Our open and ongoing projects in this area are listed below, together with a selection of completed projects where relevant.

H2020 SeaClear - Search, Identification, and Collection of Marine Litter with Autonomous Robots

Litter disposal and accumulation in the marine environment is one of the fastest growing threats to the world's oceans. Plastic is the most common type of litter found on the seafloor, but the list is long and includes glass, metal, wood and clothing. The EU-funded SeaClear project is developing autonomous robots for underwater littler collection using new debris mapping, classification, and collection systems. Specifically, the project will build a mixed team of unmanned underwater, surface and aerial vehicles to find and collect litter from the seabed.

AIRGUIDE: A Learning Aerial Guide for the Elderly and Disabled

Robotic assistants can greatly improve the life of the ever-increasing elderly and disabled population. However, current efforts in assistive robotics are focused on ground robots and manipulators in controlled, indoor environments. AIRGUIDE will break away from this by exploiting unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and their versatile motion capabilities. Specifically, the project will develop aerial assistive technology for independent mobility of an elderly or disabled person over a wide, outdoor area, via monitoring risks and guiding the person when needed.

Biomechanically Enabled Robotic Controller for Restoring Human Ability

An increasing amount of people, especially elderly ones, face mobility problems often due to a stroke or some kind of accident. To increase their quality of life and reduce their dependence on others, physical rehabilitation is necessary. The aim of the rehabilitation is to enable the people to re-learn how to use their limbs and strengthen the affected muscles. The traditional way of performing rehabilitation is by helping the patients pefrorm repetitive motions. A physiotherapist is monitoring their effort and progress and adjusts the task and the motion respectively.

3D object recognition with mobile robots - PN3-Innovative-Cheques

The main aim of the project is the application of the techniques developed by the academic partner in the industrial environment from the beneficiary. The developed open-source modules are reusable and they can be adopted to the needs of the industrial beneficial. In order to close the perception-planning loop active perception techniques are proposed to be used also for the mapping application part. 

Robotic prosthetic hand

The goal of this project is to design and construct a robotic prosthetic hand, aiming at helping amputees perform basic every day tasks. The robotic arm should be lightweight and offer a level of dexterity so that the patient can grasp objects of different sizes and shapes. Apropriate modeling and control of the robotic hand should be developed.

Co4AIR: Computers, Cognition and Communication in Control: A strategic partnership

The project "Co4AIR - Computers, Cognition and Communication in Control: A strategIc paRtnership" is funded through the Erasmus+ scheme, within the Call for Strategic Partnerships in Higher Education. Co4AIR comprises seven universities from France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Romania and Slovenia, as well as the European University Foundation from Luxembourg.

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