INTRO was an Initial Training Network (ITN) funded by the EU as part of FP7 / Marie Curie.
Four universities and two companies were part of the project, with Thomas Hellström at UMU acting as coordinator for the project.
INTRO aimed to create a new generation of robotic researchers with a broad understanding of the research and technologies needed to build intelligent robots that function in close interaction with humans in unstructured, changing real world conditions. The training had a strong multidisciplinary approach complemented by specialized domain knowledge. Young researchers worked closely with industries, endowing them with insight and understanding of the industrial product life-cycle and valuable hands-on experience of top-level industrial robot development. Eight PhD student were recruited and stationed at one of the universities in the consortium, and also underwent secondments and visits to the other partners. Two post-doctoral researchers were stationed at the partner companies.