Supporters

The project Robot Companions for Citizens is supported by an OPEN community which is growing fast. Senior academic and industrial researchers in robotics and other scientific disciplines (e.g. neuroscience, material science, tissue engineering, psychology, human and social sciences, and many more) that are interested in supporting the initiative can join us to show their support.

CA-RoboCom has received support in the form of an endorsement and/or an expression of interests from:

  • Networks and Research Institutions
    • Italian Institute of Technolgoy (IIT)
    • Cognition for Technical Systems (CoTeSys)
    • Convergent Science Network (CSN)
    • Robotics Netwerken (RoboNED)
    • French National Robotics Network (GDR-CNRS),
    • Virtual Research Centre in Personal Robotics (supported by EPSRC, UK)
    • Swiss National Center of Competence of Research in Robotics (NCCR Robotics)
    • German Robotics Research Society (DGR)
    • Spanish Technological Platform of Robotics (HispaRob)
    • French National Networks (GGDR ISIS, ICT & Health, Robotics, MNS)
    • Portuguese Robotic Society (SPR)
    • Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (OFAI)
    • Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Research Organization (CSIRO)
    • Dept. of Neuroscience of ErasmusMC (Rotterdam, the Netherlands)
    • Dept. of Neurophysics of Philipps Universität (Marburg, Germany)
    • Commissariat à l'énergie atomique (France)
    • Dept. of Visual Neuroscience (UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, University College Londin, UK)
    • Ernst Strüngmann Institute (Germany)
    • Laboratorium voor Neuro- en Psychofysiologie (KUL, Belgium)
    • Institute of Neuroscience and Newcastle University (UK)
    • School of Psychology, University of Birmingham (UK)
    • Dept. of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience (University of Cambridge, UK)
    • German Primate Center (Goettinggen, Germany)
    • Institute of Neuroscience and Cognition (University Paris Descartes, France)
  • National and local funding councils:
    • Regione Toscana (Italy)
    • Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation;
    • ICT Committee of Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (Italy),
    • Bavarian State Ministry of Economic Affairs, Infrastracture, Transport and Technology (Germany)
  • Industries and industrial platforms:
    • Aldebaran Robotics (France)
    • Schunk GmbH & Co KG (Germany)
    • ST Microelectronics (Italy)
    • Telerobot (Italy)
    • European Robotics technology platform (EUROP) Executive Board.
  • Experts who are coordinating national and international projects in the areas forming the background of this flagship:
  1. Paolo Dario, The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy.
  2. Gordon Cheng, Head of Institute for Cognitive Systems (ICS), Technische Universität Muenchen, Germany
  3. Chris Melhuish, Director, Bristol Robotics Laboratory, University of Bristol and University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
  4. Giulio Sandini, Italian Institute of Technology, Italy
  5. Dario Floreano, Director, Laboratory of Intelligent Systems, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
  6. Rüdiger Dillmann, Institute for Anthropomatics, Humanoids and Intelligence Systems Lab, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT, Germany
  7. Martin Buss, Head, Institute of Automatic Control Engineering, Technische Universität Muenchen, Germany
  8. Giorgio Metta, Italian Institute of Technology, Italy
  9. Uwe L. Haass, Technische Universität München, Germany
  10. Auke J. Ijspeert, Head, Biorobotics Laboratory, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
  11. Tony J. Prescott, Co-Director, Adaptive Behaviour Research Group, University of Sheffield, UK
  12. Jianwei Zhang, Director, Institute Technical Aspects of Multimodal Systems (TAMS), University of Hamburg, Germany
  13. Sir Alfred Cuschieri, M. D., Chief Scientific Advisor, Institute for Medical Science and Technology, University of Dundee, Scotland, UK
  14. Guang-Zhong Yang, Director of Medical Imaging, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Imperial College, Chairman, Imaging Sciences Centre, founding Director of the Royal Society/Wolfson Medical Image Computing Laboratory, London, UK
  15. Paul Verschure, Director, Synthetic, Perceptive, Emotive and Cognitive Systems Group, Institute of audio-visual studies and Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
  16. Raja Chatila, Director, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France
  17. Peter Ford Dominey, CNRS Research Director, INSERM Stem Cell and Brain Research Institute, Lyon, France
  18. Maria Chiara Carrozza, Director, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy
  19. Rolf Pfeifer, Director, Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Department of Informatics, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  20. Christophe Leroux, Interactive Robotics Laboratory, Laboratory of applied research on software-intensive technologies, CEA, France
  21. Marco Santiago, Team Leader, Intelligent Signal Processing, Department of Electronics, University of Barcelona, Spain
  22. Angela Rowe, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol, UK
