Humans do so very effectively through a variety of methods of knowledge transfer – demonstration, verbal explanation, writing, the Internet.
In robotics, enabling the transfer of skills and software between robots, tasks, research groups, and application domains will be a game changer for scaling up the robot abilities.
euROBIN therefore proposes a threefold strategy:
First, leading experts from the European robotics and AI research community will tackle the questions of transferability in four main scientific areas:
1) boosting physical interaction capabilities, to increase safety and reliability, as well as energy efficiency
2) using machine learning to acquire new behaviors and knowledge about the environment and the robot and to adapt to novel situations
3) enabling robots to represent, exchange, query, and reason about abstract knowledge
4) ensuring a human-centric design paradigm, that takes the needs and expectations of humans into account, making AI-enabled robots accessible, usable and trustworthy.
Second, the relevance of the scientific outcomes will be demonstrated in three application domains that promise to have substantial impact on industry, innovation, and civil society in Europe.
1) robotic manufacturing for a circular economy
2) personal robots for enhanced quality of life
3) outdoor robots for sustainable communities.
Advances are made measurable by collaborative competitions.
The vision of euROBIN is a European ecosystem of robots that share their data and knowledge and exploit their diversity to jointly learn to perform the endless variety of tasks in human environments.
What we want
Cognition-enabled transferable embodied AI is the main goal of the euROBIN research agenda and the network of excellence that emerges from it. Scientifically, euROBIN will take a new and integrated perspective in designing the future ecosystem of heterogeneous intelligent machines interacting with humans. Therefore, euROBIN will substantially advance four core scientific topics:
- Learning transfer
- Transferable knowledge
- Human-center transfer
What we do
The basic elements enabling intensive and prolific collaboration within the euROBIN excellence network are:
- Cooperative Competitions and Hackathons
- Cognition-Enabled Transferable Embodied AI
- The European Robotics Collaborative Repository EuroCore
- Annual Scientific Workshops and Science-Industry Dialog
- The Brain Magnet program for Young Researchers and Scientific Fellows
- Cascade funding instruments