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How public entities drive robotic innovation – paper published

How can public bodies drive innovation in robotics? On this topic our colleagues from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya have published a Paper called “Public entities driven robotic innovation in urban areas” in the Elsevier journal “Robotics and Autonomous Systems.” The paper, written by Ana Puig-Pey, Yolanda Bolea, Antoni Grau and Josep Casanovas, focuses especially […]


Get free tickets for Hannover Messe and Innorobo 2017

Two major events for robotics and automation are just around the corner and ECHORD++ is happy to offer you free tickets for both of them.   Hannover Messe From 24th – 28th April, Hannover Messe 2017 will open its gates for visitors. Four awesome ECHORD++ experiments will present their work at the world’s most important […]


Hannover Messe 2017 – meet ECHORD++ in hall 17, stand C70

Hannover Messe 2017 is getting closer and closer. From 24th – 28th April four awesome ECHORD++ experiments will present their work at the world’s most important industrial tradeshow in Hannover, Germany. Meet us in hall 17, stand C70 and see the latest advantages in EU-funded robotics technology development: CoCoMaps, Collaborative Cognitive Maps, uses an expanded […]


Agrifood workshop @ ERF 2017 in Edinburgh

Professor Paolo Dario, Director of The BioRobotics Institute of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (SSSA) and Professor Alberto Sanfeliu, Director of the Instituto de Robotica i Informatica Industrial – IRI (UPC-CSIC) offered a workshop on Agrifood at this years’ European Robotics Forum in Edinburgh. Four ECHORD++ experiments presented their work at the ERF workshop: The cucumber harvesting experiment […]


Discover our Robotics Innovation Facilities (RIFs) – Brand new RIF video launched

Get an insight of our Robotics Innovation Facilities, their technical equipment, application domains and services by viewing the brand new corporate video on the ECHORD++ YouTube channel:   Our Robotics Innovation Facilities, or RIFs in short, are robotic labs, financed via the ECHORD++ project by the European Commission. They offer access to high-tech robotic equipment […]


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 […]