|COUNTRY||PARTICIPANT ORGANISATION NAME||PRINCIPAL ROLE||SHORT NAME||MORE INFO|
Eindhoven University of Technology
Alessandro Saccon (Coordinator)
Ecolé Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Aude Billard (PI)
Technische Universität München
Sami Haddadin (PI)
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Abderrahmane Kheddar (PI)
The Eindhoven University of Technology, via the Dynamics and Control section of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, brings in to the consortium its expertise in nonsmooth dynamics and nonlinear control. Alessandro Saccon has a longstanding experience in control theory, multibody dynamics, and numerical optimization.
The Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) brings a long-standing expertise at developing robust and adaptive control architectures to realize skilful robot motions. The Learning Algorithms and Systems Laboratory (LASA) of EPFL is world premier laboratory on research on programming by demonstration. Research at LASA combines engineering, computer science and computational neuroscience methods for the development of learning control system to enable flexible human-robot interactions.
The Technical University of Munich, via the Chair of Robotics and System Intelligence (RSI), part of Munich School of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MSRM), provides the consortium with expertise and experience in automatic control, robotics, machine learning and specifically collision handling and safe physical human-robot interaction. The goal of RSI is to significantly advance the scientific foundations for intelligent machines capable of acting autonomously in our world and in close interaction with their human creators.
Founded in 1939, the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) is a government-funded research organization. CNRS research units are spread throughout France, and employ a large body of permanent researchers, engineers, technicians, and administrative staff. As the largest fundamental research organization in Europe, CNRS is involved in all scientific fields. The Montpellier Laboratory of Informatics, Robotics, and Micro-electronics (LIRMM), Interactive Digital Human group research activities focus on multi-sensory and multi-objectives task-space control of complex robotic systems such as humanoid with a focus on physical interaction.
Smart Robotics develops and markets robot systems that are flexibly deployable and easy to configure. Through I.AM they plan to extend their software platform with dynamic pick and place algorithms, combined with its 3D-vision feedback. Smart Robotics will integrate the projects results in a number of demonstrators, to test the increase in performance of its palletizing and item picking applications.
Vanderlande is the global market leader for value-added logistic process automation at airports, and in the parcel market. The company is also a leading supplier of process automation solutions for warehouses. Vanderlande brings in the consortium the in-depth domain knownledge of these markets and is actively involved in the dissemination and exploitation of I.AM. results, specifically to the industry, business and end-users.