Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative

ICT 2010

ECCEROBOT: A new kind of robot

This is a technology or research stand, located in Zone R1 - Smart Systems. Stand number: R1-10

ECCEROBOT is the ‘embodied cognition in a compliantly engineered robot’ project intent on developing a radically new kind of robot.

This exhibit, developed by the ECCEROBOT consortium, will demonstrate a new kind of robot which copies the inner workings of the human body. This construction makes the robot safe for human interaction, and allows it to interact with objects in a genuinely human-like way. The prototype robot will demonstrate its abilities, and visitors will be able to interact with it quite freely – for example, by shaking its hand – to experience its unique qualities. The unusual manufacturing processes for the robot will also be revealed. These developments hold out the promise of making such robots at a very low cost. The control system uses a standard computer, and enables the user to observe the robot’s internal state, including the way the robot sees itself and the world.

Technical description

Coordinator: Owen HOLLAND (University of Sussex, Informatics, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

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