The HARTU project is entering the 9th month of its research. The focus of this three-year project is to develop new technological solutions for industry 5.0 based on better interaction between humans, robots and AI systems.

Companies in the manufacturing industry face ever-changing demands in terms of flexibility, reconfigurability, personalization and efficiency of production lines. The project will apply innovative techniques in industrial case studies to develop tools capable of handling a wide range of products in terms of shape, material and size, introducing new and innovative gripper concepts and artificial intelligence learning techniques capable of continuously adapting to the needs of the object and the required task.

To this end, HARTU project researchers will study five companies, three of which are located in the EU, one in Turkey and one in Taiwan, belonging to different sectors: Automotive, Consumer Goods, Hand Tools, Food and Logistics.

Iñaki Maurtua, coordinator of the HARTU project, explains, “In these different industrial contexts, researchers will focus on developing an AI-enhanced system that can overcome the difficulties associated with the complexity of different work environments and learn and improve its capabilities over time to move manufacturing toward collaborative industrial models and industry 5.0″.

The HARTU project is coordinated by Tekniker Technology Centre in collaboration with 13 international partners: German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Deep Blue s.r.l., AIMEN Technology Centre, Polytechnic University of Bari, Omnigrasp, Engineering Group Ingegneria Informatica, TOFAS, Philips, ULMAFMI ImProvia, Tecnoalimenti, Infar and ITRI Institute.

Read HARTU’s first press release.