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 Wales 2015

The Bristol RIF's booth at the venturefest

What an amazing day! RIF@Bristol was lucky enough to be invited to take part in this year’s “Venturefest Wales” held at the Swalec cricket stadium in Cardiff on Tuesday 29th September.

Together with over a thousand delegates representing start-up businesses, SMEs, consultancy firms, universities and business support networks, Mark, Farid and Salim from RIF@Bristol celebrated Welsh innovation and entrepreneurship at this leading annual event....

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Explore Urban Robotics with our workshop at IROS 2015

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Urban Robotics is a new challenging area of robotic applications, which will have an impact in key urban areas: Collaborative Society, Mobility, Information and communications technology, Energy and Environment. Robots will have an impact on the transportation of people and goods, urban services (like maintenance or cleaning), environment monitoring, road repairing and urban surveillance.

The workshop on Friday, 2nd October 2015 (location: hall...

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Second call for experiments: Evaluation results ready in October


In the last couple of days we recieved some questions concerning the evaluation of the second call for experiments. We are as excited as you are to see which experiments will be selected for funding, however we will have to wait for the evaluation's results until October. Of course, all proposing consortia will be informed by us via email as soon as the results are on the table. So, keep an eye on your inbox and good luck for the evaluation.

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