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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 […]


VR Lovers can now visit the ECHORD++ RIFs on VeeR

You don’t need to travel to get a realistic impression of what the ECHORD++ RIFs in France, Italy and the UK offer.  Just step into the 360° videos of our Robotics Innovation Facilities (RIFs) and decide what you want to see. Whether it is the Rethink Robotics Baxter Robot or a 6 axis industrial robot with integrated force/torque sensor, […]


Yannick Morel presents ECHORD++ at IIT in Genoa

Upon invitation of HyQ-REAL experiment partner Dr. Claudio Semini, our scientific project manager Dr. Yannick Morel will present ECHORD++ at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) in Genoa. The talk will be held on Monday, July 31st at 11.00 a.m. in “Sala Montalcini” (Auditorium, 1st Floor). Yannick will outline how ECHORD++ promotes the interaction between […]