Research Packages

The role of the RPs was to modulate the research programme into segments which correspond to the generic subsystem structure of intelligent machines. In addition, the programme included two RPs with more general roles. One of them was “INTEGRATOR” (RP 9), the role of which was to integrate the results from other RPs and maintain coherence between the institutions. The second one was the internal re-evaluation and education RP (RP 1), the role of which has already been explained above. In addition to the roadmap building, this RP included projection of the future of service robotics, which, as a future consumer product area, is not so easily predictable as the other application areas of GIM. The Research Packages were the following:

Each RP had its own research plan for 2008-2013, associated with a detailed research plan for 2008-2010 (referred to as “tasks”). It is important to note that the Research Packages were not detailed research themes, but baskets holding similar research problems and experienced people to solve them.