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June 2022

9th Workshop on Hybrid Production Systems at ERF 2022

June 30, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

MERGING will participate in the 9th Hybrid production systems workshop which will be held at the European Robotics Forum (ERF 2022), taking place from 28 to 30 June in Rotterdam. Held regularly at all editions of the European Robotics Forum since 2014, the workshop usually includes presentations from the projects from the Factories-of-the-Future research cluster on Human-Robot-Interaction. Other research projects and interested parties are also invited to present at the workshop. MERGING will be presented by Dr. Dionisis Andronas from…

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April 2022

SPIE Smart Structures & Non Destructive Evaluation Conference

April 1, 2022 @ 8:00 am - April 4, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

The EPFL team in MERGING presented a paper, in the form of an on-demand presentation, at the SPIE Smart Structures & Non Destructive Evaluation Conference, held between 1 and 4 April 2022. The paper was presented as part of the Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) Conference. Krishna Manaswi Digumarti, Michael Smith and Herbert R. Shea. A variable stiffness soft gripper with integrated ion-drag pump.  Abstract: We present a compact, prehensile and soft gripper capable of varying its stiffness on demand, allowing…

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September 2021


September 27, 2021 @ 8:00 am - September 29, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

The Merging project was present in two events at IROS 2021, the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2021) in Prague, Czech Republic. On Monday, 27 September, our project was presented during the RoMaDO-RA (Robotic Manipulation of Deformable Objects in Real-World Applications) workshop. Diego Perez from AIMEN Centro Tecnológico and Dionisis Andronas from University of Patras contributed with an invited presentation on “Simulation for enhanced perception and planning” and participated in the roundtable discussion. On Wednesday, 29…

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November 2020

Second MERGING General Assembly Meeting

November 23, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - November 24, 2020 @ 6:30 pm
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September 2020


September 30, 2020

In the context of MERGING, LMS participated in CIRP CATS 2020 by presenting a  paper related to planning systems and flexible material modelling. Title: On Modelling and Handling of Flexible Materials: A Review on Digital Twins and Planning Systems Authors: Dionisis Andronas, George Kokotinis, Sotiris Makris Abstract: In this paper a series of studies dealing with flexible material manipulation in aspects of manipulation, modelling and scheduling are discussed. The main purpose of this work is to provide an overview of…

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July 2020

First Merging General Assembly Meeting

July 6, 2020 @ 9:00 am - July 7, 2020 @ 6:30 pm
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November 2019

Kick off

November 29, 2019
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