The European Robotics Roadmap

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The European Robotics Roadmap


David Bisset iTechnic Ltd



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The European Robotics Roadmap


Actions under Horizon 2020 are driven by the roadmap.



What is the Roadmap?


Where has it come from?


What does it contain?


How is it used?




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What is the Roadmap?



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Two Documents

SRA:
High level document


Wide
readership


Strategy and targets


Framework of
description

MAR: Technical
detail


Updated
each
year


Context and detail


Now available from…

Multi
-
Annual
Roadmap

Hyphen!



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Where has it come from?



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euRobotics

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EUROP

EURON

Public Private

Partnership

Public

Partner

Private

Partner



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euRobotics

aisbl

Structure

Structure of euRobotics aisbl
-

private side of the Robotics PPP

Communication
with the EC

elect

elect

elect

elect

euRobotics Industry Board


Representatives from industry

euRobotics Research Board


Representatives from research

Industrial chair

and vice president

Research

chair

and vice
president

elect

choose /

employ

Treasurer

President *

(from industry)

Secretary
-

General

(Secretariat)

Industrial Membership


Robot Manufacturers


Partners (suppliers, integrator, end user, …)

General Assembly

Research Membership


Research Technology Organisations


Higher Education Establishments

Board of Directors



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Roadmap Progression


First Workshop in Leuven (September 2012)


SRA 0v2 released (February 2013)


Workshops at ERF 2013 (March 2013)


SRA 0v3 released (July 2013)


MAR Workshop Frankfurt (September 2013)


SRA 0v4 released (October 2013)


MAR Workshop Brussels (October 2013)


Initial release Call 1 MAR (January 2014)


Workshops ERF 2014 (March 2014)






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euRobotics

Topic Groups

Aerial
Robots


Agriculture


Autonomous Navigation


Benchmarking and
Competitions

Bio
-
Inspired Robots


Civil Robots


Cognitive Systems and AI


Companion Robots


Healthcare

Industrial Robots


Maintenance and Inspection


Marine
Robotics

Materials

Mechatronics

Miniaturised
Robots

Natural Interaction with Social
Robots

Perception


Physical Human Robot Interaction


Systems Engineering


Space Robotics


Telerobotics

Education


Entrepreneurship


Ethical
-
Legal
-
Societal Issues

Standardisation


Field/Service Robots in unstructured
Environments






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What does it contain?



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What does it contain?


The SRA contains


a descriptive framework


an overview of strategy


goals and targets for 2020



The MAR contains details of


market domains


technologies


combinations


step changes


system abilities



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DOMAINS



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Market domains vs. robot markets



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Domestic Appliances

Assistive Living

Entertainment

Education

Monitoring and Security



Civil Infrastructure

Environment

Search and Rescue

Law Enforcement

Emergency Services

Science Support



Mining and Minerals

Utilities and Service

Construction and Demolition

Inspection and Monitoring

Marketing



Goods Transport

People Transport

Warehousing



Production

Food

SME Manufacture

...

Agriculture

Forestry

Fisheries

...

Surgical

Therapy & Rehab

Training

Assistive Robotics

...

Manufacturing

Agriculture

Healthcare

Commercial

Logistics and
Transport

Civil

Consumer

Domains



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Domestic Appliances

Assistive Living

Entertainment

Education

Monitoring and Security



Civil Infrastructure

Environment

Search and Rescue

Law Enforcement

Emergency Services

Science Support



Mining and Minerals

Utilities and Service

Construction and Demolition

Inspection and Monitoring

Marketing



Goods Transport

People Transport

Warehousing



Production

Food

SME Manufacture

...

Agriculture

Forestry

Fisheries

...

Surgical

Therapy & Rehab

Training

Assistive Robotics

...

Manufacturing

Agriculture

Healthcare

Commercial

Logistics and
Transport

Civil

Consumer

Domains in Call 1 (ICT23)



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Domestic Appliances

Assistive Living

Entertainment

Education

Monitoring and Security



Civil Infrastructure

Environment

Search and Rescue

Law Enforcement

Emergency Services

Science Support



Mining and Minerals

Utilities and Service

Construction and Demolition

Inspection and Monitoring

Marketing



Goods Transport

People Transport

Warehousing



Production

Food

SME Manufacture

...

Agriculture

Forestry

Fisheries

...

Surgical

Therapy & Rehab

Training

Assistive Robotics

...

Manufacturing

Agriculture

Healthcare

Commercial

Logistics and
Transport

Civil

Consumer

Domains in Call 2 (ICT24)



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Market domains vs. robot markets



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TECHNOLOGIES



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Technology Clusters



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Domains

Technologies

Provide

Capability

Requirements

Limits

Set

Drive



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TECHNOLOGY

COMBINATIONS



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Technology combinations


Have broad impact


Areas of significant growth and opportunity


Provide step changes in system ability




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STEP CHANGES

&

SYSTEM ABILITIES



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Domains

Technologies

Capability

Requirements



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Domains

Technologies

Capability

Requirements

System Abilities



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Domains

Technologies

System Abilities

Applications

Step Change

System

Requirements



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System Abilities

Configurability

Adaptability

Dependability


Manipulation Ability

Motion Capability

Interaction Capability


Perception Ability

Decisional Autonomy

Cognitive Ability



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Perception Ability


Divided into five components:


Perception ability


Tracking ability


Recognition ability


Scene perception


Location perception


And five Parameters:


Object orientation


Object composition


Scale and range


Object types


Environment




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Tracking Ability

Level 0
-

No tracking

Some robots will be able to carry out their tasks without any tracking ability.

