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EuRoC

Project reference: 608849
Funded under

European Robotics Challenges

From 2014-01-01 to 2017-12-31, ongoing project

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 22 241 286

EU contribution:

EUR 16 500 000

Coordinated in:

Italy

Call for proposal:

FP7-2013-NMP-ICT-FOFSee other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)
The EuRoC project proposes to launch three industry-relevant challenges aimed at sharpening the focus of European manufacturing through a number of application experiments, while adopting an innovative approach which ensures benchmarking and performance evaluation. Within an open call framework, three stages of increasing complexity and financial support for competing teams will level the playing field for new contestants, attract new developers and new end users toward customisable robot applications, and provide sustainable solutions for future challenges.

Objective

The European manufacturing industry needs competitive solutions to keep global leadership in products and services. Exploiting synergies across application experts, technology suppliers, system integrators and service providers will speed up the process of bringing innovative technologies from research labs to industrial end-users. As an enabler in this context, the EuRoC initiative proposes to launch three industry-relevant challenges: 1) Reconfigurable Interactive Manufacturing Cell, 2) Shop Floor Logistics and Manipulation, 3) Plant Servicing and Inspection. It aims at sharpening the focus of European manufacturing through a number of application experiments, while adopting an innovative approach which ensures comparative performance evaluation. Each challenge is launched via an open call and is structured in 3 stages. 45 Contestants are selected using a challenge in a simulation environment: the low barrier of entry allows new players to compete with established robotics teams. Matching up the best Contestants with industrial end users, 15 Challenger teams are admitted to the second stage, where the typical team is formed by research experts, technology suppliers, system integrators, plus end users. Teams are required to benchmark use cases on standard robotic platforms empowered by this consortium. After a mid-term evaluation with public competition, the teams advance to showcasing the use case in a realistic environment. After an open judging process, 6 Challenge Finalists are admitted to run pilot experiments in a real environment at end-user sites to determine the final EuRoC Winner. A number of challenge advisors and independent experts decide about access to the subsequent stages. A challenge-based approach with multiple stages of increasing complexity and financial support for competing teams will level the playing field for new contestants, attract new developers and new end users toward customisable robot applications, and provide sustainable solutions to carry out future challenges.

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Multimedia

Coordinator contact

Bruno SICILIANO, (Professor of Control and Robotics)
Tel.: +39 0817683179
Fax: +39 06233226128
E-mail
Bruno SICILIANO, (Professor of Control and Robotics)
Tel.: +39 0817683179
Fax: +39 06233226128
E-mail

Coordinator

C.R.E.A.T.E. CONSORZIO DI RICERCA PER L'ENERGIA E LE APPLICAZIONI TECHNOLOGICHE DELL'ELETTROMAGNETISMO
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 8 314 340


Via Claudio 21
80125 Napoli
Italy
Administrative contact: Bruno Siciliano
Tel.: +39 0817683179
Fax: +39 06233226128
E-mail

Participants

ALSTOM INSPECTION ROBOTICS AG
Switzerland

EU contribution: EUR 372 120


TECHNOPARKSTRASSE
8005 ZURICH
Switzerland
Administrative contact: Ekkehard Zwicker
Tel.: +41 442752575
Fax: +41 442752570
E-mail
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZURICH
Switzerland

EU contribution: EUR 1 217 206


Raemistrasse
8092 ZUERICH
Switzerland
Administrative contact: Roland Siegwart
Tel.: +41 792144927
Fax: +41 446321181
E-mail
KUKA Laboratories GmbH
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 573 278


Zugspitzstrasse
86165 Augsburg
Germany
Administrative contact: Petra Haerle
Tel.: +49 8217974635
Fax: +49 821797414635
E-mail
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 1 589 387


Linder Hoehe
51147 KOELN
Germany
Administrative contact: Sami Haddadin
Tel.: +49 8153281047
Fax: +49 8153281134
E-mail
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 1 336 279


Hansastrasse
80686 MUNCHEN
Germany
Administrative contact: Walter Krause
Tel.: +49 89 1205 2713
Fax: +49 89 1205 7534
E-mail
ASCENDING TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 496 556


KONRAD ZUSE BOGEN
82152 Karilling
Germany
Administrative contact: Michael Achtelik
Tel.: +49 89895560790
Fax: +49 898955607919
E-mail
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France

EU contribution: EUR 880 413


RUE MICHEL -ANGE
75794 PARIS
France
Administrative contact: Aline Duynsaelger
Tel.: +33 5 61 33 60 06
E-mail
INNOCENTIVE EMEA LTD
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 496 962


GLOUCESTER PLACE
W1U 8JJ LONDON
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Gergely Eredics
Tel.: +44 2072240110
E-mail
KUKA ROBOTER GMBH
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 254 171


ZUGSPITZSTRASSE
86165 AUGSBURG
Germany
Administrative contact: Michael Haag
Tel.: +49 821 797 3599
Fax: +49 821 797 413599
E-mail
KUKA SYSTEMS GMBH
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 215 138


BLUCHERSTRASSE
86073 AUGSBURG
Germany
Administrative contact: Robert Haman
Tel.: +49 821 797 2675
Fax: +49 821 797 412675
E-mail
INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES DE TOULOUSE INSAT
France

EU contribution: EUR 71 400


AVENUE DE RANGUEIL
31077 TOULOUSE
France
Administrative contact: Raphael Rossel
Tel.: +33 5 61 55 95 03
Fax: +33 5 61 55 95 00
E-mail
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SALERNO
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 175 560


VIA PONTE DON MELILLO
84084 FISCIANO (SA)
Italy
Administrative contact: Pasquale Chiacchio
Tel.: +39 089964306
Fax: +39 06233200281
E-mail
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CASSINO E DEL LAZIO MERIDIONALE
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 230 760


VIA MARCONI
03043 CASSINO
Italy
Administrative contact: Carmine Nicolò
Tel.: +39 0776 2993386
Fax: +39 0776 2993607
E-mail
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELLA BASILICATA
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 154 500


Via Nazario Sauro
85100 Potenza
Italy
Administrative contact: Rita Paduanelli
Tel.: +39 0971205216
Fax: +39 0971205160
E-mail
SECONDA UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 121 930


VIALE BENEDUCE
81100 CASERTA
Italy
Administrative contact: Ciro Natale
Tel.: +39 0815010343
Fax: +39 0815037042
E-mail
Record Number: 110374 / Last updated on: 2016-04-08