EUROPEAN RESEARCH

 

EIT Row Materials - MiReBooks

MiReBooks produces a series of Virtual&Augmented Reality based (=Mixed Reality MR) interactive mining handbooks as a new digital standard for higher mining education across Europe. Many current challenges in mining education will be met in an innovative new way, by combining classical paper based teaching materials with MR materials and their transformation into pedagogically and didactically coherent MR handbooks for integrative classroom use.

For this aim UNITN collaborates with TU-Graz to provide the design of the hardware and software framework which will be used to produce Mixed Reality Handbooks. We will define the hardware infrastructure and will develop the software tools necessary to author and run the MR lectures.

 

H2020 Eurobench - FSTP Bullet

The H2020 EUROBENCH project aims to create the first unified benchmarking framework for robotic systems in Europe. This framework will allow companies and/or researchers to test the performance of their robots at any stage of development. The project is mainly focused on bipedal machines, i.e. exoskeletons, prosthetics and humanoids, but aims to be also extended to other robotic technologies.

The Financial Support for Third Parties project Bullet propose a benchmarking device, composed of sensors and/or actuators, that can be applied indistinctly to different benchmarking scenarios. Specifically, due to the fact that most wearable robots for locomotion require the usage of crutches with consequences in the gait patterns, measuring articulations’ reactions is critical to correctly compare robotic solutions, since repetitive overloading could lead to pain and chronic pathologies.

For this aim the project proposes:
- instrumented crutches, equipped with a wireless system able to measure the load applied by the user on each crutch, the crutch orientation, and the position of the foot, to detect the gait phases
- a volume scanning system, based on portable TOF cameras, to measure the body segments centre of mass, inertia and mass using the volumetric information acquired;
- the implementation of a biomechanical model, to compute inverse dynamic analysis using the measured data, and the uncertainty associated with the joints’ reaction forces.

    These devices will allow the assessment of metrics related to the upper limbs, such as peak joints’ forces, and their uncertainty, needed to compare exoskeletons’ performances.

 

AUSILIA

AUSILIA is a project of the rehabilitation hospital of Villa Rosa (ABILITA headed by Giovanni Guandalini) together with the University of Trento. The following departments will participate: DISI (Francesco De Natale and Nicola Conci), DII (Mariolino De Cecco, Mauro Da Lio and Giandomenico Nollo) and DICAM (Antonio Frattari). AUSILIA has been granted the last 10th of august 2015 and will start within four months. AUSILIA foresee the realization of domotic apartments and a laboratory of design and testing of new assistive devices within Villa Rosa. Its primary goal is the customization of assistive solutions for users with physical and/or cognitive impairments. Both user and caregivers will have the possibility to spend a week inside the domotic apartment in order to benefit from the training and design of personalized architectural and/or technological solutions for his/her improvement in autonomy and quality of life. AUSILIA embed also an engineering laboratory where to design and produce custom architectural solutions and custom assistive components or devices.

AUSILIA, although not being an EU project will certainly be a project able to collect the best energies able to start many new international collaborations. It is also to note that similar projects, although needed, are very few in the international context.

 

H2020 - UNCAP

UNCAP ("Ubiquitous iNteroperable Care for Ageing People ") will make use of solutions and technologies developed in previous research projects to develop an open, scalable and privacy-savvy ICT infrastructure designed to help aging people live independently while maintaining and improving their lifestyle. The final solution will consist of real products that will be made available on the market.

The project is co-financed by the EU through the Horizon 2020 programme, and it involves 23 partners (including several pilot user partners) from 9 European countries (IT, UK, SI, RO, EL, DE, SE, ES, MK).

The main goals of UNCAP are:

1)   Improve effectiveness of the health care processes through more effective evaluation processes during the hospital-hospice recovery.

2)   Enhance home care treatment and prevention, in order to delay cognitive impairment of elderly and possibly postpone the recovery.

3)   Support more independent living and improve quality of life of cognitively impaired aging users.

