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CoreSense: A Hybrid Cognitive Architecture for Deep Understanding

Objective

Cognitive robots are augmenting their autonomy, enabling them to deployments in increasingly open-ended environments. This offers enormous possibilities for improvements in human economy and wellbeing. However, it also poses strong risks that are difficult to assess and control by humans. The trend towards increased autonomy conveys augmented problems concerning reliability, resilience, and trust for autonomous robots in open worlds. The essence of the problem can be traced to robots suffering from a lack of understanding of what is going on and a lack of awareness of their role in it. This is a problem that artificial intelligence approaches based on machine learning are not addressing well. Autonomous robots do not fully understand their open environments, their complex missions, their intricate realizations, and the unexpected events that affect their performance. An improvement in the capability to understand of autonomous robots is needed. This project tries to provide a solution to this need in the form of 1) a theory of understanding, 2) a theory of awareness, 3) reusable software assets to apply these theories in real robots, and 4) three demonstrations of its capability to a) augment resilience of drone teams, b) augment flexibility of manufacturing robots, and c) augment human alignment of social robots. In summary, we will develop a cognitive architecture for autonomous robots based on a formal concept of understanding, supporting value-oriented situation understanding and self-awareness to improve robot flexibility, resilience and explainability.

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Net EU contribution
€ 1 144 887,50
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Spain

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 144 887,50

Participants (5)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 1 004 850,00
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 004 850,00
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 822 470,00
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 822 470,00
UNIVERSIDAD REY JUAN CARLOS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 706 987,50
Address
Calle Tulipan
28933 Mostoles

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 706 987,50
PAL ROBOTICS SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 448 750,00
Address
Calle Pujades 77 79 4o 4a
08005 Barcelona

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 448 750,00
IRISH MANUFACTURING RESEARCH COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 787 911,88
Address
Unit A Aerodrome Business Park
D24 WC04 Rathcoole

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Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 787 911,88