Call Opening date: 15 July 2018
Call Deadline: 31 October 2018
Projects Starting date: 01 February 2019.
Projects Ending date: 30 June 2020.


Call Description


Participants should propose technologies and/or methods for the benchmarking of (at least one of) the following robot categories:

Each proposal should cover one or more of the following categories:

  • Test beds: Platforms for conducting replicable and repeatable testing experiments, and typically composed of:
    • structures able to reproduce ‘out-of-the-lab’ conditions, (e.g. uneven terrains, stairs, obstacles).
    • perturbation devices able to reproduce external perturbations (e.g. pushes, unstable surfaces).
    • sensors able to record kinematic, kinetic and/or physiological variables from bipedal systems (humanoids, humans, exoskeletons and/or prostheses). Testbeds will be integrated in the two EUROBENCH Facilities.
  • Benchmarking Software: Computational algorithms able to quantify one or more system abilities during bipedal locomotion functions (walking and/or balance). Algorithms should be accompanied by a detailed description of the experimental protocols. Applicability of the methods to a wide range of bipedal systems (e.g. be independent from size and nº DoFs) is desirable. Algorithms will be integrated in the EUROBENCH software as API components.
  • Datasets: Kinematic and kinetic data recorded from humans and/or robots during experimental trials across a wider range of motor skills. Databases should also include physiological/interaction variables (e.g. EMG, interaction forces) when these involve humans. The datasets produced will be integrated in the EUROBENCH Database, as part of the EUROBENCH Software.

Proposals should demonstrate to go beyond the state of the art in terms of either improved functionality or replicability (e.g. simplicity of construction using low cost and/or off-the-shelf components).

This action will count on a total budget of 2.952.000 €. General rules for participation:

  • Each proposal can request a maximum contribution of 300k€.
  • Each participant (i.e. PIC number) can receive a maximum contribution of 100k€
  • Participants may submit more than one proposal. However, the sum of all requested contributions should not exceed 100k€ (e.g. 60k€ in one proposal and 40k€ in a second proposal).
  • Participants can apply alone or in consortia.
  • Consortia can include partners from the same country, as well as partners from different countries.
  • The third party cannot request any funding for activities that are already funded by other grants (principle of no double funding).
  • Countries eligible for funding are specified in the Section A of H2020 Work Programme.

Given the aforementioned general rules, specific conditions may be applied on each benchmarking category (a. to f.).


Submission Information