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A new COlloidal cybernetIc sysTem tOwaRds 2030

Project description

Colloidal liquids underly a new generation of fault-tolerant and self-healing cybernetic systems

Half-human, half-machine entities are nothing new in the realm of the movie and gaming industries. However, while you may have heard the term cyborg, you might not know that it is derived from the words 'cybernetic organism'. Cybernetics has ancient origins as a Proto-Indo-European word that has to do with governing. Its first documented occurrence, κυβϵρνητική τεχνη in ancient Greek (literally the art of the pilot), dates back to Plato (346 B.C.). Today, imparting human qualities to machines or man-made systems conventionally relies on sensors, artificial intelligence and computers, and the resulting technologies are typically solid-state. The EU-funded COgITOR project will develop pioneering cybernetic colloidal (liquid) systems capable of sensing, computing, data storage and energy harvesting, as well as being self-healing and fault tolerant.

Call for proposal

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2019-2020-01

Coordinator

FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA
Net EU contribution
€ 1 157 875,00
Address
Via Morego 30
16163 Genova
Italy

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Region
Nord-Ovest Liguria Genova
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 1 157 875,00

Participants (4)

UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND, BRISTOL
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 854 265,00
Address
Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane
BS16 1QY Bristol

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Region
South West (England) Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 854 265,00
EIDGENOSSISCHE MATERIALPRUFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 782 500,00
Address
Ueberlandstrasse 129
8600 Dubendorf

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 782 500,00
PLASMACHEM PRODUKTIONS- UND HANDEL GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 307 500,00
Address
Schwarzschildstrasse 10
12489 Berlin

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 307 500,00
CIAOTECH Srl
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 240 000,00
Address
Via Palestrina 25
00189 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 240 000,00