Metrological Evaluation and Testing of Robots in International Competitions

The METRICS project will organise challenge-led robotics competitions in four priority areas: Healthcare, Inspection and Maintenance, Agri-Food, and Agile Production.

To assess the reliability of the different competing robots in a rigorous and unbiased way, METRICS will develop an evaluation framework based on metrological principles.

Competitions will be designed to draw attention from the entire economic sector, academia, and Digital Innovation Hubs in Europe, while stimulating public engagement.

A strategy to mobilize external partners and sponsors to support the organisation of the competitions and ensure their industrial relevance will be introduced, along with outreach activity to promote robotics systems and ensure the compliance of robots with ethical and socio-economic principles.