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Yannick Morel takes over the scientific project management of ECHORD++

ECHORD++ has a new scientific project manager! As of today, Dr. Yannick Morel is taking over the position formerly held by Francesco Maurelli, who has been appointed assistant professor at the Jacobs University in Bremen. Dr. Morel received a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Institut Supérieur de l’Electronique et du Numérique (ISEN), and […]


Third review meeting successfully concluded

After two days full of intensive and exciting discussions the third review meeting of ECHORD++ has come to an end. We were very happy to hear that our reviewers see the project on track and to receive their not only positive, but also very helpful feedback. We promise to make an extra effort in the […]


Global Robot Expo 2017 – meet ECHORD++ in Madrid

From 2nd – 4th February 2017 Global Robot Expo will welcome visitors from all over the world in Madrid. The emerging event aims at being the most important robotic trade show in Europe. Naturally, we will be present at the fair, showcasing how technology developed under the umbrella of ECHORD++ is making a difference in […]


2016: The best year for going from lab to market yet

As Frank Tobe writes on The Robot Report, 2016 has been the best year ever for funding robotics startup companies. According to his research, 128 robotics-related startups received a funding of nearly 2 billion US-$ in 2016, an increase of 50% compared to 2015, which has already been a very good year with a total […]


Exploitation of Neuromorphic Computing Technologies – INNOVATION WORKSHOP on 3 February 2017 in Brussels

For many practical tasks, conventional computing systems cannot match the performance of biological systems. One of the reasons is that the architecture of nervous systems is based on billions of nerve cells, which communicate in parallel. Artificial brain-inspired hardware architectures (called neuromorphic computing “NMC” or sometimes cortical processing in the US) would be able to […]


Happy holidays and a happy new year!

Dear friends and fellows of ECHORD++, 2016 has been a very busy but also very successful year for our project. 16 new experiments have joined the consortium, developing exciting robotic solutions for use-cases in agriculture, rehabilitation, industry, logistics and more. The 15 experiments selected from the first call have already finished their work within ECHORD++, […]


Former CEO joins Blue Ocean Robotics

  Anja Hald is the new Senior Business Developer at Blue Ocean Robotics as of 16 November 2016. The  former CEO of Social and Health Care College SOSU Nord, as Assistant Professor at CARMA – Centre for Labour Market Research, will be responsible of developing the rapidly growing healthcare robot tech market.  Congratulations on your new job, Anja! The ECHORD++ team […]


Smart City Expo World Congress – meet ECHORD++ in hall 2

Smart City Expo World Congress 2016, the leading event for smart cities is taking place from 15th – 17th November 2016 in Barcelona. It is the international summit of discussion about the link between urban reality and technological revolution and a referential global event to support the development of our cities. But can you imagine […]


Ecology of Care Congress 2016 – applied Care through robotics

Twelve influential industrial and academic speakers from twelve completely different fields will come together in Copenhagen from 17th-18th November to consider and discuss their ideas on the vitally important concept of Care. At this Ecology of Care Congress 2016, which is co-organised by our Danish core consortium partner Blue Ocean Robotics, Prof. Anders Steengaard Sørensen […]


European Robotics Week 2016: Over 700 events expected

The European Robotics Week (ERW) offers one week of various robotics related activities across Europe for the general public. Through the organisation of over 700 events, Europeans get the opportunity to have their questions about how robots will impact the way we work, live, and learn, addressed. Every year the ERW changes the central event […]