PANDORA

Persistent Autonomy through Learning, Adaptation, Observation and Re-planning

 Coordinatore HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY 

 Organization address address: Riccarton
city: EDINBURGH
postcode: EH14 4AS

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Eva
Cognome: Olszewska-Day
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 131 4513073
Fax: +44 131 4513193

 Nazionalità Coordinatore United Kingdom [UK]
 Totale costo 3˙682˙906 €
 EC contributo 2˙800˙000 €
 Programma FP7-ICT
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Information and communication technologies
 Code Call FP7-ICT-2011-7
 Funding Scheme CP
 Anno di inizio 2012
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2012-01-01   -   2014-12-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY

 Organization address address: Riccarton
city: EDINBURGH
postcode: EH14 4AS

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Eva
Cognome: Olszewska-Day
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 131 4513073
Fax: +44 131 4513193

UK (EDINBURGH) coordinator 0.00
2    FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA

 Organization address address: VIA MOREGO
city: GENOVA
postcode: 16163

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: SIMONA
Cognome: VENTRIGLIA
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 10 71781285
Fax: +39 10 71781232

IT (GENOVA) participant 0.00
3    KING'S COLLEGE LONDON

 Organization address address: Strand
city: LONDON
postcode: WC2R 2LS

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Paul
Cognome: Labbett
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 207 848 8184

UK (LONDON) participant 0.00
4    NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

 Organization address address: Heroon Polytechneiou
city: ATHENS
postcode: 15780

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Georgia
Cognome: Mertzelou
Email: send email
Telefono: 302108000000
Fax: 302108000000

EL (ATHENS) participant 0.00
5    UNIVERSITAT DE GIRONA

 Organization address address: Edificio Les Aligues Plaza San Domenec 3
city: GIRONA
postcode: 17071

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Miguel
Cognome: Fernandez
Email: send email
Telefono: +34 972419691

ES (GIRONA) participant 0.00

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above    themes    vehicles    inspection    action    pandora    auvs    robots    persistently    autonomous    world    developments   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

Autonomous robots are not very good at being autonomous. Operating in real environments, they easily get stuck, often ask for help, and generally succeed only when attempting simple tasks in well-known situations. PANDORA is a three year project that will develop and evaluate new computational methods to make human-built robots Persistently Autonomous, significantly reducing the frequency of assistance requests. The key to this is an ability to recognise failure and respond to it, at all levels of abstraction and time constant.Three themes for this will be explored, working synergistically together A. DESCRIBING THE WORLD will develop new probabilistic semantic representations of the environment and the state of task execution, driven by feature based localisation and world model update from sensors, and by focus of attention mechanisms. This will detect failure of task execution and its context. B. DIRECTING AND ADAPTING INTENTIONS will investigate planning and plan adaption under resource constraint and uncertainty in response to goals and the changing world above. This will enable the robot to respond strategically to action failure(s) C. ACTING ROBUSTLY will investigate the interface between re-enforcement/imitation learning methods and robust control to make action execution indifferent to unwanted motion of target or self. Following the Deep Water Horizon oilfield disaster in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, contractors are developing hover capable autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) for subsea inspection and intervention. PANDORA's key goal will be to make such vehicles more Persistently Autonomous. Under the guidance of major industrial players, validation tasks of Inspection, cleaning and valve turning will be trialled with partners' AUVs in Scotland and Spain. To focus theoretical developments and partner interactions, an agile approach to system integration will be employed, opportunistically capturing new developments from the three themes above into more capable prototypes.

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