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Research Projects

The European Commission funds over 100 collaborative projects on advanced research into robots which aim to understand the world around them through sensing, perception, understanding, reasoning and action.

The projects cover subjects ranging from autonomy, manipulation / grasping, mobility and navigation in all terrains, to human-robot interaction and cooperative robots. Many if not all of the projects tackle seemingly simple tasks which are very difficult for machines: how to pick up a ball, avoid bumping into a wall, recognize a danger in the home and so on.

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Robotic eEvolutionary self-programming and self-assembling organisms. TThe REPLICATOR project focuses on the development of an advanced robotic system, consisting of a super-large-scale swarm of small autonomous mobile micro-robots that are capable
Humanoids with auditory and visual abilities in populated spaces. Humanoids expected to collaborate with people should be able to interact with them in the most natural way. This involves significant perceptual, communication, and motor processes,
Innovative aerial service robots for remote inspections by contact. The goal of the AIRobots project is to develop a new generation of aerial service robots capable to support human beings in all those activities which require the ability to interact
Threedimensional Adaptive Camera with Object Detection and Foveation. TACO develops a 3D sensing system with real 3D foveation properties endowing service robots with a higher level of motion and affordance perception and interaction capabilities
Adaptive Modular Architecture for Rich Motor Skills. Compared to animals and humans, the motor skills of today's robots still must be qualified as poor. Their behavioural repertoire is typically limited to a narrow set of carefully engineered motor