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EuRoC Winner announced at Automatica

2018-06-29 09:29 CET

The EuRoC Results were announced at a press conference on 2018-06-19 at the Automatica Trade Fair.

On June 20 at 16h00, there was the Award Ceremony of the EuRoC Winner on the stage of the Start-Up Arena (hall B4), with the presence of Juha Heikkila, Head of the Robotics Unit in DG-Connect, and Bernd Liepert, Chief Innovation Officer of KUKA and President of the European Robotics Association.

EuRoC Winner: FLAAIR read more

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Team PIROS at MECSPE 2018

2018-03-27 09:29 CET

Team PIROS presents the Final FieldTest solution at MECSPE 2018, a highly trendy automation trade show in Parma (Italy). End user MCM SpA showcases the vertical integration of human-robot-machinery-MES knowledge and information, for a truly collaborative robot assistant. Most visitors appreciated the hands-on, close quarter sharing of tasks between the PIROS robot unit and human users, along with the full software backstage enabling such unit to be integral part of more

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Best Drone-based Solution

2017-01-30 10:30 CET

On 2017-01-24 the EuRoC Team "GRVC-CATEC" was awarded the “Best Drone-based Solution” at the Eu parlament in Brussels. For more information, click here.

Congratulations from the whole EuRoC team!read more

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EuRoC Tools available

2016-11-28 13:00 CET

The list of EuRoC tools can be found under "EuRoC Tools". EuRoC challengers (and any interested parties) are invited to try them out and provide feedback via Github Issues or via e-mail to more

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EuRoC Stage IIa concluded

2016-10-03 13:00 CET

The mid-term evaluation event of EuRoC has been held on 19 and 20 September at ETH Zürich. The aim of the evaluation was decide the admission of the Challenger Teams to the Showcase Round of Stage II of the EuRoC Challenges. Interviews of the EuRoC Evaluation Board with the Challenger Teams have been carried out. Moreover, on 20 September a Beneficiaries Assembly has been more

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EuRoC coordinator wins Guido Dorso Award

2015-10-29 10:30 CET

On the 15th october, the EuRoC coordinator Prof. Bruno Siciliano has been the recipient of the 36th edition of the "Guido Dorso Award" in the section "University". The ceremony was held at the Senate of the Republic in Rome by the Rector of University of Naples Federico II, Prof. Gaetano Manfredi. Every year, this award recognizes fellows who have contributed their work to support the needs of development and progress of southern Italy. In the more

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C1 Platform Introduction Day @ IPA

2015-06-29 till 2015-06-30

On Monday, the 29th, and Tuesday the 30th of June, the EuRoC members of Challenge 1 met at Fraunhofer IPA for the C1 Platform Introduction Day in Stuttgart, Germany. The objective of this Introduction Day was to introduce the challengers to the challenge environment and platform components.

These two days were split into three sessions:

Organizational Info; Access procedure, Safety information, liability in case of accidents and damages, usage of our more

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EuRoC Benchmarking Workshop

2015-06-08 till 2015-06-09

On Monday, the 8th, and Tuesday the 9th of June, the EuRoC members met at DLR for the Benchmarking Workshop in München, Germany. This meeting was aimed at the presentation of the Benchmarking tasks, criteria and metrics to the 15 challenger teams. Its purpose was, to inform the Challenger teams of the Benchmarking tasks and how they will be evaluated. The teams had the opportunity to present their Freestyle task and to discuss them with the respective challenge more

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EuRoC @ ERF 2015

2015-03-11 till 2015-03-13

The sixth edition of European Robotics Forum was held in Vienna, Austria from March 11-13, 2015. The event was a meeting point for about 600 scientists and engineers of the European robotics community.

On the first day, Prof. Bruno Siciliano (CREATE) gave a presentation about robot competitions and their impact in advancing the state of the art and creating innovation.

On the second day, he participated in a panel discussion on EuRoC’s contribution to more

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EuRoC Coordinator wins 2015 IEEE RAS George Saridis Leadership Award

2014-12-14 10:30 CET


The EuRoC coordinator Prof. Bruno Siciliano is the recipient of the 2015 IEEE RAS George Saridis Leadership Award in Robotics and Automation for his outstanding leadership in the robotics and automation community as a research innovator, an inspired educator, a dedicated contributor of professional service, an ambassador of science and technology.

