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MOZART Morphing Computerized mats with Embodied Sensing and Artificial Intelligence


About project

The MOZART project aims to advance the state of the-art in robotic handling of soft and heterogeneous objects, following an innovative approach based on the use of deformable handling surfaces supported by artificial intelligence-based control and learning tools.

Practical demonstrations will take place in the area of food handling: fish de-scaling, chicken sorting and chicken presentation.

The last pillar of the project is an integrative-interdisciplinary approach to the social sciences and humanities that addresses the transition of the role of today’s operators to more skilled jobs in the future. It also addresses the general ethical challenges surrounding food production to ensure sustainable technological development in terms of social, ethical and ecological consequences.


Project in progress

Program: Horizon Europe GA ID 101069536

Theme: #AI, #IntelligentSystems, #MultiAgentSystems, #RoboticAutomaticControl



October 2022


September 2026

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Project objectives

Support the green transition of the food industry through the development of soft touch robotics for handling fish and chicken products.

Extend the state of the art of robotic perception, interaction and manipulation and address the modularity and composability of solutions.

Constantly monitor, evaluate and achieve the sustainability (environmental, economic and social) of the project.

Prepare AUTOMAT (Autonomous Manipulation using Morphing Modular Mats) product development using feedback from demonstrations and working towards standardization.

Efficiently disseminate, communicate and exploit project results.


Concrete actions

MOZART addresses the food industry as a context to demonstrate and mature AUTOMAT (Autonomous Manipulation using Morphing Modular Mats) technology.


Project partners

8 partners including companies, research centres, universities and public bodies from EU countries.

Organization Website / contacts
IT-UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN (Denmark) – University Link
UNI – Ente Italiano di Normazione (Italy), Technical Standardisation Body Link
The Provost, Fellows, Foundation Scholars, and other members of Board, of the College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Queen Elizabeth near Dublin – (Ireland) – University Link
CABINPLANT A/S (CAB) – (Denmark) – Unlisted private company Link
Fondazione ICONS (ICONS) – (Italy) – Private non-for-profit organisation Link
Association of Poultry Processors and Poultry Trade in the EU Countries – (Belgium) – Non-profit organisation Link
École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) – (Switzerland) – University Link

The project is co-funded by the European Research & Innovation Programme Horizon Europe under Grant Agreement no. 101069536.

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