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DNA-Based Modular Nanorobotics

Objective

Robotic systems essentially comprise sensors and actuators connected to and coordinated by an information-processing unit. These principles apply to the human scale robotic systems that currently transform the way we work and live. With DNA-Based Modular Robotics (DNA-Robotics) we will take the first steps to scale advanced robotic behavior to the molecular scale for future medical and technological applications. DNA-Robotics brings together the leading research groups in DNA nanotechnology in Europe to collectively develop an integrated and modular robotic platform and demonstrate applications of the novel technology. DNA-based construction is a natural modular platform, which via the programmability of sequence design and self-assembly allows different structural and functional motifs to be flexibly combined. DNA modules will be developed with a range of novel functions for sensing, actuation and intra-system communication and computing, implementing all of the typical components required for a robotic system at the molecular level. Our overall goal is the creation of the first “industry standard” for modular robotics by the establishment of a modular “plug-and-play” platform that allows the construction of custom-made nanorobots for advanced applications in research and industry. The ESRs will be trained in and develop functional modules that in close collaboration among the ESRs and Partners will be assembled to advanced molecular robots. The highly interdisciplinary research and training program will exploit the synergy between the different competences of the Partners. The innovative and applied focus is supported by the involvement of the company ATDBio as Beneficiary and five companies as Partner Organization that will also provide complementary skills training and intersectoral exposure of the ESRs. This proposal takes the first steps for future application of nanoscale robots in research and industry and will train future generations of researchers in this field.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017
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Coordinator

AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Denmark
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 870 245,64

Participants (6)

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 498 432,96
Address
Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 747 649,44
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 527 318,64
Address
Nobels Vag 5
17177 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 546 575,76
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA TOR VERGATA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 516 122,64
Address
Via Cracovia 50
00133 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ATDBIO LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
The Square Fawley
SO45 1DD Southampton Hampshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (5)

LGC Biosearch Technologies
Denmark
Address

Risskov
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BASECLICK GMBH
Germany
Address
Floriansbogen 2-4
82061 Neuried
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AUTODESK
France
Address
Quai Panhard Et Levassor 89
75013 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MICROSOFT RESEARCH LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Jj Thomson Avenue 7
CB3 0FB Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AFFIBODY AB
Sweden
Address
Gunnar Asplunds Alle 24
171 63 Solna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)