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  • 5 universities
  • 1 research organisation
  • 1 multinational
  • 1 SME
  • 2 hospitals
We are a diverse and interdisciplinary team across 7 European nations. Find our more about each of the project partners below.
ETHZ
Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich

Zürich, Switzerland

The Autonomous Systems Lab at ETH Zürich is dedicated to creating robots and intelligent systems that are able to autonomously operate in complex and diverse environments.

ETHZ is the coordinator of this project and leader of:

  • WP3 ─ Perception
  • WP10 ─ Management

Full team

Roland Siegwart

Roland Siegwart

Coordinator

Jen Jen Chung

Jen Jen Chung

Vice coordinator, WP3 leader

Patrik Winiger

Patrik Winiger

Project manager, WP10 leader

Lionel Ott

Lionel Ott

Vice coordinator, WP3 leader

  • Paula Wulkop
    PhD student
  • Francesco Milano
    PhD student
  • Cornelia Della Casa
    Finance and administration
  • Paula Wulkop
    PhD student
  • Francesco Milano
    PhD student
  • Cornelia Della Casa
    Finance and administration
TUD
Delft University of Technology

Delft, Netherlands

The goal of the Autonomous Multi-Robots Laboratory at the Delft University of Technology is to develop novel methods for navigation, motion planning, learning and control of autonomous mobile robots, with a special emphasis on multi-robot systems, on-demand transportation and robots that interact with other robots and humans in dynamic and uncertain environments.

TUD is the leader of:

  • WP5 ─ Planning and scheduling

Full team

Javier Alonso-Mora
Javier Alonso-Mora

Javier Alonso-Mora

Associate Professor

Principal investigator, WP5 leader

  • Nils Wilde
    Postdoctoral researcher
  • Luzia Knoedler
    PhD student
  • Michelle Strieder
    Finance and administration
  • Nils Wilder
    Postdoctoral researcher
  • Luzia Knoedler
    PhD student
  • Michelle Strieder
    Finance and administration
BONN
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn

Bonn, Germany

The StachnissLab focuses on probabilistic as well as learning techniques enabling mobile robotics and autonomous cars to boost their performance in the real world. The research fields of the StachnissLab include the simultaneous localization and mapping problem, scene interpretation, state prediction, environment modelling, autonomous navigation, and exploration.

BONN is the leader of:

  • WP4 ─ Localisation and mapping

Full team

Cyrill Stachniss
Cyrill Stachniss

Cyrill Stachniss

Professor

Principal investigator, WP4 leader

  • Jens Behley
    Postdoctoral researcher
  • Xieyuanli Chen
    PhD student
  • Nicky Zimmerman
    PhD student
  • Matteo Sodano
    PhD student
  • Christiane Springer
    Finance and administration
  • Birgit Klein
    Finance and administration
  • Jens Behley
    Postdoctoral researcher
  • Xieyuanli Chen
    PhD student
  • Nicky Zimmerman
    PhD student
  • Matteo Sodano
    PhD student
  • Christiane Springer
    Finance and administration
  • Birgit Klein
    Finance and administration
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UEDIN
The University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh, UK

The Statistical Machine Learning and Motor Control Group, Advanced Intelligent Robotics (AIR) Lab and Interventional Robotics Group are teaming up to contribute their grasping, manipulation and control expertise to Harmony.

UEDIN is the leader of:

  • WP6 ─ Grasping and manipulation

Full team

Sethu_Vijayakumar
Sethu_Vijayakumar

Sethu Vijayakumar

Professor

Principal investigator, WP6 leader

  • Alex (Zhibin) Li
    Co-investigator, Assistant Professor
  • Mohsen Khadem
    Co-investigator, Assistant Professor
  • Vladimir Ivan
    Co-investigator, Senior researcher
  • Joanne Pennie
    Finance and administration
  • Caroline Barbour
    Finance and administration
  • Serena Lambley
    Finance and administration
  • Alex (Zhibin) Li
    Co-investigator, Assistant Professor
  • Mohsen Khadem
    Co-investigator, Assistant Professor
  • Vladimir Ivan
    Co-investigator, Senior researcher
  • Joanne Pennie
    Finance and administration
  • Caroline Barbour
    Finance and administration
  • Serena Lambley
    Finance and administration
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UT
University of Twente

Enschede, Netherlands

The Human Media Interaction Group is a multidisciplinary group in which computer science meets social science to investigate and design and evaluate novel forms of human-computer interaction.

UT is the leader of:

  • WP8 ─ Safety and acceptability

Full team

Vanessa Evers
Vanessa Evers

Vanessa Evers

Professor

Principal investigator, WP8 leader

  • Bob Schadenberg
    Postdoctoral researcher
  • Khiet Troung
    Assistant Professor
  • Hideki Garcia Goo
    PhD student
  • Dirk de Groot
    Finance and administration
  • Bob Schadenberg
    Postdoctoral researcher
  • Khiet Troung
    Assistant Professor
  • Hideki Garcia Goo
    PhD student
  • Dirk de Groot
    Finance and administration
CREATE
C.R.E.A.T.E.

