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Fog Computing for Robotics and Industrial Automation

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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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)

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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 767 802,24

MAELARDALENS HOEGSKOLA

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 1 054 637,28

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET KAISERSLAUTERN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 249 216,48

TTTECH COMPUTERTECHNIK AG

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 255 934,08

SYSGO AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 249 216,48

ABB AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 263 659,32

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DANFOSS POWER ELECTRONICS AS

TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUT

Unibap AB

VOLVO CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT AB

CISCO SYSTEMS, INC

Nebbiolo Technologies, Inc.

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 764785

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2017

  • End date

    30 September 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 000 793,40

  • EU contribution

    € 4 000 793,40

Coordinated by:

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark