This newsletter is a publication of the REMODEL project. Its goal is to provide information about the project activities and to showcase the project achievements.

REMODEL (Robotic technologies for the manipulation of complex deformable linear objects) project is a four-year project funded by the European Commission in the Horizon 2020 programme. The project consortium involves eleven partners.

REMODEL will enable new production environments, where the manufacturing of complex products composed of multiple wires and cables by means of robots is not only possible, but fully integrated with the product design chain. Wires, cables, wiring harnesses, laces and flexible tubes have a transversal application in many manufacturing processes, where these technologies could lean the scale for a total automation, decreasing the production costs and improving the worker conditions.



The project began in November 2019 with the Kick-off meeting in Bologna where the consortium met and the project timelines, milestones and goals were discussed.

In March 2020, all partners participated in 2nd General Assembly of the project, the meeting took place online due the situation of pandemic around the world. During the meeting, all work packages were discussed in detail, containing that all work done in the M1-M6 period and the plans and activities for the next M7-M12 period.

Finally, last November, all REMODEL partners participated in the 3rd General Assembly, as in the previous meeting, it took place online, and all work packages were discussed, explaning the work done in the M7-M12 period nad the plans and activities for the next period.


The REMODEL team presented their previous and preliminary level research in the conferences for Industrial Cyber-Physical System (ICPS).

Furthermore, the partners wanted a platform for other researchers to present their work in manipulating soft/deformable objects.

This resulted in the organizing of a special session by the REMODELERS on Cyber-Physical Systems for Deformable Object Manipulation.

The Special Session received several intriguing manuscripts and had an acceptable rate of 57%.

The organization of special session in conferences is one of the multi-pronged approaches to document and disseminate the significance of DLO manipulation to the world.

The REMODEL project is close to the end of the first year.

The platforms for the laboratory evaluation of the use cases have been designed and are now under validation through simulation and experimental tests.

Additionally, novel robotics technologies for the detection and manipulation of cables are under development and will be validated in the next period.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 870133