European Clearing House for Open Robotics Development Plus Plus
  • ECHORD++ aims at increasing ECHORD’s productive, bilateral robotic research discourse between academia and industry via unique, tailor-made tools.
  • Promoting a technology push by providing fertile ground for roboticists and companies to access the state of the art in robotic technology.
  • Improving the quality of urban lives by enabling technology and public bodies to join forces, and make cities smarter.
  • Improving societal well-being by bringing technology and public bodies together, generating a rapid advancement in healthcare.
  • Continuing on with ECHORD’s unique format to deliver tangible results faster and efficiently.

The mission

Europe has a long tradition of outstanding research and manufacturing in robotics. However, finding common ground between manufacturers and the research community has proven difficult in the past. Defining the future direction of robotics research has revealed to be the real challenge. ECHORD was established in order to promote innovation by facilitating the cooperation between academia and industry.

ECHORD++ will further stimulate this interaction between robot manufacturers, researchers and users. This goal will be achieved by implementing three different instruments: the Experiments, Public end-user Driven Technological Innovation (PDTI) and the Robotics Innovation Facilities (RIF).

ECHORD++ aims at creating new knowledge through advancing the state of the art and by developing novel technology from which new products may be derived. The intent is to act as a pioneer in new ways of community building for robotics and market creation.


VentureFest 2015: Celebrating Innovation in Bristol, UK

The Bristol based Robotics Innovation Facility (RIF@BRL) had the pleasure of being a part of this year’s VentureFest in Bristol on June 9th. The annual event showcases Bristol’s much celebrated standing as the UK’s leading centre for innovation, aerospace and high-tech development attracting visitors from across the South West region and beyond.

Over 1,600 people attended the event taking in a series of motivational talks, industrial seminars...

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Workshop ECHORD++: Urban Robotic Applications

This workshop is supported by ECHORD++ and organized by Prof. Alberto Sanfeliu, Prof. Antoni Grau and Dr. Ana Puig-Pey from the Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya

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The PDTI healthcare call is now open

Funding Opportunity in the healthcare and medical sectors (1.2 million Euros):
Consortia (e.g. industrial companies in the areas of telesurveillance / telemedicine / cooperative platforms, robot manufacturers, research institutes etc.) have the opportunity to apply for a total funding of 1.2 million Euros. The mission is to develop a tailor-made solution to assist medical doctors in performing geriatric tests. The public authority interested in...

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