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CogX

Project ID: 215181
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Cognitive Systems that Self-Understand and Self-Extend

From 2008-05-01 to 2012-06-30, closed project | CogX Website

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 8 846 820

EU contribution:

EUR 6 799 947

Coordinated in:

United Kingdom

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2007-1See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Description

Building robots capable to understand their own abilities and knowledge, and to choose which of their abilities or knowledge to extend at any time
CogX project builds what is missing for the development of cognitive systems able to work in open ended, challenging environments, dealing with novelty, uncertainty and change. Namely, how agents such as robots should understand their own abilities and knowledge (self-understanding), and choose which of their abilities or knowledge to extend at any one time (self-extension).
The high level aim of CogX is to develop a unified theory of self-understanding and self-extension with a convincing instantiation and implementation of this theory in a robot. This will require specific advances in the areas of mapping, language, and manipulation.

Objective

The challenge laid out in this call is to understand the principles according to which cognitive
systems should be built if they are to handle novelty, situations unforeseen by their designers, and
open-ended, challenging environments with uncertainty and change. Our aim is to meet this challenge by creating a theory -- evaluated in robots -- of how a cognitive system can model its own knowledge; use this to cope with uncertainty and novelty during task execution; extend its own abilities and knowledge; and extend its own understanding of those abilities. Imagine a cognitive system that models not only the environment, but its own understanding of the environment and how this understanding changes under action. It identifies gaps in its own understanding and then plans how to fill those gaps so as to deal with novelty and uncertainty in task execution, gather information necessary to complete its tasks, and to extend its abilities and knowledge so as to perform future tasks more efficiently.

Related information

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Coordinator contact

Jeremy Wyatt, (Project coordinator)
Tel.: +44 (0)121 414 4788
Fax: +44 (0)121 414 4281
E-mail

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 1 820 173


Edgbaston
B15 2TT BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Robert Fekete
Tel.: +441214158202
Fax: +441214146056

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Participants

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria

EU contribution: EUR 857 189


KARLSPLATZ 13
1040 WIEN
Austria
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Markus Vincze
Tel.: +43158801-37661
Fax: +43158801-37697

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DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUR KUNSTLICHE INTELLIGENZ GMBH
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 1 668 983


TRIPPSTADTER STRASSE 122
67663 KAISERSLAUTERN
Germany
Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: Walter Olthoff
Tel.: +4963120575500
Fax: +496320575502

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ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 667 512


FAHNENBERGPLATZ
79085 FREIBURG
Germany
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Klaus-Dieter Düformantel
Tel.: +49 761 2034225
Fax: +49 761 2038866

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KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden

EU contribution: EUR 1 097 250


BRINELLVAGEN 8
100 44 STOCKHOLM
Sweden
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Ingrid Melinder
Tel.: +46-8-7907798
Fax: +46-8-7900930

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UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia

EU contribution: EUR 688 840


KONGRESNI TRG 12
1000 LJUBLJANA
Slovenia
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Lan Vošnjak
Tel.: +386 1 4768 270
Fax: +386 1 4264 647

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