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The Hand Embodied

Project description


Cognitive Systems and Robotics
Advancing the state of the art in artificial system architectures for the "hand" as a cognitive organ
The scientific goals of The Hand Embodied concern the reciprocal linkages between the physical hand and its high-level control functions, and about the way that the embodiment enables and determines its behaviours and cognitive functions.  The idea is to study how the embodied characteristics of the human hand affect and determine the learning and control strategies people use for such fundamental cognitive functions as exploring, grasping and manipulating. The ultimate goal of the project is to learn from human data how to devise improved system architectures for the hand as a cognitive organ, and eventually how to better design and control robot hands, haptic interfaces and hand prostheses.

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2009-4
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Coordinator Contact

Antonio BICCHI (Prof.)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Address
Lungarno Pacinotti 43/44
56126 Pisa
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 600 583
Administrative Contact
Antonio Bicchi (Prof.)

Participants (10)

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 129 906
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Patrice Wegener
UNIVERSITAET BIELEFELD
Germany
EU contribution
€ 587 292
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 25
33615 Bielefeld
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sebastian Kraus (Mr.)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 553 630
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nicole Laqua-Feller (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS 6
France
EU contribution
€ 473 915
Address
Place Jussieu 4
75252 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ella Bouquet (Ms.)
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 561 600
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kostas Kyriakopoulos (Prof.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SIENA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 608 000
Address
Via Banchi Di Sotto 55
53100 Siena
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Silvano Focardi (Prof.)
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 608 128
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pieter Thijssen (Mr.)
STICHTING VU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 256 956
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
H.G. van der Linden (Mr.)
MAX IV Laboratory, Lund University
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 559 054
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Henrik Jörntell (Dr.)
RISE SICS AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 236 628
Address
Po Box 1263
164 29 Kista
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Charlotta Jorsater (Ms.)