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CogX

Project reference: 215181
Funded under: FP7-ICT

Cognitive Systems that Self-Understand and Self-Extend [Print to PDF] [Print to RTF]

From 2008-05-01 to 2012-06-30

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 8 846 820

EU contribution:

EUR 6 799 947

Coordinated in:

United Kingdom

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2007-1

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

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\nsystems should be built if they are to handle novelty, situations unforeseen by their designers, and\nopen-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

Documents and Publications

Open Access

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
EDGBASTON
BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Robert Fekete
Tel.: +441214158202
Fax: +441214146056
E-mail

Participants

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
KARLSPLATZ 13
WIEN, Austria
Administrative contact: Markus Vincze
Tel.: +43158801-37661
Fax: +43158801-37697
E-mail
DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUER KUENSTLICHE INTELLIGENZ GMBH
Germany
TRIPPSTADTER STRASSE 122
KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany
Administrative contact: Walter Olthoff
Tel.: +4963120575500
Fax: +496320575502
E-mail
ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG
Germany
FAHNENBERGPLATZ
FREIBURG, Germany
Administrative contact: Klaus-Dieter Düformantel
Tel.: +49 761 2034225
Fax: +49 761 2038866
E-mail
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
VALHALLAVAGEN 79
STOCKHOLM, Sweden
Administrative contact: Ingrid Melinder
Tel.: +46-8-7907798
Fax: +46-8-7900930
E-mail
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
KONGRESNI TRG 12
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia
Administrative contact: Lan Vošnjak
Tel.: +386 1 4768 270
Fax: +386 1 4264 647
E-mail
Record Number: 86240 / Last updated on: 2014-10-07