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EMICAB

Project ID: 270182
Finanziato nell'ambito di

Embodied Motion Intelligence for Cognitive, Autonomous Robots

Dal 2011-02-01 al 2014-07-31, progetto concluso | EMICAB Sito web

Dettagli del progetto

Costo totale:

EUR 2 040 826

Contributo UE:

EUR 1 549 973

Coordinato in:

Germany

Invito a presentare proposte:

FP7-ICT-2009-6See other projects for this call

Meccanismo di finanziamento:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Description

The <a href="http://www.emicab.eu/" target="_blank">EMICAB</a> consortium takes a comprehensive approach to the engineering of artificial cognitive systems. The objective is to integrate smart body mechanics in intelligent planning and control of motor behaviour, accounting equally for problems in neuroscience (multi-sensory integration, internal body models, intelligent action planning) and technology (smart body mechanics, distributed embodied sensors and brain-like controllers). The overall technological goal is a dexterous hexapod robot that exploits its bodily resources for cognitive functions.

Obiettivo

The EMICAB consortium takes a holistic approach to the engineering of artificial cognitive systems. Our goal is to integrate smart body mechanics in intelligent planning and control of motor behaviour. To achieve this goal the consortium accounts equally for problems in neuroscience (e.g., multi-sensory integration, internal body models, intelligent action planning) and technology (smart body mechanics, distributed embodied sensors and brain-like controllers). Our approach starts with a strongly sensorised bionic body with redundant whole-body kinematics and then designs the technological infrastructure such that cognitive mechansims emerge from distributed sensorimotor intelligence. The concept is based on neuroscience research on insects whose motor dexterity, adaptiveness and pre-rational abilities in learning and memory rival those of lower mammals: stick insects orchestrate a wide range of dexterous motor behaviours and flies can maintain object locations in short-term memory during navigation tasks, just to mention paradigms that are studied by UNIBI and JGUM. The partners UNICT and SDU will devise bio-inspired models and, in turn, guide ongoing experimental research in order to achieve the overall technological goal: a dexterous hexapod robot that exploits its bodily resources for cognitive functions. Two levels of analysis and modelling will be accounted for: the smart brain that captures various aspects of motion intelligence (motor learning, context-dependent actions, multi-sensory integration) and the smart body equipped with distributed proprioceptors and muscle-like compliance, allowing for novel, highly adaptive, neurobionic control strategies. The EMICAB robot will draw from its complex body features and learn by use of a manipulable internal body model. This will be monitored by an ambitious set of benchmarking scenarios. We expect mutual benefit for applied research on autonomous mobile robots and for basic research in neuroscience.

Coordinatore

UNIVERSITAET BIELEFELD
Germany

Contributo UE: EUR 531 600


UNIVERSITAETSSTRASSE 25
33615 BIELEFELD
Germany
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo: IRIS LITTY
Tel.: +49 521 1062569
Fax: +49 521 1066445
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Partecipanti

JOHANNES GUTENBERG-UNIVERSITAT MAINZ
Germany

Contributo UE: EUR 365 425


SAARSTRASSE 21
55099 MAINZ
Germany
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo: Roland Strauss
Tel.: +49 6131 3925034
Fax: +49 6131 3925443
E-mail
SYDDANSK UNIVERSITET
Denmark

Contributo UE: EUR 328 740


CAMPUSVEJ 55
5230 ODENSE M
Denmark
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo: Just Justesen
Tel.: +45 65501690
Fax: +45 65501635
E-mail
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CATANIA
Italy

Contributo UE: EUR 324 208


PIAZZA UNIVERSITA 2
95131 CATANIA
Italy
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo: Paolo Arena
Tel.: +39 320 7979288
Fax: +39 095 7387985
E-mail