Skip to main content

Advanced RoBOTic Technology for Handling SOFT Materials in MANufacturing Sectors

Project description

Making robots with smart dexterous grippers

Many tasks involving the handling of deformable objects – from surgery to packaging and food handling to automobile manufacturing – are done by skillful human operators. Advances in technology could one day have robots doing such work. The EU-funded SOFTMANBOT project will provide an innovative and holistic robotic system for the handling of flexible and deformable materials within labour-intensive production processes. Its system will include smart dexterous grippers that will enable grasping and manipulation skills with integrated sensors (mainly tactile). The project will test the technology in industrially relevant environments in four key manufacturing sectors (toy, textile, footwear and tyre). The findings will contribute to technological advances to help robots play a bigger role in European factories.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics

Call for proposal

H2020-NMBP-FOF-2019
See other projects for this call

Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

SIGMA CLERMONT
Address
Les Cezeaux Cs 20265
63178 Aubiere Cedex
France
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 061 170

Participants (10)

ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE LA INDUSTRIA DEL JUGUETE CONEXAS Y AFINES
Spain
EU contribution
€ 625 347,50
Address
Avenida De La Industria 23
03440 Ibi (Alicante)
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DEL CALZADO Y CONEXAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 622 625
Address
C/ Alemania 102 Poligono Industrial Campo Alto
03600 Elda Alicante
Activity type
Research Organisations
INDUSTRIA AUXILIAR JUEMA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 383 093,75
Address
C/ Jaime I Sn
03430 Onil
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SORBONNE UNIVERSITE
France
EU contribution
€ 748 500
Address
21 Rue De L'ecole De Medecine
75006 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DECATHLON PRODUZIONE ITALIA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 806 250
Address
Via Michelangelo Buonarroti 39
20145 Milano Mi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STAM SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 826 250
Address
Piazza Della Vittoria 14/11
16121 Genova Ge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 858 375
Address
Via Morego 30
16163 Genova
Activity type
Research Organisations
ZIMMER GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 652 000
Address
Im Salmenkopf 5
77866 Rheinau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PLASTINHER URBAN SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 262 500
Address
Ptda Alzabares Bajo, 97
03203 Elche - Alicante
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MANUFACTURE FRANCAISE DES PNEUMATIQUES MICHELIN
France
EU contribution
€ 712 540
Address
Place Des Carmes Dechaux 23
63040 Clermont Ferrand
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)