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ROSETTA

Project reference: 230902
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RObot control for Skilled ExecuTion of Tasks in natural interaction with humans; based on Autonomy, cumulative knowledge and learning

From 2009-03-01 to 2013-02-28

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 10 425 805

EU contribution:

EUR 7 500 000

Coordinated in:

Sweden

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2007-3See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Developing "human-centric" technology for industrial robots

Robots for industrial production still need a lot of skilled engineering effort for installation, setup and programming. They also require closed-ended environments, with physical protection devices to separate them from human workers. The ROSETTA project develops a new generation of robot controller technology for dual-arm industrial robots that will work together with humans. The controller will execute complex tasks with a high degree of autonomy, because it has network access to a knowledge repository in which the collective experience of human robot programmers, production process engineers, and previous sensor-based robot task executions, is collected and made accessible. The expected project results are a new paradigm for engineering & instructing of robots and new sensing, control and decision making methods for safe physical human-robot co-operation.

Objective

The ROSETTA project develops a new generation of robot controller technology for human-like industrial robots working together with humans. The control system uses a variety of sensor-based skills, together with knowledge about how to adapt them on-line to the concrete situation. The controller executes complex tasks with a high degree of autonomy, because it has network access to a knowledge repository and management system. The knowledge repository receives feedback from a population of installed robot systems, that have received their programmes from the repository earlier, and that now share their individual improvements and experiences. The knowledge repository can thus improve and extend itself at an unprecedented fast rate.<br/>This will result in:<br/>- A new paradigm for engineering & instructing of robots, based on robot task and skill representations. Human programmers will be able to build a robot application using task-level instructions, embedding knowledge about the sensing, planning, control and decision making that is appropriate for the task. A breakthrough will be finding representations of all types of knowledge required in the envisaged production application. These results will be implemented on a controller and tested in an assembly application with human-like robots, with on-line error detection and error recovery, using adaptive hybrid control for self-improvement, and natural language interaction.<br/>- New sensing, control and decision making methods for safe physical human-robot interaction. This includes new functionalities that are "human-centred": the controller has knowledge about how it could inflict injuries on humans, and how to avoid them, and it is equipped with sensors, sensor processing and reasoning capabilities to find the optimal trade-off between effective progress in its task and safe and psychologically acceptable physical interaction with the human co-worker(s), which will be subject to standardisation efforts.<br/>

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Coordinator

ABB AB
Sweden

EU contribution: EUR 1 175 789


Forskargränd 7
721 68 Västerås
Sweden
Administrative contact: Mikael Hedelind
Tel.: +46-21-323041
Fax: +46-21-142190
E-mail

Participants

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium

EU contribution: EUR 1 063 200


Oude Markt
3000 LEUVEN
Belgium
Administrative contact: Maria Vereeken
Tel.: +32-16-326504
Fax: +32-16-326515
E-mail
LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 366 000


Geschwister-Scholl-Platz
80539 MUENCHEN
Germany
Administrative contact: Erich Schuller
Tel.: +49-89-2180-73360
Fax: +49-89-2180-73009
E-mail
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 1 740 515


Hansastrasse
80686 MUENCHEN
Germany
Administrative contact: Walter Krause
Tel.: +49-89-12052713
Fax: +49-89-12057534
E-mail
ABB AG
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 300 292


KALLSTADTER STRASSE
68309 MANNHEIM
Germany
Administrative contact: Jürgen Friedrich
Tel.: +49-6203-716117
Fax: +49-6203-716107
E-mail
DYNAMORE GESELLSCHAFT FUER FEM INGENIEURLEISTUNGEN MBH
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 242 550


Industrie Strasse
70565 STUTTGART
Germany
Administrative contact: Thomas Münz
Tel.: +49-711-4596000
Fax: +49-711-45960029
E-mail
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 1 057 114


PIAZZA LEONARDO DA VINCI
20133 MILANO
Italy
Administrative contact: Fabio Conti
Tel.: +39-02-23993431
Fax: +39-02-23993437
E-mail
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden

EU contribution: EUR 1 554 540


Paradisgatan
22100 LUND
Sweden
Administrative contact: Anders Rantzer
Tel.: +46-46-2228778
Fax: +46-46-138118
E-mail
Record Number: 97926 / Last updated on: 2016-04-11