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Monday, December 13, 2010

110 Million Euro for Robot Projects 2010

In 2010 the European Union (EU) has funded 32 robotics projects with 110 Million  Euro. Most of them are funded within ICT Challenge 2:  Cognitive Systems and Robotics focusing at enabling technologies that apply across domains such as robotics and automation, sensing and process control, complex real-world systems, image recognition, natural language understanding, and automated reasoning and decision support.
Infonaut: Robotics EU Projects 2010 (Click on image to enlarge)
The 2010 projects cover a wide range of applications from agrorobotics (CROPS, GARNICS and RHEA), industrial robotics (Custompacker, FIRST-MM, Robofoot) to assistive robotics (KSERA, Mindwalker, RADHAR). 
Two coordinating/network projects (euRobotics, INTRO) aim improve cooperation between industry and academia and to create a new generation of robotic researchers with a broad understanding of the research and technologies needed to build intelligent robots that function in close interaction with humans in unstructured, changing “real word” conditions.

EU ICT Work Programme 2011-2012

The new Work Programme covers activities foreseen to be financed through the 2011 and 2012 budgets of the ICT Programme. Robotics is covered by Challenge 2: Cognitive Systems and Robotics, Challenge 5: ICT for Health, Aging Well, Inclusion and Governance, Challenge 7: ICT for manufacturing & factories of the future and Future and Emerging Technologies (FET). More here.

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