RoboSAPIENS stands at the forefront of a new era in robotics, aiming to endow future robots with the unprecedented ability to adapt to drastic changes in their structure or environment. This project is not just about recovery into a degraded functionality; it’s about true adaptation. The robots will change their behaviour while maintaining or even enhancing their performance, ensuring they remain safe and robust. RoboSAPIENS is set to reconcile open-ended self-adaptation with safety by design, transforming these concepts into practical design tools and robotic platforms, validated up to TRL4.
RoboSAPIENS will demonstrate its advancements in four industry-scale use cases:
- An industrial disassembly robot.
- A warehouse robotic swarm.
- The hull of an autonomous vessel.
- Human-robot interaction scenarios.
In the RoboSAPIENS project, PAL Robotics will contribute to the development of Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) for manufacturing environments. These robots, part of the TIAGo Base family, will showcase advanced capabilities in autonomous navigation and task execution, adapting dynamically to changes in their environment and fleet composition.