Consorzio C.R.E.A.T.E. (CREATE)
Description of the organization
Consorzio C.R.E.A.T.E. (CREATE) is a no-profit research organization possessing a legal personality; it belongs, according to the Italian law, to the class of Consorzi, where several subjects give life to an independent body intended to reach commonly agreed objectives. C.R.E.A.T.E. was founded in late 1992 by ABB-Ricerca and the University of Reggio Calabria with the aim of establishing a stable link between industry and university. Afterward, the partnership was integrated with Università di Napoli Federico II, Università di Cassino, Università della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Università Parthenope and Ansaldo-Ricerche. The financial resources come from the funds given by the partners at the constitution date and to the additional resources gained directly by the partners during their activity.
For 15 years a collaboration is active with the team at PRISMA Lab (Projects of Industrial and Service Robotics Mechatronics and Automation) Team <www.prisma.unina.it>. The PRISMA team is committed for 30 years to pursuing research in robotics and automation and is internationally rec-ognized in the community for their achievement on aerial robotics, dual‐arm/hand manipulation, force control, human-robot interaction, lightweight, flexible arms, redundant manipulators, sensory‐motor synergies and anthropomorphic hands, service robotics, visual control. The record of the team can be measured by the 500 publications in terms of books and articles in book chapters, peer‐reviewed journals, and conference proceedings.
Over the years, CREATE has gained vast experience from participation and coordination of twenty FP7 and H2020 European projects in the field or robotics and automation.
Role in the AERIAL-CORE project and main tasks
CREATE will contribute mainly to the design and control of lightweight hyper-redundant robotic arms for aerial inspection and maintenance in WP5. A contribution will also be provided to the visual-servoing and dynamic control of the whole system during inspection and maintenance operations.