Navigation Links
European collaboration seeks to create 'World Wide Web' for robots
Date:4/8/2010

A world wide web for robots this is the aim of a joint initiative of six European research institutes, among them Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM). This worldwide database will enable robots in health care and industry to learn from each other's capabilities, thus speeding up the process of adopting new operations. The project, funded by the European Commission, will take four years and has a budget of 5.6 million euros.

One of the challenges of the 21st century is to develop robots capable of moving around in the human world, carrying out socially useful tasks. But although robots are already famous for their skills in performing tasks fairly independently, this independence is often still disappointing. Each task performed by the robot has been programmed in advance by humans, but while executing it, the robot relies entirely on its own monitoring of the process to optimize the task. Worse still, whenever the robot has to perform the same task again at a different location, it has to start all over again: it has to visualize the surroundings and decide how to complete the task successfully. There is no collective worldwide memory for robots to draw from.

This situation is about to change, with the RoboEarth research project. Six European research institutes, among them the Technische Universitaet Muenchen, will be developing a system allowing robots to perform tasks in, for example, home care or health care situations that had not been planned when the robot was constructed. Robots will be able to retrieve this new knowledge from a worldwide database dubbed RoboEarth, in which the experiences of other robots are stored. This will allow robots to learn from each other, and adapt much more quickly to new surroundings. Companies will be able to extend the knowledge stored in RoboEarth or use it for completely new applications. Hence, RoboEarth could speed up the innovation process, and this is expected to result in higher quality robot applications.

The project will be led by Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). Other participants besides TU Muenchen will be Universitaet Stuttgart, ETH Zrich, Universidad de Zaragoza, and Philips Applied Technologies. The team will be making six demo versions that will demonstrate the use of RoboEarth, including a robot capable of offering beverages to hospital patients, and a system that will show how the knowledge acquired by robot A improves the performance of robot B.


'/>"/>

Contact: Andreas Battenberg
battenberg@zv.tum.de
49-892-891-2890
Technische Universitaet Muenchen
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. European hematologist receives award to conduct research in US
2. The European Medicines Agency Completes Validation Stage for InterMunes Marketing Authorization Application for pirfenidone
3. Promega Maxwell 16 IVD System CE Marked to the European Union IVD Directive Delivers Combined Solution for Infectious Disease
4. Yondelis(R) Receives Five New Approvals Outside the European Economic Area
5. International Collaboration: FDA and European Medicines Agency Agree to Accept a Single Orphan Drug Designation Annual Report
6. United Therapeutics Corporation Withdraws European Marketing Authorization Application for Tyvaso for the Treatment of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
7. Your e-Marketing Journey in 2010: An e-Book for Corporate Communicators Working in European Headquarters
8. Lower detection of prostate cancer with PSA screening in US than in a European randomized trial
9. European Cancer Organization supports a revision of the EU Clinical Trials Directive
10. Abbott Receives European Regulatory Approval for New Ovarian Cancer Diagnostic Test
11. Cardiome Announces Investigational Candidate, Vernakalant, Meets Primary Endpoint in European Comparator Study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/24/2017)... PA (PRWEB) , ... July 24, 2017 , ... Summer ... rain storms wreak havoc across communities and often result in massive tree damage requiring ... actions homeowners can take now including tree trimming, tree cabling and hazardous tree removal. ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... Falls Church, VA (PRWEB) , ... July 24, ... ... is figuring out how to change manufacturers future. , The agency is hammering ... Century Cures Act, one of the farthest-ranging laws ever to affect FDA-regulated firms. ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... ... July 24, 2017 , ... Advanced Dermatology, ... Bellmore, New York, (516) 784-5858. The office opened earlier this summer and is ... Friedman and Fruma Leah Wiederman. , Advanced Dermatology, P.C. founder and medical ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... ... 24, 2017 , ... “Nana Nana Boo Boo”: a delightful tale of a ... “Nana Nana Boo Boo” is the creation of published author Michael Rush, a Deputy ... Faith Publishing, Michael Rush’s new book presents the importance of manners in a way ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... ... ... “Journey to the Light: The Quest for Happiness and Love. . . ... finding herself. “Journey to the Light: The Quest for Happiness and Love. . ... of newsletters, manuals, and articles, who has recently decided to expand her literary horizons ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/5/2017)... Pace Analytical, a company of over 2,000 employees and a leader in environmental ... Sciences, further solidifying their position as the top American owned and operated environmental ... ... Analytical ... Mt Juliet, TN , enhances Pace Analytical,s capability as an innovative full ...
(Date:6/30/2017)... June 30, 2017 In vitro diagnostics market ... of May, at least ten diagnostic companies have successfully ... public offerings and a loan facility.  The size of ... $80 million.  Kalorama Information provides a monthly IVD ... Diagnostics Knowledge Center. ...
(Date:6/27/2017)... June 27, 2017  Therapix Biosciences Ltd. (Nasdaq: ... specializing in the development of cannabinoid-based drugs, today announced ... Opening Bell in New York, NY ... its initial public offering (IPO) of American Depository Shares ... 2017. Dr. Elran Haber, Ph.D., Chief Executive ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: