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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 […]


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 […]