Towards a new generation of plant-inspired growing artefacts
FET Proactive: emerging paradigms and communities
Research and Innovation Action
Grant agreement n. 824074
GrowBot proposes a disruptively new paradigm of movement in robotics inspired by the moving-by-growing abilities of climbing plants.
The GrowBot objective is to develop low-mass and low-volume robots capable of anchoring themselves, negotiating voids, and more generally climbing, where current climbing robots based on wheels, legs, or rails would get stuck or fall.
GrowBot is based on a strongly interdisciplinary character and can open the way for a new technological paradigm around the concept of growing robots, fostering a European innovation eco-system for several high-tech sectors.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 824074.