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European Space Robot Control Operating System

Objective

The ESROCOS activity is devoted to the design of a Robot Control Operating Software (RCOS) that can provide adequate features and performance with space-grade Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety (RAMS) properties. The goal of the ESROCOS proposal is to provide an open source framework which can assist in the generation of flight software for space robots. By providing an open standard which can be used by research labs and industry, it is expected that the elevation of TRL levels can be made more efficient, and vendor lock-in through proprietary environments can be reduced.
Current state-of-the-art robotic frameworks are already addressing some of these key aspects, but mostly fail to deliver the degree of quality expected in the space environment. Terrestrial RCOS developed by industrial robot companies (e.g. VxWorks, PikeOS) are not usable for space robotics because their Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) enforce the vendor’s dependency on space development. Other open-source frameworks do not have sufficient RAMS properties for its use in space missions.
The ESROCOS objectives are to:
1. Develop a Space-oriented RCOS including space-grade RAMS attributes, formal verification and qualification of industrial drivers.
2. Integrate advanced modelling technologies, separating the model from the platform
3. Focus on the space robotics community, with requirements coming from actors leading robotics missions
4. Allow integration of complex robotics applications by including the Time and Space partitioning approach
5. Avoid vendor-lock in situations by delivering an open-source solution
6. Leverage on existing assets, such as already existing frameworks properly extended, mature toolsets and libraries)
7. Ease the development of robotics systems by providing a solution interoperable with other robotics frameworks (e.g. Rock/ROS third-party libraries and visualizers/simulator)
8. Cross-pollinate with non-space solutions and applications

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software/system software/operating systems
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/nuclear physics/nuclear fusion
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/ecology/ecosystems
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software/software development
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/robotics
  • /humanities/arts/architectural design

Call for proposal

H2020-COMPET-2016
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

GMV AEROSPACE AND DEFENCE SA
Address
Calle Isaac Newton Parque Tecnologico De Madrid
28760 Tres Cantos
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 978 100

Participants (9)

DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUR KUNSTLICHE INTELLIGENZ GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 720 600
Address
Trippstadter Strasse 122
67663 Kaiserslautern
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITE GRENOBLE ALPES
France
EU contribution
€ 406 115
Address
621 Avenue Centrale
38058 Grenoble
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 419 375
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 62 476
Address
Gunnels Wood Road
SG1 2AS Stevenage
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 77 236,25
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
GMVIS SKYSOFT SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 319 430
Address
Alameda Dos Oceanos 115
1990 392 Lisboa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INTERMODALICS BVBA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 202 926
Address
Hoge Kaart 65 B
2930 Brasschaat
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUT SUPERIEUR DE L'AERONAUTIQUE ET DE L'ESPACE
France
EU contribution
€ 205 430
Address
Avenue Edouard Belin 10
31055 Toulouse
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 108 307,50
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations