The partners in the consortium:


TNO, Netherlands - Project Coordinator

TNO - Netherlands organization for Applied Scientific Research

TNO is an independent applied research institution with a staff of ±4500 people and an annual turnover exceeding 500M. TNO maintains close contacts with universities and basic research institutions in order to translate up-to-date knowledge and insights into practical applications.

Clients include government, large companies and SME's. TNO has extensive experience in EC research and project management through involvement in coordinating and participation in many EU projects.

CSIC, Spain

Agencia estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas

The Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial (IRI,, is a Joint Research Institute that hosts researchers both from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and from the Spanish Scientific Research Council (CSIC). IRI will participate as a Joint Research Unit for this project with CSIC as the leader and UPC as the third party.

The Institute focuses its activity in humancentered robotics research with expertise in various areas of robotics, such as computational kinematics and geometry, computer vision, industrial robotics, mobile robotics (legged and wheeled robots), artificial intelligence, and energy systems.

Halmstad University, Sweden

Högskolan i Halmstad

Halmstad University (Högskolan i Halmstad - HH) is a popular seat of learning known for its extensive range of education, small groups of students, internationally renowned research, community participation, and its cooperative ventures involving businesses and the public sector. The Center for Applied Intelligent Systems Research (CAISR) is a long-term research program on intelligent systems funded by the University and the Swedish Knowledge Foundation (KK-Stiftelsen - KKS) with support from Swedish Industry.

The focus of CAISR is on systems that are human aware, situation aware, and to some extent self-aware. Its areas of expertise are signal analysis, machine learning, mechatronics, and robotics, with an emphasis on cooperating systems. Several industrial partners, including established multinational players alongside technology start-ups, are collaborating with CAISR in joint projects. The two key application areas are intelligent vehicles and health care technology.

ICT Automatisering, Netherlands

ICT’s Automotive Vertical is an independent ‘single source’ engineering service provider, fully specialized in automotive. Services are offered throughout the entire automotive supply chain, including T1 and T2 suppliers and OEM’s. Core business is development of embedded software for automotive systems in the domains infotainment, multimedia and navigation and the more traditional ones like body, chassis and engine. Keywords for these domains are ‘close to hardware’, real time and safety critical.

Volvo Technology, Sweden

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses and construction equipment, drive systems for marine and industrial applications, and services. 2011 the Volvo Groups’ operating income amounted to 26,9 Bn€.