European Robotic goal-oriented autonomous COntroller (ERGO)
Third-party funded project
Project title European Robotic goal-oriented autonomous COntroller (ERGO)
Principal Investigator(s) Helmert, Malte
Co-Investigator(s) Keller, Thomas
Organisation / Research unit Departement Mathematik und Informatik / Artificial Intelligence (Helmert)
Project start 01.11.2016
Probable end 31.01.2019
Status Completed

In recent years, there has been an increasing interest in the autonomy of space missions such as earth observation, space station operations, planetary robotic exploration, and deep space probes. The capabilities of such systems have grown drastically, but the dependency on human supervision slows down many space missions significantly.

The ERGO project is part of the European strategic reasearch cluster on "Space Robotic Technologies". Its main goal is to realise a software framework for the development of highly autonomous space robotics missions. Given a high level goal, the robot will plan and schedule actions such that a goal is achieved under consideration of temporal, spatial and resource constraints. Uncertainty in the plan execution is met with a monitoring and replanning approach.

Limited on-board resources and the need for real-time behaviour will force the planner to compromise between investment of time and energy in planning versus spending resources on execution. An optimal plan is therefore a plan that optimally balances the demand for planning-time resources against the anticipated demand for execution-time resources. Planning techniques where a resource-intensive precomputation (which can be performed on-ground) allows for informative yet compact guidance of the on-board planner are therefore the key challenge of our research.

Financed by Commission of the European Union

Cooperations ()

  ID Kreditinhaber Kooperationspartner Institution Laufzeit - von Laufzeit - bis
3721888  Helmert, Malte  Medina, Alberto  GMV Aerospace and Defense  01.11.2016  31.01.2019 
3721892  Helmert, Malte  Coles, Andrew  King's College, London  01.11.2016  31.01.2019 
3721894  Helmert, Malte  Bensalem, Saddek  University of Grenobles-Alpes/VERIMAG  01.11.2016  31.01.2019 
3721896  Helmert, Malte  Silva, Nuno  Airbus Defense and Space  01.11.2016  31.01.2019 
3721898  Helmert, Malte  Woods, Mark  Scisys UK  01.11.2016  31.01.2019 
3721899  Helmert, Malte  Dissaux, Pierre  Ellidiss Technologies  01.11.2016  31.01.2019 
3721901  Helmert, Malte  Delfa, Juan Manuel  GMV Innovating Solutions  01.11.2016  31.01.2019 

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