With great sadness, we received the news of the untimely loss of Renaud Champion, pioneer of French robotics and a long-standing supporter of euRobotics for whom he served as a member of the Board of Directors. With complete respect for Renaud’s family at this time of mourning we offer our sincere condolences. An official tribute and summary of Renaud’s exceptional career was published online at the time of his passing. For the benefit of any of Renaud’s friends and colleagues within the euRobotics community who may not have seen this, or who wish to be reminded of Renaud’s many achievements, we provide here a link to the obituary.