Three European sister projects

Three FP7 funded collaborative projects with close relationships to ORGANIC are currently being operative:
AMARSi (Adaptive Modular Architecture for Rich Motor Skills)

  • Mission: exploit principles of neurodynamics and neurocontrol to endow complex and compliant robots with rich sets of motor skills
  • Coordinator: Jochen Steil, COR Lab, University of Bielefeld, Germany.
  • Reservoir Computing methods will play an important role. ORGANIC partners Herbert Jaeger, Wolfgang Maass, Benjamin Schrauwen also participate in AMARSi.
  • Project Type: Integrated Project; start: March 2010; runtime 4 years, 10 European and 2 associate Extra-European partners

PHOCUS (toward a PHOtonic liquid state machine based on delay-CoUpled Systems)

  • Mission:  design and implement a photonics realization of a liquid state machine (LSM), with the potential for versatile and fast signal handling.
  • Coordinator: Claudio R. Mirasso, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain.
  • Project Type: FP7 FET; start: January 2010; 7 European partners

RUBICON (Robotic UBIquitous COgnitive Network)

  • Mission: develop a self-sustaining, adaptive robotic ecology consisting of mobile robotic devices, sensors, effectors and appliances. Learning capabilities will be provide by embedded dynamical neural networks, including  reservoir computing models.
  • Coordinators:
    Prof Gregory M.P. O'Hare and Dr Mauro Dragone
  • Project Type: STREP projec; start: April 2011; runtime 3 years,
    9  European partners.