Advanced Robotics

Modern industrial applications, including service and field operations, require robotic systems which are autonomous and adaptable, so that they can work in partially or completely unspecified scenarios subject to frequent on-going variation. In contrast with conventional robotics, advanced robotics provides more flexible solutions, able to co-exist and collaborate safely with the operator, whether fixed or mobile, employing modular, bio-inspired architectures, user-friendly programming systems and artificial intelligence.



Configurable Collaborative Robot Technologies

The CONCERT project has the aim of developing new technologies to create more versatile collaborative robots than existing ones, including in heavy duty applications. Their principal characteristic is that they are composed of modules which can be assembled together to create a final configuration selected by the user to best support them in their work.



Virtual SimUlator for Automation Laboratory

The objective of the project is to create an infrastructure and know-how to allow Fraunhofer Italia to conduct applied research in the areas of AR and VR applied to automation.



A BIM-Integrated Mobile Robot Manipulator for Precise and Autonomous Disinfection in Building against COVID-19

BALTO is a mobile robot manipulator which can precisely and autonomously disinfect critical features of buildings such as door handles, buttons, push-bars and desks. Thanks to the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) data, a map of the building and its components is integrated directly into the robot control system for quick deployment.



REconfigurable Collaborative Agri RObots

The RECOARO project aims to apply advanced robot technologies to agricultural applications. The objective is to develop a modular reconfigurable robot (MRR) able to handle three of the most common operations in farming: crop inspection, spraying, and harvesting. The reconfigurability of the MRR system is exploited to implement these different operations with one single robot.



Mobile Disinfection

The MobDi project has the objective of developing new technologies for cleaning and disinfecting buildings during the pandemic. By coordinating the efforts of twelve Fraunhofer institutes, the project aims to aggregate a knowledge pool for use in developing an integrated system which is technologically groundbreaking on several fronts, from the cleaning methods themselves to robot navigation.