Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

European Initiatives

FP7 Projects

  • Program: FP7 - ICT - 2013.5.3

  • Project acronym: RAPP

  • Project title: Robotic Applications for Delivering Smart User Empowering Applications

  • Duration: From Dec-2013 until Dec-2016

  • Coordinator: Center For Research and Technology Hellas, CERTH/ITI, Greece

  • Other partners:

    • Politechnika Warszarwska, WUT, Poland

    • Sigma Orionis SA, France

    • Ortelio LTD, United Kingdom

    • Idryma Ormylia, Greece

    • Fundacion Instituto Gerontologico Matia - Ingema, spain

  • Abstract: RAPP will provide a software platform in order to support the creation and delivery of robotics applications (RAPPs) targeted to people at risk of exclusion, especially older people. The open-source software platform will provide an API that contains the functionalities for implementing RAPPs and accessing the robot’s sensors and actuators using higher level commands, by adding a middleware stack with added functionalities suitable for different kinds of robots. RAPP will expand the computational and storage capabilities of robots and enable machine learning operations, distributed data collection and processing, and knowledge sharing among robots in order to provide personalized applications based on adaptation to individuals. The use of a common API will assist developers is creating improved applications for different types of robots that target to people with different needs, capabilities and expectations, while at the same time respect their privacy and autonomy, thus the proposed RAPP Store will have a profound effect in the robotic application market. The results of RAPP will be evaluated through the development and benchmarking of social assistive RAPPs, which exploit the innovative features (RAPP API, RAPP Store, knowledge reuse, etc.) introduced by the proposed paradigm.

Collaborations in European Programs, except FP7

  • Program: SUDOE territorial cooperation program (Interreg IV B)

  • Project acronym: Biomasud

  • Project title: Mechanisms for sustainability and enhancement of solid biomass market in the space of SUDOE

  • Duration: July 2011 - June 2013

  • Coordinator: AVEBIOM

  • Other partners: UCE (Consumers Union of Spain), CIEMAT (Public Research Agency for excellence in energy and environment, Spain), CBE (Centro da Biomassa para a Energia, Portugal), CVR (Centro para la Valorización de Residuos, Portugal) and UCFF (Union Française de la Coopération Forestière, France)

  • Abstract: The goal of the Biomasud european project is to show the viability of the biomass-based energy model. The project aims to propose a certification and traceability process throughout the value chain of biofuel. Our objective is to design and implement a prototype of traceability system that will extract automatically traceability information based on sensors such as RFID tags, simplifying the certification process. This work will leverage our DiaSuite development methodology and will be evaluated by the Biomasud partners.