SOMIRO is a Horizon 2020-funded project working on the development of energy-autonomous swimming milli-robots for reducing the environmental impact of farming in terms of carbon footprint, eutrophication, and excessive use of pesticides and feed.

In the framework of the project, a 4-days school on “Miniaturized and soft robots” was organized, with frontal and practical lessons, plus some networking and social activities. The main discussed topics were innovations in the robotics sector and characterization at the nanoscale in the industrial environment, with special attention to the transfer of the knowledge acquired in the SOMIRO project.

Networking with companies and other European-funded projects to discover future opportunities in the robotics field was encouraged… and we could not miss this chance!

On Wednesday 11 October, the school was focused on actuator technology, energy management, and electronic hardware, and Arianna Menciassi and Linda Paternò from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna presented the MAPWORMS project to the audience.

We would like to thank the SOMIRO project consortium for this great chance of networking! It was a great day!

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