Challenges for First Open Call (FOCE)
In its First Open Call, ESMERA offered eight industrial challenges addressing real-life problems in four challenge areas: Energy, Manufacturing, Construction and Agri-food. Under these areas, multiple sectors such as Gas & Oil, Nuclear, Assembly, Processing, Agriculture, Food Processing, Buildings and Infrastructure will be considered. The focus has been on applications that cannot be served by existing robotics solutions and therefore, are not provided by integrators or technology providers at the moment.
The challenges were selected to be open to innovation, meaning that they will allow the participating experiments to be free to explore new directions in developing robotics technologies.