EuRoC Call for Challenger Teams Has Closed
On June 30th 2014, the call for Challenger Teams to register for the European Robotics Challenges (EuRoC) closed. Since the call opened on April 1st 2014, the EuRoC Consortium has been touring the world to present EuRoC at numerous robotics events and conferences and there has been an extensive interest in the European robotics community to take on this unique opportunity.
The huge amount of interest resulted in no less than 103 applications from 22 European countries. 89 of the applications were received from universities and research centers (both private and public), 9 applications were received from private companies and 5 were received from individual persons. The applications are spread somewhat equally across the three Challenges, as Challenge 1 (Reconfigurable Interactive Manufacturing Cell) received 30 applications, Challenge 2 (Shop Floor Logistics & Manipulation) received 39 applications and Challenge 3 (Plant Inspection & Servicing) received 34 applications. The EuRoC Consortium would like to thank everyone who has showed interest in EuRoC and is looking forward to seeing the skills of the Challenger Teams in Stage 1, where simulation contests will decide who will make it to the lab experiments in Stage 2. You can see all the Challenger Teams who will compete in Stage 1 here.
The call for End Users, Technology Developers and System Integrators is open until November 15th, 2014. EuRoC is looking for Europe’s best use cases to team up with the best Challenger Teams and collaborate on developing the future of European robotics innovations. To learn more about this call, sign up now to the I4MS-hosted EuRoC webinar on July 27th at 3PM CET. You can also go straight to the EuRoC registration site by following this link.