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Artificial intelligence: Europe needs a “human in command approach,” says EESC

The EU must pursue a policy that ensures the development, deployment and use of artificial intelligence (AI) in Europe in favor, and not conducive to the detriment, acts of society and social welfare,...

Livestream: Committee to take stance in the European debate on artificial intelligence

Today, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is going to debate its stance in the European discussion on AI and will express conflicting views on certain issues, especially on the questi...
31 May 2017, by

Avatar interviews and portable scanners to speed up border crossings

by Ethan Bilby Anastasia Garbi from European Dynamics in Luxembourg is working on a system that uses facial recognition to begin screening people before they leave home. ‘You can use what you have...
15 February 2017, by

EU needs to take the lead on regulating robots and artificial intelligence, MEPs suggest

EU rules for the fast-evolving field of robotics, for example, compliance with ethical standards and liability for accidents involving driverless cars, should be put forward by the EU Commission, urge...
16 January 2017, by

Lessons from Brexit and learning to better communicate robotics research and innovation

As part of the UK’s National Robotics Week, The University of Sheffield hosted the 17th Towards Autonomous Systems (TAROS) conference from 28-30 June. Among the papers and discussions on the develo...
27 July 2016, by

Octopus points to the future for keyhole surgery

by Rex Merrifield Keyhole, or minimally invasive, surgery can offer many benefits over more traditional, open operations, including reduced risk of infections, quicker recovery times and less scarrin...
02 May 2016, by



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Robots that may help you in your silver age

By 2020, a quarter of Europeans will be over 60. In their silver age, many would like to stay in their homes and will require care from family or social workers....
07 April 2016, by

#ERF2016 webcam: Horizon2020 project pitches

Robohub was at the European Robotics Forum in Lubljana, Slovenia last week. We captured pitches from some of the European projects presented at the conference and funded under the last Horizon2020 cal...
01 April 2016, by

Horizon 2020 earmarks € 98M for new wave of european robotics

The EU is co-funding 21 new projects in robotics totalling € 98.7 million spread over 2-5 years....
19 January 2016, by

New insect-inspired vision strategy could hasten development of mini-drones

New research published today in the Journal of Bioinspiration and Biomimetics by the Micro Air Vehicle laboratory of TU Delft shows that an insect-inspired vision strategy can help indoor flying drone...
07 January 2016, by
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Construction Drilling, with Konrad Fagertun

Transcript below. In this episode Audrow Nash interviews Konrad Fagertun, Chief Operating Officer of nLink in Norway....
27 December 2015, by

The Year of CoCoRo Video #51/52: Big Vision

Our penultimate video features the initial "Big Vision" trailer we produced at the beginning of this project. The video showcases the basic components of the robotic system we targeted (surface st...
22 December 2015, by

Scaling up underwater swarmbot research from tabletop ‘aquarium’ to the Venice Lagoon (CoCoRo Video #50/52)

Our underwater swarm research started in a few cubic centimeters of water with some naked electronics on a table. Over the next three and a half years, our swarm increased by a factor of 40, and ...
15 December 2015, by

The Year of CoCoRo Video #49/52: Base stations

During the past year we have shown many swarm algorithms in various experiments. The spotlight was always on the Lily and the Jeff robots. However, there is now another star in the team and this tr...
08 December 2015, by

A helping hand for high-tech firms

by Jon Cartwright Joel Gibbard started out designing prosthetic hands in his bedroom out of sheet metal, but found himself drawn to 3D printing because of its universality and low cost. Now his co...
03 December 2015, by

Body-enhancing exoskeletons could be stepping into industrial trials next year

by Jon Cartwright Wearable technology uses electric motors and springs to augment the strength and balance of the human body. It has long been the subject of military research, but now engineers be...
01 December 2015, by

The Year of CoCoRo Video #48/52: Workshops

Most of the videos from The Year of CoCoRo were shot during workshops we held throughout the project. These workshops, which were usually focussed on one or several specific demonstrators, were wha...
01 December 2015, by

Robots at #ERW2015: From imagination to market

[clear] Bridging the gap between cutting-edge research in academia and the vibrant robotics startup ecosystem is no easy task. This Wednesday in the UK city of Bristol, a free public event titled ...
27 November 2015, by

Major debate on robots & society sets scene for #ERW2015 European Robotics Week

A mouthwatering array of over 750 events has been taking place throughout Europe this week as the continent celebrates Robotics Week 2015. The festivities began with an eye-opening debate on "Robots a...
26 November 2015, by

The Year of CoCoRo Video #47/52: Underwater robots swarm at CEBIT consumer electronics show

In March 2014, we exhibited CoCoRo in Hannover, Germany at the CEBIT -- Europe's largest consumer electronics fair. At first we thought we might be out of place and that our exhibit would be overshad...
24 November 2015, by

European Robotics Week #ERW2015: 600+ events focusing on robots & society

Over 600 events across the region will look at how robots will impact the way European citizens work, live and learn, as part of the 2015 European Robotics Week (#ERW2015), running 23-29 November....
19 November 2015, by

The Year of CoCoRo Video #46/52: JeffShoaling

The EU-funded Collective Cognitive Robotics (CoCoRo) project has built a swarm of 41 autonomous underwater vehicles (AVs) that show collective cognition. Throughout 2015 – The Year of CoCoRo – w...
17 November 2015, by

Emotionally literate tech to help treat autism

Few could deny the power of computer games and avatars to entertain us and perhaps even educate us. But now researchers are turning to internet and robotic technologies to develop new ways of helping ...
06 November 2015, by and

Autonomous underwater system for monitoring health of Venice Lagoon demos at #EXPO2015

Monitoring the ocean for pollution, ecology and climate change effects is a costly and elaborate task, especially in a complex area like Venice, with its lagoon, its many channels, cable and pipe...
15 October 2015, by

Live tweets and pictures from #IROS2015

The 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) is taking place this week in Hamburg, Germany....
29 September 2015, by

The Year of CoCoRo Video #37/52: Combined scenario two

The EU-funded Collective Cognitive Robotics (CoCoRo) project has built a swarm of 41 autonomous underwater vehicles (AVs) that show collective cognition. Throughout 2015 – The Year of CooRo – we...
15 September 2015, by

The Year of CoCoRo Video #36/52: Relay swarm

The EU-funded Collective Cognitive Robotics (CoCoRo) project has built a swarm of 41 autonomous underwater vehicles (AVs) that show collective cognition. Throughout 2015 – The Year of CoCoRo – w...
08 September 2015, by

CoCoRo: Tracking the development of the world’s largest autonomous underwater swarm

The EU-funded Collective Cognitive Robotics (CoCoRo) project has built the world’s largest swarm of 41 autonomous underwater vehicles (AVs) that show collective cognition. Throughout the first half ...
04 September 2015, by

The Year of CoCoRo Video #35/52: Relay chain communication

The EU-funded Collective Cognitive Robotics (CoCoRo) project has built a swarm of 41 autonomous underwater vehicles (AVs) that show collective cognition. Throughout 2015 – The Year of CoCoRo – w...
01 September 2015, by

The Year of CoCoRo Video #34/52: Relay chain basics

The EU-funded Collective Cognitive Robotics (CoCoRo) project has built a swarm of 41 autonomous underwater vehicles (AVs) that show collective cognition. Throughout 2015 – The Year of CoCoRo – w...
25 August 2015, by







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