CARTIF Projects


Agile, Human-centric and Real-time Open Source Technologies advancing Industrial HRI in Europe


The ARISE project envisions a near future which aligns with Industry 5.0, prioritising, resilient, sustainable and human-centric work environments. In such a future, companies recognise that investing in industrial human-robot interaction (HRI) is essential for achieving better short- and long-term goals, rather than a cost. Industrial HRI establishes its position as a game-changing asset that enables seamless collaboration between humans and robots on complex tasks, allowing them to work together. On its way to materialise a such vision, the ARISE project will: i) address major application challenges from today´s industry, ii) develop human-centric solutions, tools and software modules which expand the state-of-the-art in industrial HRI, and iii) deploy industrial HRI at scale in four testing and experimentation facilities and more than 20 workplaces across Europe thanks to a funding support to third parties (FSTP) scheme.



    • To empower the European industry, especially the AI, data and robotics ecosystem, with a robust, real-time enabled open-source middleware for industrial robotic applications, based on standards such as FIWARE, Vulcanexus and ROS4HRI. 
    • Development of a Human-centric framework and methodology for the convenient design, development and assessment of trustworthy industrial HRI. 
    • Development, deployment and maintenance of best-in-class industrial HRI use cases in four project´s Testing and Experimentation Facilities. 
    • Deployment of industrial HRI at scale through flagship FSTP projects involving HRI suppliers (startups and SMEs) and end-user companies across Europe. 
    • Open library of reliable open-source based HRI modules and technology enablers. 


  • Project Management (administrative and finantial issues) and Coordination (including internal meetings, communication strategy and working environment).
  • WP4 Leader: Responsible for the establishment, operation, and maintenance of testing and experimentation facilities, including the formalization of the TEF´s illustrative use cases for Agile HRI, the initial setup of the TEF, the validation of human-centric open technology enablers, the upgrades of the testing and experimentation facilities, and the provision of a starter kit for open, human-centric and agile HRI. 
  • WP5 Management: Support of the Open Calls (consultive process for challenges definition) and finantial management of the FSTPs.

Expected Results

  • TEF1: Experimental robotic cell for complex product pick-up disassembly applications: an innovative environment to address 2 challenges, robotic collaboration inthe disassembly and assembly of high value products and the picking of complex products in industrial warehouses.
  • Agile HRI Starters Kit: Detailed reports and demonstrators at TEF (3 releases) for knowledge exchange and skills development around the tech framework.
  • Demonstrators/Datasets: Testing and experimental facilities to showcase illustrative use cases of HRI and reference implementations of framework.

R&D Line

  • Development of assistance systems for collaborative robotics, such as AI  modules for task management based on the physcal and mental load of the operator.


Horizon Europe


Total Budget: 9,984,510€

CARTIF Budget: 5,711,875€

CARTIF Financing: 511,875€

Duration: 01/01/2024 – 01/07/2027


Mireya de Diego Moro

Industrial and Digital Systems Division


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