AUTONOMOUS DECISION MAKING IN VERY LONG TRAVERSES (ADE)

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ADE brings together the European industrial and research leaders in space robotics autonomy. The proposed team represents the adequate matching between bringing within OG10 the results of the SRC2016 and including new partners that will complete and add an external point of view to solutions and/or choices done during the PERASPERA project.

consortiumMore specifically, GMV (ESP and UK) has coordinated three over six of the SRC 2016 OGs, namely OG1, OG2 and OG6 and made the most relevant efforts in the field of autonomous frameworks with the ERGO GOAC and GOTCHA projects; King´s College London (UK) represents world-wide renowned institutes in the field of planning; TAS-I (I) is the ExoMars mission prime and such such will bring its expertise in the area of system requirements definition, Airbus (UK) is the prime contractor of the ExoMars Rover project, and as such is responsible for the rover Guidance; University of Oxford (UK) is probably the most experienced European partner in opportunistic science and rover navigation and localization; UGA-Verimag (FR) is responsible of the BIP system used for formal Verification and Validation in most space robotic programs; Magellium (FR) will add to the team its expertise in rover navigation and localization&mapping also coming from the OG3, Joanneum Research Institute (A) has a long standing reputation in the area of planetary robotics vision, Trasys (B) has extensive experience in rover simulators and ground station, they are working with GMV implementing of ExoMars ROCC or LUCID. DFKI (D) is a key element of the European robotics, which will be in charge of the rover and rover simulator. Additionally the consortium will rely on the excellence of two universities, the University of Malaga (ESP) for implementing a coupled control rover-robotic arm for sample catching, and University of Salento (I) for soil navigability estimation.

 

Company

Role in ADE

GMV Overall coordination and Interface with other operational grantsCoordination of technology review and SOAOverall ADAM SW and HW architecture, design, validation and integration within the rover avionicsERGO and ESROCOS adaptation to OG10Maintenance of OG2Responsibility for demonstrator testing facilities detailed designSimulation and field tests V&VField test organization
GUK ADAM deliberative layer adaptation, prototyping, coding and final validation
DFKI Rover integrationSupport to new avionic integration on roverRover simulator and simulation toolsetsContribution to field tests
KCL ADAM deliberative layer adaptation, prototyping, coding and final validation
THALES Mission and Technology Review and SOASystem and demonstrator scenario and RequirementsOG4 review and SOA
UGA ADAM Formal validation and Verification
AIRBUS Rover Guidance and navigation adaptation, prototyping, coding and final validation
ORI Opportunistic science both for high resolution time and thermal camera. Training of images recognition for a nuclear scenario
 JR Ground truth.Scientific target characterization. ADE test plan definition
 MGL Localization and mapping as from OG3 adaptation, prototyping, coding and final validation
 UMA Couple control motion rover-robotic arm
US  Soil navigation estimation
TRASYS  Rover Control Station

Consortium responsibilities per partner