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AORAC-SA and ATLANTOS are among a range of recently launched Horizon 2020 projects focusing on Atlantic Ocean research which were presented at last month’s conference on the Atlantic in Brussels. [read more]
The Committee of Senior Officials (CSO) of the COST Association has expressed a strong concern about potential future budget cuts in context of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI). [read more]
Collective motion is one of the most spectacular forms of collective behaviour. To better understand its main patterns, Prof. Tamás Vicsek and his team recorded tracks of pigeons, using miniature GPS-devices that were attached to the birds. It appeared that pigeons flying in a flock demonstrate a delicate collective decision making process. The team discovered a well-defined hierarchy among flock members, and the average spacial position of a pigeon within the flock strongly correlated with its place in this hierarchy. [read more]
EU-funded scientists with the HYDROZONES project are currently developing new biocompatible materials that can encourage human tissue to regrow. [read more]
Can human action be studied from a geometric perspective? This is the challenge of Dr Laumond, who intends to use a new methodology, combining robotics and computational neuroscience, to investigate the anthropomorphic action in humans and robots. According to him, exploring the foundations of human action could help to design more autonomous robots while more intelligent robots could increase our understanding of human action. In humans and in robots, actions originate in the sensory and motor space while they take place in the physical space. [read more]
How to create robotic systems able to perform complex tasks in a safe and robust way and in interaction with humans and the environment? As robots cannot be fully programmed in advance for all the tasks they are supposed to execute, they should be equipped with the capability to learn how to take into account space recognition, as well as sight, touch and other sensory feedback – the same way humans do. Prof. Kragic believes that this objective could be achieved with the integration of advanced multisensory data in motion representation. [read more]
SMEs pitching in front of the world’s leading corporate entrepreneurs, investors and experts. This successful event will be repeated in the future. [read more]
Prof. Bradley Nelson is a specialist in the integration of microrobotics and nanomedicine. In this ERC project, he is developing new, wireless minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic microtechnologies with concrete applications for eye surgery. This project builds on the recent advances in robotic assistance in surgical and diagnostic procedures as well as in precisely targeted drug delivery therapies. Prof. [read more]
A mirror of human learning processes [read more]
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Luxembourg will get easier access to risk capital thanks to a new EU-backed loan guarantee facility under the Horizon 2020 programmes. A deal signed today by European Investment Fund (EIF) with ING Luxembourg will allow the bank to enter into new loan agreements with SMEs as well as Small Mid-caps for a total of €50 million over the next two years. [read more]