Here a timeline is shown with the major events and milestones that the I.AM. project produced


23-24 January 2020

The project officially started off during a 2-day event hosted at TU/e and Vanderlande in January 2020

I.AM. @ European Robotics Forum (ERF 2020), Malaga

3-5 March 2020

Presentation of the I.AM. project to European industry and academia

First experiments for impact-aware open database

March - June 2020

First version I.AM. dataset published

30 September 2020

The I.AM. database is available at


Vanderlande Innovation Lab is getting alive

December 2020

Lab hardware fully functional!

February 2021

I.AM. workshop @ European Robotics Forum (ERF 2021)

13 April 2021

Suction gripper data collection and dynamic modeling continues

June 2021

Full integration of software and hardware components for the Panda arm

Sep 2021

Digital twin based on physics engine (Algoryx AGX Dynamics) and whole-body QP control (mc_rtc) interfaced with Franka Emika Panda robot, Smart Robotics suction gripper, and 6-camera motion capture (Optitrack)

Impact-Aware Robotics workshop IROS 2021

Full day workshop at IROS 
All talks available online at

UR10 and suction gripper controlled via impact-aware QP control

December 2021

I.AM. Booth with demonstrator @ European Robotics Forum (ERF 2022), Rotterdam

28 - 30 June 2022

Finally, after a few years only online due to COVID-19, we were able to have a joint demonstrator booth were we could demonstrate our TOSS scenario for logisitcs applicaitons for 3 full days at ERF 2022 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands!

Great reactions and fantastic feedback from the robotics community, policy makers and industry.

We also jointly organized our yearly End-User Advisory Board at ERF, to gather valuable input from possible end-users outside of the logistics field, to see how I.AM. Technology can be adopted in other fields as well.

TOSS integration week @ TU/e

13 - 17 September 2022

Finally after a few years of COVID-19, we were able to organise an physical integration and validation session together with CNRS, Smart Robotics, Vanderlande, EPFL and TUe/, in order to integrate their work for the TOSS scenario on both Panda and UR10 setups with the goal to validate it against industry standard benchmarks. Our results are published and submtted in deliverable I.AM. - D5.3 - Scenario 1 (TOSS) report - v1.0

GRAB integration week @ EPFL

29 January - 2 February 2024

After making new plans for BOX and GRAB scenario in October 2023, we organised a new GRAB integration week @ EPFL. Our results are published ans submitted in deliverable I.AM. - D5.5 - Scenario 3 (GRAB) report

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I.AM. has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme (call: H2020-ICT-09-2019-2020, RIA) under Grant Agreement No. 871899