The goal of the PeLoTe project is to design novel methods for building presence through integrating and co-ordinating autonomous collaborative entities in a telematic application, comprising nonliving systems and human actors. Special focus will be made on solving particular aspect of building presence and integration of autonomous entities of different kinds in a tele-operated task. Development of a global framework concept capable to integrate novel methods in tele-maintenance/diagnostic system will be developed. This will result in suggesting an advanced unifying methodology for incorporation of multiple entities of both kinds: physically mobile and human ones.
The objective of the PeLoTe project effort is to investigate, formalise and develop methods for creating a presence feature for an community of living and nonliving entities as humans and autonomous or tele-operated devices are. The research will provide with theoretical foundations required for advanced building the presence feature, where integration of the independent entities of utterly different nature, that are either (semi)autonomous machines or humans, both being tele-operated and assisted for co-operation, will be inevitable. The ability to recover the entities' (tele)presence promises a high application potential in industrial tele-maintenance and tele-diagnosis. Telepresence methods interpret remote sensor data characterising the remote work environment to provide an efficient and realistic user interface for human tele-operators and human front-end entities.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK
The project research work is decomposed into a set of interconnected work packages, each dealing with specific aspect of the investigated problem:- Definition and analysis of interfaces in a hybrid telematic environment, e.g. created by either humans integrated with a community of (semi)autonomous or tele-operated machines.- Study and development of a personal navigation system (PENA), which enables a human person to locate itself in a close environment. - Development of novel methods for simultaneous localization and map building.- Specification of user-friendly man-machine interfaces for visualisation of sensor data.- Development of a telediagnosis infrastructure allowing a remote service control to receive crucial sensor data and to submit control commands.- Solution of problems of co-operative localisation and map building for a hybrid telematic system.- Development of methods for covering a specified region by a group of entities. After each particular work package a benchmark test will be arranged, which will verify that all the developed methods and principles were designed and implemented correctly. Moreover, an experimental test-bed will be designed to validate and evaluate the results of the research project in a clear and verifiable form. The research results and gained expertise of the project will be also disseminated and presented at internationally recognised fora.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
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