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The Experience of the European Robotics Challenges

  • Fabrizio Caccavale
  • Christian Ott
  • Bernd Winkler
  • Zachary Taylor

Part of the Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics book series (STAR, volume 136)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. The EuRoC Project: A General Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Anne Jan van der Meer, Fabrizio Caccavale, Gergely Eredics
      Pages 3-14
    3. Ramez Awad, Fabrizio Caccavale, Anne Jan van der Meer
      Pages 15-34
    4. Daniel Braun, Markus Achtelik, Christian Ott, Bernd Winkler, Zachary Taylor
      Pages 35-54
  3. Achievements in Challenge 1: Reconfigurable Interactive Manufacturing Cell

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-56
    2. Federico Vicentini, Nicola Pedrocchi, Manuel Beschi, Matteo Giussani, Niccolò Iannacci, Paolo Magnoni et al.
      Pages 57-96
    3. Georg Heppner, Felix Mauch, Stefan Scherzinger, David Timmermann, Pascal Becker, Stefan Ulbrich et al.
      Pages 97-126
  4. Achievements in Challenge 2: Shop Floor Logistics and Manipulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-128
    2. Loreto Susperregi, Ane Fernandez, Jorge Molina, Ander Iriondo, Basilio Sierra, Elena Lazkano et al.
      Pages 129-151
    3. Eurico Pedrosa, Gi Hyun Lim, Filipe Amaral, Artur Pereira, Bernardo Cunha, José Luís Azevedo et al.
      Pages 153-186
  5. Achievements in Challenge 3: Plant Servicing and Inspection

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-188
    2. Vladyslav Usenko, Lukas von Stumberg, Jörg Stückler, Daniel Cremers
      Pages 189-209
    3. Jose Ramiro Martínez de-Dios, Francisco J. Pérez-Grau, Arturo Torres-González, J. Joaquín Acevedo, Julio L. Paneque, Antidio Viguria et al.
      Pages 211-242

About this book


This book presents the main achievements of the EuRoC (European Robotics Challenges) project, which ran from 1st January,2014 to 30th June 2018  and was funded by the European Union under the 7th Framework Programme. It describes not only the scientific and technological achievements of the project, but also the potential of the comparative challenge approach in robotics for knowledge advancement and technology transfer.


Robotics Knowledge Advancement Technology Transfer European Robotics Challenges EuRoC Comparative Challenge for Robots

Editors and affiliations

  • Fabrizio Caccavale
    • 1
  • Christian Ott
    • 2
  • Bernd Winkler
    • 3
  • Zachary Taylor
    • 4
  1. 1.School of EngineeringUniversity of BasilicataPotenzaItaly
  2. 2.Institute of Robotics & MechatronicsGerman Aerospace Center (DLR)WeßlingGermany
  3. 3.Department for Robot and Assistive SystemsFraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPAStuttgartGermany
  4. 4.Autonomous Systems LabETH ZürichZürichSwitzerland

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