Project RobMoSys, co-funded from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under agreement No 732410, foresees as an eligible activity the provision of financial support to third parties, as means to achieve its own objectives.The vision of RobMoSys is to create better models, as the basis for better tools and better software, which then allow to build better robotic systems.
The project asks for contributions that realise a step change in system-level composition for robotics, and that demonstrate this in real-world scenarios. The step change must not only be visible in the modelling foundation of the contributions, but also in the industry-grade quality of their realisation. Indeed, in the medium-term future, companies should be able to rely on the RobMoSys outcomes to build robotic applications by composing high quality composable models and associated software functions.
Proposals need to illustrate their contribution in a relevant use-case with coverage of all of the following: tooling, models and associated software (implementations that realise the models, and that are created/configured by the tooling) demonstrated on system-level prototypical scenarios in, e.g., navigation and manipulation.
To achieve this goal, types of activities that qualify for financial support are software developments under the form of:
It is crucial that the contributions to the RobMoSys ecosystem strictly adhere to the RobMoSys modelling principles (composability and conformity to meta-models http://robmosys.eu/wiki/modeling:composition-structures:start). Full open source contributions are preferred but not mandatory. However, we expect at least the models and their transformations to proprietary tools to be under an open source license that enables composability similar to proven platform projects like Eclipse. Let us also note that in the first open call, we prefer projects that illustrate their contribution in the domain of robot-centric motion, navigation and manipulation. The RobMoSys technical user-stories (http://robmosys.eu/wiki/general_principles:user_stories) provide a variety of possible topics that RobMoSys encourages to consider. Because of the expected step change contributions, the Call welcomes, in particular, consortia offering complementary, multi-disciplinary competences that go beyond the mainstream robotics community; for example, robotics experts teaming up with software engineering people, or tool builders, or experts from automotive, aerospace, embedded, cyber physical systems.
More information and the full call documents, including the guides for applicants and an electronic submission system, can be found on the web site http://robmosys.eu/ or by contacting email@example.com