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The new science and technology of edible robots and robotic food for humans and animals

Project description

Robots on the menu

Food and robotics have completely different constraints and properties. So, what happens when you try to marry the two? This is exactly what the EU-funded ROBOFOOD project aims to do. For the very first time, the project will create robots that can be eaten and foods that behave like robots. It will draw upon soft robotic principles and advanced food processing methods to help open the door for a new design space for edible robots and robotic food and test it with proof-of-concept technologies for animal preservation, human rescue and human nutrition. These robots could one day be used to help humans and animals in emergency situations.

Call for proposal

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

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Switzerland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 281 250

Participants (3)

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 706 632,50
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 547 708,75
Address
Via Morego 30
16163 Genova
Activity type
Research Organisations
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 876 100
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments