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FIRST-MM

Project ID: 248258
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Flexible Skill Acquisition and Intuitive Robot Tasking for Mobile Manipulation in the Real World

From 2010-02-01 to 2013-07-31, closed project | FIRST-MM Website

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 4 185 097

EU contribution:

EUR 2 996 998

Coordinated in:

Germany

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2009-4See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Description

New generation of autonomous mobile manipulaition robots
Many industrial processes highly depend on the reliability and robustness of robotic manipulators. Research on mobile robots has led to systems that demonstrated the capability of safe and accurate navigation. The goal of the <a href="http://www.first-mm.eu/" target="_blank">FIRST-MM</a> project is to integrate these two areas in the context of a real-world application scenario. The project will build upon and extend recent results in robot programming, navigation, manipulation, perception, learning by instruction, and statistical relational learning to develop advanced technology for autonomous mobile manipulation robots that can flexibly be instructed even by non-expert users to perform challenging manipulation and transportation tasks in real-world environments.

Objective

The development of flexible mobile manipulation systems is a promising area for the robotics industry as it allows to combine the success of manipulation robots with the flexibility of mobile robots. In the past, there has been a tremendous success in the areas of robotic manipulators and mobile robots. Many industrial processes highly depend on the reliability and robustness of robotic manipulators. On the other hand, research on mobile robots has led to systems that demonstrated the capability of safe and accurate navigation. The goal of this project is to integrate these two areas in the context of a real-world application scenario to build the basis for a new generation of autonomous mobile manipulation robots that can flexibly be instructed to perform complex manipulation and transportation tasks. The project will develop a novel robot programming environment that allows even non-expert users to specify complex manipulation tasks in real-world environments. In addition to a task specification language, the environment includes concepts for probabilistic inference and for learning manipulation skills from demonstration and from experience. The project will build upon and extend recent results in robot programming, navigation, manipulation, perception, learning by instruction, and statistical relational learning to develop advanced technology for mobile manipulation robots that can flexibly be instructed even by non-expert users to perform challenging manipulation tasks in real-world environments.The project results will be evaluated in a real-world setting involving mobile manipulation platforms built from state-of-the-art components and controlled by a fully integrated software system containing all developed components. The integrated system will, starting from a task specification, be capable of acquiring necessary low-level manipulation skills, imitating mobile manipulation behaviors demonstrated by a human it interacts with and, most importantly, will be able to generalize over such demonstrated behaviors to autonomously solve other tasks.

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Coordinator contact

Wolfram BURGARD, (Project Coordinator)
Tel.: +49 - 761 - 203 - 8006
Fax: +49 - 761 - 203 - 8007
E-mail

Coordinator

ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 589 880


Fahnenbergplatz
79085 Freiburg
Germany
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Gabriela Hafke-Wessel
Tel.: +497612034367
Fax: +497612038866
E-mail

Participants

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium

EU contribution: EUR 298 120


Oude Markt
3000 LEUVEN
Belgium
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Elke Lammertyn
Tel.: +32 16 320621
Fax: +32 16 326515
E-mail
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland

EU contribution: EUR 316 680


BATIMENT CE 3316 STATION 1
1015 LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Aude Billard
Tel.: +41216935464
Fax: +41 21 693 7850
E-mail
KUKA ROBOTER GMBH
Participation ended
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 0


ZUGSPITZSTRASSE
86165 AUGSBURG
Germany
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Rainer Bischoff
Tel.: +498217973244
Fax: +49821797413244
E-mail
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 351 960


Strasse des 17 Juni
10623 BERLIN
Germany
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Simone Ludwig
Tel.: +49 30 314 21371
Fax: +49 30 314 21689
E-mail
KUKA Laboratories GmbH
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 381 241


Zugspitzstrasse
86165 Augsburg
Germany
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Petra Härle
Tel.: +49 821 797 4635
Fax: +49 821 797 414635
E-mail
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 318 293


Hansastrasse
80686 MUNCHEN
Germany
Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: Stephan Kollmer
Tel.: +49 2241 14 2082
Fax: +49 2241 14 2386
E-mail
FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS
Greece

EU contribution: EUR 389 815


N PLASTIRA STR
70013 HERAKLION
Greece
Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: Zinovia Papatheodorou
Tel.: +302810391522
Fax: +302810391555
E-mail
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portugal

EU contribution: EUR 351 009


Avenida Rovisco Pais
1049-001 LISBOA
Portugal
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: José Santos-Victor
Tel.: +351 218418294
Fax: +351 218418291
E-mail
Record Number: 93790 / Last updated on: 2016-04-02