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BRICS

Project reference: 231940
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Best Practice in Robotics

From 2009-03-01 to 2013-02-28

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 10 828 300

EU contribution:

EUR 7 749 990

Coordinated in:

Germany

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2007-3See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Promoting interoperablity of the robotics technology and implementation of an integrated robotic development environment

Robotic systems and applications are about to become a key technology to address two socioeconomic issues: the overaging societies and the competitiveness in the global markets. The development of new robot systems and applications has remained a challenge taking significant time and effort because they are typically highly specialized, unique, and from-scratch developments. Robot developers in academia and industry need common research platforms and development tools shortening the development cycles.
The main objectives of BRICS are to significantly promote the interoperability of hardware and software components and to design and implement an integrated robotic development environment including a software repository of best practise robotics algorithms.

Objective

BRICS addresses a very urgent need of the research community, namely the need for common research platforms, which support integration of research results and which support the evaluation, comparison and benchmarking of result and the promotion of best practice in robotics. In a poll in the robotics research community in December 2007 95% of the participants have voted for such platforms.<br/>Such common research platform would be beneficial for the robotics community, both for the academic community as much as for the industrial community. The academic community would save a significant amount of resources, which typically have to be invested in "from scratch developments" and "me-too approaches". Furthermore the scientific results would become better comparable which might promote a culture of sound experimentation and comparative evaluation. Jointly specified platforms will foster a rapid technology transfer. A rapid technology transfer will support the development of new systems and applications, which is to the benefit of the industrial community.<br/>To achieve the our objectives we propose the development of a design methodology which focuses on three fundamental major research and development issues, which will be implemented in three highly interwoven lines of technical activities:<br/>•\tIdentification of best practice in robotics hardware and software components•\tDevelopment of a tool chain that supports a rapid and flexible configuration ofnew robot platforms•\tCross-sectional activities addressing robust autonomy, system openness, and harmonisation and benchmarking<br/>Kuka in BRICS takes the leadership in a community initiative, which is not free of risk for the company, but which is badly needed for a convergence of technology in the field of robotics. This endeavour is of fundamental importance to ensure the success and competitiveness of the European robotics industry as well as research.

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Coordinator

KUKA Laboratories GmbH
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 953 216


Zugspitzstrasse 140
86165 Augsburg
Germany
Administrative contact: Petra Haerle
Tel.: +49 821 797 4635
Fax: +49 821 797 414635
E-mail

Participants

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium

EU contribution: EUR 1 095 688


Oude Markt
3000 LEUVEN
Belgium
Administrative contact: Maria Vereeken
Tel.: +32 16 326504
Fax: +32 16 326515
E-mail
BLUEBOTICS SA
Switzerland

EU contribution: EUR 306 225


PARC SCIENTIFIQUE DE L EPFL - PSE-C
CH-1015 LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Administrative contact: Nicola Tomatis
Tel.: +41 21 693 83 14
E-mail
LOCOMOTEC UG (HAFTUNGSBESCHRANKT) GMBH
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 209 520


AM HASENBERG
86899 LANDSBERG AM LECH
Germany
Administrative contact: Walter Nowak
Tel.: +49 711 65693612
E-mail
Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 1 032 694


Grantham-Allee
53757 Sankt Augustin
Germany
Administrative contact: Udo Scheuer
Tel.: +49 2241 865650
Fax: +49 2241 8658650
E-mail
KUKA ROBOTER GMBH
Participation ended
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 0


ZUGSPITZSTRASSE
86165 AUGSBURG
Germany
Administrative contact: Rainer Bischoff
Tel.: +49-821-797-3244
Fax: +49-821-797-41-3244
E-mail
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 987 860


Hansastrasse
80686 MUNCHEN
Germany
Administrative contact: Walter Krause
Tel.: +49 89 1205 2713
Fax: +49 89 1205 7534
E-mail
GPS GESELLSCHAFT FUR PRODUKTIONSSYSTEME GMBH
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 1 839 705


Hamletstrasse
70563 Stuttgart
Germany
Administrative contact: Corinna Noltenius
Tel.: +49 711 687031 44
Fax: +49 711 687031 55
E-mail
UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI BERGAMO
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 463 495


VIA SALVECCHIO
24129 BERGAMO
Italy
Administrative contact: Morena Garimberti
Tel.: +39 035 205 2466
Fax: +39 035 205 2600
E-mail
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands

EU contribution: EUR 861 587


DRIENERLOLAAN
7522 NB ENSCHEDE
Netherlands
Administrative contact: B.J. Pals
Tel.: +31 53 4893702
E-mail
Record Number: 89890 / Last updated on: 2016-04-01