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ROBOts in cooperation with a bioCOENOSIS

Project description

Interfacing living organisms with technology for biohybrid robots

The EU-funded Robocoenosis project seeks to introduce a novel paradigm of 'life form in the loop' in underwater robotics which will allow the development of new types of complex bio-hybrid entities, putting together different living organisms and technological elements using a symbiotic/mutualistic method. These bio-hybrid entities will have unique features in terms of energy harvesting, sensing and actuation, and will be fully integrated in their environment of operation. Moreover, they will be autonomous, robust, and noninvasive owing to the use of adapted lifeforms and biodegradable materials. The developed bio-hybrid technology, including tools and methods to interface living organisms and technological elements, will be made accessible to a wide community.

Call for proposal

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2019-2020-01
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Address
Universitatsplatz 3
8010 Graz
Austria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 863 682,50

Participants (3)

SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO S ANNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 609 543,75
Address
Piazza Martiri Della Liberta 33
56127 Pisa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 827 168,75
Address
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 699 526,25
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments