EURON Key Areas


All EURON members are involved in robotics research, so EURON doesnot need to do any research itself, although it does fund a limited number of well-focussed and defined projects. Instead, the Research Key Area focusses on providing structure and resources to help focus effort and make research more efficient.

An important result of EURON I was a Robotics Research Roadmap designed to lay out opportunities for developing and employing advanced robot technology over the next 10 - 20 years (2002 to 2022). The document describes the current state of the art under several headings, identifies tasks and missions for future robot generation systems and areas to which these systems could be applied, and considers the theoretical and technological advances required to implement the intended robotic systems. The roadmap is under constant development, so that it remains up-to-date.

EURON's benchmark website contains a detailed survey and inventory of current efforts in comparative research. For companies entering into robotics it is crucial to get access to comparative studies to truly assess the value of new methods. A collection of benchmarks will be added as these are developed.

A number of Special Interest Groups were started under EURON I and several continue under EURON II.

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