Saturday, February 12, 2011
European Robot Companions for Citizens accepted to negotiation
The CA-RoboCom pilot, aimed at the design of the FET Flagship Initiative on "Robot Companions for Citizens", was evaluated positively and invited to negotiation. The selection process of the CAs that will be funded was very severe: 23 CA proposals were submitted and 6 were selected and invited to negotiation. The negotiation with the invited CA proposals will take place in Brussels on February 28.
If the negotiation will be successful the CA-RoboCom will be funded, and will start officially on May 1, 2011 (duration 1 year).
Currently, the initiative is supported by a very large and growing community, involving more than 90 experts across academy and industry of 15 different European countries, and 10 interdisciplinary organizations, involving networks, clusters of excellence and technological platforms.