Datasets Links

Recent Datasets on Object Manipulation: A Survey (Yongqiang Huang, Matteo Bianchi, Minas Liarokapis, and Yu Sun)

Open Initiatives Links

Natural Machine Motion Initiative (NMMI) is a place to meet, discuss and share ideas of Soft Robotics, to understand and build robots that move like you.

Not Impossible – Project Daniel is an open-source prostheses project.

OpenBionics is an open-source initiative for the development of affordable, light-weight, modular robot hands and prosthetic devices, that can be easily reproduced using off-the-shelf materials.

OpenRobotHardware is intended to serve a resource for efforts in disseminating open and open-source mechanical and electrical hardware for robotic systems, with a particular focus on projects that may be useful in academic research and education.

Yale-CMU-Berkeley (YCB) Object and Model set is designed for facilitating benchmarking in robotic grasping and manipulation.

European Research Projects Links

Horizon 2020

Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)

European Research Council (ERC)




Soft Hands




Research Groups Links

Centro “E. Piaggio” – University of Pisa (UNIPI), Pisa, Italy. [Coordinator]

Neural Control of Movement Laboratory – Arizona State University (ASU), Tempe, AZ, U.S.A.

Human-Oriented Robotics and Control Lab – Arizona State University (ASU), Tempe, AZ, U.S.A.

Department of Advanced Robotics (ADVR) – Italian Institut of Technology (IIT), Genova, Italy.

Institut für Robotik und Mechatronik – Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt (DLR), Wessling, Germany.

Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH), Heraklion, Greece.

Huazhong University of Science & Technology (HUST), Hubei, China

Control Systems Lab, National Technical University Athens (NTUA), Athens, Greece.

Swedish ICT AB (SICS), Kista, Sweden.

Scuola Superiore di Studi universitari e di perfezionamento Sant’ Anna (SSSA), Pisa, Italy.

Technische Universitat Berlin (TU Berlin), Berlin, Germany.

Technische Universitat Munchen (TUM), Munich, Germany.

University of Birmingham (UB), Birmingham, UK.

University of Innsbruck (UI), Innsbruck, Austria.

Lund University (ULUND), Lund, Sweden.

Umea Universitet (UMU), Umea, Sweden.

University of Bielefeld (UNIBI), Bielefield, Germany.

University of Siena (UNISI), Siena, Italy.

Institute of Industrial and Control Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain.

Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC), Paris, France.

Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (UJRC), Madrid, Spain.

Utrecht University (UU), Ultrecht, The Netherlands.