Level 1
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Tracked Feature Perception

Features detected in the sense data are tracked over time. The tracking of features is used
to build internal models of the environment. The tracking of markers in the environment is
equivalent to tracking derived features.

Level 2
-

Static Object tracking

It is possible to track a detected object. The detected location of the object can be
maintained with a reliability and accuracy that is compatible with the task.

Level 3
-

Dynamic object tracking

It is possible to identify an object and track it using sense data. As the object moves the
system is able to disambiguate the motion of the robot from the motion of the object.

Level 4
-

Flexible object tracking

It is possible to identify a flexible or deformable object and track it.

Level 5
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Animate objects

It is possible to identify and track an animate object and extract the pose of the object.



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Using ability levels


Domain focus


Identify the sets of levels needed in an application.


Robot vacuum cleaner needs


Perception Tracking Ability
-
Level 1


Tracked feature perception


...


Cloth handling robot needs Level 4


Perception Tracking Ability
-
Level 4


Flexible object tracking


Technology focus


Technologies will impact on
:


A specific ability level, possibly in a specific application.


Or on an ability parameter.




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Step Change Impact


Some applications are not viable


Because the technology capability is not available.


Because the system ability is at too low a level


Step changes make new applications possible



Applications

Step Change

System



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Technology Step Changes


Domain focus


What step changes are needed to enable an application?


What is the impact on end user function?



Technology focus


What needs to be done to achieve the step change?


What will the scope of the step change be?


How will it impact on abilities?



Answering these questions builds links between Domain
Applications and Technologies.



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Technology Step Change


Mechatronic

step changes:


Smarter
mechatronic

design


Robust control methods


Smarter Mechanical System Design


Interface standardisation


Modular
mechatronic

components


Soft robotic systems


Bio
-
compatible robotic components


Reducing
mechatronic

component cost by a factor of ten




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TECHNOLOGY READINESS LEVELS



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Technology Readiness Levels (TRL)

Level of
maturity
in an
application

Technology Validated in Relevant Environment

Cost

System Prototype Demonstration in
Operational Environment

System Complete and Qualified

Actual System Proven in
Operational Environment

Technology Demonstrated in Relevant Environment

TRL 7

TRL 8

TRL 9

TRL 5

TRL 4

TRL 2

Research

Technology
Development

Advanced

Development

TRL 3

TRL 1

Basic Principles Observed

Technology Concept Formulated

Experimental Proof of Concept

Technology Validated in Laboratory

TRL 6



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TRL

vs

Step Change



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Technology

1
st

Domain

2
nd

Domain

Application A

Application B

Application A

Application B

TRL Progression



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Technology

1
st

Domain

2
nd

Domain

Application A

Application B

Application A

Application B

TRL Progression



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Where is the roadmap used?



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Call text...

RTD to advance
abilities

and

key technologies
relevant for industrial and service robotics


In terms of
market domains
,
the priorities are:
manufacturing, commercial, civil,
agriculture


The primary goal is to significantly improve the level of industrial and service robotics
abilities

in the context of the above mentioned market domains by addressing:
adaptability, cognitive
ability, configurability, decisional autonomy, dependability, flexibility, interaction
capability, manipulation ability, motion capability, perception ability.


To reach this ambitious goal,
key

robotics technologies
need to be advanced in the
particular fields of
cognition, human
-
robot interaction,
mechatronics
, navigation,
perception
.
This includes
technology combinations
such as
grasping and dexterous
manipulation, physical HRI, mobile manipulation
,
reactive planning
and other
combinations, in particular those that connect the key technologies above.


To prove the exploitation potential of the results the project outcome is to be shown in
market
domain
-
relevant
demonstrations proving an increased
TRL
.


It will be essential for the deployment of robots to establish
systems development
processes
(from requirement analysis to testing and validation) and to develop techniques and
technologies for
system design, engineering, architecture, integration, system of systems,
modelling and knowledge engineering
which are applicable across
market domains
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Using the roadmap


Read the SRA. (Two hours)


Understand the terminology used in the Call


Technology combination, Ability, Domain etc…


Use the SRA and MAR as a resource in writing
proposals


Use the terminology


Relate to market impact (in the key domains)


Identify project step changes (Ability and Technology)


Identify required Ability levels (Applications & Use Cases)


Identify TRL progression





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Contribute to the next update...


The SRA and MAR are the result of community action


You can still get involved


Attend The European Robotics Forum (March in Italy)


Contribute to Topic Groups


Join euRobotics




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THE WIKI



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Editing access to SRA and
MAR text

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