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Persistent Autonomy through Learning, Adaptation, Observation and Re-planning

Project description

Cognitive Systems and Robotics Humankind needs a new class of autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) to address the new challenges that deep sea exploration and mechanization create. But autonomous robots are not very good at being autonomous. Operating in real environments, they easily get stuck, often ask for help, and generally succeed only when attempting simple tasks in well-known situations. PANDORA will develop and evaluate new computational methods to make human-built robots persistently autonomous, significantly reducing the frequency of assistance requests. The key to this is an ability to recognise failure and respond to it, at all levels of abstraction and time constant. A PANDORA AUV constantly replans, continuously questions its assumptions, and adjusts its skills to fit its immediate environment.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/robotics/autonomous robots

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2011-7
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY
Address
Riccarton
EH14 4AS Edinburgh
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 947 444
Administrative Contact
Eva Olszewska-Day (Dr.)

Participants (4)

UNIVERSITAT DE GIRONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 534 760
Address
Placa Sant Domenec 3
17004 Girona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Miguel Fernandez (Mr.)
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 420 800
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Georgia Mertzelou (Ms.)
FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 485 100
Address
Via Morego 30
16163 Genova
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
SIMONA VENTRIGLIA (Ms.)
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 411 896
Address
Strand
WC2R 2LS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Labbett (Mr.)