This was IROS Madrid 2018

This past week, over 3000 attendees from across the world gathered in sunny Madrid, Spain, for the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems  (IROS). Visitors were offered high-level presentations given by researchers and tech company representatives, as well as the 150 exhibitors, showcasing the latest advances in intelligent robots, humanoids, autonomous cars, service […]


Robots – the talented caretakers of the future Robots are taking on more and more rehabilitation and support tasks, relieving nurses and doctors. Some of these applications the EU project Echord ++ will present at the Medica trade fair on November 12-15, in Dusseldorf in hall 12 (booth F 37). Older patients often have limitations […]

ECHORD++ at IROS Madrid 2018

  ECHORD++ will present five prototypes in the EU Exhibition Area within the IROS: CLARC, EXOTRAINER, LINarm++, SIAR, and ANYmal (MODUL) with its own booth in the main exhibition area. Do not forget to mark the ECHORD++ Forum on Wednesday, October 3rd  at 4:30 p.m in your calendars.     “ECHORD++: Advances in Robotic Science […]

Watch ECHORD++ go from lab to market

ECHORD++ aims to stimulate the interaction between robot manufacturers, researchers and users. In the past five years, the European Coordination Hub for Open Robotics Development ECHORD++ has worked with 110 project partners, 31 experiments and 6 PDTI consortia, monitored by 7 core consortium partners. 3 RIFs were established which offer high-tech robotic equipment and expertise […]

Looking back at ECHORD++ at automatica fair 2018

Munich, 19.-22. June 2018 , more than 46,000 visitors and 890 exhibitors, participated in automatica, the leading trade fair for intelligent automation and robotics. automatica focuses on human-robot collaboration, digital transformation, artificial intelligence and work 4.0. Moreover, it creates the ideal environment for concrete investment – which was confirmed by 97 % of all visitors. […]

Visit ECHORD++ at automatica

Only few weeks left until the world’s leading exhibition for Smart Automation and Robotics to open it’s gates: the automatica in Munich. Of course not without the participation of ECHORD++, which will be covering an area of 150 square meters, presenting more than 10 experiments and PDTI prototypes in Hall B4 booth 317. What to […]

ESMERA project boosts robotics innovation

In January 2018 the European Commission launched the project ESMERA (European SMEs Robotics Applications), a starting block for European SMEs designing and developing robotic solutions. To unlock the innovation potential of these SMEs, ESMERA promotes applied robotics technology developed for industrial challenges set by key European companies. Thereby the SMEs get a chance to realise […]

ERF 2018: three workshops you should not miss

More than 800 European robotics experts are expected to attend the European Robotics Forum, the most influential meeting of the robotics community in Europe. We are really excited about the event which will be held in Tampere, Finland, from 13-15 March 2018. Here are three workshops with the involvement of ECHORD++ which you shouldn’t miss: […]

ERF 2018 workshop: “Encouraging Regions and Cities to Innovate through Robotics”

The European Robotics Forum (ERF2018), the most influential meeting of the robotics community in Europe, will be held in Tampere, Finland, on 13-15 March 2018. Researchers, engineers, managers, and a growing number of entrepreneurs, business people, and public funding officers from all over Europe come together to discuss technology push and market pull and how […]

The ECHORD++ team says thank you for 2017!

Dear friends and fellows of ECHORD++, 2017 has been another successful year for ECHORD++ – and we are entering the final year of the project. What has happened in the past 12 months? Let’s have a short review of this year: Experiments With pride we can look back at some of the experiments of the […]