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Value Of Joint EXperimentation in digital Technologies for manufacturing and construction

Project description

Promoting cognitive autonomous systems for human-robot interaction in industry

Robots and autonomous systems that use human-like strategies and knowledge are an important component in the development of Europe's industry. Under the vision of Value Of Joint EXperimenation in digital technologies, the EU-funded VOJEXT project aims at providing a business and technological framework that will match and encourage producers and SMEs to adopt cognitive autonomous systems for human-robot interaction, and cobots in particular. To this end, VOJEXT creates cost-effective, market-oriented, and easy-to-repurpose autonomous, mobile and dexterous robotic systems as the main component of a smart, agile and scalable cognitive cyber-physical system for industry. VOJEXT will deploy five experimental pilots in four EU countries and five industrial sectors. Fifteen new demonstrators will be integrated during the project through open calls. The VOJEXT project's efforts will help to boost science-driven industry approaches for the EU manufacturing and construction industry.


The VOJEXT project aims at providing a favourable business and technological framework to enable matchmaking and encourage producers and adopters (mainly SMEs including small crafters) of Cognitive autonomous systems for human-robot interaction, specially “cobots”, dynamizing science-driven industry approaches for the European industry. For this purpose VOJEXT will design, develop, validate and demonstrate affordable, market-oriented, agile, multipurpose and easy-to-repurpose, autonomous, mobile and dexterous robotic systems as the main component of a smart, agile and scalable cognitive CPS for industry; under the vision of providing Value Of Joint EXperimenttion (VOJEXT) in digital technologies to manufacturing and construction industry; while having DIHs as drivers of innovation based economic development in Europe. t
VOJEXT will demonstrate its value by deploying the solution through a 42-months work plan scaling the project to at least 5 additional different markets; starting with 5 experimental pilots (and 9 SMEs) in the plastic textile, electronics, automotive, construction and creative architecture for urban regeneration, VOJEXT cover traditional and non-traditional areas for AI-robotics and cognitive ICT developments; aiming to extend to 15 experimental pilots, integrating 20 more SMEs through open calls. The open calls will foster scientific and business driven innovation together Digital Innovation Hubs led by UPM-AIR4S (Spain), together with other 3 DIHs – Fortiss (Germany), PIAP (Poland) and EMC2 (France). These Open Calls will gather the most innovative SMEs, that will bring new challenges into project’s pilots and propose alternative scenarios. Moreover, the project will carry out with 2 S+T+ARTS residencies, that will allow artists stimulate the creation of new product in different contexts and support creative craft experimental pilots in Italy. DIHs will create a new niched oriented offering based on VOJEXT technical areas and for crafting sector.

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Net EU contribution
€ 1 772 794,70
Calle ramiro de maeztu 7 edificio rectorado
28040 Madrid

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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,30

Participants (20)