CARE Robotics: Creative Alliance in Robotics Research and Education Focused on Medical and Service Robotics
The objective of 3-years CARE-Robotics project regards to increasing research and institutional capacities and capabilities and unlocking research potential of the East European academic and R&D Institutions EEI (Center for Industrial Robots Simulation and Testing (CESTER), Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania and Robotics Laboratory, Institute Mihajlo Pupin (IMP), University of Belgrade, Serbia), turning them into a point of reference when it comes to multidisciplinary ICT competence. CARE–Robotics aims towards the development of a partnership structure (alliance) in the field of service and medical robotics in order to define clear future research directions for further joint works within other European research projects. The key objectives of CARE-Robotics are: Build strategic partnership of Eastern European Institutions (EEI) with prominent Swiss research establishments; Reinforce S&T excellence in common research areas, via numerous joint activities within the strategic partnership networks; Combine and aggregate competences and experience in core research areas and prove EEI capability to undertake high-impact ICT projects that contribute most to regional sustainable development; Recruit respectful experienced researchers and managers with extensive international experience, proven publication record and research project acquisition, and management capabilities; Upgrade research equipment to complement building of capabilities of EEI’s researchers in selected ICT areas; Organize joint events in order to intensify network building and exchange of know-how with strategic partners and other invited players from EU ICT sector; Promote newly established regional excellence centers through innovative Semantic Web portal, forums, blogs, electronic newsletters, regular press releases, brochures, and via regular contacts with all regional stakeholders; Regularly and objectively assess the achievement of the above key-objectives, set assessment criteria, identify potential risk sources risk, the probability of expected impact, and design efficient contingency plans to rectify their impact.
Responsible researcher: Aleksandar Rodić