DisseminationNetworking session @ICT 2018 | TERRINet

6 December 2018

ICT 2018 took place in Vienna on 4-6 December 2018. This research and innovation event attracted 4800 visitors and focused on the European Union’s priorities in the digital transformation of society and industry. It presented an opportunity for the people involved in this transformation to share their experience and vision of Europe in the digital age.

During this event was hosted, among the Networking Programme, the parallel session “Science-grounded Robotics: the TERRINet and RoboCom++ European Projects“.

The synergistic and virtuous interaction of the two European projects FLAG-ERA RoboCom++ and TERRINet aims at exploring the grand challenges of sciencegrounded Robotics and offering the top quality infrastructures and excellent research services in order to set up the frame of a Future FET Flagship initiative on Robotics.

RoboCom++ Project is gathering the community and organising the knowledge necessary to rethink the design principles and fabrication technologies of future robots, by fostering a deeply multidisciplinary, transnational and federated effort.
TERRINet Project is committed to grow and educate a new generation of researchers in Robotics able to design and manage future robots.

The proposed Networking Session aimed:

  • to present research services, access opportunities and the high-level training offered by the TERRINet Robotics Research Infrastructure Network;
  • to grow the visibility of the RoboCom++ Community as a reference point for robotic research and development in Europe and worldwide;
  • to present the Working Groups of the RoboCom++ Community.

The networking session was divided into two parts: after a first speech corners in which the two projects and relative opportunities briefly were presented to the audience, two brainstorming sessions run in parallel in a more dynamic and interactive way.



Coronavirus pandemic

Dear TERRINet applicants and future users,

we sincerely hope that you are staying safe in these challenging times that we are facing at the moment. The current emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic has deeply changed our lives. The recent and progressive lock-down forced us to reorganize our working routines in smart working modalities and to shut down the TERRINet infrastructures. Therefore, we regret to inform you that Trans-National Access has been suspended until further notice.

However, we would like to reassure you that we will keep evaluating the proposals submitted for Trans-National Access regularly. Indeed, despite access cannot be allowed for a while, the selected users will be queued and access will take over gradually as soon as the situation will allow it. We also inform you that a special application mechanism has been settled in TERRINet to mitigate the delays that will occur due to the COVID-19.

The Open Call no. 4 is currently open: we are accepting proposals under the new mechanism called "first come, first served". Proposals are directly forwarded to the evaluation panel as soon as they are submitted. Proposals submitted closer to the deadline will be dispatched after that. The deadline for the Open Call n.4 will be on May 31, 2020.

Do not hesitate! Get this unique opportunity to be granted with fully-covered access (including travel and accommodation costs) to 15 leading European robotics labs and 100+ best robotic platforms and to get in touch with leading robotic experts. 

For any additional questions, please, contact us at info@terrinet.eu

 Let's take this time of the world calming down to plan our future. 

Stay safe.  

TERRINet team