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NI was interviewed by Linea Verde

17 April 2024 -  Linea Verde came to UNIPI to get more information about the NI project! The full interview can be found here.

European Robotics Forum 23 

13-15 march 2024 - NI will be present atthe European Robotics Forum! (https://erf2024.eu/)

Maker Faire Rome 23

20-22 October 2023 - NI will be present atthe Maker Faire Rome

2023 european researchers’ night - Italy

29 September 2023. - NI will be present at Bright Night!

Second field validation campaign in dune environment

16-18 May 2023 - The NI team spent three days in the stunning Sardinia beaches. UNIPI, CSIC and ISPRA tested the robot in dune environment guided by the botanical team of Univerisity of Sassari (UNISS)

Second field validation campaign in scree environment

11-13 May 2023 - Robots usually do not bear rocks, but this is not the case of ANYmal C. UNIPI and UNIMI succesfully tested the robot in scree habitats during this three days field campaing.

Second field validation campaign in grassland environment

09-11 May 2023 - UNIPI and UNIPG guided ANYmal C robot in these three days validation campaing.

Second field validation campaign in forest environment

03-05 May 2023 - Three days in the astonishing forests of La Verna. These tests were conducted with the collaboration of UNIPI, and the botanical team of Univerisity of Siena. 

ANYmal for the first time leading actor in a film

24 November 2022 - ANYmal actor of the documentary film entitled IN-VISIBLE focused on new technologies produced by Film Affairin (www.filmaffair.it)

Field validation campaign in forest environment (Vallombrosa)

03 November 2022 - One day test in the forests of Vallombrosa. These tests were conducted with the collaboration of UNIPI and of Siena. 

Maker Faire Rome 22

07-09 October 2022 - NI will be present atthe Maker Fair Rome!

2022 european researchers’ night - Italy

30 September 2022. - NI will be present at Bright Night!

NI was interviewed by Linea Blu

10 September 2022 -  NI met Linea Blu on the beaches of the astonishing Parco Naturale di San Rossore. The full interview can be found here.

Field validation campaign in scree environment

19-21 July 2022 - Robots usually do not bear rocks, but this is not the case of ANYmal C. UNIPI, KU, UNISS and UNIMI succesfully tested the robot in scree habitats during this three days field campaing.

NI was interviewed by E-Planet

17 July 2022 - E-Planet, a Mediaset program that deals with sustainability and the environment. During the service, an interview is also given by the coordinator of the European Natural Intelligence project, the Prof. Manolo Garabini (https://mediasetinfinity.mediaset.it/video/eplanet/anymal-robot_F311537401029C02).

NI was interviewed by Linea Verde

25 May 2022 -  Linea Verde came to UNIPI to get more information about the NI project! The full interview can be found here.

Field validation campaign in dune environment

15-19 May 2022 - The NI team spent five days in the stunning Sardinia beaches. UNIPI and ISPRA tested the robot in dune environment guided by the botanical team of Univerisity of Sassari (UNISS). 

Field validation campaign in grassland environment

09-13 May 2022 - Many of the NI parterns met in Valsorda to test the monitoring capabilities in grasslands. UNIPI, ETHZ, CSIC, ISPRA and UNIPG guided two ANYmal C robots in these five days validation campaing.

Field validation campaign in forest environment

26-29 April 2022 - Four days in the astonishing forests of La Verna. These tests were conducted with the collaboration of UNIPI, CSIC and ISPRA guided the experience of the botanical team of Univerisity of Siena. 

2022 Rome E-PRIX

9-10 April 2022 - NI will be present at the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship in Rome

ANYmal on the beach for the first time

08 February 2022 - Some preliminary tests on a beach in Forte de Marmi (LU) before the upcoming Sardinia mission. We just need to fix a few details and we're ready to go!

CSIC-UNIPI Benchmarking Experiments 

10-15 January 2022 - First benchmarking week at the Hospital Los Madroños lab, a CSIC facility close to Madrid, with extensive tests of ANYmal and SoftFootQ on slopes. The robot performed great, overcoming various challenging benchmarking scenarios with several slopes, testbeds and terrains.

First robotic environmental monitoring mission - video

22-23 November 2021 - Two days near Perugia, on the Monte Maggio, a zone within NATURA2000, a network of protected natural territories in the European Union. Several images and videos captured onboard through autonomous navigation missions to get feedback from the environmental health status, following the experience of the botanical team of Univerisity of Perugia. Despite the not so favorable weather, the robot worked great, and our soft feet too. First great real experience over 1000m a.s.l.!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaKzqaJvGyY&ab_channel=nih2020

Maker Faire Rome 

8-10 October 2021 - NI will be present at the 9th edition of the Maker Faire Rome

Robotic environmental monitoring: challenges, opportunities, and novel advancements

2021 european researchers’ night - Italy

24 September 2021 4-12 pm C.E.T. - NI will be present at Bight Night, within the 2021 European Researchers’ Night event

ANYmal C joins UNIPI Team

01 September 2021 - ANYmal C arrives at UNIPI

kick-off meeting live 

03 May 20201 2-6 pm C.E.T. - NI kick-off meeting will go live on ni h2020  

NI @ ERF

The session H2020 Robotics projects will feature the NI presentation - 14/4/2021 ROOM 3 11:20 and poster session 12:40 - 13:20 

kick-off meeting scheduled

01/04/2021
The official Kick-Off (KI) meeting for the NI project has been scheduled for the 3rd and 4th of May, 2021. Save these dates!
Don't miss this event in which the organizers will present the NI objectives and activities. 

the link to the virtual meeting will be published soon, stay tuned!

social & website up 

15/01/2021 Follow NI activities also on social networks!  linkedin | twitter

NI begins                                                       

01/01/2020 The H2020 project Natural Intelligence begins, three years to make robotic environmental monitoring happen.