Harms & Wende
Centro Ricerche Fiat
IEF Werner GmbH
University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe
University of Oulu
University of Loughborough
Institute of Systems and Robotics
ISG-Industrielle Steuerungstechnik GmbH
Polytechnic University of Madrid
University of Oulu partner description
University of Oulu (UOULU) is an international research and innovation university engaged in multidisciplinary basic research and academic education. University of Oulu is one of the largest universities in Finland with an exceptionally wide academic base. Internationally pioneering research is conducted as a collaboration of different disciplines. The strengths of University of Oulu are its broad academic base, top-level research in its chosen focus areas, and quality of education. The Biomimetics and Intelligent Systems Research Group (BISG) at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of University of Oulu conducts research on spatial computing, collective intelligence, sensor networks, optimization of industrial processes, mobile robotics and cybernetics, human-computer interaction (HCI), human-robot interaction (HRI), computer networks, and security in complex information processing systems. In robotics our mission is to study and develop methods, theories, sensors and platforms for creating mobile robots that are adaptive and capable of performing purposeful tasks in cooperation with humans. Moreover, the group is a founding member of the European Robotic Network of Excellence (EURON) and a contract member of EURON II which was approved for the EU’s FP6 as a Network of Excellence. Also it is a founding member of euRobotics aisbl and a member of board of directors.
UOULU’s role and contribution to ReBorn
The standardization procedures within ReBorn are done in two steps. First, already existing standards are evaluated in terms of their applicability to ReBorn technologies. With the compatibility to existing standards, ReBorn technologies can be implemented easily. Furthermore, the acceptance of ReBorn in the market will be much better. A standardization road-map for the project will be outlined.
In a second step, the technologies developed within the project are standardized. The main subtasks of this step are (1) to create a standardized configuration and communication interface for modular, reusable Plug&Produce devices that enables effortlessly adding new devices into the system, (2) to define standards for electrical and mechanical interfaces that allow for interfacing devices originating from different vendors as well as communication between these devices, (3) to create standardized KPI’s describing the “reusability” of devices to enable measurement and assessment of remaining lifetime of equipment and cost calculation for their refurbishment, (4) to define a minimum set of KPI’s for a reusable device, and (5) to specify standardized factory layout design items to allow for re-usage of existing planning and simulation scenarios. In executing these tasks special attention will be paid to ensuring software security aspects of the system.