Congratulations from the whole EuRoC team!!!read more

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Statistics regarding the call for End Users, Technology Developers and System Integrators

2014-12-04 13:30 CET

In total we have received 77 Use Cases, 20 Technology Descriptions and 12 Expertise Descriptions. In the following those are broken down per challenge:

In Challenge 1 we have received:

12 Expertise Descriptions from System Integrators 2 marked as confidential 2 marked as hidden 8 marked as public 10 Technology Descriptions from Technology Developers 2 marked as confidential 1 marked as hidden 7 marked as public 26 Use Cases from End Users 8 marked more

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Deadline extended!

2014-11-11 15:00 CET

The deadline for the Call for End Users, Technology Developers and System Integrators has been extended till more

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EuRoC Webinar 2014-07-21 (11:00 CET)

2014-07-27 15:00 CET

A webinar hosted by I4MS was conducted on 2014-07-21 to explain how to participate in EuRoC as End User / Technology Developer / System Integrator!

The presentation can be found more

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EuRoC @ I4MS

2014-06-23 11:00 CET

On June 17th and 18th, EuRoC was one of the seven European ICT-FoF projects organising the 1st I4MS event in Berlin which focused on how ICT is a key innovation driver for manufacturing SMEs.

A session on "Innovative robotics experiments in manufacturing" was moderated by EuRoC Coodinator Bruno Siciliano (University of Naples Federico II), who presented the Robotics Challenge Initiative for European Manufacturing. The three challenge scenarios along with more

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2014-06-06 11:00 CET

On June 2nd, Prof. Siciliano - the EuRoC coordinator – was at the 45th International Symposium on Robotics (ISR) in Munich, where he presented EuRoC – The Challenge Initiative for European Robotics.

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A Challenging Opportunity

2014-05-30 12:00 CET

From May 25 to 27, Prof. Siciliano - the EuRoC coordinator – was at the RoboBusiness conference in Billund together with about 300 attendees. He chaired a session on Co-Worker Robots in the Production Track and during his intro presented EuRoC, in particular the two challenges of concern for people working in that area. See presentation (PDF).


EuRoC was also mentioned in the keynote talk by Rainer Bischoff (KUKA) on Mobile Manipulation. Further to more

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Info Day at UCIMU

2014-05-30 10:40 CET

On the 28th of May 2014, Prof. Siciliano - the EuRoC coordinator – held an info day for potential Italian applicants at the association of industrial manufacturers of machine tools (UCIMU) in Milano.


In the following the presentations of the event can be downloaded:

EuRoC Overview (PDF) Participation Procedures (PDF) Team Presentation UNIPI (University of Pisa) (PDF)read more

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EuRoC Webinar 28th of May 2014, at 09:30 CET

2014-05-22 15:00 CET

Don't miss the chance to gain more insight into the recently launched open calls. Learn how to participate in EuRoC as a Challenger!

The webinar is organized by I4MS -ICT Innovation for Manufacturing SMEs

Please, click here to register for EuRoC webinar. Once completed, you will receive confirmation of your participation.

The day before the webinar we will email you with the instructions to join the meeting.

If you have further questions, do not hesitate to more

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EuRoC Calls now open

2014-04-01 00:01 CET

To go to the call texts, follow this link. read more

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EuRoC Calls -Coming Soon!

2014-03-12 18:00 CET

EuRoC Calls for Challengers and End-User soon to open on this website on the 1st of April. Stay tuned!

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2013-10-17 08:00 CET

Representatives of all projects involved in the I4MS initiative met in Brussels on the 11th of October to discuss joint market visibility, synergies among projects etc.

In the meeting the projects agreed on a common dissemination strategy, channels and platforms.

They also discussed how to reach countries not represented in the project consortiums, in order to have a maximum impact on the European manufacturing industry.

EuRoC was represented by its coordinator, more

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EuRoC Final Review

Date: 2018-08-27 till 2018-08-28

Type: Review meeting (partially closed to the public)

Venue: FZI, Karlsruhe, Germany

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