Towards the expansion of its impact beyond project level, while contributing to the dissemination of state-of-the-art research and developments, the MERGING project is part of a cluster focusing on robotic non-rigid object handling. This cluster brings together independent EU-funded research and development projects for improving non-rigid product manufacturing.
Belonging to the “Hybrid Production Systems” cluster, founded by LMS, this synergy brings together projects sharing common challenges and objectives, as described also by funding EU topic “DT-FOF-12-2019 – Handling systems for flexible materials (RIA)”.
The “sister” projects, under this call, namely MERGING, APRIL, REMODEL and SOFTMANBOT, in addition to the project DRAPEBOT, which has common interests, promote synergies for knowledge and experience sharing that will define a roadmap for advances in flexible material manipulation.
Some of the cluster’s objectives are:
- exploring synergies for common dissemination in external events (workshops, conferences, etc.)
- collaboration in organizing project events
- sharing the latest news and advances