|Credit: ECHORD experiments 2009-2013|
ECHORD++, has received 19,75 million EURO to create new opportunities for European robotics researchers to work directly with SME/start-ups and new users/customers to create innovative products. The 60 months ECHORD++ project coordinated by Prof. Alois Knoll, TU Munch, will continue ECHORD’s two pillars, “experiments” and “structured dialogue”, taking advantage of experience and investment in the infrastructure. In addition, robot system customers and users will be involved through pilots for potential pre-commercial procurement, connecting suppliers directly with the market. Also, ECHORD++ will provide open experimental facilities, allowing new robot customers and users to interact with roboticists with no entrance barrier and at very low cost so that new communities can form.