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Functionalised Soft robotic gripper for delicate produce harvesting powered by imitation learning-based control

Project description

Innovative soft gripper for delicate harvesting

Labour costs often represent up to 50 % of total production costs in the fresh food industry. Although the sector demands solutions to reduce them, the shift towards robotic automation is obstructed by the complex and contact-rich interactions needed. The EU-funded SoftGrip project will introduce a self-actuating soft gripper for the autonomous picking of delicate white button mushrooms. The project aims for low-cost, intelligent soft robotic grippers with embedded actuation, tactile sensing, recyclable materials and advanced fabrication techniques. It will develop a set of fast-computed modelling algorithms to enhance real-time model-based control schemes and advanced learning capabilities. SoftGrip will develop a learning-by-demonstration framework that will allow the robot to capture human picking skills, extendable to other similar tasks.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2018-20

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Sub call

H2020-ICT-2020-2

Coordinator

SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO S ANNA
Net EU contribution
€ 642 500,00
Address
Piazza Martiri Della Liberta 33
56127 Pisa
Italy

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Region
Centro (IT) Toscana Pisa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (5)

INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 546 250,00
Address
Patission Str. 42
10682 Athina

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Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 500 350,00
Address
Wivenhoe Park
CO4 3SQ Colchester

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Region
East of England Essex Essex Haven Gateway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TWI ELLAS ASTIKI MI KERDOSKOPIKI ETAIREIA
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 529 937,50
Address
L Kifsias 280
15232 Chalandri

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Region
Βόρειος Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TEAGASC - AGRICULTURE AND FOOD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 290 292,50
Address
Oak Park
R93 Carlow

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Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
MITSUI CHEMICALS EUROPE GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 489 625,00
Address
Oststrasse 34
40211 Dusseldorf

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf Düsseldorf, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00