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Cognitive Control Framework for Robotic Systems

From 2011-02-01 to 2015-01-31, closed project | CORBYS Website

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 8 755 265

EU contribution:

EUR 6 099 252

Coordinated in:

Germany

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2009-6See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Description

The focus of the <a href="http://www.corbys.eu/" target="_blank">CORBYS</a> project is on robotic systems that have symbiotic relationship with humans. These systems have to cope with highly dynamic environments as humans are demanding, curious and often act unpredictably. CORBYS will design and implement a cognitive robot control architecture that allows the integration of 1) high-level cognitive control modules, 2) a semantically-driven self-awareness module, and 3) a cognitive framework for anticipation of, and synergy with, human behaviour. These modules will be supported with an advanced multi-sensor system to facilitate dynamic environment perception. This will enable the adaptation of robot behaviour to the user’s variable requirements.

Objective

CORBYS focus is on robotic systems that have symbiotic relationship with humans. Such robotic systems have to cope with highly dynamic environments as humans are demanding, curious and often act unpredictably. CORBYS will design and implement a cognitive robot control architecture that allows the integration of 1) high-level cognitive control modules, 2) a semantically-driven self-awareness module, and 3) a cognitive framework for anticipation of, and synergy with, human behaviour based on biologically-inspired information-theoretic principles. These modules, supported with an advanced multi-sensor system to facilitate dynamic environment perception, will endow the robotic systems with high-level cognitive capabilities such as situation-awareness, and attention control. This will enable the adaptation of robot behaviour, to the user's variable requirements, to be directed by cognitively adapted control parameters. CORBYS will provide a flexible and extensible architecture to benefit a wide range of applications; ranging from robotised vehicles and autonomous systems such as robots performing object manipulation tasks in an unstructured environment to systems where robots work in synergy with humans. The latter class of systems will be a special focus of CORBYS innovation as there exist important classes of critical applications where support for humans and robots sharing their cognitive capabilities is a particularly crucial requirement to be met. CORBYS control architecture will be validated within two challenging demonstrators: i) a novel mobile robot-assisted gait rehabilitation system CORBYS; ii) an existing autonomous robotic system. The CORBYS demonstrator to be developed during the project, will be a self-aware system capable of learning and reasoning that enables it to optimally match the requirements of the user at different stages of rehabilitation in a wide range of gait disorders.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 1 119 900


Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 BREMEN
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Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Axel Gräser
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Participants

VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Belgium

EU contribution: EUR 552 871


PLEINLAAN 2
1050 BRUSSEL
Belgium
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Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Maria Vereeken
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SCHUNK GMBH & CO KG SPANN- UND GREIFTECHNIK
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 543 155


BAHNHOFSTR 106-134
74348 LAUFFEN
Germany
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Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Roland Tschakarow
Tel.: +49 7133 103 2892
Fax: +49 7133 103 94 2892
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NEUROLOGISCHES REHABILITATIONSZENTRUM FRIEDEHORST GEM GMBH
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 118 650


ROTDORNALLEE
28717 BREMEN
Germany
Activity type: Other
Administrative contact: Matthias Spranger
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OTTO BOCK MOBILITY SOLUTIONS GMBH
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 342 532


LINDENSTRASSE 13
07426 KONIGSEE
Germany
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Tino Löffelholz
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Fax: +49 7261 915921
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OTTOBOCK SE & CO. KGAA
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 174 984


MAX-NADER-STRASSE 15
37115 DUDERSTADT
Germany
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Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Olaf Kroll-Orywahl
Tel.: +49 5527 8481 621
Fax: +49 5527 8481 484
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BIT & BRAIN TECHNOLOGIES SL
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 488 808


PASEO SAGASTA 19 ENTRESUELO DERECHA
50008 ZARAGOZA
Spain
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Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Maria Lopez
Tel.: +34 651 114803
Fax: +34 651 513121
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STIFTELSEN SINTEF
Norway

EU contribution: EUR 1 034 937


STRINDVEIEN 4
7034 TRONDHEIM
Norway
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Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: Dag Ausen
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UNIVERZITETNI REHABILITACIJSKI INSTITUT REPUBLIKE SLOVENIJE-SOCA
Slovenia

EU contribution: EUR 290 255


Linhartova cesta 51
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia
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Administrative contact: Robert Cugelj
Tel.: +386 1 4758 100
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THE UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 780 800


COLLEGE LANE
AL10 9AB HATFIELD
United Kingdom
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Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Christopher Gibbs
Tel.: +44 1707 28 4184
Fax: +44 1707 28 4185
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THE UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 652 360


WHITEKNIGHTS CAMPUS WHITEKNIGHTS HOUSE
RG6 6AH READING
United Kingdom
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Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Atta Badii
Tel.: +44 118 378 7842
Fax: +44 118 975 1994
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