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Fog Computing for Robotics and Industrial Automation

Objective

We are at the beginning of a new industrial revolution (Industry 4.0): disruptive technologies such as cyber-physical systems, machine-to-machine communication, Big Data and machine learning, and human-robot collaboration will transform the manufacturing and industrial automation sectors. However, Industry 4.0 will only become a reality through the convergence of Operational and Information Technologies (OT & IT). The European Parliament, says that “a very wide range of skills is required for [Industry 4.0] implementation. […] the convergence of IT, manufacturing, automation technology and software requires the development of a fundamentally new approach to training IT experts.” The FORA interdisciplinary, international, intersectoral network will train the next generation of researchers to lead this convergence and cross the IT-OT gap. The convergence will be achieved through the new concept of Fog Computing, which is a logical extension from Cloud Computing towards the edge of the network (where machines are located), enabling applications that demand guarantees in safety, security, and real-time behavior. Research objectives focus on: a reference system architecture for Fog Computing; resource management mechanisms and middleware for deploying mixed-criticality applications in the Fog; safety and security assurance; service-oriented application modeling and real-time machine learning. Our ambitious objectives require individuals with a unique combination of interdisciplinary and intersectoral skills. Thus, FORA’s 15 ESRs will receive integrated training across key areas (computer science, electrical engineering, control engineering, industrial automation, applied mathematics and data science) necessary to fully realize the potential of Fog Computing for Industry 4.0 and will move between academic and industrial environments to promote interdisciplinary and intersectoral learning.

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DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Net EU contribution
€ 1 160 327,52
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Denmark

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Danmark Hovedstaden Københavns omegn
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (7)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 767 802,24
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien

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Wien Wien
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
MALARDALENS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 1 054 637,28
Address
Hogskoleplan 1
721 23 Vasteraas

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Östra Sverige Östra Mellansverige Västmanlands län
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT KAISERSLAUTERN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Gottlieb Daimler Strasse
67663 Kaiserslautern

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Rheinland-Pfalz Rheinhessen-Pfalz Kaiserslautern, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TTTECH COMPUTERTECHNIK AG
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 255 934,08
Address
Schonbrunner Strasse 7
1040 Wien

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Wien Wien
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SYSGO GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Am Pfaffenstein 8
55270 Klein Winternheim

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Rheinland-Pfalz Rheinhessen-Pfalz Mainz-Bingen
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
HITACHI ENERGY SWEDEN AB

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Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 139 153,53
Address
Kopparbergsvagen 2
721 83 Vasteras

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Östra Sverige Östra Mellansverige Västmanlands län
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
ABB AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 124 505,79
Address
Kopparbergsvagen 2
721 71 Vasteras

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€ 0,00

Partners (6)

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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

DANFOSS POWER ELECTRONICS AS
Denmark
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€ 0,00
Address
Ulsnaes 1
6300 Grasten

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Danmark Syddanmark Sydjylland
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Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUT
Denmark
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€ 0,00
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Gregersensvej 1
2630 Taastrup

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Danmark Hovedstaden Københavns omegn
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€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

Unibap AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Västra Ågatan 16
753 09 Uppsala

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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
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Östra Sverige Östra Mellansverige Uppsala län
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

VOLVO CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT AB
Sweden
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€ 0,00
Address
Brunnsta
631 85 Eskilstuna

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Östra Sverige Östra Mellansverige Södermanlands län
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

CISCO SYSTEMS, INC
United States
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€ 0,00
Address
West Tasman Drive 170
95134 San Jose

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Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

Nebbiolo Technologies, Inc.
United States
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
860 Hillview Court, Suite 310
95035 Milpitas, California

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00