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Nov 13, 2013 (3 years and 8 months ago)

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FET


Proactive


Future and Emerging Technologies

F1: FET


Proactive

David.Guedj@ec.europa.eu

Embodied Intelligence

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ICT
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2007.8.5


physically embodied intelligent agents and artefacts



Call 3: FP7
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ICT
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2007
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3


FP7 FET Proactive Initiatives

WP 2007
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2008

FET Proactive (Call 1)


Closed 8 May 2007


Nano
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scale ICT devices and systems


Pervasive Adaptation


Bio
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ICT Convergence

FET Proactive (Call 3)


Closing 8 April 2008


Science of complex systems for socially intelligent ICT


Embodied Intelligence


ICT Forever Yours

FET Proactive (Call 4, tentative)


Closing spring 2009 (tbc)


Massive ICT Systems


Human
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Computer Confluence


QIPC and other quantum technologies

Embodied Intelligence

Background


«Beyond the Horizon» thematic group
on:


«Intelligent and Cognitive systems»


http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/ict/fet
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proactive/embodyi_en.html


1 past FET proactive initiative:



Beyond Robotics


Embodied Intelligence



The rationale and objectives

“New Technologies and design
approaches for building physically
embodied intelligent agents and
artefacts, with emphasis on the
relationship between shape,
function and the physical and
social environment”


Embodied Intelligence


Research Objectives


Key features:


Physical Embodiment


Intelligent Agents and Artefacts


Shape, Function and Environment




Mind
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Body Co
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Development and Co
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Evolution




Morphology and Behaviour



Design for Emergence



Projects should focus on one or several of the following:


Embodied Intelligence


Research focus 1

Mind
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Body Co
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Development and Co
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Evolution

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to develop extended multi
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modal interaction of agents
with the physical and social environment.


For a better understanding of such interaction in open
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ended learning and adaptation processes, including
morphological change for shaping perception, cognition,
cooperation and intelligence



To demonstrate qualititative and quantitative
improvements in agent capabilities and characteristics

Embodied Intelligence


Research foci 2 & 3

Morphology and Behaviour



New Design principles for sensing, actuation and locomotion
components and for robot architectures that are based on a
deeper understanding of the role of form and material
properties in shaping behaviour, and the way these induce
relationships and interactions with the environment and with
other agents. The aim is to demonstrate advantages in terms
of physical & performance robot characteristics (e.g. control,
weight, flexibility, resilience,..)


Design for Emergence



Design paradigms and techniques for purposive agents, where
behaviour is not strictly programmed but robustly emerges
from the interaction of the various components (each with
local intelligence), the environment and its ubiquitous
information resources. The aim is to develop smart
components and techniques for the design of ambitious
classes of scalable robotic systems, incorporating prior
knowledge on tasks or environments, while allowing also room
for emergence and adaptation


Embodied Intelligence

Coordination Action

Coordination Actions


Consolidation of research communities


Visibility


Research agendas


National/regional research programmes or
activities


International cooperation




Embodied Intelligence

Some expected impact


The research should advance the state of the
art in intelligent systems and in particular in
robotics and ICT, as well as in other
disciplines (neuroscience, sociology, biology).
It should bring essential contributions for
achieving robotic systems:



Of a greater morphological diversity




For a larger spectrum of uses



More natural and safer to interact with



More easily integrated in everyday environment


Embodied Intelligence

Budget and funding schemes


Indicative budget distribution and
funding schemes (total ~ 20 M

)


Collaborative research

Integrated projects (IPs)

Strategic research projects (STREPs)


Coordination and support actions
(CSA)


Embodied Intelligence

will be part
of ICT Call 3


opens in December 2007


1st

projects start late 2008,

run 3
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4 years

IPs,


10 M


STREPs



4 M


CSAs,

~1 M


Total: ~20 M


Embodied Intelligence

Further information

Background documents

‘Beyond the Horizon’



Intelligent and Cognitive systems

http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/ict/fet
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proactive/embodyi_en.html


FET info day:
24/01/08


Brussels

http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/ict/fet
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proactive/ie
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jan08_en.html


Contact:

David.Guedj@ec.europa.eu