Hello HARTU enthusiasts,

Welcome to the inaugural edition of our newsletter! In this issue, we’re excited to give you the latest updates, insightful articles, and a sneak peek into the developments in our project. Let’s dive in!



Mark your calendars for our 1st online webinar titled “How to pick (almost) anything: soft-grippers revolution”, on February 14th 2024.


Join us and learn more about the versatile soft grippers, developed by our partners Omnigrasp and Politecnico di Bari.


Check out the newest articles that delve into the heart of the HARTU project.

HARTU’s human-centered approach: a progress update

Read about HARTU’s transformative journey in the first year exploring human-centered robotics and AI for manufacturing.

Photo by Jeremy Bishop on Unsplash Artificial Intelligence


Manipulating the unknown with Artificial Intelligence

Discover how AI and simulation tools will change robotic handling, reducing costs, enhancing efficiency, and paving the way for adaptable and precise automation.

Omnigrasp's grippers

This section will be dedicated to a different theme for each edition. Today we focus on soft grippers and the intricacies of these versatile and dexterous tools, exploring their potential to redefine how objects are manipulated on the production line.

Discover the fascinating world of Electro-Active fingertips and how these grippers, powered by AI technology, promise not only to enhance functionality but also cost-effectiveness and mechanical simplicity.

A technology so interesting that we have dedicated an article to it and it will be the topic of our 1st webinar. Learn more in this piece, signed by our partners Omnigrasp and Poliba.

Thank you for joining us! We appreciate you reading all the way to the end. Stay connected with us for more exciting updates in our upcoming newsletters. Don’t forget to follow us on social media (LinkedIn and X) to be part of HARTU’s community.

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