The Kick-Off Meeting of the Bots2Rec project was held in the historic center of Aachen, a city with a long European history. Having been the residence of Charlemagne and coronation place for Kings and Emperors, the city is strongly committed to the European idea and awards the prestigious annual “Karlspreis” for lasting services for the unity of Europe. An ideal place to start a project with partners from all over Europe
After a sociable get-together at the historic brewery pub “Deegra”, the first day was focused on the introduction of all partners and team members and the project organization. The coordinator team gave a project overview and introduced the File and Data Exchange (FADE) system for the scientific and administrative collaboration of all partners. During the 3-day meeting the consortium members discussed details on the implementation, technical requirements and roadmap to the first version prototype. Lab tours to the consortium partners “indurad” and the “Department of Mechanism Theory and Dynamics of Machines of RWTH Aachen University” gave a deep insight to their research and expertise and led to fruitful technical discussions.
The nice atmosphere, intense exchange and productive discussions, mark a very good start of the project. The partners headed back home on Friday afternoon with a good portion of work to be done and high motivations for their project contributions.
Tim Detert (Scientific Project Manager)