IROS 2012 

"ECHORD – scientific results and tech transfer opportunities"



Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012

Vilamoura, Portugal


presentation ActReMa PDF


presentation CKompaï PDF

presentation DEXDEB / HYFLAM PDF

presentation EduFill PDF

presentation HUROBIN PDF

presentation LearnBiP PDF

presentation MAAT PDF

presentation S4R PDF

presentation TUAV PDF

presentation HipRob PDF

presentation PRADA PDF



ECHORD (European Clearing House for Open Robotics Development) is a project funded by the European Commission emphasizing the need for a tighter cooperation between academia and industry in robotics.

After the set-up phase, where 51 focused projects, so-called experiments, were selected based on independently evaluated proposals, this project has the unique opportunity to accompany these projects scientifically by the mechanism of a “structured dialogue” and thus to gain additional knowledge for the whole community. At the time of the WS, a part of the experiments will have finished and the others are at different stages of their work, so that an exchange of experiences and plans for knowledge transfer to the industry can take place. ECHORD is funded by the European Commission within the 7th Framework Programme, Challenge 2: Cognitive Systems, Interaction, Robotics (FP7-ICT-231143,

12 experimenting partners will present their results to an international audience and discuss the transfer opportunities with special emphasis on TRL (Technology Readiness Level). Besides talks and discussions, the workshop will play an important role as networking event for the ECHORD partners.

Final Schedule

14:00-14:05 Welcome    
14:05-14:10  Overview    
14:10-14:25 ECHORD experiment EDUFILL Paolo Fiorini  A constructionist approach to teach service robotics
14:25-14:40  ECHORD experiment ActReMa Sven Behnke Shape-primitive based object perception and grasp planning for bin picking
14:40-14:55 ECHORD experiment HUROBIN Stefano Mazzoleni The Human-Robot Interaction for Cooperative Manipulation
14:55-15:10  ECHORD experiment LearnBiP  Dirk Kraft Improving grasp success in industrial bin-picking through learning
15:10-15:25 ECHORD experiment PRADA Ahmed Chemori Parallel Robot with Adaptive Dynamic Accuracy
15:25-15:40 ECHORD experiments ALEXA, EXECELL, HYROPA Roland Behrens Key Approaches for flexible Human Robot Interaction in Factories of the Future
15:40-16:10 Coffee break    
16:10-16:25  ECHORD experiment MAAT Eugenio Guglielmelli Multimodal robot-aided rehabilitation system to improve therapeutic outcomes
16:25-16:40 ECHORD experiment HipRob Paulo Gonçalves  Towards a Software Tool for Ultrasound Guided Robotic Hip Resurfacing Surgery
16:40-16:55 ECHORD experiments DEXDEB, HYFLAM Rich Walker  Multiple approaches to technology transfer: HYFLAM and DEXDEB
16:55-17:10 ECHORD experiment C-Kompai Arnaud Lago C-KOMPAï - Providing Cognitive capabilities to the KOMPAï Robot
17:10-17:25 ECHORD experiment TUAV Sammy Omari Haptic teleoperation of an Aerial Robot
17:25-17:40 ECHORD experiment S4R Daniele Nardi Talking robots: state of the art and challenges
17:40-18:00 Discussion    




Florian Röhrbein, Reinhard Lafrenz

Technische Universität München
Boltzmannstr. 3

85748 Garching


Phone: +49-89-289-18139 / 18136,


Bruno Siciliano

Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica
Via Claudio 21, 80125 Napoli, Italy

Phone: +39-08176-831-79