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European Robotics Coordination Action

From 2010-01-01 to 2012-12-31, closed project | euRobotics Website

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 2 365 296

EU contribution:

EUR 1 999 000

Coordinated in:

Germany

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2009-4See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CSA - Coordination and support action

Description

Improvement of cooperation between all robotics stakeholders and domains
.<a href="http://www.eu-robotics.net/" target="_blank">euRobotics</a> targets two main objectives: the improvement of cooperation between industry and academia and the enhancement of public perception of European robotics. In an ideal world, academia finds solutions required by industry to develop products which fulfil a market need. Both communities benefit from this cooperation because academia receives funds through technology transfers and industry can enhance their market position through innovative products. This project will give European robotics an advantage by kick-starting several of the stimulations required for this ideal world to be realised. The strategic impact of euRobotics lies in defining and implementing activities involving all relevant stakeholders and to thereby allowing European robotics to maintain its strong position and to gain worldwide leadership.

Objective

Over the last few years successful coordination activities have been undertaken within the academic and industrial roboticscommunities (EURON and EUROP), but both communities still struggle with overcoming some remaining gaps: thecommunity-internal gaps of confusion about terminology, suboptimally coordinated transfer of research visions, technologyand people, and the limited coordinated communication with both the general public and professional audiences. Thisincludes the popular science media, European Commission, national funding bodies, and representatives from neighbouringtechnology and market domains, such as cognitive science, mechatronics, automotive, aerospace, security, computer vision,embedded control systems.This project’s ambition is to create sustainable solutions to all of the above-mentioned gaps, following a policy of targetedstimulation of relevant grass-roots initiatives that both communities have already experimented with during the last couple ofyears, but that have previously seen little success because of a lack of committed, professional and coordinated support. Thedriver behind these stimulations will always be the robotics industry (since its needs for innovation and strong positioning inthe worldwide robotics market are greatest), but the academic research community will be heavily involved via a system offlexible, targeted expert contributions whose short-term benefits are easy to identify and communicate.The following activities are planned: improved industry-academia cooperation by giving more structure to commonlyorganised events (administration, annual meetings, web portal on Robotics in Europe, advanced training, roadmapping,and entrepreneurship advocacy) and by coordinated communication to the general public (press releases, visibility at majorrobotics events worldwide, robotics competitions related to the shared research and development roadmap, layman’sexplanation of robotics technology in combination with semantic search support on the web portal).

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Documents and Publications

Coordinator contact

Anne WENDEL, (EUROP Secretariat)
Tel.: +32 2706 8222
Fax: +32 2706 8222
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Coordinator

KUKA Laboratories GmbH
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 378 848


Zugspitzstrasse 140
86165 Augsburg
Germany
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Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Petra Härle
Tel.: +49 821 797 4635
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Participants

EUNITED AISBL
Belgium

EU contribution: EUR 307 625


Boulevard A. Reyers - Diamant Building, 80
1030 BRUXELLES
Belgium
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Activity type: Other
Administrative contact: Anne Wendel
Tel.: +32 2706 8222
Fax: +32 2706 8223
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KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium

EU contribution: EUR 221 155


Oude Markt 13
3000 LEUVEN
Belgium
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Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Maria Vereeken
Tel.: +32 16 326504
Fax: +32 16 326515
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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 62 970


Arcisstrasse 21
80333 MUENCHEN
Germany
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Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Ulrike Ronchetti
Tel.: +49 89 289 22616
Fax: +49 89 289 22620
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FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 147 658


HANSASTRASSE 27C
80686 MUNCHEN
Germany
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Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: Walter Krause
Tel.: +49 89 12052713
Fax: +49 89 12057534
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KUKA DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Participation ended
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 0


ZUGSPITZSTRASSE 140
86165 AUGSBURG
Germany
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Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Rainer Bischoff
Tel.: +49 821 797 3244
Fax: +49 821 797 41 3244
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GPS GESELLSCHAFT FUR PRODUKTIONSSYSTEME GMBH
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 465 941


Hamletstrasse 11
70563 Stuttgart
Germany
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Thilo Zimmermann
Tel.: +49 711 68703142
Fax: +49 711 68703155
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FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 58 155


PARQUE CIENTIFICO Y TECNOLOGICO DE GIPUZKOA PASEO MIKELETEGI 2
20009 DONOSTIA SAN SEBASTIAN
Spain
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Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: Arancha DE ZÁRRAGA
Tel.: +34 943105115
Fax: +34 946 460 900
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FUNDACION FATRONIK.
Participation ended
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 0


Paseo Mikeletegi 7 - Parque Tecnologico 7
20009 DONOSTIA - SAN SEBASTIAN
Spain
Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: Naiara Insausti
Tel.: +34-943-005500
Fax: +34 943 005511
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COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France

EU contribution: EUR 70 014


RUE LEBLANC 25
75015 PARIS 15
France
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Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: Patrick Tourret
Tel.: +33 1 69089130
Fax: +33 1 69089541
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UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II.
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 103 425


Corso Umberto I 40
80138 NAPOLI
Italy
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Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Cinzia Cannizzaro
Tel.: +39 0817683830
Fax: +39 0817683816
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ALENIA AERMACCHI SPA
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 58 914


PIAZZA MONTE GRAPPA 4
00195 ROMA
Italy
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Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Roberto Labruto
Tel.: +39 011 7563890
Fax: +39 011 7562003
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R.U.Robots Limited
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 124 295


EDEN VALE 4
M28 1WF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
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Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Geoff Pegman
Tel.: +44 161 799 3898
Fax: +44 161 703 3745
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