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SAPHARI is funded under the European Community's 7th Framework Programme

SAPHARI IS OVer, BUT our RESEARCH journey through SAFE PHRI GOES ON!

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Hannover Messe


Two spin-off companies created with the contribution of SAPHARI Project were present at Hannover Messe, on April 24-28, 2016.











qbrobotics



natural motion




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The qbrobotics booth @ Hannover Messe 2016

qbrobotics srl, a spin-off of the two SAPHARI partners Università di Pisa (UNIPI) and Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), is a robotics research and development company that produces innovative actuators, devices and systems for soft robotics. It adheres to the Natural Machine Motion Initiativea community tool originated by SAPHARI, with the goal to build robots that can move naturally, and shares its fully open-source philosophy: qbrobotics contributes to this initiative by offering full open access to the design of its products.
 
 

Kastanienbaum
KBee
FrankaThe robot FRANKA Emka by KBee AG presented @ Hannover Messe 2016

Kastanienbaum GmbH is a spin-off of the SAPHARI Partner Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics of the German Space Agency (DLR) with the goal to turn the vision of human robot coexistence into reality. To achieve this mission, it develops and brings to market innovative software solutions. In 2013 Kastanienbaum and KUKA created the company KBee AG, which develops and designs human-centered industrial robots. On April 25, 2016, KBee presented FRANKA EMIKA, a revolutionary human-centered robotic system designed for human-robot collaboration.


SAPHARI supported the use and dissemination of open source methods and tools. Two major examples were:


An overview of SAPHARI results can be found here
 

 

Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics (DLR)