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 […]

How cities innovate through robotics – PDTI in ECHORD++

How can robots provide services for cities and their inhabitants? What are the benefits of using robots for the inspection and maintenance of urban infrastructures? Watch our new video created by our partner Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and learn how ECHORD++ is encouraging cities to innovate through robotics, especially in the field of sewer inspection. […]

Bringing the experiments one step further with the ECHORD++ Booster Programme

Technology transfer “from lab to market!” has always been our mission, but successful market introduction remains a challenge in many cases. Valley of death, norms and regulatory compliance, product qualification, etc are just a few of the obstacles that need to be overcome. To support our partners in going from great technology to a great […]

Barcelona opens its sewers for robots

This week, when you could see a manhole cover being opened in the streets of Barcelona, it could have been because of ECHORD++. Our projects ARSI and SIAR were undergoing field tests to demonstrate the abilities of the robots developed in the second phase of our PDTI scheme. It was truly fascinating to see the […]

Meet AAWSBE1 at hi Tech & Industry Scadinavia

Hi Tech & Industry Scadinavia is the biggest tech and industry expo in Scandinavia. The event, taking place from 3 – 5 October 2017 at MCH Messecenter Herning, Denmark, sets the frame for knowledge sharing, inspiration, business and network for everyone working within or related to the industry. Within the sub-expo focused on automation you […]

MARS wins AGRITECHNICA Innovation Award in silver

MARS, the robot system for planting and accurate documentation, has won the AGRITECHNICA Innovation Award in silver. Three years ago, AGCO/Fendt and Hochschule Ulm launched the ECHORD++ MARS experiment (Mobile Agricultural Robot Swarms). The project has developed a robot system for high-precision planting, which has now been tested in the field. Now, MARS has won […]

Hubs, Platforms and Pilots in Horizon 2020: Geoff Pegman presents ECHORD++

Hubs, Platforms and Pilots in Horizon 2020: for clusters, companies, researchers – this is the title of a workshop held by Innovation Norway, the Industrial Development Corporation of Norway (SIVA) and the Research Council of Norway. The event is dedicated to help potential participants to explore possibilities in the aforementioned areas and to prepare for upcoming European […]