Industrial production

“PILOT” an AR-based assembly assistant

In partnership with Physik Instrumente (PI) – worldwide leader in the manufacturing of nanopositioning products – the project aimed at investigating the typical industrial applications of augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and mixed reality (MR), and at identifying the most relevant one for PI, to be implemented in a functional demonstrator. Such prototype was …

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AR SEI: Automation and Robotics

The project was developed by the team within the SEI Pioneer program in partnership with ASP. The goal of designing, prototyping and testing an innovative robotic product was pursued exploiting the entrepreneurial formation program, offered by SEI. During the project development, technical matters were successfully dealt with, together with start-up issues, like problem vision and …

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DaGoGò: Goods Tracking and Risk Management

The area of goods tracking is becoming more and more important in two main areas: dangerous goods transportation and food supply chain. The project aims at investigating goods tracking aspects for several research areas: service provisioning in mobile environment with Quality of Service guarantee, integration of multiple information sources, knowledge sharing in interoperating companies, implications …

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ICOSA: Inter-vehicular Communications for Traffic Control and Safety Applications

Wireless communications technologies are mature enough to allow the deployment of innovative systems for vehicular traffic control and safety support. By equipping vehicles with communication facilities and sensors, and by possibly enriching the roadside infrastructure, a number of new services can be provided such as: • Detection of dangers and distribution of warning messages for …

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AEIOU Environment & Energy Hydrogen: Opportunities and Utilization

The project wants to create and understand a global scenario for the so-called “H2 society”: the aim is to analyse the feasibility of spreading a new energy carries, both in terms of R&D on technologies and in terms of investment and infrastructures. The project context involves a complex set of implications, from environmental to energetic …

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INTI: Impact of Nanotechnologies on Textile Industry

The goal of the project was to explore the opportunities offered, by nanotechnologies, to the textile industry, and of the innovations in process plants and industrial organization which are needed to take full advantage of these opportunities. Consistently with the main focus of ASP projects, and with the initial lack of a specific industrial demand, …

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Home Textile for Tomorrow

Home Textile for Tomorrow is a project whose objective is the development of potential scenarios in terms of products, markets, features desired and technologies which are related to the home of tomorrow as well their validation through strategies and actions linked to textile industry needs; these products and technologies would be developed in cooperation with …

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SensoBot: Sensors and control for societal robots

In 2004, sales in non-industrial robots has surpassed sales in industrial robots, thus making evident the long-expected distribution of robots in the society. The successful market deployment of such devices often depends on the availability of low-cost, reliable, well-suited sensors and control devices, integrated with a market-effective robotic body. The aims of this project included …

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SmartCopter: Sensor-vision-enabled autonomous robotic helicopter for civil applications in urban environments

Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles (UAVs) are being developed by the aeronautical community at a fast pace and for a wide range of applications due to advances in sensor technology and automation. Missions which are best suited for UAV platforms are typically “dull, dirty and dangerous”. Among such missions, there are a number of operational scenarios which …

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