Name Robotic Open-architecture Technology for Cognition, Understanding and Behaviour
Funding Reference EU-FP6-IST-2004-004370
Dates 2004-09|2010-01

The main goals of RobotCub are:
(1) to create an open robotic platform for embodied research that can be taken up and used by the research community at large to further their particular approach to the development of humanoid-based cognitive systems
(2) to advance our understanding of several key issues in cognition by exploiting this platform in the investigation of cognitive capabilities.
The scientific objective of RobotCub is, therefore, to jointly design the mindware and the hardware of a humanoid platform to be used to investigate human cognition and human-machine interaction. We call this platform CUB or Cognitive Universal Body. It is worth remarking that the results of RobotCub will be fully open and consequently licensed following a General Public (GP) license to the scientific community.

Research Groups Computer and Robot Vision Lab (VisLab)
Project Partners DIST-University of Genova (I), Scuola Superiore S. Anna /ARTS Lab (I), AI Lab, University of Zurich (CH), Dept. of Human Physiology, University of Ferrara (I), Dept. of Psychology, University of Uppsala (SE), University of Hertfordshire (UK), University of Salford (UK), EPFL (CH), Telerobot Srl (I), European Brain Research Institute (I)
ISR/IST Responsible
José Santos-Victor
Alexandre Bernardino
Luis Montesano
Manuel Lopes
Ricardo Beira
Ricardo Nunes
Nicola Greggio