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 […]

Commissioner Oettinger: ECHORD scheme facilitates access to EU-funding for SMEs

This Saturday the “Süddeutsche Zeitung”, one of Germany’s most important newspapers, published a half-page article about ECHORD and ECHORD++. The article features the projects ECHORD and ECHORD++ with all their instruments, some success stories and also shows that EU-Commissoner Oettinger holds the ECHORD scheme in high esteem. We were very proud to read that the […]

This is agriculture 4.0 – Precision Farming, thinking ahead.

With the MARS research project, the company AGCO/Fendt and the Hochschule Ulm have developed small robot units which, with the assistance of a cloud-based solution, can be controlled independent of location during sowing operations. Sowing operations can be planned and monitored at any time using the MARS app. The exact placement of each individual seed […]

Open Labs @ project ROBOTT-NET

The EU-funded project ROBOTT-NET recently asked us to spread the word about their Open Labs, coming up in October and November 2017. These events will promote state-of-the-art industrial and professional service robot technologies to robot developers, investors, end-users and others to help participants develop their network. Since the beginning of 2016, four national research technology […]