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Sunday, July 25, 2010

European Robotics Brain Pool

The Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) for Robotics in Europe "Robotic Vision to 2020 and beyond", funded by the European Commission under the 6th Framework Programme and published in July 2009 by the industry-driven Coordination Action for Robotics in Europe (CARE) is the result of an intensive networking effort supported by leading industrial and academic robotics experts all over Europe.
The SRA document includes product visions, application scenarios, application requirements and technology outlooks based on the brain power of the participating European robotics experts.

This brain pool includes 106 experts from academia and 87 from industry, many well established in the international robotics community. The brain pool is dominated by experts from Germany (DE) with 37 experts, Spain (ES) with 33 experts and Italy (IT) with 32 experts. Not surprisingly of 193 experts only 13 are women.

The network graph below shows the contributing experts by country. Please click on the image to enlarge. 

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