

DEXterous and autonomous dual-arm/hand robotic manipulation\nwith sMART sensory-motor skills: A bridge from natural to artificial cognition [Print to PDF] [Print to RTF]

From 2008-02-01 to 2012-01-31

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 8 124 253

EU contribution:

EUR 6 300 000

Coordinated in:

Italy

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2007-1

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Dual-arm robot including two multi-fingered redundant hands to grasp and manipulate the same objects used by human beings

The DEXMART project is focused on artificial systems reproducing human skills, which operate in unstructured real-world environments. The goal is to allow a dual-arm robot including two multi-fingered redundant hands to grasp and manipulate the same objects used by human beings. The manipulation will take place in an unsupervised, robust and dependable manner so as to allow the robot to safely cooperate with humans for the execution of given tasks. The robot will be able to acquire knowledge by learning new action sequences so as to create a consistent and comprehensive manipulation knowledge base through an actual reasoning process.

Objective

The DEXMART project is focused on artificial systems reproducing smart sensory-motor human skills, which operate in unstructured real-world environments. The emphasis is on manipulation capabilities achieved by dexterous and autonomous, and also human aware dual-arm/hand robotic systems. The goal is to allow a dual-arm robot including two multi-fingered redundant hands to grasp and manipulate the same objects used by human beings. The objects shall be allowed to have different shape, dimension and weight. The manipulation will take place in an unsupervised, robust and dependable manner so as to allow the robot to safely cooperate with humans for the execution of given tasks. The robotic system has to possess the ability to autonomously decide between different manipulation options. It has to properly and quickly react to unexpected situations and events as well as understand changes in the behaviour of humans cooperating with it. Moreover, in order to act in a changing scenario, the robot should be able to acquire knowledge by learning new action sequences so as to create a consistent and comprehensive manipulation knowledge base through an actual reasoning process. The possibility to exploit the high power-to-weight ratio of smart materials and structures will be explored aimed at the design of new hand components (finger, thumb, wrist) and sensors that will pave the way for the next generation of dexterous robotic hands.

Related information

Coordinator contact

Bruno Siciliano, (Scientific coordinator)
Tel.: +39 0817683179
Fax: +39 06233226128
E-mail

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II.
Italy
Via Claudio 21
Napoli, Italy
Administrative contact: Bruno Siciliano
Tel.: +39-0817683179
Fax: +39-06233226128
E-mail

Participants

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
LINDER HOHE
KOELN, Germany
Administrative contact: Nicole Laqua-Feller
Tel.: +49 8153282427
Fax: +49 8153281972
E-mail
UNIVERSITAET DES SAARLANDES
Germany
SAARBRUECKEN, Germany
Administrative contact: Corinna Hahn
Tel.: +4968195923362
Fax: +4968195923370
E-mail
STIFTUNG FZI FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM INFORMATIK AM KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUR TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
HAID-UND-NEU-STRASSE 10-14
KARLSRUHE, Germany
Administrative contact: Michael Flor
Tel.: +49 721 9654910
Fax: +49 721 9654909
E-mail
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
3, RUE MICHEL-ANGE
PARIS CEDEX 16, France
Administrative contact: ARMELLE BARELLI
Tel.: +33 5 61336000
Fax: +33 5 62172901
E-mail
SECONDA UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI
Italy
VIALE BENEDUCE
CASERTA, Italy
Administrative contact: Rocco Pierri
Tel.: +39 0815010242
Fax: +39 0815037042
E-mail
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM-UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
VIA ZAMBONI 33
BOLOGNA, Italy
Administrative contact: Alessandra Villa
Tel.: +39-051-2093017
Fax: +39-051-2093073
E-mail
OMG PLC
United Kingdom
14 MINNS BUSINESS PARK, WEST WAY
OXFORD, United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Andrew Stoddart
Tel.: +44 1865 261806
Fax: +44 1865 240592
E-mail
UNIVERSITE PAUL SABATIER TOULOUSE III
France
ROUTE DE NARBONNE
TOULOUSE CEDEX 9, France
Administrative contact: N/A N/A
Tel.: +00 0 000000
E-mail
Record Number: 85328 / Last updated on: 2014-09-09