Cécile HUET, European Commission
Mariusz BALDYGA , European Commission
Magdalena SZWOCHERTOWSKA , European Commission
This session will explain the concept of Robotics Innovation Hubs (RIH) and present existing instantiations funded by FP7-H2020 (Echord++, TT-NET, HORSE and RECONCELL) and an example of a privately funded initiative. It will also explain SPARC’s role in contributing to the DEI, in particular the development of the European network of RIH. The discussion following these presentations will address the next steps to develop new RIH all over Europe and develop a network of these hubs, so that any company in Europe will have access to the competence needed to digitize its production, product or service, improving competitiveness, efficiency, quality of service and benefiting from all the other added value brought by robotics technologies.
Agenda of the workshop
INTRODUCTION – Cécile Huet – European Commission (10’)
HORSE: http://www.horse-project.eu/; Christophe Leroux (CEA), Marie-Luise Neitz (TUM) and Anastasia Garbi (European Dynamics) (10’)
RECONCELL: http://www.blue-ocean-robotics.com/en/rd/production/reconcell; Ales Ude, head of Department of Automatics, Biocybernetics and Robotics, Jožef Stefan Institute (10’)
ECHORD ++ – http://echord.eu/; Prof. Chris Melhuish, Director of the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (10’)
TT-NET – http://tt-net.org/; Kurt Nielsen, Director of Robot Technology at Danish Technological Institute (DTI) (10’)
Open Robotics Innovation at Siemens – https://www.frontier.spigit.com/Page/Home; Moshe Schwimmer, Innovation Catalyst, Siemens (10’)
SPARC & RIH – http://sparc-robotics.eu/; Geoff Pegman, Managing Director, R U Robots Limited (10’)
A poster session will follow the session to allow ERF participants to meet the representative of the initiatives presented during the session and learn how you could benefit from their services, or collaborate with them.