R&D

ROBOTECH HAS BEEN AND CONTINUES TO BE A PARTNER IN INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH PROJECTS CO-FUNDED BY THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION. ALSO ACTIVE ON A NUMBER OF NATIONAL-BASED PROJECTS, MAINLY IN TUSCANY.

Robot-Era
Robot-Era Implementation and integration of advanced Robotic systems and intelligent EnvironmentsImplementation and integration of advanced Robotic systems and intelligent Environments in real scenarios for the ageing population, FP7-288899, 2012-2015.

Awarded the Well-Tech prize in 2014 at the Milan furniture exhibition, robots from the Robot-Era project are a personal robotic system to assist elderly people from the home to the town. The project is built around ROBOTECH DustCart; an urban robot with several uses: carrying shopping home, collection and transportation of garbage and help with walking.

DustBot
Dustbot Networked and Cooperating Robots for Urban HygieneNetworked and Cooperating Robots for Urban Hygiene, FP6-045299, 2006-2009.

The DustBot project has enabled development of a robotic system integrated with a platform for Ambient Intelligence to improve hygiene in pedestrian areas of city centres. The system consists of two robots, one for door to door collection of garbage and monitoring environmental parameters, and another, designed and developed by ROBOTECH, for automatic sweeping of pedestrian zones.

Hydronet
HydroNet floating Sensorised Networked Robots for Water MonitoringFloating Sensorised Networked Robots for Water Monitoring, FP7-212790, 2009-2011.

The Hydronet project was aimed at designing and producing a network of robots and sensors to monitor pollution of sea water, lagoons or lakes and rivers. For this project ROBOTECH developed a robot for autonomous navigation in river and lagoon and a water sampling system.

URUS
URUS Ubiquitous Networking Robotics in Urban SettingsUbiquitous Networking Robotics in Urban Settings, FP6-045062, 2006-2009.

Coordinated by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, the URUS project has led to the development of a network of robots for the urban environment, cooperating for the transportation of people and goods. ROBOTECH designed and developed the head of the robot, i.e. the platform that brings together all the systems for human-robot interaction.

Robosweep
Robosweep Robot per lo spazzamento automatico di aree urbane o industrialiRobot for automatic sweeping of urban or industrial areas, Tuscany Region POR CReO 2007-2013 Bando Unico R&D 2012

Co-funded by the Tuscany Region, the RoboSweep project is currently in progress and pursuing the development of the DustClean robot, with the aim of making it available on the market.

2F – FLOORING FELLOW
2F ProjectGrout Cleaning Robot, ECHORD++ Experiment, FP7-601116, 2015-2016
The 2F project aims at introducing robotics in construction yards by developing a co-working robot for grout removing and floor cleaning with acid during tile flooring installation. The use of 2F reduces construction worker hazards and risks.