The 2ND general annual meeting of MAPWORMS project at HCMR

The 2nd general annual meeting of the MAPWORMS project was held in Crete (Greece) on April 8-9, 2024, organized by IMBBC. All partners showcased their progress, and through several discussions, the next steps of the MAPWORMS project were established. MAPWORMS project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101046846. This project aims to develop a new concept of robot inspired by the marine Annelida, qualified to fulfill tasks in response to environmental stimuli thanks to their smart materials.  IMBBC through its expertise in micro-computed tomography, provides the morphological and anatomical information of Annelida to support the shape morphing modeling of MAPWORMS robots.


The IMBBC is one of the three institutes of the HCMR, with headquarters in Heraklion, Crete and facilities in Anavyssos, Attica and Souda, Crete. With a staff of 111 people and 24 regular researchers, it undertakes research in marine biodiversity, genetics and genomics, and aquaculture.

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