The basic principle behind the RobDREAM action is the observation that sleep does not only serve regeneration purposes, but positively affects working memory and thereby improves higher-level cognitive functions such as decision making and reasoning.

In RobDREAM we will enable robots to enhance their capabilities in their inactive phases by processing experiences made during the working day and by exploring - or, dreaming of possible future situations and how to solve the challenges in these situations best.

We will improve industrial mobile manipulators’ perception, navigation as well as manipulation and grasping abilities by automatic optimisation of parameters, strategies and selection of tools within a portfolio of key algorithms by means of learning and simulation, and through use-case driven evaluation.