Assistive Robotic Disassembly System for Recycling

Project Details


ChARmER’s vision is that assistive human-robot collaboration can enable realization of profitable disassembly processes supporting the creation of business from end-of-life (EOL) products. chARmER will accomplish this ambitious vision by setting up a more sustainable manufacturing factories, reducing the environmental impact and improving the work conditions for companies like the chARmER’s partners Ecointegra who is a pioneer in waste management, and Grundfos who presently receives more than 50.000 pumps back a year as part of a strategic Circular Economy program started in 2011.

Furthermore, it is the vision of chARmER, through assistive human-robot collaboration, to provide people with reduced working capabilities means to improve working conditions and gain productivity, giving them an improved ability to find a meaning full work and a place on the labour market. This vision is supported by the chARmER partners Ecointegra and Grundfos which both have a strategy of hiring people with reduced working capabilities promoting social equity.
Effective start/end date01/02/202001/02/2023

Collaborative partners

  • Electrotécnica Alavesa (Project partner) (lead)
  • Udata4/Pharmamodelling (Project partner)
  • FANE-Ecointegra (Project partner)
  • Grundfos DK AS (Project partner)
  • Mondragon Unibersitatea (Project partner)
  • Technicon (Project partner)
  • Mondragon Innovation and Knowledge (Project partner)

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


  • robotic disassembly
  • Circular Economy


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