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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.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electrical engineering/control engineering
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/big data
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electrical engineering
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/artificial intelligence/machine learning

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Denmark
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 160 327,52

Participants (6)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 767 802,24
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MAELARDALENS HOEGSKOLA
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 1 054 637,28
Address
Hogskoleplan 1
721 23 Vasteras
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT KAISERSLAUTERN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Gottlieb Daimler Strasse
67663 Kaiserslautern
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TTTECH COMPUTERTECHNIK AG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 255 934,08
Address
Schonbrunner Strasse 7
1040 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SYSGO GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Am Pfaffenstein 8
55270 Klein Winternheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ABB POWER GRIDS SWEDEN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 263 659,32
Address
Kopparbergsvagen 2
72183 Vasteras
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (6)

DANFOSS POWER ELECTRONICS AS
Denmark
Address
Ulsnaes 1
6300 Grasten
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUT
Denmark
Address
Gregersensvej 1
2630 Taastrup
Activity type
Research Organisations
Unibap AB
Sweden
Address
Salagatan 18A
753 30 Uppsala
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VOLVO CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT AB
Sweden
Address
Brunnsta
631 85 Eskilstuna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CISCO SYSTEMS, INC
United States
Address
West Tasman Drive 170
95134 San Jose
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Nebbiolo Technologies, Inc.
United States
Address
860 Hillview Court, Suite 310
95035 Milpitas, California
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)