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SecondHands: A Robot Assistant For Industrial Maintenance Tasks

Objective

The subject of this proposal is a robot assistant that is trained to understand maintenance tasks so that it can either pro-actively or as a result of prompting, offer assistance to maintenance technicians performing routine and preventative maintenance. Conceptually the robot's task is to provide a second pair of hands to the maintenance engineer, such that once the robot has been trained it can predict when and how it can usefully provide help.

The robot's behavioural repertoire is learnt in a training phase that includes the monitoring of maintenance technician
activity, the construction of a knowledge base that describes the context of a task, and a theory of action that enables dynamic behaviour generation. The result is a set of competencies coupled with an ability to recognise the state of a task
and an understanding of how these competencies can be usefully deployed given the state.

The scope of work includes the construction of a robot assistant, the systems that facilitate the training, the actual training on
a number of representative tasks, perceptual systems that facilitate activity recognition, and validation of the system's ability
to usefully contribute to tasks in collaboration with a maintenance engineer. Assessment of the system will test its ability to recognise when it doesn't know something as well as its ability to generalise its knowledge to previously unseen tasks.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014

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Sub call

H2020-ICT-2014-1

Coordinator

OCADO GROUP PLC
Net EU contribution
€ 412 500,00
Address
Buildings One & Two Trident Place Mosquito Way
AL10 9UL Hatfield
United Kingdom

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Region
East of England Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Hertfordshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (5)

Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

OCADO INNOVATION LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 1 355 750,00
Address
Buildings One & Two Trident Place Mosquito Way
AL10 9UL Hatfield

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Region
East of England Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Hertfordshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 2 249 750,00
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Karlsruhe, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 993 750,00
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Vaud
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 936 000,00
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 982 250,00
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London

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Region
London Inner London — West Camden and City of London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00