CORESENSE Project kicks off

CoreSense consortium at project kickoff in UPM Madrid

PRESS RELEASE: Universidad Politecnica de Madrid Hosts Kickoff of €4.9 Million Horizon Europe Project, CoreSense

Madrid, Spain – October 2022 – The Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM) hosted the kickoff of the CoreSense project, a €4.9 million Horizon Europe initiative aimed at developing a cognitive architecture for autonomous robots.

Coordinated by UPM, the project brings together a consortium of leading research institutions and industry partners, including Irish Manufacturing Research, Technische Universiteit Delft, Fraunhofer, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, and PAL Robotics.

The project, titled “CoreSense: A Hybrid Cognitive Architecture for Deep Understanding,” seeks to address the challenges associated with the increased autonomy of robots, particularly in terms of reliability, resilience, and trust. The proposed solution is based on a formal concept of understanding and will support value-oriented situation understanding and self-awareness to improve robot flexibility, resilience, and explainability.

Over the course of the four-year project, the consortium will develop reusable software assets and conduct demonstrations in three key areas: augmenting the resilience of drone teams, increasing the flexibility of manufacturing robots, and enhancing the alignment of social robots with human behavior.

“This is an exciting opportunity to explore these risky worlds of artificial intelligence with such a good and committed team” said Ricardo Sanz, Coordinator of CoreSense. “Through CoreSense, we aim to push the boundaries of what is currently possible in autonomous robotics concerning world understanding and awareness,”

Carlos Garcia, Senior Technologist at Irish Manufacturing Research said: “Autonomous robots have the potential to revolutionize manufacturing and many other industries, but they are currently limited by their ability to understand and respond to complex and changing environments. With Coresense we are developing an advanced cognitive architecture, with the goal of overcoming these limitations and provide a solution that can be used across multiple domains and applications. This European project will enhance IMR´s position as Ireland’s leading technology hub for the development and application of AI in the manufacturing sector.”

The CoreSense project will run from October 2022 until September 2026. Grant agreement ID: 101070254.

About Universidad Politecnica de Madrid

The Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) is the largest Spanish technological university as well as a renowned European R&D institution. With recognition as Campus of International Excellence, it is outstanding in its research activity together with its training of highly qualified professionals, very competitive at an international level. More than 2,500 researchers carry out their activity at the UPM, leading the Spanish Universities’ participation in the European Framework Programmes. The Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales that hosts CORESENSE research was founded in 1845 and offers graduate and postgraduate degrees of industrial orientation.

The Autonomous Systems Laboratory (ASLab) leads the CORESENSE project and was established in 2004 to perform research in the development of transversal technology for autonomy in all classes of systems, domains, and missions. The core of ASLab research addresses the use of deep model-based artificial intelligence to improve system performance and adaptation capabilities. Other three UPM research groups involved in the project address aerial robotics (CVAR) and adaptive electronics (CEI).

About Irish Manufacturing Research

Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR) is a leading Research and Technology Organisation providing a portfolio of research, training, and consultancy services to Industry across the following four thematic pillars: Digitisation, Sustainable manufacturing, Design for Manufacturing and Robotics and Automation. IMR works with leading global and indigenous brands to demystify, and derisk new and emerging technologies and to deliver high impact collaborative research and services to enable advanced manufacturing for a broad range of clients across Ireland’s manufacturing network.


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