Project Description

The idea behind Robo-Mate is to enhance work conditions for load workers in the industrial environment. Thereby reducing the risks of injury and increasing productivity. Hence, the consortium will develop an intelligent, easy-to-manoeuvre, and wearable body exoskeleton for manual handling work to be used in different industries.


The system designed for the Robo-Mate project is based on two main aspects: human safety and industrial benefit. The exoskeleton enables workers to move locally, can be used as posture support, and can be utilised in tasks that require frequent lifting. Development includes modelling and simulating the exoskeleton in a virtual-factory environment and testing the prototype on the shop floor. Putting the Robo-Mate exoskeleton into service will engender far-reaching impacts including a safer industrial work-site for skilled personnel and higher-quality outputs.

Project Details

Zurich University of Applied Sciences, CH
accelopment AG, CH
Centro Ricerche Fiat S.c.p.A., IT
Compa S.A., RO
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Angewandten Forschung e.V., DE
Güdel AG, CH
Indra SAS, FR
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, IT
MRK-Systeme GmbH, DE
Ropardo SRL, RO
The Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research, NL
University of Limerick, IE
Prof Dr Hans-Wernher van de Venn
01.09.2013 - 30.11.2016
4.5 million euro
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Prof Dr Hans-Wernher van de Venn, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, CH

„Technical knowledge, but also the expertise in the management of EU funding programmes are crucial for the success of a project like Robo-Mate. accelopment is a valuable and competent partner and its longtime experience is essential for achieving our objectives.”

Prof Dr Hans-Wernher van de Venn, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, CH