The action targets the improvement of the quality and attractiveness of the research and education in information technology with the support of robotic mobile systems.
The added value of the equipment and infrastructure is related with the new trends in the development of the ICT industry and innovation ecosystem in Bulgaria – applied research in intelligent self-managed or semi-autonomous IT systems. The project will contribute also for filling in the gaps in IT education with new qualification and competence elements.
The new line of activities of ESI Center Eastern Europe is aimed at:
- Education (training methods and research programs in the area of robotics, tele-presence, and machine learning);
- Research in the field of emerging technology;
- Research in innovative ways for team work and improving communication skills (human robot interaction);
Different social groups are included in the project – people with disabilities, graduates and students, people who leave and study in remote and mountain areas etc.
The project is co-funded under the Operational program “Development of the competitiveness of the Bulgarian Economy” 2007-2013, under ERDF.