Roadmap

Workpackages

WP1: Scenarios co-design and evaluation

The main objectives of this WP are to define the crowd scenarios in which the smart wheelchair and the socially assistive robot Pepper will operate and to prepare, run and evaluate the user studies.

WP2: Sensing

This WP focuses on providing the visual sensing capabilities for assisting a mobile robot or wheelchair in its challenging task of navigating through a crowd.

WP3: Navigation

This WP focuses on the central task of safe autonomous navigation among human crowds.

WP4: Simulation tools for robots navigation in crowds

The main objective of this WP is to use crowd simulation techniques to provide robots with the capacity of predicting short term evolution of the crowd state around the robot and, consequently, to improve the ability of robots to navigate in crowds

WP5: System architecture and integration

The main objective of this WP is to develop a coherent theoretical and functional system architecture fitting the needs of the project, including targeted scenarios and facilitating integration of components across robotic platforms

WP6: Ethics and sefety

This work-package addresses the safety and ethical questions related to the use of robots in crowds.

WP7: Exploitation, dissemination, communication

The main objective of this WP is to generate awareness by developing appropriate communication messages, material and initiatives targeting our key audiences.

WP8: Management

This WP ensures the achievement of the project’s objectives, in terms of scientific quality, timely delivery, and contribution to the expected impact of the project.

Deliverables

Gantt

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