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by   -   April 3, 2015

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In this episode, Sabine Hauert interviews main stakeholders in European Robotics at the European Robotics Forum in Vienna.

by   -   March 28, 2015

This week closes with a very positive announcement from European stakeholders on the future of drones. During a two-day conference in Riga, the European aviation community found broad agreement on the main principles to guide the regulatory framework to allow RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems) operations throughout Europe from 2016 onwards.

by ,   -   March 15, 2015

ERF_WebcamThe sixth edition of the European Robotics Forum brought together at least 600 scientists, companies, and robotics officials. We were there to capture pitches for the latest wave of robotics projects funded by the European Commission under Horizon2020. We asked roboticists about the big picture behind their project, the challenges ahead, and the desired outcome.

by   -   March 13, 2015

ERF is the largest robotics networking event in Europe. Having launched this week in Vienna, this year’s event has attracted over 600 attendees – a record number. Check out photos from the event below.

by   -   March 12, 2015
European Robotic Forum 2015. Credits: Viennamotion KG.
European Robotic Forum 2015. Credits: Viennamotion KG.

The importance of allaying public fears that robots will create mass unemployment was the theme of the opening session at the 2015 European Robotics Forum (ERF), which kicked off in Vienna on Tuesday.

by   -   March 11, 2015

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The sixth edition of the European Robotics Forum is kicking off today in Vienna.

This 3-day event, from March 11-13, is a meeting point for at least 600 scientists, companies and robotics officials from the European Commission.

by   -   January 27, 2015

Farm_SilosOn January 13 the EU announced its list of robotics projects funded under Horizon 2020, the EU funding program for research and innovation. Agriculture is one of four “priority domains” for robotics funding under H2020, and of these newly funded (or refunded) projects, two – Flourish and SWEEPER – are explicitly related to agriculture.

by   -   January 20, 2015

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The EU has co-funded 17 new robotics-related projects under Horizon 2020, the mechanism that the European Commission is using to stimulate the region’s global competitiveness in technical innovation. Each of these projects focus on developing critical technologies for commercialized industrial and service robotics applications and all (except one) are managed by a consortium of corporate and academic/research partners. Emphasis is placed on quick technology transfers and rapid commercialization, which is why each project has at least one corporate partner.

by   -   January 10, 2015

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In today’s podcast, Ron Vanderkley speaks with Will Jackson from Engineered Arts Limited about his team’s work making robot actors.

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In this lecture, Giorgio Metta describes the history and philosophy behind the iCub project, and presents some recent results.

by   -   December 19, 2014
Photo credit: Dr. Sven Behnke of the University of Bonn
Photo credit: Dr. Sven Behnke of the University of Bonn

In the early 1970s the UK Government commissioned a special report Artificial Intelligence: A General Survey authored by James Lighthill on behalf of the Science & Engineering Research Council (the infamous Lighthill Report), which damned AI and was “highly critical” of basic research in foundational areas such as robotics. The report recommendations led to the withdrawal of research funding from all but three UK universities. The same kind of official doubts that the Lighthill Report made explicit in the UK lay behind a less extreme slow down in research funding in the US. This is sometimes referred to generically as the “first AI winter.”

by   -   December 18, 2014

If you write papers with results based on simulation and submit them for peer-review, then be warned: if I should review your paper then I will probably recommend it is rejected. Why? Because all of the many simulation-based papers I've reviewed in the last couple of years have been flawed.

by   -   November 25, 2014

The fourth annual EU Robotics Week is on across Europe, with more than 300 activities happening this week in 25 EU countries.

by   -   November 6, 2014

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