The European Coordination Hub for Open Robotics Development has been showcasing its innovation facilities through a new video.
The organisation likes to be known as Echord++ and offers funding to develop robotics technology for real use-cases.
The new video provides an insight of the group’s robotics innovation facilities, their technical equipment, application domains and services.
The Robotics Innovation Facilities, or RIFs in short, are robotic labs, financed via the Echord++ project by the European Commission.
They offer access to high-tech robotic equipment and expertise at “zero risk” – using the RIF is not only free of charge, the organisation claims they also safeguard their users’ intellectual property.
Every company, institution or research organisation can apply for a RIF engagement, no matter which area they come from and whether they already have robotics experience or not.
The application process is simple, by just filling in the online application form.
The three RIFs within the Echord++ project are located in:
- the UK;
- France; and
Echord++ says its aim is to strengthen the knowledge transfer between scientific research, industry and users in robotics and to stimulate their cooperation.
The EU-funded project has a runtime of five years – from 2013 to 2018 – and funds small-scale research projects called experiments, public end-user driven technological innovation, and established RIFs, open labs which provide state-of-the-art robotic hardware and software, as well as scientific and technical support.