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Advanced Robotic Technology for Handling Soft Materials in Manufacturing Sectors

Workshop on Teleoperation of Dynamic Legged Robots in Real Scenarios

On the 31st of May Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, EU AnDy Project and the SOFTMANBOT project joined forces for the Workshop on Teleoperation of Dynamic Legged Robots in Real Scenarios during IEEE ICRA 2021.This workshop aimed at gathering researchers from legged robotics, teleoperation, and human motions studies together in order to present the latest results in…
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Organization of ICRA 2021 workshop

Human robot collaboration for tasklearning and completion Join Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia and the SOFTMANBOT project on the 31st of May for the Workshop on Teleoperation of Dynamic Legged Robots in Real Scenarios during IEEE ICRA 2021 workshop.This workshop aims at gathering researchers from legged robotics, teleoperation, and human motions studies together in order to present the…
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European Robotics Forum 2021 (ERF2021) – Clustering workshop on the 13th of April 2021

The European Robotics Forum 2021 (ERF 2021), the most influential meeting of the robotics community in Europe, was held as a virtual event 13-15 April 2021. The ERF2021 covers all aspects and current themes related to the field of robotics. Researchers, engineers, managers, and a growing number of entrepreneurs, businesspeople, and public funding officers from…
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ROBOTS FOR DEMOULDING INJECTED OUTSOLES

The Footwear Technology Centre, INESCOP, within the framework of the European SoftManBot project, is working on the development of a robotic system for the sole demoulding, with the aim of protecting the health of workers, as well as freeing them from repetitive tasks that require a lot of strength. The footwear industry, traditionally a manufacturing…
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European Robotics Forum 2021 (ERF2021) – Clustering workshop

The handling of soft materials with robots will play a significant role in the factories of the future, in sectors such as the textile, food, electric and electronics industries. SOFTMANBOT project, together with 3 sister projects funded by the European Commission are currently working to advance the state of the art on this challenging scientific…
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Decathlon activities in SOFTMANBOT

Working with our European partners on SOFTMANBOT EU H2020 project, Decathlon is going to introduce robots for the execution of contact-based challenging tasks: a robotic perception system, an AI-based multi-sensor control and planning platform and a smart dexterous gripple, will help human operators in handling flexible and deformable materials within labour-intensive production processes. The automation…
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IROS 2020

RObotic MAnipulation of Deformable Objects workshop – Thursday, November 19, 2020 Novel solutions for the robotic manipulation of deformable objects can enable new real-world tasks in areas of strategic interest. These include the manufacturing industry, agriculture, or medicine. However, deformable objects are complex to model and require the manipulation system to have high adaptability and…
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SIGMA – The preparation of the first demonstrator

SIGMA Clermont is collaborating directly with Michelin in the #SoftManBot project in order to prepare a first demonstrator.In this setup, installed at Michelin facilities at Ladoux, a robotic arm system will use Zimmer Group‘s grippers in order to assemble the components of a #tyre. The general software architecture proposed by SIGMA Clermont will not only be useful for this Michelin demo but…
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AIJU: the design and construction of the testing moulds

AIJU moves on in the design and construction of the testing moulds and the preparation of the mock-up robotic cell in our facilities. Fresh out of the oven and ready to be in again, our testing moulds have already been shipped to our European partners, in order to be able to replicate at their facilities…
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Updates from SIGMA Clermont, Softmanbot’s coordinator

SIGMA Clermont, Softmanbot’s coordinator, is a School of Engineering in Clermont-Ferrand, France. Its research activities are conducted in affiliation with Institut Pascal, an interdisciplinary research laboratory. SIGMA Clermont is a technical partner focused on developing novel methodologies for the handling of soft objects in the targeted industrial use cases. In the first year of the…
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