PRIMI is a project aiming to advance the next generation of personal robotic systems. The goal is to achieve a higher level of cognition and motor intelligence for autonomy in any environment, effective human interaction, and adaptation to dynamic situations.
To surpass current AI and robotics limitations, PRIMI integrates research in neurophysiology, psychology, machine intelligence, cognitive mechatronics, neuromorphic engineering, and humanoid robotics. The focus is on creating developmental models of higher-cognition abilities, boosted by energy-efficient event-driven computing and sensing.
The project envisions a paradigm shift in AI and robotics, promoting a co-design approach for the body and mind. The aim is to develop truly autonomous socially interactive robots capable of mental representation, understanding the world, simulating actions, and adapting in real-time.
As a proof-of-principle, PRIMI plans to validate prototypes of neuromorphic humanoid robots in clinical pilot studies, specifically in robot-led physical rehabilitation of stroke survivors. The broader ambition is to transform personal robotic services, offering new technological perspectives, particularly in social interaction and healthcare.
PAL Robotics will contribute expertise in the integral construction of robots and provide a new and upgraded KANGAROO platform. The robot will leverage various types of expertise to implement a novel event-driven dynamical system model, and its control will be orchestrated by the cognitive architecture and spiking models.
In addition to KANGAROO’s development, PAL Robotics will support cross-disciplinary validation and clinical experimentation, as well as integrate robot actuators with PRIMI’s computing and sensing capabilities, ensuring seamless physical and software integration.