Indeed, MAPWORMS aim to develop the first bioinspired shape-morphing robot based on stimuli-responsive materials, taking inspiration from the marine Annelida. The result is a completely autonomous robot, able to fulfill different tasks by adapting to the environment. Laying the foundation for the progression of MAPWORMS was the main focus of the kick-off meeting, where partners discussed the achievements ahead of MAPWORMS path and how they wanted to reach each objective.
On the 13th of May 2022, much more than the meeting itself happened. It was the day when everyone’s ambitions became reality and the consortium of 6 partners became a team.