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AI-Powered Manipulation System for Advanced Robotic Service, Manufacturing and Prosthetics

Objective

A key challenge in intelligent robotics is creating robots that are capable of directly interacting with the world around them to achieve their goals. On the other hand, robot manipulation is central to achieve the promise of robotics, since the definition of robot requires that it has actuators that it can use to change the world.
In the last decades, a substantial growth has been observed in research on the problem of robot manipulation, which aims to exploit the increasing availability of affordable robot arms and grippers to create machines capable of directly and autonomously interacting with the world to implement useful applications. Learning will be central to such autonomous systems, as the real world contains too many variations for a robot to have an accurate model of human requests and behaviour, of the surrounding environment, the objects in it, or the skills required to manipulate them, in advance.
The main objective of the IntelliMan project is focusing on the question of “How a robot can efficiently learn to manipulate in a purposeful and highly performant way”. IntelliMan will range from learning individual manipulation skills from human demonstration, to learning abstract descriptions of a manipulation task suitable for high-level planning, to discovering an object’s functionality by interacting with it, to guarantee performance and safety. IntelliMan aims at developing a novel AI-Powered Manipulation System with persistent learning capabilities, able to perceive the main characteristics and features of its surrounding by means of a heterogeneous set of sensors, able to decide how to execute a task in an autonomous way and able to detect failures in the task execution in order to request new knowledge through the interaction with humans and the environment. IntelliMan further investigates how such AI-powered manipulation systems are perceived by the users and what factors enhance human acceptability.

Coordinator

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Net EU contribution
€ 861 453,00
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Italy

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Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 861 453,00

Participants (9)

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 504 810,00
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Köln, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 504 810,00
FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN-NUERNBERG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 467 426,00
Address
Schlossplatz 4
91054 Erlangen

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Region
Bayern Mittelfranken Erlangen, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 467 426,00
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 454 595,00
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 454 595,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 480 625,00
Address
Via Balbi 5
16126 Genova

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Region
Nord-Ovest Liguria Genova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 480 625,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELLA CAMPANIA LUIGI VANVITELLI
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 501 354,00
Address
Viale Abramo Lincoln 5
81100 Caserta

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Region
Sud Campania Caserta
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 501 354,00
FUNDACIO EURECAT
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 450 875,00
Address
Avenida Universitat Autonoma 23
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles (Barcelona)

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 450 875,00
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE ASSICURAZIONE INFORTUNI SUL LAVORO INAIL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 232 270,00
Address
Via Iv Novembre 144
00187 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 232 270,00
ELVEZ, PROIZVODNJA KABELSKE KONFEKCIJE IN PREDELAVA PLASTICNIH MAS DOO
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 293 950,00
Address
Ulica Antona Tomsica 35
1294 Visnja Gora

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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
Slovenija Zahodna Slovenija Osrednjeslovenska
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 293 950,00
BAYERISCHE FORSCHUNGSALLIANZ BAVARIAN RESEARCH ALLIANCE GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 261 945,00
Address
Prinzregentenstrasse 52
80538 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 261 945,00

Partners (3)

FONDATION DE L'INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE IDIAP
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Rue Marconi 19
1920 Martigny

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Valais / Wallis
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAT ZURICH
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Ramistrasse 71
8006 Zurich

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
OCADO INNOVATION LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Buildings One & Two Trident Place Mosquito Way
AL10 9UL Hatfield

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Region
East of England Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Hertfordshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
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