We want to end the de-industrialisation of Europe – Prof. Jürgen Rüttgers

Artificial intelligence software technologies are very important for European industry, says Prof. Jürgen Rüttgers. Image credit – Dirk Vorderstraße, licensed under CC BY 2.0 by Rex Merrifield He leads the High Level Group on Industrial Technologies, which on 24 April released a report called Re-finding…

Five projects make the first cut and receive a ROBOTT-NET pilot

It all started with 166 companies spread across 12 European countries appling for a “golden ticket” to ROBOTT-NET’s Voucher Program. 64 companies received a voucher and highly specialized consultancy from a broad range of the brightest robotics experts around Europe. Now five of the 64…

European Robotics Forum 2018: Over 900 roboticists meet in Tampere, Finland

The European Robotics Forum 2018 (ERF2018), the most influential meeting of the robotics community in Europe, takes place in Tampere on 13-15 March 2018. ERF brings together over 900 leading scientists, companies, and policymakers for the largest robotics networking event in Europe. Under the theme…

New Horizon 2020 robotics projects: ROSIN

In 2016, the European Union co-funded 17 new robotics projects from the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for research and innovation. 16 of these resulted from the robotics work programme, and 1 project resulted from the Societal Challenges part of Horizon 2020. The robotics work programme…

Call for evidence – European Robotics Flagship

The European Commission is launching a new call for Flagships. Existing Flagships include the Human Brian Project, and the Graphene Flagship – each funded at the level of 1B EUR. Given the excitement around the field of robotics and its potential to benefit society and…

New Horizon 2020 robotics projects: RobMoSys

In 2016, the European Union co-funded 17 new robotics projects from the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for research and innovation. 16 of these resulted from the robotics work programme, and 1 project resulted from the Societal Challenges part of Horizon 2020. The robotics work programme…

Airports call for European safety rulebook on drones as “matter of urgency”

Airports Council International (ACI) Europe said today there was “an urgent need” for a European rulebook on drones as usage continues to take off. In a report released today, the trade body for European airports said the number of drones has seen a vast rise…

European Robotics League – Service Robots Barcelona Tournament – YouTube

PAL Robotics organised and hosted the first European Robotics League Local Tournament in Barcelona, in the Service Robots category. This video compiles the main impressions of the teams on this exciting ERL tournament. Official Barcelona Local Tournament webpage: https://sites.google.com/a/pal-robotics.com/erl-local-tournament-barcelona/ PAL Robotics Blog post: http://blog.pal-robotics.com/blog/a-rewarding-european-robotics-league-tournament-at-pal-robotics/

PAL Robotics – Getting ready for the European Robotics League!

European Robotics League – Service Robots Season 2017-2018 Local Tournament Barcelona, Spain 20 – 24 November 2017 More information at the webpage: https://sites.google.com/a/pal-robotics.com/erl-local-tournament-barcelona/