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GrowBot SIGNED

Towards a new generation of plant-inspired growing artefacts

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Project "GrowBot" data sheet

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Coordinator
FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA 

Organization address
address: VIA MOREGO 30
city: GENOVA
postcode: 16163
website: www.iit.it

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 Coordinator Country Italy [IT]
 Total cost 6˙997˙482 €
 EC max contribution 6˙997˙482 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.2.2. (FET Proactive)
 Code Call H2020-FETPROACT-2018-01
 Funding Scheme RIA
 Starting year 2019
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2019-01-01   to  2022-12-31

 Partnership

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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA IT (GENOVA) coordinator 1˙507˙583.00
2    SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO S ANNA IT (PISA) participant 715˙000.00
3    LINARI ENGINEERING SRL IT (PISA) participant 703˙291.00
4    CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS FR (PARIS) participant 700˙500.00
5    ARKYNE TECHNOLOGIES SL ES (VILADECANS, BARCELONA) participant 700˙000.00
6    ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG DE (FREIBURG) participant 696˙166.00
7    HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM GEESTHACHT ZENTRUM FUR MATERIAL- UND KUSTENFORSCHUNG GMBH DE (GEESTHACHT) participant 695˙150.00
8    TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY IL (TEL AVIV) participant 679˙791.00
9    GRAN SASSO SCIENCE INSTITUTE IT (L'AQUILA) participant 600˙000.00

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 Project objective

GrowBot proposes a disruptively new paradigm of movement in robotics inspired by the moving-by-growing abilities of climbing plants. Plants are still a quite unexplored model in robotics and ICT technologies, as their sessile nature leads to think that they do not move. Instead, they move greatly, on a different time scale, purposively, effectively and efficiently. To move from one point to another, plants must grow and continuously adapt their body to the external environmental conditions. This continuous growth is particularly evident in climbing plants. By imitating them, the GrowBot objective is to develop low-mass and low-volume robots capable of anchoring themselves, negotiating voids, and more generally climbing, where current climbing robots based on wheels, legs, or rails would get stuck or fall. Specifically, the ability to grow will be translated by additive manufacturing processes inside the robot, which creates its body by depositing new materials with multi-functional properties, on the basis of the perceived external stimuli (without a pre-defined design). Energy efficiency will be intrinsic to such approach, but novel bio-hybrid energy harvesting solutions will be also implemented to generate energy by interfacing soft technologies with real plants. Perception and behavior will be based on the adaptive strategies that allow climbing plants to explore the environment, described mathematically after experimental observations. GrowBot would contribute to consolidate this ground-breaking and pioneering research area on plant-inspired robotics that, although still in its infancy, can represent a revolutionary approach in robotics, as it has already happened with plant-inspired solutions in material science. GrowBot is based on a strongly interdisciplinary character and can open the way for a new technological paradigm around the concept of growing robots, fostering a European innovation eco-system for several high-tech sectors.

 Deliverables

List of deliverables.
GrowBot Workshops I Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2020-04-03 15:16:14
Periodic activity report I Documents, reports 2020-04-03 15:13:53
Data Management Plan I Open Research Data Pilot 2020-04-03 15:13:34
GrowBot specifications and scenarios of use Documents, reports 2020-04-03 15:13:06
Tutorial on GrowBot-related technologies Other 2020-04-03 15:12:52
Workshops, Working Groups, Editorial Initiatives I Other 2020-04-03 15:15:09
Periodic management report I Documents, reports 2020-04-03 15:14:53
Tutorial on fundamentals of plants biology Other 2020-04-03 15:12:38
Communication, Dissemination, and Exploitation plan (“CoDE” plan) Documents, reports 2020-04-03 15:15:49
Project website and dissemination materials Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2020-04-03 15:15:34
Prizes I Other 2020-04-03 15:14:33
GrowBot Platform Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2020-04-03 15:14:17

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of GrowBot deliverables.

 Publications

year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2020 Dario Lunni, Matteo Cianchetti, Carlo Filippeschi, Edoardo Sinibaldi, Barbara Mazzolai
Plant‐Inspired Soft Bistable Structures Based on Hygroscopic Electrospun Nanofibers
published pages: 1901310, ISSN: 2196-7350, DOI: 10.1002/admi.201901310
Advanced Materials Interfaces 2020-02-19
2019 Giovanna A Naselli, Barbara Mazzolai
The softness distribution index: towards the creation of guidelines for the modeling of soft-bodied robots
published pages: 27836491989345, ISSN: 0278-3649, DOI: 10.1177/0278364919893451
The International Journal of Robotics Research 2020-02-13
2019 Fabian Meder, Giovanna Adele Naselli, Ali Sadeghi, Barbara Mazzolai
Remotely Light‐Powered Soft Fluidic Actuators Based on Plasmonic‐Driven Phase Transitions in Elastic Constraint
published pages: 1905671, ISSN: 0935-9648, DOI: 10.1002/adma.201905671
Advanced Materials 31/51 2020-02-13
2019 Emanuela Del Dottore, Alessio Mondini, Ali Sadeghi, Barbara Mazzolai
Characterization of the Growing From the Tip as Robot Locomotion Strategy
published pages: , ISSN: 2296-9144, DOI: 10.3389/frobt.2019.00045
Frontiers in Robotics and AI 6 2020-02-13
2019 Isabella Fiorello, Fabian Meder, Omar Tricinci, Carlo Filippeschi, Barbara Mazzolai
Rose-Inspired Micro-device with Variable Stiffness for Remotely Controlled Release of Objects in Robotics
published pages: 122-133, ISSN: , DOI:
Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series 11556 2020-02-13
2019 Ali Sadeghi, Emanuela Del Dottore, Alessio Mondini, Barbara Mazzolai
Passive Morphological Adaptation for Obstacle Avoidance in a Self-Growing Robot Produced by Additive Manufacturing
published pages: , ISSN: 2169-5172, DOI: 10.1089/soro.2019.0025
Soft Robotics 2020-02-13
2019 Thomas Speck, Olga Speck
Quo vadis plant biomechanics: Old wine in new bottles or an up‐and‐coming field of modern plant science?
published pages: 1399-1403, ISSN: 0002-9122, DOI: 10.1002/ajb2.1371
American Journal of Botany 106/11 2020-02-12

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