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Gearing up and accelerating cross‐fertilization between academic and industrial robotics research in Europe:

Technology transfer experiments from the ECHORD project

  • Florian Röhrbein
  • Germano Veiga
  • Ciro Natale
  • Presents technology transfer experiments from the ECHORD project

  • Results of the EU-funded project ECHORD (European Clearing House for Open Robotics Development) aiming to strengthen the cooperation between scientific research and industry in European robotics

  • Written by leading experts in the field

Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics book series (STAR, volume 94)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-13
  2. Sascha Griffiths, Ciro Natale, Ricardo Araújo, Germano Veiga, Pasquale Chiacchio, Florian Röhrbein et al.
    Pages 1-24
  3. Future Industrial Robotics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-27
    2. Dario Antonelli, Sergey Astanin, Gabriella Caporaletti, Francesco Donati
      Pages 47-62
    3. Volker Helm, Jan Willmann, Fabio Gramazio, Matthias Kohler
      Pages 63-83
    4. Cristian Secchi, Roberto Olmi, Cesare Fantuzzi, Marco Casarini
      Pages 85-105
    5. Jochen J. Steil, Christian Emmerich, Agnes Swadzba, Ricarda Grünberg, Arne Nordmann, Sebastian Wrede
      Pages 107-127
  4. Robotic Grasping

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-132
    2. Dirk Holz, Matthias Nieuwenhuisen, David Droeschel, Jörg Stückler, Alexander Berner, Jun Li et al.
      Pages 133-153
    3. Dirk Kraft, Lars-Peter Ellekilde, Jimmy Alison Jørgensen
      Pages 155-176
    4. Judith Müller, Udo Frese, Thomas Röfer, Rodolphe Gelin, Alexandre Mazel
      Pages 177-195
    5. Gionata Salvietti, Guido Gioioso, Monica Malvezzi, Domenico Prattichizzo, Alessandro Serio, Edoardo Farnioli et al.
      Pages 197-215
    6. Guowu Wei, Franck Stephan, Vahid Aminzadeh, Jian S. Dai, Grigoré Gogu
      Pages 217-235
  5. Human-Centered Robots

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-239
    2. Massimo Bergamasco, Fabio Salsedo, Simone Marcheschi, Giovanni Stellin, Gabriele Cingano, Francesco Becchi
      Pages 241-265
    3. Filippo Cavallo, Michela Aquilano, Manuele Bonaccorsi, Raffaele Limosani, Alessandro Manzi, Maria Chiara Carrozza et al.
      Pages 267-282
    4. Johan Hagelbäck, Olle Hilborn, Petar Jerčić, Stefan J. Johansson, Craig A. Lindley, Johan Svensson et al.
      Pages 283-299
    5. Sammy Omari, Minh-Duc Hua, Guillaume Ducard, Tarek Hamel
      Pages 301-320
    6. Loredana Zollo, Eugenia Papaleo, Luca Spedaliere, Eugenio Guglielmelli, Francisco Javier Badesa, Ricardo Morales et al.
      Pages 321-343

About these proceedings


This monograph by Florian Röhrbein, Germano Veiga and Ciro Natale is an edited collection of 15 authoritative contributions in the area of robot technology transfer between academia and industry. It comprises three parts on Future Industrial Robotics, Robotic Grasping as well as Human-Centered Robots. The book chapters cover almost all the topics nowadays considered ‘hot’ within the robotics community, from reliable object recognition to dexterous grasping, from speech recognition to intuitive robot programming, from mobile robot navigation to aerial robotics, from safe physical human-robot interaction to body extenders. All contributions stem from the results of ECHORD – the European Clearing House for Open Robotics Development, a large-scale integrating project funded by the European Commission within the 7th Framework Programme from 2009 to 2013. ECHORD’s two main pillars were the so-called experiments, 52 small-sized industry-driven research projects, and the structured dialog, a powerful interaction instrument between the stakeholders. The results described in this volume are expected to shed new light on innovation and technology transfer from academia to industry in the field of robotics.



ECHORD Robotics Technology Transfer

Editors and affiliations

  • Florian Röhrbein
    • 1
  • Germano Veiga
    • 2
  • Ciro Natale
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Informatics VITechnische Universität MünchenGarchingGermany
  2. 2.Feup CampusInesc PortoPortoPortugal
  3. 3.Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale e dell’InformazioneSeconda Università degli Studi di NapoliAversaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Gearing up and accelerating cross‐fertilization between academic and industrial robotics research in Europe:
  • Book Subtitle Technology transfer experiments from the ECHORD project
  • Editors Florian Röhrbein
    Germano Veiga
    Ciro Natale
  • Series Title Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics
  • Series Abbreviated Title Spr.Tracts in Adv.Robotics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-02933-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-02934-4
  • Series ISSN 1610-7438
  • Series E-ISSN 1610-742X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 346
  • Number of Illustrations 38 b/w illustrations, 149 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Robotics and Automation
    Artificial Intelligence
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