Academy of Finland
Funding decision
 
Applicant / Contact person Männistö, Tomi M
Organisation University of Helsinki
Project title Creative and Adaptive Cooperation between Diverse Autonomous Robots
Decision No. 328729
Decision date 04.09.2019
Funding period 01.01.2020 - 31.12.2022
Funding 492 433
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Project description
We study how different autonomous robots with varying skills, abilities, knowledge and objectives could together define a problem, and then solve the problem based on their joint set of skills. Imagine the following simple scenario: A delivery robot with a heavy package, e.g., a tool rented online, comes to a construction site previously unknown to it. It has a goal: deliver the tool to a certain location. There are also a number of other robots with different capabilities executing their own tasks, such as cleaning the place, who know their own cleaning areas very well. As their cleaning may leave time to other tasks as well, they can help the delivery robot, but this requires some creative cooperation so that the robots together define their joint problem: delivering the package. How to together form plans for solving this joint problem based on their different skills and knowledge about the area, and finally select a good enough solution and execute it.