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Monday, August 31, 2009

Open Robotics Development - ECHORD Opening Event

The European Clearing House for Open Robotics Development (ECHORD) is a new EU-funded project aimed to reinforce cooperation between the industry and the scientific research in robotics. ECHORD is coordinated by Professor Knoll, Technical University of Munich. The project's international orientation and its positioning in the existing robotics landscape are emphasized by the participation of the University of Naples Federico II (Prof. Siciliano) and the University of Coimbra in Portugal (Prof. Pires).
The industry can support research groups in the purchase of robotic equipment and the development of experiments in a series of selected scenarios, that are scientifically interesting and commercially relevant.

ECHORD Opening Event will be held September 4, 2009, 10 am – 4 pma t the Deutsches Museum, Ehrensaal Munich, Germany

Speakers will include:

• Horst Forster - Director of Directorate E "Digital Content and Cognitive Systems", Directorate-General for "Information Society and Media", European Commission
• Prof. Dr. Roland Siegwart – Autonomous Systems Lab , ETH, Zürich
• Ulf-Göran Norefors - Vice President ABB Automation Technologies, Sweden

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