ESMERA - European SMEs Robotics Applications

Conference: ISR 2018 - 50th International Symposium on Robotics
06/20/2018 - 06/21/2016 at München, Germany

Proceedings: ISR 2018

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Icer, Esra; Weisenburger, Sebastian; Zechmair, Michael; Peters, Arne; Knoll, Alois (Department of Computer Science, Technische Universität München, 85748 Garching, Germany)
Michalos, George; Makris, Sotiris (Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems and Automation, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics, University of Patras, 26504 Rio, Greece)

This paper presents the ESMERA (European SMEs Robotics Applications) project, which addresses the “ICT-27-2017: Systems abilities, SME & benchmarking actions, safety certification” Call, with a special emphasis on the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)-based research on new robotics technologies. The project focuses on European SMEs that are oriented towards the development of novel robotic technologies and in need of both technical and business support to accelerate the transfer of their ideas to market. In contrast to previous approaches, ESMERA builds upon Competence Centers (CCs) and its experienced project partners offer technologies for real-life industrial problems. This value is achieved by involving SMEs able to develop solutions addressing these problems and supporting them through the entire chain, from idea to marketable product.