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Robots Understanding Their Actions by Imagining Their Effects

Objectif

"Today's robots are good at executing programmed motions, but they do not understand their actions in the sense that they could automatically generalize them to novel situations or recover from failures. IMAGINE seeks to enable robots to understand the structure of their environment and how it is affected by its actions. ""Understanding"" here means the ability of the robot (a) to determine the applicability of an action along with parameters to achieve the desired effect, and (b) to discern to what extent an action succeeded, and to infer possible causes of failure and generate recovery actions.

The core functional element is a generative model based on an association engine and a physics simulator. ""Understanding"" is given by the robot's ability to predict the effects of its actions, before and during their execution. This allows the robot to choose actions and parameters based on their simulated performance, and to monitor their progress by comparing observed to simulated behavior.

This scientific objective is pursued in the context of recycling of electromechanical appliances. Current recycling practices do not automate disassembly, which exposes humans to hazardous materials, encourages illegal disposal, and creates significant threats to environment and health, often in third countries. IMAGINE will develop a TRL-5 prototype that can autonomously disassemble prototypical classes of devices, generate and execute disassembly actions for unseen instances of similar devices, and recover from certain failures. For robotic disassembly, IMAGINE will develop a multi-functional gripper capable of multiple types of manipulation without tool changes.

IMAGINE raises the ability level of robotic systems in core areas of the work programme, including adaptability, manipulation, perception, decisional autonomy, and cognitive ability. Since only one-third of EU e-waste is currently recovered, IMAGINE addresses an area of high economical and ecological impact.
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Appel à propositions

H2020-ICT-2016-2017

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H2020-ICT-2016-1

Coordinateur

UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 744 250,00
Adresse
Innrain 52
6020 Innsbruck
Autriche

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Région
Westösterreich Tirol Innsbruck
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Autres sources de financement
€ 0,00

Participants (6)

GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAT GOTTINGEN STIFTUNG OFFENTLICHEN RECHTS
Allemagne
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 689 000,00
Adresse
Wilhelmsplatz 1
37073 Gottingen

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Région
Niedersachsen Braunschweig Göttingen
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Autres sources de financement
€ 0,00
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Allemagne
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 667 500,00
Adresse
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe

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Région
Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Karlsruhe, Stadtkreis
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Autres sources de financement
€ 0,00
INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES DE RENNES
France
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 628 550,00
Adresse
Avenue Des Buttes De Coesmes 20
35708 Rennes Cedex 7

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Région
Bretagne Bretagne Ille-et-Vilaine
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Autres sources de financement
€ 0,00
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Espagne
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 500 625,00
Adresse
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid

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Région
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Autres sources de financement
€ 0,00
BOGAZICI UNIVERSITESI
Turquie
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 365 750,00
Adresse
Bebek
34342 Istanbul

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Région
İstanbul İstanbul İstanbul
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Autres sources de financement
€ 0,00
ELECTROCYCLING GMBH
Allemagne
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 201 375,00
Adresse
Landstrasse 91
38644 Goslar

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Région
Niedersachsen Braunschweig Goslar
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Autres sources de financement
€ 0,00