ESA's Networking/Partnering Initiative (NPI) supports work carried out by universities and research institutes on advanced technologies with potential space applications, with the aim of fostering increased interaction between ESA, European universities, research institutes and industry.
|Duration:||01.04.2011 till 31.03.2014|
|Grant number:||Contract 4000103229/11/NL/PA|
|Application Field:||Space Robotics|
The DFKI takes part in the ESA Networking/Partnering Initiative (NPI) in the form of a co-funded doctorate degree on the subject of robot localization for space environments.
Part of the initiative is to provide shared access to ESA facilities, systems and technical support. The intention of ESA behind the NPI initiative is to strengthen the links between research institutions, industry and ESA, and encourage academic interest in space related technology, to make contributions to the long-term needs of Europe’s space programme.