Naples, Italy

The PRISMA team and the ICAROS Center from the CREATE consortium are experts in whole-body control of robots and have years of experience working with surgeons to improve the tele-operation of surgical robots.

CREATE is the leader of:

  • WP7 ─ Whole-body control

Full team

Bruno Siciliano
Bruno Siciliano

Bruno Siciliano

Professor

Principal investigator, WP7 leader

  • Fabio Ruggiero
    Assistant Professor
  • Alberto Finzi
    Associate Professor
  • Fanny Ficuciello
    Assistant Professor
  • Mario Selvaggio
    Postdoctoral researcher
  • Mohammad Hossein Hamedani
    Postdoctoral researcher
  • Rajesh Subburaman
    Postdoctoral researcher
  • Cristina Iacono
    PhD student
  • Jonathan van der Meer
    Finance and administration
  • Valeria Federico
    Finance and administration
  • Fabio Ruggiero
    Assistant Professor
  • Alberto Finzi
    Associate Professor
  • Fanny Ficuciello
    Assistant Professor
  • Mario Selvaggio
    Postdoctoral researcher
  • Mohammad Hossein Hamedani
    Postdoctoral researcher
  • Rajesh Subburaman
    Postdoctoral researcher
  • Cristina Iacono
    PhD student
  • Jonathan van der Meer
    Finance and administration
  • Valeria Federico
    Finance and administration
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KUH
Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset

Stockholm, Sweden

Karolinska University Laboratory is part of Karolinska University Hospital, one of the largest University Hospitals in Europe. Karolinska University Laboratory has expertise in all laboratory medicine disciplines and performs over 20 million clinical analyses every year.

KUH will be providing their end-user expertise to all elements of the project.

Full team

Lena Nyman
Lena Nyman

Lena Nyman

Head of the Preanalytical Department

End-user expert

  • Tomas Borgegård
    Innovation Manager
  • Jesper Keisu
    Process Preanalysis Manager
  • Katarina Risbecker
    Finance and administration
  • Nina Osvald
    Finance and administration
  • Tomas Borgegård
    Innovation Manager
  • Jesper Keisu
    Process Preanalysis Manager
  • Katarina Risbecker
    Finance and administration
  • Nina Osvald
    Finance and administration
USZ
Universitätsspital Zürich

Zürich, Switzerland

The University Hospital Zürich is open to all patients every day and provides fundamental medical care and cutting-edge medicine in a central location in Zürich. The Facility Management team ensures smooth daily operation through supply chain management, catering, facility services and more.

USZ will be providing their end-user expertise to all elements of the project.

Full team

Susanna Caravatti-Felchlin
Susanna Caravatti-Felchlin

Susanna Caravatti-Felchlin

Head of Facility Management Planning and Construction

End-user expert

  • Patrick Benz
    Head of Services
  • Zoë Catherine Nüesch
    Facility Management intern
  • Patrick Benz
    Head of Services
  • Zoë Catherine Nüesch
    Facility Management intern
ABB
ABB

Västerås, Sweden

ABB Corporate Research aims to serve the entire company on research and long-term technology development activities. They collaborate closely with R&D to transfer research results into pioneering products.

ABB is the leader of:

  • WP1 ─ System requirements and evaluation
  • WP2 ─ System architecture and integration

Full team

Pietro Falco
Pietro Falco

Pietro Falco

Senior Scientist

Principal investigator, WP1 and WP2 leader

  • Jonas Larsson
    Senior Principal Scientist
  • LiWei Qi
    Team Manager
  • Aftab Ahmad
    Scientist
  • Gianluca Garofalo
    Senior Scientist
  • Jon Tjerngren
    Researcher
  • Lars-Gunnar Aufrecht
    Finance and administration
  • Jonas Larsson
    Senior Principal Scientist
  • LiWei Qi
    Team Manager
  • Aftab Ahmad
    Scientist
  • Gianluca Garofalo
    Senior Scientist
  • Jon Tjerngren
    Researcher
  • Lars-Gunnar Aufrecht
    Finance and administration
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IDM
IDMind

Lisbon, Portugal

IDMind was founded in 2000 with the aim of making custom solutions from scratch to robot production and installation. They provide offerings in service robots for edutainment, assisted living and remote inspection.

IDM is the leader of:

  • WP9 ─ Communication, dissemination and exploitation activities

Full team

Paulo Alviso
Paulo Alviso

Paulo Alvito

Co-founder, CEO/CTO

Principal investigator, WP9 leader

  • Carlos Neves
    Software developer
  • Carlos Marques
    Co-founder, R&D manager
  • Sofia Serra
    Design researcher
  • Almor Sousa
    Mechanical designer
  • Dina Mesquita
    Finance and administration
  • Carlos Neves
    Software developer
  • Carlos Marques
    Co-founder, R&D manager
  • Sofia Serra
    Design researcher
  • Almor Sousa
    Mechanical designer
  • Dina Mesquita
    Finance and administration

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