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3rd plenary meeting in Spain

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The 11 partners of HR-Recycler met in Barcelona, Spain for their 3rd plenary meeting.

The HR-Recycler partners were hosted in Barcelona, Spain by partner Institute for BioEngineering of Catalonia (IBEC) for their 3rd plenary meeting. Among the many decisions that had to be made, the most important of them related to the following topics:

  • The need to clarify user needs associated with the whole procedure and how this important input will be elucidated.
  • What will be the final spatial configuration of all the hardware, i.e. robotic equipment, cameras, etc. participating in the project both on factory level and on cell level perception.
  • Finalizing a capturing framework which will provide all the necessary details regarding the video capturing process taking place at each end user’s premises allowing technical partners CERTH and SDK to train their Deep Learning modules.

2nd plenary meeting in Portugal

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The 11 partners of HR-Recycler met in Portugal for their 2nd plenary meeting.

Interecycling – Sociedade de Reciclagem, S.A. was the first end user to host one of the consortium’s meetings. All partners gathered at Santiago de Besteiros and discussed the project’s progress. Initial discussions about the robotic functionalities, use cases and pilots took place which lead to the realization of the difficult road ahead. The consortium also came to some tentative agreements regarding the use case scenarios and the devices that each end user will be tasked with handling during the pilots.

Kick-off Meeting in Greece

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The 11 partners of HR-Recycler met in Thessaloniki, Greece to officially launch the project.

Having been awarded a grant of €6,986,573 from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 fund, the 13 partners involved met in Thessaloniki for a kick-off meeting in December 2018.

The meeting was a chance for all the partners to meet face-to-face for the first time, to learn about what each other does, to go over the overall plan for the HR-Recycler project, and to discuss the next steps that need to be taken. Each partner gave a presentation to the rest of the consortium to explain their own aims, plans and expected outcomes for the project.

All of the partners left with a clear sense of the road ahead, and the work they need to focus on over the next few months.