PRO ACT, aims to realize an implementation and demonstration of multi robot collaborative planning and manipulation capabilities in a lunar construction context, relying on, extending and integrating the outcomes of PERASPERA operational grants ( Towards this objective, the PRO ACT project purposes to demonstrate a novel approach of deploying multiple robots, Robot Working Agents ( towards achieving common goals by cooperative goal decomposition, collaborative mission planning and manipulation for transport and assembly of supporting infrastructure.
The focus is on Cooperative assembly of an ISRU plant on the moon as precursor to human settlement Cooperative assembly of a mobile gantry Re-use and integration of existing software and hardware robotics building blocks to realize functional RWAs.
At PRO-ACT PIAP Space delivers the UGV platform named Veles. It is a highly off-road capable mobile platform with high towing capabilities and the ability to carry a heavy payload.
PIAP Space is also responsible for Exploitation of the project’s results and co-ordinates relations with the End-User Board.
The project consortium consists of Space Applications Services (project’s Coordinator), AVS, The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence DFKI, GMV, Laboratoire d’Analyse et d’Architecture des Systèmes (LAAS), La Palma Research Centre S.L. (LPRC), PIAP Space, City, University of London (CITY), Thales Alenia Space.