Acronym euROBIN
Name European Robotics and AI Network
Funding Reference HORIZON-CL4-2021-DIGITAL-EMERGING-01 HORIZON-RIA No. 101070596
Dates 2022-07|2026-06

As robots are entering unstructured environments with a large variety of tasks, they will need to quickly acquire new abilities to solve them. Humans do so very effectively through a variety of methods of knowledge transfer – demonstration, verbal explanation, writing, the Internet. In robotics, enabling the transfer of skills and software between robots, tasks, research groups, and application domains will be a game changer for scaling up the robot abilities.

euROBIN therefore proposes a threefold strategy: First, leading experts from the European robotics and AI research community will tackle the questions of transferability in four main scientific areas: 1) boosting physical interaction capabilities, to increase safety and reliability, as well as energy efficiency 2) using machine learning to acquire new behaviors and knowledge about the environment and the robot and to adapt to novel situations 3) enabling robots to represent, exchange, query, and reason about abstract knowledge 4) ensuring a human-centric design paradigm, that takes the needs and expectations of humans into account, making AI-enabled robots accessible, usable and trustworthy.

Second, the relevance of the scientific outcomes will be demonstrated in three application domains that promise to have substantial impact on industry, innovation, and civil society in Europe. 1) robotic manufacturing for a circular economy 2) personal robots for enhanced quality of life 3) outdoor robots for sustainable communities. Advances are made measurable by collaborative competitions.

Finally, euROBIN will create a sustainable network of excellence to foster exchange and inclusion. Software, data and knowledge will be exchanged over the EuroCore repository, designed to become a central platform for robotics in Europe.

Research Groups Intelligent Robots and Systems Group (IRSg)
Project Partners Deutsches Zentrum fur Luft - und Raumfahrt EV (Coordinator), Karlsruher Institut fuer Technologie, Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et Automatique, Commissariat à L´Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives, Teknologisk Institut, České vysoké učení technické v Praze, C.R.E.A.T.E. Consorzio di Ricerca Per L'Énergia Automazione e Le Tecnologie Dell'Elettromagnetismo, Interuniversitair Micro-Electronica Centrum, Kungliga Tekniska Hoegskol, Sorbonne Universite, Orebro University, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS, Associação do Instituto Superior Técnico para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento - IST-ID, Universitá di Pisa, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zuerich, Universidad de Sevilla, Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Fundacion Tecnalia Research & Innovation, Universiteit Twente, Institut Jozef Stefan, Asti Mobile Robotics SA, DHL Express Spain S.L.U., PAL Robotics SL, Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, Universitaet Bremen, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V., Fundingbox Accelerator Sp. z o.o., Volocopter GMBH, Siemens Aktiengesellschaft, Matador Industries AS
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