METATOOL

Project overview

The METATOOL project advances robotics by achieving adaptive and anticipative control, self-evaluation, and tool creation. Inspired by human tool-making evolution, it envisions a breakthrough in engineering, enabling robots to use and invent tools. Through a computational model of synthetic awareness based on predictive processing, METATOOL enhances adaptation, allowing robots to monitor, self-evaluate, and create tools.

3.29 M
project funding
8
partners involved
4
countries involved
METATOOL

Our Role

PAL Robotics plays an important role in METATOOL project by integrating the TIAGo++ robot into the project’s framework. As part of the project, we contribute expertise in robotics and collaborate in validating the computational model of synthetic awareness in real-world scenarios. Our focus lies in enabling TIAGo++ to participate in two use case scenarios: conditional sequential tasks and tool creation.

Key responsibilities

  • Integrating PAL Robotics’ TIAGo++ into the METATOOL project framework.
  • Collaborating in the development of a computational model of synthetic awareness based on predictive processing.
  • Validating the utility of the model in real robots through two use case scenarios: conditional sequential tasks and tool creation.
  • Contributing expertise in robotics to enhance the adaptation capabilities of TIAGo++, enabling it to monitor, self-evaluate, and create tools autonomously.
  • Participating in advancing the frontier of robotics by unlocking the potential for robots to exhibit adaptive and anticipative control, self-evaluation, and tool invention.

 

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