The Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM) hosted the kickoff event for the CORESENSE project on October 5th and 6th, 2022. CORESENSE, a €4.9 Million Horizon Europe Project, is a consortium of leading research institutions and industry partners that aims to develop a cognitive architecture for autonomous robots.
The agenda for the two-day event covered the project overview, presentations of the partners, and focused discussions on the project’s focus and strategy. During the first day, the partners presented their workplans and strategies, with specific emphasis on the project’s work packages such as understanding and awareness theory, awareness architecture, cognitive modules and structures, system lifecycle and toolchain, ROSification of software assets, communication, dissemination, and exploitation, among others.
The second day of the event was dedicated to open discussions on the project’s focus and strategy, including the scope and approach of the testbeds, core concepts, and target assets. The day also included a project management and steering committee meeting, and a final wrap-up.
The project, titled “CoreSense: A Hybrid Cognitive Architecture for Deep Understanding,” seeks to address the challenges associated with the increased autonomy of robots, such as reliability, resilience, and trust. The consortium aims to develop a formal concept of understanding to support value-oriented situation understanding and self-awareness, which will improve the flexibility, resilience, and explainability of robots.
The consortium is made up of UPM as the coordinator, Irish Manufacturing Research, Technische Universiteit Delft, Fraunhofer, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, and PAL Robotics. Over the next four years, the partners will work together to develop reusable software assets and conduct demonstrations in three areas: augmenting the resilience of drone teams, increasing the flexibility of manufacturing robots, and enhancing the alignment of social robots with human behavior.
In conclusion, the kickoff event for the CORESENSE project was a great success and provided a platform for the partners to discuss their plans and work together towards the common goal of developing a cognitive architecture for autonomous robots.