Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
The Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) is the largest Spanish technological university as well as a renowned European R&D institution. With recognition as Campus of International Excellence, it is outstanding in its research activity together with its training of highly qualified professionals, very competitive at an international level. More than 2,500 researchers carry out their activity at the UPM, leading the Spanish Universities’ participation in the European Framework Programmes. The Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales that hosts CORESENSE research was founded in 1845 and offers graduate and postgraduate degrees of industrial orientation.
The Autonomous Systems Laboratory (ASLab) leads the CORESENSE project and was established in 2004 to perform research in the development of transversal technology for autonomy in all classes of systems, domains, and missions. The core of ASLab research addresses the use of deep model-based artificial intelligence to improve system performance and adaptation capabilities. Other three UPM research groups involved in the project address aerial robotics (CVAR) and adaptive electronics (CEI).
The Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation – one of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft’s largest institutes – was founded in 1959 and employs nearly 1200 workers. Its total budget is over € 82 million. The focus of our research and development work is on organizational and technological issues related to the manufacturing industry. We develop, test and implement methods, components and devices right up to entire machines and production lines. Fraunhofer IPA’s 19 specialist departments cover the entire field of manufacturing engineering. They are coordinated by six business units and work on an interdisciplinary basis with industrial enterprises from the following sectors: automotive, machinery & equipment, electronics & microsystems, energy, medical engineering & biotechnology, and the process industry. Fraunhofer IPA bases its research on the economic production of sustainable and personalized products.
Since 2004, PAL Robotics has developed state-of-the-art robots specially designed to solve customers’ needs. Today we are known for our humanoid robots for research including TIAGo, ARI, REEM-C, TALOS, and Kangaroo, as well as our commercial retail and manufacturing solutions, TIAGo Base and StockBot. We also offer the SOLO 12 platform in collaboration with the Open Dynamic Robot initiative.Our mission is to enhance people’s quality of life through service robotics and automation technologies. We design and manufacture highly integrated and reliable solutions for service industries and research institutions worldwide.We have sold our robotic platforms in more than 35 countries and all platforms are designed and manufactured in Europe. PAL Robotics is one of the founding members of the EU Robotics association, and we have partnered in multiple collaborative projects.
KAS Lab is a research team at Delft University of Technology. Our research focuses on methods to develop complete intelligent control systems for autonomous robots. Inspired by biological “awareness” and systems engineering, we develop hybrid cognitive architectures that enable agents to operate reliably and trustworthy in the real world.
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
The research group Intelligent Robotics Lab (IRL) was funded in 2017. Their main research lines are mobile robotics, robotic manipulation, navigation and localization, assistive robots, cognitive robotics, artificial intelligence, and augmented reality. They are experts in ROS2, a standard open source software platform for robotics applications, and have participated in many Spanish and European projects, both with industrial and research focus.
At Rey Juan Carlos University, IRL counts with a fully-equipped laboratory with a Tiago robot, a Pepper robot, a RB1 platform, 9 Kobuki mobile robots (laser + camera), an Optitrack motion capture system, a drone and a rover with autopilot, and several 3D printers.
The IRL is led by Professor Francisco Martín-Rico. The rest of the team is formed by 3 University Professors, 2 predoctoral students, a laboratory technician, and several collaborating degree students.
Irish Manufacturing Research
Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR) is a leading Research and Technology Organisation providing a portfolio of research, training, and consultancy services to Industry across the following four thematic pillars: Digitisation, Sustainable manufacturing, Design for Manufacturing and Robotics and Automation. IMR works with leading global and indigenous brands to demystify, and derisk new and emerging technologies and to deliver high impact collaborative research and services to enable advanced manufacturing for a broad range of clients across Ireland’s manufacturing network.