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EUropean ROBotic framework for bipedal locomotion bENCHmarking

Objective

The EUROBENCH project aims at creating the first benchmarking framework for robotic systems in Europe. The framework will allow companies and researchers to test the performance of robots at any stage of development. The project will primarily focus on bipedal machines, i.e. exoskeletons, prosthetics and humanoids, but will be designed to be easily extended to other robotic domains.
The EUROBENCH framework will be composed of:
- A methodological component, which will include methods and metrics to calculate the System Ability Levels of a robotic system. These methods will be integrated in a professional software tool to permit its wide use across domains and laboratory conditions. The main goal of this unified software is to facilitate the use of benchmarking methodology at all levels from research to pre-commercial prototyping.
- An experimental component, which will concentrate the state-of-the-art test benches in two facilities, one for wearable robots (including exoskeletons and prostheses), and one for humanoid robots. These facilities will allow companies and researchers to perform standardized tests on advanced robotic prototypes in a unique location, saving resources and time, and preparing for certification processes.
During the project, the Consortium will provide Financial Support to Third Parties interested in:
- Designing and developing specific test benches or benchmarking methods. These solutions will be integrated into the framework, and made available to the industrial and academic community.
- Using the framework, at zero-costs, to test the performance of different kinds of robots. This will allow to validate the EUROBENCH outputs and prepare for the exploitation of results.
The successful achievement of these goals will put Europe in the lead on providing the groundwork for the evaluation of robotic systems, facilitating the process of bringing innovative robotic technologies forward to market.

Field of science

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  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2017-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 643 373,75

Participants (10)

FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 419 050
Address
Via Morego 30
16163 Genova
Activity type
Research Organisations
RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 356 185
Address
Seminarstrasse 2
69117 Heidelberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ROESSINGH RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 182 998,75
Address
Roessinghsbleekweg 33
7522 AH Enschede
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 278 593,75
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Össur hf
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 233 375
Address
Grjothals 5
IS-110 Reykjavik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IUVO SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 192 062,50
Address
Via Puglie 9
56025 Pontedera
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PAL ROBOTICS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 279 562,50
Address
Calle Pujades 77 79 4O 4A
08005 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ALTRAN INNOVACION SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 268 550
Address
Calle Llacuna 56 70 Edificio A P 7
08005 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PKF ATTEST INNCOME SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 5 241 693,75
Address
Calle Orense 81 7 Planta
28020 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SILVIA BEATRIZ SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 95 246,25
Address
Real De San Sebastian 40 Local 1 Brunete
28690 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)