• The winners have been found: 21 ideas for safe, collaborative robots to be launched

5/1/2019

75 applicants submitted proposals related to safe, collaborative robotics in the first application round of the European project COVR. 21 of these ideas were selected to receive an Award which includes funding of up to € 150,000.

"Receiving so many applications is a testimony that safety around collaborative robots is at the top of many companies' agenda" - Aske Bach Lassen, Project Manager at DTI

75 applicants submitted proposals related to safe, collaborative robotics in the first application round of the European project COVR. 21 of these ideas were selected to receive an Award which includes funding of up to € 150,000.

"The COVR project has excited very broad interest, which we can see by having received applications from industry, universities and even law firms", says Aske Bach Lassen, who is project manager for COVR at the Danish Technological Institute (DTI).

"Receiving so many applications is a testimony that safety around collaborative robots is at the top of many companies' agenda", he adds.

The 75 applications came from countries across Europe including France, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain and Switzerland.

Now the winning companies will begin implementing their ideas to help increase the safety of people who work closely with robots. They will start by visiting their nearest COVR partner.

"The various projects will generate a lot of experience with safety and its validation -- which will be collected by the COVR project and made available to European industry through an online platform: the COVR Toolkit, says Aske Bach Lassen.

The winners are: 

AKEO PLUS

Smart Robotics BV

Amsterdam UMC, Location VUmc

AEA s.r.l. - Loccioni

CoR-Lab, Bielefeld University

Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique

Hocoma AG

Fundación para la Promoción de la Innovación y Desarrollo Tecnológico en la Industria de Automoción de Galicia

Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung e.V. (DGUV)

Gable Systems B.V.

Light and Shadows

Enabled Robotics

University of Twente

MRK-Systeme GmbH

Life Science Robotics ApS

JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH

Cognimade Srl

Cobot Lift ApS

PAL Robotics SL

AGreenCulture

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