The first FSTP Open Call of EUROBENCH closed the period for presenting proposals on October 31st at 17 hours CET. At this time 93 participants from 15 different countries from Europe and abroad had presented a total of 53 proposals.
The projects submitted has demonstrated a deep collaboration among entities from different countries, having more that the 65% of the proposals more than one participant. 55% of the proposals applied for only one scenario (OPTION 1), whereas 45% proposed the development of benchmarking solutions spanning several scenarios (OPTION 2).
Analysing the applications of these benchmarking solutions, 53% of them were specifically designed for wearable robotics, 18% for humanoids and 29% raised to be useful for both technologies.
From all the received proposals, just a few will receive funding to develop their solutions and integrate them in the two benchmarking facilities, placed in Spain and Italy, and in the unified benchmarking software. The results of the evaluation process are estimated to be reported to applicants in February 2019. A few weeks later they will be requested to start their activities.
This is not all! In June 2020, the second FSTP Open Call will open to proposals focused on testing real bipedal robotics prototypes, either exoskeletons, prostheses or humanoids, using the EUROBENCH Framework!

Results of the 1st FSTP Open Call