  23. Alan Winfield, Bristol Robotics Laboratory, UWE Bristol, UK
  24. Guido Bugmann, Centre for Robotic and Neural Systems, School of Mathematics and Computing, University of Plymouth, UK
  25. Jian S. Dai, Head for Centre of Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems, School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, King's College London, UK
  26. Herman Bruyninckx, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
  27. Christian Laugier, Research Director, INRIA, France
  28. Roland S. Johansson, M.D., Department of Integrative Medical Biology, Umeå University, Sweden
  29. Benoni B. Edin, M.D., Department of Integrative Medical Biology, Umeå University, Sweden
  30. Bruno Siciliano, Past President, IEEE-RAS, Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica, Università Napoli Federico II, Italy
  31. Bradley Nelson, Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  32. Jose Miguel Azkoitia, Director, Health and Quality of Life, Fatronik, Spain
  33. Philippe Poignet, Laboratoire d'Informatique, de Robotique et de Microélectronique de Montpellier, University of Montpellier, France
  34. Eugenio Guglielmelli, Head, Laboratory of Biomedical Robotics and Biomicrosystems , Università Campus Bio-Medico, Rome, Italy
  35. Alessandro Saffiotti, Head, Mobile Robotics Laboratory, Örebro University, Sweden
  36. Ravi Vaidyanathan, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bristol, UK
  37. Angel Pascual del Pobil, Director, Robotic Intelligence Laboratory, Universitat Jaume-I, Castellon, Spain
  38. Moshe Shoham, Director, Robotics Laboratory, Head, Center for Manufacture Systems and Robotics, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
  39. Majid Mirmehdi, Department of Computer Science, University of Bristol, UK
  40. Serge Kernbach, Head of Collective Robotics Group, Institute of Parallel and Distributed Systems, University of Stuttgart, Germany
  41. Giovanni Muscato, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica Elettronica e dei Sistemi, Università di Catania, Italy
  42. Jadran Lenarcic, Director, J. Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  43. Ute Leonards, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol, UK
  44. Dimitris P. Tsakiris, Institute of Computer Science, Foundation for Research and Technology, Heraklion, Greece
  45. Fiorella Operto, President, School of Robotics, Genova, Italy
  46. Paolo Fiorini, Department of Computer Science, University of Verona, Italy
  47. Gianmarco Veruggio, Istituto di Elettronica e di Ingegneria dell'Informazione e delle Telecomunicazioni, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Genova, Italy
  48. Edwige Pissaloux, Institut of Intelligent Systems and Robotics, Université Pierre et Marie-Curie, Paris 6, France
  49. Cezary Zielinkski, Director, Institute of Control and Computation Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland
  50. Stefano Stramigioli, Head, Control Engineering/Robotics Group, University of Twente, The Netherlands
  51. Jean-Paul Laumond, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France
  52. Erwin Prassler, Coordinator, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  53. Birgit Graf, Department of Robot Systems, Fraunhofer IPA, Germany
  54. Martin Hägele, Department of Robot Systems, Fraunhofer IPA, Germany
  55. Etienne Burdet, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, UK
  56. Silvestro Micera, ARTS Lab, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy
  57. Mike Adams, School of Chemical Engineering, The University of Birmingham, UK
  58. Vincent Dupourque, CEO, ROBOSOFT
  59. Guido Herrmann, Dynamics and Control Research Group, University of Bristol, UK
  60. Alami Rachid, Directeur de Recherche CNRS, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Group, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France
  61. Roland Siegwart, Vice President of Research, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  62. Jean-Louis Thonnard, Institute of NeuroScience, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
  63. Kerstin Dautenhahn, School of Computer Science, University of Hertfordshire, UK
  64. Paolo Maria Rossini, M. D., Chairman, Department of Neurology, University Campus Bio-Medico, Rome, Chairman, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Hospital Fatebenefratelli, Isola Tiberina, Rome, President-elect, International Federation Clinical Neurophysiology
  65. Alain Berthoz, Director, Laboratoire de Physiologie de la Perception et de l'Action, Collège de France, President, Institut de Biologie, Collège de France
  66. Tamar Flash, Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, Weizmann Inst. Of Science, Rehovot, Israel
  67. Juha Röning, Head, Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, University of Oulu, Finland
  68. Anibal Ollero, Head, Grupo de Robótica, Visión y Control, University of Seville, Scientific Director, Center for Advanced Aerospace Technologies FADA-CATEC, Spain
  69. Hannes Bleuler, Head of Laboratory, Laboratoire de Systèmes Robotiques, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
  70. Johan Wessberg, Department of Physiology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  71. Rezia Molfino, SIRI Italian Association of Robotics and Automation, Milano, Italy
