CoCoRo

Collective Cognitive Robots

 Coordinatore UNIVERSITAET GRAZ 

 Organization address address: Universitaetsplatz 2
city: Graz
postcode: 8010

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Thomas
Cognome: Schmickl
Email: send email
Telefono: +43 316 3808759
Fax: +43 316 3809875

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Austria [AT]
 Totale costo 3˙755˙902 €
 EC contributo 2˙869˙998 €
 Programma FP7-ICT
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Information and communication technologies
 Code Call FP7-ICT-2009-6
 Funding Scheme CP
 Anno di inizio 2011
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2011-04-01   -   2014-09-30

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITAET GRAZ

 Organization address address: Universitaetsplatz 2
city: Graz
postcode: 8010

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Thomas
Cognome: Schmickl
Email: send email
Telefono: +43 316 3808759
Fax: +43 316 3809875

AT (Graz) coordinator 0.00
2    SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO SANT'ANNA

 Organization address address: PIAZZA MARTIRI DELLA LIBERTA 33
city: PISA
postcode: 56127

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Paolo
Cognome: DARIO
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 050 883420
Fax: +39 050 883497

IT (PISA) participant 0.00
3    UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

 Organization address address: KEPLERSTRASSE 7
city: STUTTGART
postcode: 70174

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Michael
Cognome: Matthiesen
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 711 7816414
Fax: +49 711 78161414

DE (STUTTGART) participant 0.00
4    UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES

 Organization address address: Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50
city: BRUXELLES
postcode: 1050

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Christine
Cognome: Courillon
Email: send email
Telefono: +32 2 6506718
Fax: +32 2 6502321

BE (BRUXELLES) participant 0.00
5    UNIVERSITY OF YORK

 Organization address address: HESLINGTON HALL
city: YORK
postcode: YO10 5DD

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Chris
Cognome: Barber
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 1904 434416
Fax: +44 1904 434119

UK (YORK) participant 0.00

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swarm    self    threats    flexibility    performance    global    cognition    mechanisms    acting    goals    autonomous    individual    auvs    collective    local    interact    cognitive    underwater    robustness    swarms   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

This ambitious project aims at creating a swarm of interacting, cognitive, autonomous robots. We will develop a swarm of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) that are able to interact with each other and which can balance tasks (interactions between/within swarms). These tasks are: ecological monitoring, searching, maintaining, exploring and harvesting resources in underwater habitats. The swarm will maintain swarm integrity under conditions of dynamically changing environments and will therefore require robustness and flexibility. This will be achieved by letting the AUVs interact with each other and exchange information, resulting in a cognitive system that is aware of its environment, of local individual goals and threats and of global swarm-level goals and threats. Our consortium consists of both, biological and technical institutions and is therefore optimally qualified to achieve this goal.nBy a combination of locally acting and globally acting self-organizing mechanisms, information from the global level flows into the local level and influences the behaviour of individual AUVs. Such a cognitive-based scheme creates a very fast reaction of the whole collective system when optimizing the global performance. As shown by natural swimming fish swarms, such mechanisms are also flexible and scalable. The usage of cognition-generating algorithms can even allow robotic swarms to mimic each other's behaviour and to learn from each other adequate reactions to environmental changes. In addition, we plan to investigate the emergence of artificial collective pre-consciousness, which leads to self-identification and further improvement of collective performance. In this way we explore several general principles of swarm-level cognition and can assess their importance in real-world applications. This can be exploited for improving the robustness, flexibility and efficiency of other technical applications in the field of ICT.

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