PROJECT TITLE

Cross-layer cognitive optimisation tools & methods for the lifecycle support of dependable CPSoS

ABOUT THIS PROJECT

CPSoSaware aims at creating a new holistic model-based design paradigm that is extended during the operational phase of the CPSoS and supports an autonomic, cognitive, self-awareness mechanism for the CPSoS components and system as a whole. The CPSoSaware approach is supported by two concepts, the CPSoSaware Model, Optimise, Design, Deploy (MODD) and the cognitive, cooperative control.

CPSoSaware project aims at developing the models and software tools to describe a CPSoS in a holistic and abstract way and to allocate computational power/resources to the CPS end devices of the System by determining and generating autonomously what cyber-physical processes can be handled by each device’s heterogenous component (processor cores, GPUs, FPGA fabric) and software components (software stacks).

The solution relies on Artificial Intelligence support in order to strengthen reliability, fault tolerance and security at system level but can also lead to CPS designs that work in a decentralised way, collaboratively, in an equilibrium, by sharing tasks and data with minimal central intervention.

Furthermore, the CPSoSaware system interacts with the CPS/CPSoS human users/operators through extended reality modules (AR glasses, haptics interfaces) to increase human situational awareness but also to include human behaviour in the CPSoS design and operation phase (using human based reinforced learning of the CPSoSaware). The CPSoSaware system is evaluated:

  • in the automotive sector, in mixed traffic environments with semi-autonomous connected vehicles proactively passing the dynamic driving task back to the human driver, whenever system limits are approached and
  • in the manufacturing industry we consider inspection and repair scenarios using collaborative robots passing the control tasks to the operator, in critical situations.

The impact of such a holistic and innovative approach is huge and the foundations laid here are expected to result in a widespread adoption of CPSoS in a large number of technology sectors.

8BELLS ROLE

8BELLS contributes on V2X communications, cybersecurity, secure virtualisation, and cooperative collision warning systems. Moreover, 8BELLS ensures that user requirements are appropriately mapped to system functionalities and technical specifications and supervises the trials and evaluation of the implemented framework.

GRAND AGREEMENT ID

871738

START DATE

1 January 2020

END DATE

31 December 2022

OVERALL BUDGET

€ 4,999,987.50

EU CONTRIBUTION

€ 4,999,987.50

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IoT and Mechatronics, Running