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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.

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2011-7
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Coordinator

HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY
Address
Riccarton
EH14 4AS Edinburgh
United Kingdom

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eva Olszewska-Day (Dr.)
EU contribution
€ 947 444

Participants (4)

UNIVERSITAT DE GIRONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 534 760
Address
Placa Sant Domenec 3
17004 Girona

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Miguel Fernandez (Mr.)
ETHNICON METSOVION POLYTECHNION
Greece
EU contribution
€ 420 800
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
157 80 Athina

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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

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
SIMONA VENTRIGLIA (Ms.)
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 411 896
Address
Strand
WC2R 2LS London

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Labbett (Mr.)