Second Pre Proposal check at WeRob 2018
October 16 @ 8:00 am - October 20 @ 5:00 pm
At WeRob 2018, EUROBENCH will give a second and last opportunity to make a Pre-proposal check to the participants of the 1st FSTP Open Call. After this event, participants will have only 10 days before the final deadline, October 31!!
Wearable robots for gait assistance and rehabilitation, such as exoskeletons and powered prostheses, are becoming increasingly relevant in several research and market domains. Nevertheless, an internationally accepted methodology to compare available systems to each other and to identify the best match with users’ needs does not exist yet. Benchmarking is a powerful tool that can help researchers and developers to overcome this problem. The EUROBENCH project aims to create the first European framework for the application of benchmarking methodology on robotic systems. The framework, specifically focused on bipedal robotic technologies, will include methods and tools to measure robotics performance on a rigorous, quantitative and replicable way.
This special session will gather together different researchers already active in the development evaluation methods and protocols, with the goal of identifying the critical issues in translating these approaches into standard benchmarks. We believe that reaching an international consensus will be extremely beneficial to boost the process of finding reliable methods to test and compare different systems and identifying robust metrics to measure the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of new robotic solutions.
This session will also describe the services that the EUROBENCH project will provide the community, such as two testing facilities for humanoid and wearable robotics respectively, as well as a unified Benchmarking Software.