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Towards a new generation of plant-inspired growing artefacts

Project description

Growing robots like plants

Plants pose underestimated source of inspiration. They climb up and expand horizontally while using amazing technics. They utilise purposively very complex solutions to adapt themselves to the external environment and grow efficiently in the most effective ways. But their systems remain unexplored. The EU-funded GrowBot project aims to be a pioneer in learning from plants to create a disruptive paradigm of movement in robotics and information and communication technologies. Specifically, it will research similar to the moving-by-growing plant abilities – anchoring, negotiating voids and generally climbing – to replace wheels, legs or rails in robots with climbing ones to avoid getting stuck or falling. Translation of such functions into manufacturing processes inside the robots will foster European innovation in high-tech ecosystems.

Call for proposal

H2020-FETPROACT-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-FETPROACT-2018-01

Coordinator

FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA
Net EU contribution
€ 1 507 583,75
Address
Via Morego 30
16163 Genova
Italy

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Region
Nord-Ovest Liguria Genova
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (9)

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM HEREON GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 695 150,00
Address
Max Planck Strasse 1
21502 Geesthacht

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Region
Schleswig-Holstein Schleswig-Holstein Herzogtum Lauenburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 679 791,25
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
GRAN SASSO SCIENCE INSTITUTE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 600 000,00
Address
Via Francesco Crispi 7
67100 L'aquila

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Region
Sud Abruzzo L’Aquila
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO S ANNA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 715 000,00
Address
Piazza Martiri Della Liberta 33
56127 Pisa

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Region
Centro (IT) Toscana Pisa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 696 166,25
Address
Fahnenbergplatz
79098 Freiburg

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
LINARI ENGINEERING SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 703 291,25
Address
Via Umberto Forti 24/14
56121 Pisa

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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
Centro (IT) Toscana Pisa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 633 000,00
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

UNIVERSITE DE MONTPELLIER
France
Net EU contribution
€ 67 500,00
Address
163 Rue Auguste Broussonnet
34090 Montpellier

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Region
Occitanie Languedoc-Roussillon Hérault
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ARKYNE TECHNOLOGIES SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 700 000,00
Address
Calle De La Tecnologia 17 - Edificio Canada Planta
08840 Barcelona

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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
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00