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ROBOHOW.COG

Project reference: 288533
Funded under

Web-enabled and Experience-based Cognitive Robots that Learn Complex Everyday Manipulation Tasks

From 2012-02-01 to 2016-07-31, closed project

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 9 454 834

EU contribution:

EUR 7 190 000

Coordinated in:

Germany

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2011-7See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)
In order to make robots achieve robust, adaptive, effective and natural performance of everyday manipulation tasks, it is not feasible to expect that programmers can equip the robots with plan libraries that cover such open-ended task spectrum competently. ROBOHOW.Cog targets at enabling autonomous robots to perform expanding sets of human-scale tasks - both in human working and living environments. To this end, RoboHow.Cog will investigate a new approach to robot programming and control where knowledge for accomplishing tasks is semi-automatically acquired from instructions in the World Wide Web, from human instruction and from demonstration.

Objective

Enabling robots to competently perform everyday manipulation activities such as household chores exceeds, in terms of task,activity, behavior and context complexity, anything that we have so far investigated in motion planning, cognitive robotics, autonomous robot control and artificial intelligence at large. For achieving robust, adaptive, effective and natural performance of everyday manipulation tasks, it is not feasible to expect that programmers can equip the robots with plan libraries that cover such open-ended task spectrum competently.RoboHow.Cog targets at enabling autonomous robots to perform expanding sets of human-scale everyday manipulation tasks - both in human working and living environments. To this end, RoboHow.Cog will investigate a knowledge-enabled and plan-based approach to robot programming and control where knowledge for accomplishing everyday manipulation tasks is semi-automatically acquired from instructions in the World Wide Web, from human instruction and demonstration (videos), and from haptic demonstration.The knowledge-enabled control will be made possible through extensions of constraint- and optimization-based movement specification and execution methods that allow for the force adaptive control of movements to achieve the desired effects and avoid the unwanted ones. In addition, novel perception mechanisms satisfying the knowledge preconditions of plans and monitoring the effects of actions will make the RoboHow.Cog approach feasible.The software components that will come out of RoboHow.Cog will be integrated into complete generic robot control systems such as ROS, and, in particular, into Aldebaran's humanoid platform Romeo. RoboHow.Cog will strive to make the code of many of its components - and even of large parts of the Milestone demonstrations -- publicly available under free/open source software licenses.

Related information

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 1 658 225


Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 BREMEN
Germany
Administrative contact: Thomas Flink
Tel.: +49 421 218 60550
Fax: +49 421 218 9860550
E-mail

Participants

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium

EU contribution: EUR 920 900


Oude Markt 13
3000 LEUVEN
Belgium
Administrative contact: Sofie Heroes
Tel.: +32 16 329979
Fax: +32 16 326515
E-mail
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland

EU contribution: EUR 769 160


BATIMENT CE 3316 STATION 1
1015 LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Administrative contact: Aude Billard
Tel.: +41 21 6935464
Fax: +41 21 6937850
E-mail
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Participation ended
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 100 314


Arcisstrasse 21
80333 MUENCHEN
Germany
Administrative contact: Michael Beetz
Tel.: +49 89 289 17756
Fax: +49 89 289 17757
E-mail
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France

EU contribution: EUR 1 042 820


Rue Michel -Ange 3
75794 PARIS
France
Administrative contact: Gilles SENTISE
Tel.: +33 1 44 96 44 68
Fax: +33 1 44 96 49 11
E-mail
ALDEBARAN ROBOTICS SAS
France

EU contribution: EUR 815 400


RUE COLONEL PIERRE AVIA 43
75015 PARIS
France
Administrative contact: Petra Koudelkova
Tel.: +33 1 77 37 17 75
Fax: +33 1 77 35 22 68
E-mail
FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS
Greece

EU contribution: EUR 715 506


N PLASTIRA STR 100
70013 HERAKLION
Greece
Administrative contact: Zinovia Papatheodorou
Tel.: +30 2810 391522
Fax: +30 2810 391555
E-mail
UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN
Netherlands

EU contribution: EUR 407 675


RAPENBURG 70
2311 EZ LEIDEN
Netherlands
Administrative contact: Menno E. Tuurenhout
Tel.: +31 71 5274055
Fax: +31 71 5273758
E-mail
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden

EU contribution: EUR 760 000


BRINELLVAGEN 8
100 44 STOCKHOLM
Sweden
Administrative contact: Friné Portal
Tel.: +4687909227
Fax: +4687230302
E-mail
Record Number: 102157 / Last updated on: 2016-04-19