The Centauro: A new disaster response robot
Researchers have completed the realization, assembly and testing of a new disaster response robot: the Centauro, a Centaur-like robot consisting of a four-legged base and an anthropomorphic upper body. The robot is capable of performing robust locomotion, high strength manipulation and harsh interactions that may be necessary during the execution of disaster relief tasks.
Floating tension-tethered and self-steerable marine-current turbine
A marine turbine specifically designed to harness the energy from tidal and ocean currents in those regions which, having relatively-high-speed water flows at depths with long distance to the seabed, cannot ensure an economic exploitation with fixed turbines.
European Commission backs Minesto roadmap for commercial breakthrough
The awarded phase 1 grant of €50,000 will be used for a feasibility study of commercial Island Mode (off grid) installations of Minesto's marine energy converter DG100.
Robot car Marilyn parks in the furthermost lot fully autonomously
The VTT robot car Marilyn is currently undergoing tests on fully autonomous parking in the area furthest from its driver, at a distance of up to a hundred metres. The Internet of Things assists the car in finding and driving into a free space.
Rehau participates in EU-funded lighting project
Polymer specialist REHAU and 13 partners are investigating OLED lighting technology, an innovative new lighting technology, which allows for lighting to be uniform, bendable, ultra-thin and transparent.
European cities soon to be ready for autonomous vehicles
Autonomous vehicles promise to be the next revolution in public transport. But for these new services to develop, we must first identify the needs and motivations of their future users and be able to respond to them, meet many of the technological and regulatory challenges, and design new business models. This is the aim of the 4 year AVENUE project consortium, with a total budget of 22 million euros and funded by the European Commission up to the level of 16 million euros.
Energy self-consumption and building retrofitting
A presentation on this was given at ICREN Barcelona By Víctor Martinez City Council of Sant Cugat. He is in charge of the coordination of several European projects (FP7 & Horizon 2020) in Sant Cugat.
Wearable sensor for chronic conditions
A new type of flexible, wearable sensor could help people with chronic conditions like diabetes avoid the discomfort of regular pin-prick blood tests by monitoring the chemical composition of their sweat instead.