Annual Meeting 2010

The tenth Annual Meeting of EURON is held in Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain, on March 10, 11 and 12, 2010. This year, it is the first time that the academic network EURON organizes the Annual Meeting together with the industrial network EUROP, so the official name of the meeting has been changed into EURON/EUROP Annual Meeting.

Annual Meeting 2009

The ninth Annual Meeting of EURON was held in Leuven, on 6 and 7
April 2009.

The eighth Georges Giralt PhD Award winner was Alejandro-Dizan Vasquez-Govea, for his PhD at the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, on Incremental Learning for Motion Prediction of Pedestrians and Vehicles. The other finalists were: Eric Demeester, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, User-adapted plan recognition and shared control for wheelchair driver assistance under uncertainty, and Bram Vanderborght, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Dynamic stabilisation of the biped Lucy powered by actuators with controllable stiffness.

The EUnited/EURON Technology Transfer Award winner was T.U. Darmstadt and TETRA Gesellschaft für Sensorik, Robotik und Automation mbH, for their BioRob manipulator. The other finalists were: ITIA/CNR and Comau; Johannes Kepler Universität Linz and FerRobotics; Technical University of Crete and EADS; and Università degli Studi di Udine and Casagrande s.p.a. More details.

Monday April 6 was the workshop day, with the following programme:
10h00 - 13h00: Interoperability of software frameworks for mobile robot control
14h00 - 16h00: Where are those domestic service robots?
17h00 - 19h00: Best practices in robotics
09h00 - 13h00: GEM (Good Experimental Practices)
14h00 - 18h00: New AI in robotics
10h00 - 12h00: Blender for robotics
13h00 - 15h00: Orocos tutorial
15h00 - 17h00: Wikipedia for robotics

Tuesday April 7 was the plenary day, with the following programme:
9h00- 9h10: Welcome
9h10-11h00: Tech Transfer Award presentations
11h00-11h15: Break
11h15-12h15: Keynote 1 Marco Dorigo
Swarm-bots and Swarmanoids
In the talk I will report on my experience as coordinator of two Future and Emerging Technologies projects in swarm robotics: Swarm-bots and Swarmanoid. I will illustrate, with the help of movies, the results of Swarm-bots, now completed, and present some of the initial results of Swarmanoid, that is still ongoing.
12h15-13h30: Break
13h30-14h30: Georges Giralt PhD Award presentations
14h30-15h30: Keynote 2 Brad Nelson "Micro and Nano Robotics"
15h30-15h45: Break
15h45-16h00: EURON "society" presentation and discussion
16h00-16h25: Bjoern Juretzki (European Commission, Unit 5: Cognitive Systems, Interaction, Robotics) EC research funding: activities and perspectives
16h25-16h45: EUROP presentation (Rainer Bischoff, KUKA): how to work closer with industry
16h45-17h15: Tech Transfer Award Ceremony
17h15-17h45: Georges Giralt PhD Award Ceremony
17h45-18h00: Closing


Getting Involved

We hope that you will get involved in many of EURON's activities and encourage others to do so as well.

Attend Meetings

Attending meetings is an excellent way of making contacts and friends within the community. The Annual Meetings are the major instrument for this purpose.


A lot of things are happening all the time in the European robotics community: conferences and workshops are being organised, projects are starting, job offers are announced, etc. The EURON mailing list is the place-to-be for all your communications around these topics.

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