Title: Neodymium and Rare Earth from Waste Recycling
Abstract: NEW-RE will tackle the challenge of recycling Neodymium permanent magnets and spent lamps from electronic waste. In addition, the possibility of recovering permanent magnets from electric vehicle motors will also be evaluated.
OSAI will participate in the project by working on the realisation of a prototype for the disassembly of hard disks with a fully automated or semi-automated approach.The aim is to recycle rare-earth elements (REEs) by exploiting and improving an existing hydrometallurgical treatment plant…read more
Call / Topic: KIC – EIT RawMaterials
Key words: Automation, recycling, demanufacturing, circular economy, raw materials, life cycle assessment, urban mining
Start – End: 01/10/2022 – 31/12/2024
Project duration: 26 months
Proposal acronym: APRIL
Title: Multipurpose robotics for mAniPulation of defoRmable materIaLs in manufacturing processes
Abstract: APRIL project aims at implementing and deploying market oriented, low cost and multipurpose robots that supports semiautomatic tasks in manufacturing production lines that use flexible or deformable materials in industries of any size or domain.
APRIL will use fine grasping, innovative computational vision technology, gathering of sensors’ information, as well the development of modular and different middleware layers and interfaces… read more
Call / Topic: H2020- FOF-12-2019. Research Innovation Action (RIA). Grant number 870142.
Key words: Robotics and automatic control, Automation, federated robots, flexible manufacturing, manipulation of flexible materials, robot hands
Start – End: 01/04/2020 – 31/03/2024
Project duration: 48 months
Title: Sustainable recycling of rare earth magnets from WEEE
Abstract: The research activity aims to offer an innovative way to recycle rare-earth magnets contained in waste electrical and electronic equipment, also known as WEEE. Permanent magnets, e.g. currently used in Hard Disk Drives (HD), are rich in rare-earth elements such as Neodymium (Nd). Worldwide demand for these elements continues to grow in countless industries other than data storage, e.g. in the automotive industry… read more
Call / Topic: Call of the Ministry of the Environment for the co-financing of research projects aimed at developing new technologies for the recovery, recycling and treatment of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE)
Key words: Automation, recycling, demanufacturing, circular economy, raw materials, urban mining
Start – End: 08/03/2022 – 31/06/2023
Project duration: 15 months
Proposal acronym: MANUELA
Title: Additive Manufacturing using Metal Pilot Line
Abstract: Metal additive manufacturing (AM) allows, by enabling use of advanced design, production of high added value components, at levels that cannot be reached with conventional manufacturing technique.
Still, the AM-based manufacturing sequence implies large amounts of critical steps – design for AM, AM fabrication, post processing, etc. – compared to conventional production sequences. Presently, the key competencies related to these steps are either not fully implemented at industrial level (process quality monitoring) or dispersed geographically with poor connection between different steps… read more
Call / Topic: H2020-DT-FOF-04-2018. Innovation Action (IA). Grant number 820774.
Key words: Metal Additive Manufacturing, Powder Bed fusion, design for AM, in-line control, quality monitoring, machine learning, post AM processing, material qualification for AM, automation, standardization
Start – End: 01/10/2018 – 30/09/2022
Project duration: 48 months
Proposal acronym: VOJEXT
Title: Value Of Joint EXperimentation in digital Technologies for manufacturing and construction
Abstract: The VOJEXT project aims at providing a favourable business and technological framework to enable matchmaking and encourage producers and adopters (mainly SMEs including small crafters) of Cognitive autonomous systems for humanrobot interaction, specially “cobots”, dynamizing science-driven industry approaches for the European industry. For this purpose VOJEXT will design, develop, validate and demonstrate affordable, market-oriented, agile, multipurpose and easyto-repurpose, autonomous, mobile and dexterous robotic systems as the main component of a smart, agile and scalable cognitive CPS for industry; under the vision of providing Value Of Joint EXperimentation (VOJEXT) in digital technologies to manufacturing and construction industry; while having DIHs as drivers of innovation based economic development in Europe… read more
Call / Topic: H2020- ICT-03-2020. Innovation Action (IA). Grant number 952197.
Key words: Artificial intelligence, intelligent systems, multi agent systems, Manufacturing Process Simulation, Smart manufacturing, Ergonomic and Human factors, Artificial Intelligence & Decision support, Digital Innovation Hubs, DIH, robots, robotics, human robot interaction, HRI, flexible manufacturing, Construction, continuous manufacturing, discrete manufacturing
Start – End: 01/07/2020 – 31/12/2023
Project duration: 42 months
Title: Digital Technology For Lung Cancer Treatment.
Abstract: The DEFLeCT project intends to create an innovative scientific-technological platform aimed at supporting the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer, used as a case study for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), as it is the newest histological type and undergo routine surgical resection when identified early. DEFLeCT integrates the consolidated diagnostic practices for NSCLC with the most innovative genetic-molecular approaches, within a digital platform capable of harmonizing and enhancing the content of all information from different sources, applying statistical and quantitative models… read more
Call / Topic: Piattaforma Salute e Benessere regione Piemonte.
Key words: E-health, Bioinformatics and ICT for health research (including Big Data analysis), Advanced diagnostics, particularly diagnostic imaging and mini invasiveness, Biotechnology for pharmaceutical development, Oncology, Predictive and personalized medicine and rare diseases
Start – End: 01/10/2018 – 31/03/2021
Project duration: 30 months