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Project Title: European and Chinese Platform for Robotics and Applications (ECROBOT)
Project No.: 318971
Project Funding: 520.8K Euros
Project Duration: 1 January 2013 – 31 December 2015
Program: FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IRSES
Funding Body: European Commission


The project “European and Chinese Platform for Robotics and Applications (ECROBOT)” focuses on the staff exchange between the partners of EU and China, and on the development of new technologies and applications in the field of robotics on the macro, micro and nano scales. It meets the objectives and requirements of the Marie Curie Action: International Research Staff Exchange Scheme (IRSES), by setting up multiple bridges between European and Chinese institutions.

The ultimate goal of ECROBOT is to establish a long-term research cooperation platform between Europe and China in the challenging field of Robotics with promising applications in scientific, industrial and domestic sectors. The synergistic approach made by ECROBOT will keep the consortium’s leading position in the world for potential major scientific and technological breakthroughs.

The project is divided into five inter-related workpackages: (1) Setup of knowledge base and road mapping, (2) Fundamental exploration of robotics, (3) Development of robot systems, (4) Dissemination and exploitation, and (5) Project management. The workpackages integrate all activities that will lead to the completion of all the project objectives within 36 months. 



  • Prof. Carsten Maple, Institute for Research in Applicable Computing, University of Bedfordshire (BED), UK, Emial: Carsten.maple@beds.ac.uk.    
  • Prof. Dongbing Gu, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, University of Essex (UEssex), UK, Email: dgu@essex.ac.uk
  • Prof. Jianwei Zhang, Institute of Technical Aspects of Multimodal Systems, University of Hamburg (UHAM), Germany, Email: zhang@informatik.uni-hamburg.de.
  • Prof. Wang Kesheng, Department of Production and Quality Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway, Email: Kesheng.wang@ntnu.no.
  • Prof. Véronique Perdereau, Institut des Systèmes Intelligents et de Robotique, Université Pierre et Marie Curie-Paris 6 (UPMC), France, Email: veronique.perdereau@courriel.upmc.
  • Prof. Darwin Caldwell, Department of Advanced Robotics, Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Italy, Email: Darwin.Caldwell@iit.it.
  • Prof. Zuobin Wang, Jilin Provincial International Science & Technology Cooperation Base for Nano Handling, Assembly & Manufacturing, Changchun University of Science and Technology (CUST), China, Email: wangz@cust.edu.cn.
  • Prof. Tian Huang, School of Mechanical Engineering, Tianjin University (TJU), China, Email: htiantju@public.tpt.tj.cn.
  • Prof. Zhijiang Du, State Key Laboratory for Robotics and System, Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China, Email: duzj01@hit.edu.cn.
  • Prof. Lianqing Liu, State Key Laboratory of Robotics, Shenyang Institute of Automation (CAS), China, Email: lqliu@sia.cn.
  • Mr. Sheng Cheng, Institute of Intelligent Robot Engineering  , Kunshan Industrial Technology Research Institute(KRI), China, Email: chengsheng@ksitri.com.


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