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The ECHORD Project: A General Perspective

  • Sascha Griffiths
  • Ciro Natale
  • Ricardo Araújo
  • Germano Veiga
  • Pasquale Chiacchio
  • Florian Röhrbein
  • Stefano Chiaverini
  • Reinhard Lafrenz
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Part of the Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics book series (STAR, volume 94)

Abstract

The European funded ECHORD project European Clearing House for Open Robotics Development began in January 2009 with the ambitious goal of bringing together European robotics manufacturers with the excellent European research institutions. Europe has a very strong robot industry and there is significant research potential as well as technological knowledge. There has been a long history of outstanding research and development in both robot manufacturers and research institutes. However, finding common ground between manufacturers and the research community, especially when it comes to defining the future direction of robotics research, has proven difficult in the past. This is one of the recurring themes on both sides, and a new level of cooperation is long overdue. Thus, ECHORD acted as a clearing house to streamline successful know-how transfers.

Keywords

Mobile Robot Path Planning Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Humanoid Robot Mobile Manipulator 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sascha Griffiths
    • 1
  • Ciro Natale
    • 2
  • Ricardo Araújo
    • 3
  • Germano Veiga
    • 3
    • 4
  • Pasquale Chiacchio
    • 5
  • Florian Röhrbein
    • 1
  • Stefano Chiaverini
    • 6
  • Reinhard Lafrenz
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Informatics VITechnische Universität MünchenMünchenGermany
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’InformazioneSeconda Università degli Studi di Napoli AversaNapoli AversaItaly
  3. 3.Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia da Universidade de CoimbraCoimbraPortugual
  4. 4.INESC PortoFEUP CampusPortugual
  5. 5.Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Informazione, Ingegneria Elettrica e Matematica ApplicataUniversità degli Studi di SalernoFiscianoItaly
  6. 6.Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica e dell’InformazioneUniversità degli Studi di Cassino e del Lazio MeridionaleCassinoItaly

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