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H2020-FETOPEN-2019-01

PROBOSCIS

PROBOSCIdean Sensitive soft robot for versatile gripping

FET Open Challenging Current Thinking
Research and Innovation Action
Grant agreement n. 863212

The elephant proboscis is a highly versatile organ by which elephants sense and interact with the world, by performing both strong and delicate tasks supported by more than a hundred thousand muscles, no bones, and a sensitive skin.

Starting from investigations on the natural proboscis, PROBOSCIS envisions a new generation of universal robotic manipulators, having no distinction between soft arm and a gripper, displaying high versatility because of morphological intelligence, soft body adaptability, and distributed sensing.


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Partners

Lucia Beccai

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)
Coordinator

Barbara Mazzolai

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)

Shlomo Magdassi

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI)

Michel Milinkovitch

University of Geneva (UNIGE)

Egidio Falotico

SCUOLA SUPERIORE SANT'ANNA (SSSA)

Sarah Karmel

Photocentric

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No. 863212.

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