IntechOpen Publishes Two FP7 post-grant Pilot Funded Monographs

25 August 2017

The FP7 post-grant OA pilot was launched to provide additional resources for improving access to research results resulting from FP7 projects. In this way, the research results are disseminated on a larger scale via the benefits of Open Access.

After announcing the European Commission’s confirmation of our compliance with the FP7 post-grant OA pilot criteria for funding a little over a year ago, IntechOpen has published its first two Monographs resulting from FP7 projects, RoCKIn (Robot Competitions Kick Innovation in Cognitive Systems and Robotics) and ICARUS (Integrated Components for Assisted Rescue and Unmanned Search operations), and four Open Access chapters. 

This is an exciting achievment for us as both monographs focus on the area of Robotics, an IntechOpen trademark subject, with our flagship Open Access book published in the same field of research. These two monographs will enrich our portfolio showcasing the latest in Robotics research.

RoCKIn - Benchmarking Through Robot Competitions 

RoCKIn was one of the two pioneer projects on robot competitions in Europe funded by the EC, representing the acknowledgment of robot competitions as important tools to advance research on Robotics, in addition to education and public awareness of Robotics.

RoCKIn aimed to provide a way to explore possibilities and to provide a new way of thinking about benchmarking robots. RoCKIn proved to be one of those few projects that help to redefine the fabric of robotics research, in order to align it both with increased scientific expectations and with new demands from the industry.

Search and Rescue Robotics - From Theory to Practice 

This monograph examines and discusses the use of and application of robotics tools in search and rescue missions, more specifically how unmanned search can aid search and rescue workers, offering a valuable tool to save human lives and to speed up the search and rescue process.

The ICARUS tools consist of assistive unmanned air, ground, and sea vehicles, equipped with victim-detection sensors. The unmanned vehicles collaborate as a coordinated team, communicating via ad hoc cognitive radio networking. To ensure optimal human-robot collaboration, these tools are seamlessly integrated into the command and control equipment of the human crisis managers and a set of training and support tools is provided to them in order to learn to use the ICARUS system.

Open Access Book Chapters

IntechOpen published chapters financed through the FP7 post-grant pilot so far are listed below:

Urban Gardening: From Cost Avoidance to Profit Making — Example from Ljubljana, Slovenia by Matjaž Glavan, Majda Černič Istenič, Rozalija Cvejić and Marina Pintar in Urban Agriculture

Investigating Source Conditions and Controlling Parameters of Explosive Eruptions: Some Experimental-Observational- Modelling Case Studies by Fabio Dioguardi, Tobias Dürig, Samantha L. Engwell, Magnus T. Gudmundsson and Susan C. Loughlin in Updates in Volcanology - From Volcano Modelling to Volcano Geology

Viscoelasticity in Foot-Ground Interaction by Roozbeh Naemi, Sara Behforootan, Panagiotis Chatzistergos and Nachiappan Chockalingam in Viscoelastic and Viscoplastic Materials

Sustainable Drying Technologies for the Development of Functional Foods and Preservation of Bioactive Compounds by Ester Betoret, Laura Calabuig-Jiménez, Cristina Barrera and Marco Dalla Rosa in Sustainable Drying Technologies

We would like to take this opportunity to remind all researchers with eligible FP7 projects that the pilot has been extended until February 28th, 2018. Should you be interested in publishing your FP7 research with IntechOpen please check the eligibility of your project here, and contact us at