The role of our University is to manage the pilots infrastructure and experimental phase and to integrate serious games to enhance both physical dexterity and cognitive functionality. Hereafter some examples developed in our laboratory and during the course of Measurement Systems and Applications:

 

Here a video of one of our games: "Down the Pipe"

 

FP VII - VERITAS

The vision of VERITAS is:

To translate the accumulated knowledge on ICT accessibility to parameters of the virtual user models (including task models) and simulation models for a variety of applications.To test the validity and applicability of these virtual user models in real accessibility testing scenarios using an innovative multisensorial platform.To create a set of simulation models building on the experience already gathered via testing accessibility in various applications domains.To integrate all the above into VERITAS knowledge, which will serve as a reference to the existing ICT accessibility know how.

To achieve this VERITAS will furthermore develop:

The core simulation and the immersive platforms for providing support to the developers and designers at all the stages of product development.The exportable toolbox in order to export the virtual user and the simulation models to existing developer/design platforms that are already used for the design/development of mainstream ICT and non-ICT products.

Achieving all these goals VERITAS is expected to operationalise and potentially revolutionalise the accessibility testing at all stages of design and development of new products in five very important industrial domains.

The lin to the project site is http://veritas-project.eu/

 

Eurostars - AGILE

The project goal is to develop an intelligent Automated Guided Vehicle that offers higher flexibility paired with better reliability and safety for the use in non-structured industrial environments. The idea of the project is to develop a small, robust and flexible AGV for semi- or non-structured warehouses targeted to the needs of medium sized enterprises. The project partners are the SME partners Fusion Systems and Digipack and the academic partner the Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering at the University of Trento.

The AGV will be able to identify and estimate the location of a pallet autonomously, to automatically reach the pallet for loading, to automatically carry the pallet and unload it at a defined location. Thereby it needs to cope with indoor and outdoor industrial environments, where artificial landmarks for AGV navigation can be missing, or achieve a low reliability level, while pallets are stored in not well defined positions.

 

 


 

INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH

 

Collaboration with GPI to develop innovative robotics tools for their products.

 

Collaboration with Fly to develop a robotic unit for automatic grinding of avionics mechanical components.

 

Collaboration with Lares to develop an elderly fall detection able to connect automatically with caregivers. To this aim we developed a machine learning framework able to elaborate acceleration signals, filter outliers and provide robust detections.

 

 

Collaboration with C.L.Tech for the support to the design and verification of the testing process for a Universal Grid Testing machine for the electrical test of printed circuit boards with extended area (greater than 16.0 "x 19.2")

 

Collaboration with Italproject in development of a new agv forklift with two-steering wheels kinematic.

During this work it was designed a calibration procedure in order to:
- limit the possibilities of bias error on both wheel steering
- reference all the navigation devices to the vehicle

Furthermore it was also developed a path control for turn in narrow corridor and a navigation algorithm based on laser contour measurements.

 

Industrial Research for Dolomiti Energia SpA "Analisi delle normative vigenti nel settore del gas". Status: terminated successfully.

 

Industrial Research for Delta R&S Srl "Acquisizione stereo della forma del piede mediante sistema a dodici telecamere sincronizzate e traduzione in mesh 3D". Status terminated successfully, full grant pending.

 

Industrial Research for Pomini Tenova SpA "Progettazione ed implementazione su rettificatrice per cilindri POMINI di un prototipo di sistema di misura in grado di descrivere in maniera univoca gli errori di forma della tavola del cilindro, separando dagli stessi quelli derivanti dagli errori delle due portate di supporto del cilindro e di ricostruire la forma reale del cilindro". Status: terminated successfully.

 

Industrial Research for Vodafone SpA, we dealt with the Measurement aspects related to "Monitoraggio strutturale di un palo portante per antenne radiomobili". Status: terminated successfully. Period 01/07 – 03/08.

 

Industrial Research for SITOS Srl "Analisi e progettazione di un sistema integrato di verifica della sicurezza, misura dello stato di cottura ed analisi di qualità del prodotto". Status: terminated successfully.

 

Industrial Research for Digipack Srl "Industrializzazione del software di un sistema autonomo per la movimentazione automatica di pallets all'interno di ambienti industriali parzialmente strutturati"

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