The European robotics community has grown significantly over the last few years. At the same time the community has become more organised on both the research (EURON) and the industrial (EUROP) side. Within the help of the Coordination Action CARE, a Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) for robotics in Europe (2009) was developed by EUROP with the support of many EURON members. At the European Robotics Forum (ERF) 2011 in Odense, EURON and EUROP, who jointly organised the European Robotics Forums, started an initiative to combine their portfolio of activities and member base within a new non-profit organisation, euRobotics AISBL. This organisation was to engage in a contractual Public-Private Partnership (PPP) with the European Commission (EC). This merger was finalised during ERF2013 in Lyon.
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