euROBIN is the Network of Excellence that brings together European expertise on Robotics and AI. It establishes a unified pan-European platform for research and development. For the first time, a large number of distinguished research labs across Europe are jointly researching AI-Based Robotics. Goals include both significant scientific advances on core questions of AI-based robotics as well as strengthening the scientific robotics community in Europe by providing an integrative community platform. The network is open to the entire robotics community and provides mechanisms of cascade funding to double its number of members over the next years.
euROBIN comprises 31 partners across 14 countries. It is coordinated by the Institute of Robotics of Mechatronics of the German Aerospace Center and includes the highest-profile research institutions as well as outstanding industrial partners across sectors. The network was awarded 12.5 Million Euros by the EU and Switzerland in total and launched on July 1st, following a call in 2021.
“Imagine a society in which robots support you everywhere in your daily life. Just think for example about the impact e-commerce had in the last decades and imagine robots acting everywhere along this chain at the interface between internet and the real world. Robots manufacture your personalized product, pack your orders in warehouses, deliver your parcel, and even assemble your goods or cook your meal according to your wishes in your own home. This is the vision that the robotics scientists jointly working together in euROBIN, share and will work towards. This network is a major milestone for the vibrant Robotics and AI scientific community in Europe, and a unique opportunity for both scientific progress as well as creating a closely-linked community collaborating across national barriers”, said Prof. Alin Albu-Schäffer, director of the DLR Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics and coordinator of the euROBIN network.
euROBIN seeks to bring together the robotics community and to benefit science, industry, and society while promoting European values. The network is a facilitator of knowledge transfer and exchange between research institutions and industry partners. Its main goals are:
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