IDEAS project
IDEAS is a project funded by the European Commission under FP7 Theme 4 NMP
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Our research project's summary is published on CORDIS website. Please find it here.


Emerald Literati Network 2013 Awards for Exellence 2013: Participants of our project published a paper about IDEAS project in Assembly Automation last year. The paper has been chosen as an Outstanding Paper Award Winner at the Literati Network Awards for Exellence 2013. Every year Emerald invites each journal’s Editorial Team to nominate what they believe has been that title’s Outstanding Paper and up to three Highly Commended Papers from the previous year (2012). Our paper has been included among these and the article entitled “The IDEAS project: plug & produce at shop-floor level” published in Assembly Automation has been chosen as an Outstanding Paper Award Winner at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2013. The award winning papers are chosen following consultation amongst the journal’s Editorial Team, many of whom are eminent academics or practitioners. Our paper has been selected as it was one of the most impressive pieces of work the team has seen throughout 2012. For more details of the paper please click here


An article about our project IDEAS is published in International Innovation. International Innovation is the leading global dissemination resource for the wider scientific, technology and research communities, dedicated to disseminating the latest science, research and technological innovations on a global level. More information and a complimentary subscription offer to the publication can be found at: Please check the article at download area.


Now is IDEAS a Success Story! One of the eleven projects selected by the European Commission so far since FP6 for the special award of Success Stories. IDEAS project is published on the website European Commission, Directorate-General for Research & Innovation on the Success Stories page. Please click on the link for more information.


You can learn more about works around the IDEAS project. We publish IDEAS Newsletter regularly. The second issue is already released. Please check them right now under download area.


IDEAS is an European project funded under the scope of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).


The vision of IDEAS is to develop and to enable:

  • intelligent, self-configuring modules with advanced interfaces that enable social and emergence exchanges,
  • self-organising coalitions (functional clusters of equipment),
  • evolvable systems that self-diagnose and adapt to emergent behaviour,
  • modules developed on the basis of precise assembly process constraints,
  • highly distributed, dynamic control systems at both shop floor and systems levels.

The project includes 10 participants from 6 European member states: France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Sweden and United Kingdom.


We kindly invite you to visit IDEAS Web site to get informed about the latest news, events or futher publications brought out by the IDEAS project