Rethinking Robotics for the Robot Companion of the Future

FLAG-ERA JTC 2016 Project Kick-off Seminar

RoboCom++ at the FLAG-ERA JTC 2016 Project Kick-off Seminar

April 28, 2017

FLAG-ERA (the networs that gathers regional and national funding organisations in Europe with the goal of supporting the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Flagship Programme) organized a kick off meeting in Riga (Latvia) to present the four projects selected in the FLAG-ERA Joint Transnational Call 2016 (JTC 2016), launched on 22 January 2016. The Call covered four topics, each corresponding to the domain of a previous Flagship Pilot:

  • ICT for Social Sciences;
  • High-Efficiency Sensor Networks;
  • Digital Medicine for Cancer;
  • Cooperative Robots.

The JTC 2016 funded projects, presented during the FLAG-ERA JTC 2016 Kick-off Seminar, are:

  • RoboCom++;
  • CONVERGE;
  • FuturICT 2.0;
  • ITFoC.

These projects aim to build on the efforts of the initial FET Flagship Pilots.

Professor Paolo Dario from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Italy presented the RoboCom++project – which he coordinates – to an assembly of representatives from funding agencies and the other JTC 2016 projects. He focused on the ambitious aims of the RoboCom++ planned research, and described how these objectives can contribute to lay the foundation for the global interdisciplinary research programme of a future FET-Flagship project. He emphasised the main results of the RoboCom++ Kick-off meeting and the work performed during the first 2-month period, from March 1st to April 28th 2017.