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MindRACES: from Reactive to Anticipatory Cognitive Embodied Systems

Mind RACES is a three-year EC funded project (Sixth Framework Programme - Information Society and Technologies - Cognitive Systems) involving 8 Partners. It is mainly focused on the concept of Anticipation. The project started on October 1st 2004 and was formally completed on December 2007.

The general goal of the Mind RACES project is to investigate different anticipatory cognitive mechanisms and architectures in order to build Cognitive Systems endowed with the ability to predict the outcome of their actions, to build a model of future events, to control their perception anticipating future stimuli and to emotionally react to possible future scenarios. Such Anticipatory Cognitive Systems will contribute to the successful implementation of the desired ambient intelligence.

After 3 years of research (see the Final EU Commission Report) the 7 Partners of MindRACES Consortium produced more than 80 publications, different robotic and software artefacts and important events, such as ABIALS 2008 and the Fall Symposium 2005, that show the importance of the Anticipation in various cognitive contexts.

Project ID: 
FP6-511931
Project funding: 
FP - European Framework Programmes
Funding source: 
European Commission
Project Timeframe: 
Ven, 01/10/2004 - Lun, 31/12/2007
ISTC Contact Person: 
Rino Falcone
Coordinatore: 

Rino Falcone

Partners: 

Members: Rino Falcone, Cristiano Castelfranchi, Gianluca Baldassarre,
Emiliano Lorini, Maria Miceli, Stefano Nolfi, Giovanni Pezzulo, Luca Tummolini, Susanna Tosi

Members: Jurgen Schmidhuber, Carlo Lepori, Marcus Hutter, Daniel Peter Wierstra, Faustino John Gomez, Alexander Gloye

Members: Ana Paiva, Carlos Martinho

Members: Christian Balkenius, Birger Johansson

Members: Boicho Kokinov, Maurice Grinberg, Elena Andonova

Members: Georg Dorffner, Jurgen Rattenberger, Patrick Poelz, Inge Hauer, Joerg Irran, Florian Kintzler, Paolo Petta

Members: Joachim Hoffmann, Martin Butz, Andrea Kiesel

Members: Fabio Adezio, Gianguglielmo Calvi, Stefano Noferi

Budget
Project Total Budget: 
3.145.607
Project Total EC Contribution: 
2.199.293
ISTC Total Budget: 
1.194.506
ISTC EC Contribution: 
638.693
Parole chiave:
  • anticipation and goal-directed behavior;
  • cognitive modelling;