  72. Michael Ward, School of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Birmingham, UK
  73. Nicola Canelli, Managing Director, RoboTech s.r.l.
  74. Kostas J. Kyriakopoulos, Control Systems Lab, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
  75. Tomaz Rodic, Director, C3M d.o.o., Ljubljana, Slovenia
  76. Tamim Asfour, Humanoids and Intelligence Systems Lab, Institute for Anthropmatics, Karlsruhe, Germany
  77. Giovanni Barontini, Vice President, Civil Products, Finmeccanica Spa
  78. Herman van der Kooij, Department of Biomechanical Engineering, Institute for Biomedical Technology, University of Twente, Netherlands
  79. Alberto Sanfeliu, Director, Instituto de Robotica i Informatica Industrial, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
  80. José Santos-Victor, Institute for Systems and Robotics and Instituto Suerior Técnico, Portugal
  81. George Kovacs, Head, CIM Laboratory, Hungarian Centre of Excellence (MTA SZTAKI), Hungary
  82. Etienne Dombre, Director, Organisation du GD Robotique, France
  83. Ben J.A. Krose, Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
  84. Alin Albu-Schaffer, Head, Department of Mechatronic Components and Systems, DLR, Germany.
  85. Arianna Menciassi, The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy
  86. Cecilia Laschi, The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy 
  87. Gerhard Hirzinger, Head, Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics, DLR, Germany
  88. Andreas K. Engel, M.D., Director, Dept. of Neurophysiology and Pathophysiology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
  89. Alicia Casals, Institute for Bioengineering of Catalalonia and UPC, Barcelona Tech., Spain
  90. Carlos Balaguer, Robotics Lab, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain
  91. Stefano Vassanelli, NeuroChip Laboratory, Department of Human
  92. Anatomy and Physiology, University of Padova, Italy
  93. Danika Kragic, School of Computer Science and Communication, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden
  94. Juan Andrade Cetto, Institut de Robotics i Informatica Industrial, Barcelona, Spain
  95. Manuel Armada, Vice-Director, Center for Automation and Robotics UPM-CSIC, Spain
  96. Massimiliano Versace, Senior Research Scientist, Boston University and CELEST, USA
  97. Miguel A. Salichs, Robotics Lab, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain
  98. Rui C.V. Loureiro, School of Engineering and Information Sciences, Middlesex University, London, UK
  99. Umberto Cugini, head of KAEMaRT Group, Dipartimento di Meccanica, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  100. Jorge Manuel Miranda Dias, Institute Systems and Computer Engineering, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  101. Fabio P. Bonsignorio, CEO, Heron Robots, Italy and Robotics Lab, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain
  102. Fernando Ferri, Senior researcher, Multimedia and Modal Laboratory, Istituto di Ricerca sulla Popolazione e le Politiche Sociali, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
  103. Peter König, Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Osnabrüc, German
  104. Pedro Lima, Institute for Systems and Robotics and Instituto Suerior Técnico, Portugal
  105. Luis Moreno, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain
  106. Billur Barshan, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bilkent University, Turkey
  107. H. Levent Akin, Director, AILAB, Bogazici University, Turkey
  108. Edwin Jager, Department of Science and Technology, Linköping University, Sweden
  109. Antonio Bicchi, Director, Centro Interdipartimentale E. Piaggio, University of Pisa, Italy
  110. Krzysztof Tchon, Control and Robotics, Institute of Computer Engineering, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
  111. Farshid Amirabdollahian, School of Computer Science, The University of Hertfordshire, UK
  112. Bruno Maisonnier , President and Founder, ALDEBARAN Robotics, France
  113. Oliver Brock, Robotics and Biology Laboratory, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
  114. Peter Robinson, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, England
  115. Wolfram Burgard, University of Freiburg, Germany
