The IURO consortium is composed of:

Technische Universität Munchen

The Institute of Automatic Control Engineering is part of the Technische Universität München. Main work packages include the development of localization and mapping, navigation and path planning and system integration.

Eidgenössiche Technische Hochschule Zürich


The Computer Vision Laboratory (CVL), based at the Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering of the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich are developing the robot’s vision system and object and gesture recognition.

Universität Salzburg

The Human-Computer Interaction & Usability Unit of the ICT&S Center at Universität Salzburg deals with questions related to design, development and evaluation of the Human-Robot Interaction in the IURO project.

 KTH Royal Institute of Technology

The speech group at the Department of Speech, Music and Hearing of the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology is engaged in designing semantic models for route representation and strategies for the spoken language dialogue system. They also explore a novel expressive, animated, backprojected face as an alternative to the mechatronic head.

 Accrea Engineering

ACCREA Engineering was established in 2007 as a spin-off company of TUM. ACCREA is developing the general design of the robot and the mobile platform.