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

The future of robotics


At Automatica trade fair 2014 we asked the visitors of the ECHORD++ booth one simple question: “What do you think is the future of robotics?”

We got the most interesting answers from roboticists from all over the world and put them together in a short video. We hope you enjoy it and let the video inspire you to think about your own perception of robots and the future developments in robotics.

By the way: Do you have the feeling that your...

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ECHORD++ at IAS-13

Prato della Valle

"Robots, machines and systems are rapidly achieving intelligence and autonomy, mastering more and more capabilities," state the organizers of IAS-13 - The 13th International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems. The aim of the conference is to further witness the development of technologies like mobility and manipulation, sensing and...

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ECHORD++ meets the needs of manufacturing SMEs

On June 18th 2014 we presented ECHORD++ and its funding scheme to more than 150 professionals from industry and innovation at the first international event of I4MS in Berlin.

I4MS is an initiative which the European Commission launched in 2013 to enhance innovation in information and communication technology (ICT) for manufacturing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The initiative aims at helping the manufacturing sector and high-tech...

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