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 […]

Will precision agriculture bring you food grown by a swarm of robots?

Rome – Swarms of drones will help farmers to map weeds in their field, and improve crop yields. This is the promise of a research project called SAGA (Swarm Robotics for Agricultural Applications), selected for funding under the umbrella of ECHORD++. SAGA will be presented at the forthcoming Maker Fair held in Rome from October […]

2016 Human Brain Project Summit Open Day

For the first time this year, the Human Brain Project is hosting a public OPEN DAY in the beautiful city of Florence! This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about one of Europe’s emerging research infrastructure for brain research. The Open Day will take place in the Firenze Fiera Congress Center on 12 October […]