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ACAT

Project ID: 600578
Finanziato nell'ambito di

Learning and Execution of Action Categories

Dal 2013-03-01 al 2016-04-30, progetto concluso | ACAT Sito web

Dettagli del progetto

Costo totale:

EUR 4 147 047

Contributo UE:

EUR 3 150 000

Coordinato in:

Germany

Invito a presentare proposte:

FP7-ICT-2011-9See other projects for this call

Meccanismo di finanziamento:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Description

<a href="http://www.acat-project.eu/" target="_blank">ACAT</a> focuses on the problem of how artificial systems (robots) can understand and utilize information made for humans. The ultimate purpose of ACAT is to equip a robot – on an on-going basis – with abstract, functional knowledge about relations between actions and objects, leading to a system which can act meaningfully. The robot will be able to partially take over human tasks without time-consuming programming procedures improving the efficiency of industrial processes. The main outcome of ACAT will be a robot-compiler which translates human understandable information into a robot-executable program.

Obiettivo

ACAT focuses on the problem how artificial systems (robots) can understand and utilize information made for humans. For example, a statement like: "Put the nut on the bolt and tighten", which one might find in any assembly instruction sheet, is easily understood by us, but not by any robot. Too much background information is missing: Which tool to use? How to hold the tool? How to operate it? And much more. To make this understandable for a machine, ACAT introduces the concept of an "action category". Action categories are extracted from large bodies of human sources (text, images) and will fill in the missing background information. An action category, thus, includes the general computer code to perform the action (e.g. by a robot hand). But, as actions are always situation dependent, it also includes all situation specific information (e.g. how to shape the hand, how to generate the correct pose relative to a manipulated object). This is called action-specific background information. Action categories are obtained by combining linguistic analysis with action-simulation and robot self-exploration. They are assembled in an action-specific knowledge base. The ACAT project will develop a system that uses this knowledge base to compile and execute plans as sequences of individual actions. The execution of these plans by a robot serves as a test-bed for the success of the stored action categories. Repeated execution, error analysis, and correction lead to a life-long update process of the action-category knowledge base. The ultimate purpose of ACAT is to equip the robot – on an ongoing basis – with abstract, functional knowledge, normally made for humans, about relations between actions and objects leading to a system which can act meaningfully. For testing, ACAT uses "instruction sheets" (manuals), made for human workers, and translates these into a robot-executable format. This way the robot will be able to partially take over human tasks without time-consuming programming procedures improving the efficiency of industrial processes. Thus, similar to computer science, where the development of the first compilers had led to a major step forward, the main impact of this project is that ACAT develops a robot-compiler, which translates human understandable information into a robot-executable program.

Coordinatore

GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAT GOTTINGENSTIFTUNG OFFENTLICHEN RECHTS
Germany

Contributo UE: EUR 873 659


WILHELMSPLATZ 1
37073 GOTTINGEN
Germany
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo: Nadja Daghbouche
Tel.: +49551399795
Fax: +4955139183058

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Partecipanti

UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany

Contributo UE: EUR 635 468


Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 BREMEN
Germany
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo: Michael Lawo
Tel.: +49 42121864000
Fax: +4942121864047

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SYDDANSK UNIVERSITET
Denmark

Contributo UE: EUR 506 046


CAMPUSVEJ 55
5230 ODENSE M
Denmark
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo: Vibeke Nielsen
Tel.: +45 6550 3575
Fax: +45 6615 7697

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AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark

Contributo UE: EUR 397 342


FREDRIK BAJERS VEJ 5
9220 AALBORG
Denmark
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo: Tina Thorbjørnsen
Tel.: +45 9940 8939
Fax: +45 9815 9757

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VYTAUTO DIDZIOJO UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania

Contributo UE: EUR 366 861


K. DONELAICIO G. 58
LT-44248 KAUNAS
Lithuania
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo: Daiva Vitkute Adzgauskiene
Tel.: +370 37327900
Fax: +37037203858

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INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
Slovenia

Contributo UE: EUR 370 624


Jamova 39
1000 LJUBLJANA
Slovenia
Activity type: Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo: Jadran Lenarcic
Tel.: +386 14773513
Fax: +386 14773906

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