November 7, 2016
Through the Space Robotics Technologies Strategic Research Cluster (SRC), the European Commission’s goal is to enable major advances in space robotic technologies for future on-orbit satellite servicing and for the exploration of the surfaces of the other bodies in our solar system.
The SRCs are the first roadmap-driven activities that the EC is starting within its H2020 space program. The final objective of the Space Robotic Technologies SRC is to have an in-orbit demonstration. In the current first stage of the SRC implementation, a number of parallel operational grants will be financed (and overseen by the PERASPERA cluster, coordinated by ESA), that aim at producing a number of validated common robotics building blocks, which will be re-used and integrated for future space robotics missions.
ERGO (EUROPEAN ROBOTIC GOAL-ORIENTED AUTONOMOUS CONTROLLER) will deliver an advanced yet flexible space autonomous SW system for single and collaborative space robots, with adaptable levels of autonomy. The ERGO team is composed by GMV (with GMV UK participation), King’s College London, Uni Basel, Uni Grenoble-Alpes, Airbus DS, Scisys and Ellidiss Technologies.
The project started in November 2016 and will run for more than 2 years.