  116. Caludio Galletti, Dipartimento di Fisiologia umana e general, Università di Bologna, Italia
  117. Féthi B. Ouezdou, Professor, Head of Interactive Robotics Group, University of Versailles, France
  118. Martin Nilsson, Swedish Institute of Computer Science, Kista, Sweden
  119. Dirk Lefeber, Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
  120. Heico Sandee, Coordinator, Control Systems Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
  121. René van de Molengraft, Control Systems Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
  122. Maarten Steinbuch, Mechanical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
  123. Andreas Birk, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
  124. Marc Ernst, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tubingen, Germany
  125. Giuseppe De Maria, Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione, Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli, Italy
  126. Roko Tschakarow, Head of Business Unit, Mechatronic Components and Solutions, Schunk GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
  127. Angelo Arleo, Adaptive NeuroComputation Lab, Unit of Neurobiology of Adaptive Processes, CNRS - University Pierre and Marie Curies Paris, France
  128. Vincent Hayward, Institut des Systèmes Intelligents et de Robotique, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
  129. Josep Samitier, Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), University of Barcelona, Spain
  130. Christopher Parlitz, Manager Service Robotics, Schunk GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
  131. Helge Ritter, Director of the Bielefeld Institute of Cognition and Robotics, Faculty of Technology, Bielefeld University,Germany
  132. Robert Trappl, Head, Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Vienna, Austria
  133. Olivier Michel, Cyberbotics Ltd., CEO, Lausanne, Switzerland
  134. Gerhard Grunwald, DLR - Robotics and Mechatronics Center (RMC), Germany
  135. Henrik Jörntell, Cerebellar Physiology, Experimental Medical Sciences, Lund University, Sweden
  136. Maxim Stamenov, Head, Department of General and Applied Linguistics, Institute for Bulgarian Language, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria.
  137. Angelo Cangelosi, Artificial Inelligence and Cognition, School of Computing and Mathematics, University of Plymouth, UK.
  138. Michael Beetz, Head of Intelligent Autonomous Systems Group, Technische Universität Muenchen, Germany.
  139. Okyay Kaynak, UNESCO Chair of Mechatronics, Bogazici University, Bebek, Istanbul, Turkey.
  140. Horst-Michael Gross, Head, Neuroinformatics and Cognitive Robotics Lab, Ilmenau University of Technology, Ilmenau, Germany.
  141. Roger K Moore, Vocal Interactivity Lab (VILab), Speech & Hearing Research Group, Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield, UK.
  142. Aldo Faisal, Neurotechnology, Imperial College London, UK
  143. Giancarlo Ferrigno, NEuroengineering And medical Robotics LABoratory (Near Lab), Politecnico di Milano, Italy.
  144. Andre Seyfarth, Lauflabor Locomotion Lab at Jena University, Jena, Germany.
  145. Bram Vanderborght, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
  146. Ales Ude, Department of Automatics, Biocybernetics, and Robotics Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  147. Alfons H. Salden, Almende B.V., Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  148. Stefan Wermter, Director, Institute for Knowledge Technology, Department of Computer Science, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany.
  149. Alessandro De Luca, Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica "A. Ruberti", Università di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy.
  150. Claude Meunier, Director, Institute of Neuroscience and Cognition, University Paris Descartes, France.
  151. Kevin O'Regan, Institute of Neuroscience and Cognition, University Paris Descartes, France.
  152. Marc Maier, Institute of Neuroscience and Cognition, University Paris Descartes, France.
  153. David Hansel, Institute of Neuroscience and Cognition, University Paris Descartes, France.

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