RoboCom++ Kick-Off Meeting

RoboCom++ Kick-Off Meeting

  • Posted by RoboCom++ Team
  • On March 10, 2017

March 5/6, 2017 – Pontedera, Italy

The RoboCom++ project officially started on 6th and 7th March 2017 in Pontedera (Italy), with the kick-off meeting hosted by The BioRobotics Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, which acts as project coordinator .

The purpose of the meeting was two-fold. First, to present the ambitious goals of the RoboCom++ project. Second, to allow the participants to get to know each other and establish lines of communication. This way, the project partners could start discussing the activities of the various work packages and exchange technical and scientific expertise inside the RoboCom++ Consortium.

The meeting was very productive and had a proactive atmosphere. Professor Paolo Dario, the project coordinator, welcomed the participants and opened the meeting. He presented the strategic vision of the project and emphasised why a Flagship initiative on Cooperative Robotics is needed for Europe. There was much detailed discussion on the implementation of the work plan, and each partner described the work package under his responsibility. At the end of the meeting, a fruitful discussion focused on the groundwork to prepare a much larger initiative such as a future Flagship

Objectives of the meeting

  • Presentation of the RoboCom++ project;
  • Presentation of each partner;
  • Presentation of prospective in-kind partners;
  • Technical presentation and discussion of work packages;
  • Detailed planning of the next project activities, discussion and conclusions;
  • Agenda


  • Paolo Dario, SSSA, Italy
  • Cecilia Laschi, SSSA, Italy
  • Fabio Bonsignorio, SSSA, Italy
  • Barbara Mazzolai, IIT, Italy
  • Ugo Pattaccini, IIT, Italy
  • Francesco Rea, IIT, Italy
  • Philippe Soueres, CNRS-LAAS, France
  • Marco Dorigo, ULB, Belgium
  • Ivan Petrović, UNIZG-FER, Croatia
  • Maarja Kruusmaa, TUT, Estonia
  • Olivier Galibert, LNE, France
  • Egons Lavendelis, RTU, Latvia
  • Carmen Moldovan, IMT, Romania
  • Dario Floreano, EPFL, Switzerland
  • Bilge Baytekin, BU-CHEM, Turkey
  • Carlos Balaguer, UC3M, Spain
  • Tamar Flash, WIS, Israel
  • Gaël Écorchard, CTU,.Czech Republic
  • Bram Vanderborght, VUB, Belgium
  • Alberto Sanfeliu, UPC-IRI, Spain
  • Peter Sincak, TUK, Slovakia
  • Herman van der Kooij, UTW, The Netherlands
  • Massimo Caccia, CNR-ISSIA, Italy
  • Main Organiser

    Paolo Dario
    The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (SSSA), Italy
    +39 050 883401; +39 348 8863117


    Cecilia Laschi
    The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (SSSA), Italy

    Fabio Bonsignorio
    The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (SSSA), Italy

    Stefano Mazzoleni
    The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (SSSA), Italy

    Clementina Cruceli
    The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (SSSA), Italy


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