[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] ICRA 2014 Workshop ECHORD++ "New instruments for Strengthening the Academia-Industry Collaboration in Europe in the period 2013-2018"

Alberto Sanfeliu Cortés sanfeliu at iri.upc.edu
Tue May 13 02:48:59 PDT 2014

ECHORD++ at ICRA2014 - Final agenda available!

*ECHORD ++: "New instruments for Strengthening the Academia-Industry 
Collaboration in Europe in the period 2013-2018"*

We're looking forward to seeing you there.


The general goal of the workshop is to promote innovation between 
academia and industry and stimulate the interaction between the robotic 
industry, researchers and users, strengthening the exchange of knowledge 
and experience between them to form new types of cooperation. The 
specific goal is to promote the participation of the agents in the 
different instruments.

We will explain the instruments, the Calls and the finance issues.

*Session WSu17 June 1, 2014*

*Final agenda*

14:00 - 14:30 General view of ECHORD++ project (A. Knoll)
14:30 - 14:50 Presentation of the Experiments-EXPs- (P. Dario)
14:50 - 15:10 Presentation of the Robotics Innovation Facilities-RIFs- 
(A. Sanfeliu)
15:10 - 15:30 Presentation of the Pre-commercial procurement 
pilots-PCPs- (A. Sanfeliu)
15:30 - 15:50 Coffee break
15:50 - 16:20 Comparative technology approach between USA, Europe and 
ASIA (M. Neitz/F. Röhrbein)
16:20 - 16:35 ECHORD Success- Stories: ActReMa -- Active Recognition and 
Manipulation of Simple Parts Exploiting 3D Information, (Sven Behnke)
16:35 - 16:50 ECHORD Success- Stories: DexDeb -- Application of 
DEXterous hands for DEBoning operation (Jian Dai)
16:50 - 17:30 ECHORD++ Round table

*Organization of the Workshop*

The workshop will comprise three parts.

-*Part I:*The first part focuses on explaining the new ECHORD++ 
objectives, format and instruments. It will be explained the three type 
of instruments: the experiments, Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) and 
the Robotic and Innovation Facilities (RIFs). Moreover it will include a 
review of Academia-Industry Collaborations in Europe, Asia and the US: 
Commonalities and Differences

-*Part II:*The second part will present two selected excellent ECHORD 
experiments to exemplary point out ideas and first results in different 
industrial relevant scenarios. The main focus of these presentations and 
discussions will be on practical use of the scientific work and 
knowledge transfer aspects.


-*Part III:*The third part will be a "Round table" to discuss about the 
objectives and methodology of the ECHORD++ and answer the questions of 
the audience.


*Organizers *


*Alberto Sanfeliu*, IRI-Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Barcelona. 

*Alois Knoll*, Technische Universität München. München. Germany
*Paolo Dario*, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa. Italia

*Chris Melhuish*, Bristol Robotics Laboratory, University of the West of 

*Christophe Leroux*, Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique, Paris. France


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