Awards

EUROPEAN ROBOTICS LEAGUE AWARDS


The European Robotics League is a pan-European robotics competition launched under the umbrella of SPARC - the Partnership for Robotics in Europe. Competitors engage in local and major tournaments distributed across Europe and organised by a coalition of Europe’s most prestigious robotics institutes.

The top-ranked teams awarded prizes during the Banquet Dinner at Le Chateau, Bucharest, Romania, on 21 March, at the European Robotics Forum 2019 (ERF2019) were:

  • homer@UniKoblenz (represented by Gerhard Kraetzschmar) for the ERL Consumer and Professional Robots Competitions, handed over by Francesco Ferro (PAL Robotics)

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  • LARICS, FER@ROBOTICS, for the ERL Emergency Robots Competition, handed over by Gabriele Ferri (CMRE-NATO)


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EUROBOTICS AWARDS


GEORGES GIRALT PHD AWARD 2019
euRobotics yearly gives the Georges Giralt PhD Award at the European Robotics Forum to recognise great work of Ph.D. students in our community. The aim of the "Georges Giralt Ph.D. Award" is to showcase PhD theses defended in European universities from all areas of robotics. Outstanding theses with strong theoretical contributions, a focus on professional applications or technology transfer, with a high degree of multidisciplinarity, or showing how robotics technologies can be applied to new domains, are eligible for the prize.

The winners and finalists announced during the Banquet Dinner at Le Chateau, Bucharest, Romania, on 21 March, at the European Robotics Forum 2019 (ERF2019) were:

Winners:

Finalists:
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TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AWARD 2019
The aim of the “2019 euRobotics Technology Transfer Award” is to showcase the impact of robotics research and to raise the profile of technology transfer between science and industry. Outstanding innovations in robot technology and automation that result from cooperative efforts between research and industry are eligible for the prize. The presentations for the euRobotics Technology Transfer Award took place at the European Robotics Forum 2019 in a dedicated session. Based on both the written application and the presentation, the jury determined the winners.

The winners and finalists announced during the Banquet Dinner at Le Chateau, Bucharest, Romania, on 21 March, at the European Robotics Forum 2019 (ERF2019) were:

Third prize:

  • Sevensense Robotics AG - Empowering service robots with Visual SLAM (Dr. Gregory Hitz, Dr. Marcin Dymczyk, Gianluca Cesari)

Finalists:

Victor Negrescu, Vice-rector SNSPA, former MEP, former Minister for EU Affairs, Romanian Robotics Ambassador handed the TechTransfer Award.

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARD AND WORKSHOP

The ERF Entrepreneurship Award is given out each year at ERF to the most promising robotic start up as judged by a jury of robotic entrepreneurship pioneers and experts. Entrants to the competition stand the chance to gain valuable skills in how to pitch an investment idea together with the potential to gain interest in their company from the robotics and investment community. The presentations for the Entrepreneurship Award took place at the European Robotics Forum 2019 in a dedicated session. Based on both the written application and the presentation, the jury  determined the winners and the awards.

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Second prize:

Third prize:

Finalists:

Mikkel Christoffersen from Odense Robotics handed the Entrepreneurship Award.

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