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Skin-Based Technologies and Capabilities for \nSafe, Autonomous and Interactive Robots

Project description

Cognitive Systems, Interaction, Robotics Development of a skin for robot The ROBOSKIN project has the goal to develop and demonstrate a range of new robot capabilities based on the tactile feedback provided by a robotic skin from large areas of the robot body. The new capabilities will improve the ability of robots to operate effectively and safely in unconstrained environments and also their ability to communicate and co-operate with each other and with humans. One side of the ROBOSKIN project focuses on the investigation of methods and technologies enabling the implementation of skin sensors that can be used with existing robots. The other side of the project develops new structures for representing and integrating tactile data with existing cognitive architectures in order to support skin-based cognition, behaviour and communication.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/sensors

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2007-3
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator Contact

Giorgio CANNATA (Prof.)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA
Address
Via Balbi 5
16126 Genova
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 165 462
Administrative Contact
Cinzia Leone (Dr.)

Participants (6)

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 513 030
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Aude Billard (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CAGLIARI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 545 430
Address
Via Universita 40
09124 Cagliari
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pazzalli Renata (Ms.)
FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 475 380
Address
Via Morego 30
16163 Genova
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ingrid Sica (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 576 482
Address
College Lane
AL10 9AB Hatfield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christopher Gibbs (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF WALES NEWPORT
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 281 355
Address
Caerleon Campus South Wales
NP18 3YG Newport
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Richard Jeans (Mr.)
TechOnYou Srl
Italy
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Via La Guardia 9/A
09034 Villasor
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)