Onboard now to attend the final demonstrations of the top ranked finalists of Open Call I in ESMERA

No matter if we are talking about Construction, Manufacturing, Energy or Agrifood: In the ESMERA project, SMEs develop robotics technology to meet real industrial challenges. On 24th March, between 14.30 – 17.00 CET, five of these finalists will present their final results. More here.

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The current status of the ESMERA project


“Our Deep Learning AI Vision System is a Breakthrough in Itself”
Time is already running: Five ESMERA experiments are already in the second phase of their development processes and will finish the project at the end of year. These experiments have started developing robotics solutions in the summer of 2018 and have been accompanied, mentored and supported within ESMERA ever since. One of these almost finished
ESMERA at Virtual Global Robot Expo
The ESMERA team participated in the first virtual edition of the Global Robot Expo. On October 20th and 21st, ESMERA had two booths at the fair presenting some of their most promising experiments from the first and second Open Call. With great technology in the background, interested people were able to meet with the consortium,
ESMERA Open Call Learnings and Best Practice Sharing
After two successful Open Calls within the robotics project ESMERA, the consortium would like to share their Open Call learnings and best practices. Further European-funded projects shall benefit from what the ESMERA consortium have experienced so far, and thus avoid common mistakes and, most of all, take over best practice approaches in the overall Open
ESMERA goes Virtual – Robotics Solutions at Global Robot Expo
The ESMERA consortium joins the virtual version of the Global Robot Expo, taking place on October 20th and 21st. ESMERA presents some of their already successful experiments, among them NIx, a robot platform for remote inspection in harsh environments, WIRE COBOTS, a collaborative robot for wire harness assembly and REFLECT, also a collaborative robot tackling
“ESMERA has really gained us a network” – Wire Cobots Interview
Wire Cobots is one of the final five experiments who have successfully passed to Phase II in the ESMERA project. Thus, they get more mentoring and support for industrialising their robotics product. Reason enough to present the promising experiment in our success story interview with Ilaria Palomba, researcher at the University of Bozen, Italy. Watch
How we address industrial challenges
CORDIS, the official research news account of the European Commission, has recently published an article about ESMERA and how we tackle robotics challenges. Despite their capability to produce  innovative technology solutions, SMEs may struggle to scale up their products and services – and this is where ESMERA comes in. Read the whole article here.
20 new Experiments start Development Phase
20 new experiments started within the ESMERA project as of May, 1st 2020. Within the project´s second Open Call, which ended in December 2019, 69 applications were registered, all proposing to solve either a pre-defined robotics challenge or bringing with them their own challenge provider and challenge.
“We get close to a final product” – REFLECT
Interview: REFLECT is one of the experiments that successfully passed to Phase II of the first ESMERA Open Call. Among 12 experiments that started in the summer of 2019, REFLECT proved its concept to external evaluators and has been selected as one of the currently five final experiments in Phase II.
Five Experiments chosen for 2nd Development Phase
The five ESMERA experiments Nix and Minotaur-R (Energy), REFLECT and WIRE COBOTS (Manufacturing) as well as Cobolleague (Construction) have been selected to move into the second phase of ESMERA. It gives them further funding, mentoring and business support.