Third Parties will have the opportunity to collaborate in creating and validating the EUROBENCH Facilities and Software, by means of two Open Calls, namely ‘Financial Support for Third Parties’ (FSTP) actions.
You can see the description of the calls below, and if you are potentially interested in participating, please fill now the Declaration of Interest .
Declaration of Interest
Are you interested in participating in the upcoming Open Calls? Please fill this Declaration of Interest , and send it back to us. We will give a feedback on your idea and help you to shape your proposal.
First Open Call (FSTP-1): “Developing the Framework”
EUROBENCH aims to provide researchers and companies with practical tools to benchmark the performance of robotics technologies, such as exoskeleton, prostheses and humanoids. Our dream is to have two facilities equipped with state-of-the-art assessment technology, as well as one benchmarking software that allow design, perform and tests in any laboratory settings.
FSTP-1 IS ALREADY CLOSED
FSTP-2 Open Call: “Validating the Framework”
Estimated Call Opening date: 01 September 2020
Estimated Call Deadline: 01 December 2020.
Sub-Projects Starting date: 01 January 2021
Sub-Projects Ending date: 31 October 2021
Call Description – preliminary version
(the definitive version will be published on 01 September 2020):
On January 2021, the EUROBENCH facilities and software will be made available, at zero costs, to Third Parties interested in using them to test the performance of their bipedal robotic devices / control algorithms. The EUROBENCH Consortium will use the feedback from Third Parties in order to validate the usability (effectiveness, efficiency, and satisfaction) of the EUROBENCH Framework.
A total amount of 1.968.000 € will be allocated to this action, to cover all costs (travel, accommodation and use) experienced by Third Parties. There will be two funding modalities:
- Option 1 (In situ experiments) max lump sum of € 60 k. Applicants should propose testing experiments to be conducted in one of the two EUROBENCH facilities (either Wearable Robots or Humanoids facility). The goal of the experiments should be to assess the performance of a real robotic system or control algorithm by using the EUROBENCH testbeds and software.
- Option 2 (Remote experiments) max lump sum of € 30 k. Applicants should propose testing experiments to be conducted in their own laboratory. The goal of the experiments should be to assess the performance of a real robotic system by using the EUROBENCH software.
- Option 3 (Retrospective data analysis) max lump sum of € 15 k. Applicants should propose the use of the EUROBENCH Software to process retrospective data on robot and/or humans. The goal should be assessing the performance of the robotic system and/or producing high-quality performance reference data from healthy or impaired individuals. All the collected and processed data should be uploaded and integrated in the EUROBENCH Database.
In all of the modalities, tests can be performed in total respect of confidentiality and industrial secret requirements of each participant, when required. At the same time, Third Parties are encouraged to make available the data from real experiments to allow enriching the EUROBENCH Database.