The TimeStorm consortium comprises an excellent blend of partners with the required experience and expertise to undertake the proposed research successfully. All partners are from renowned research organisations and prestigious universities across Europe. They have a clear and well-defined contribution in the project, bringing complementary methodologies and theoretical approaches necessary for its successful completion. More specifically:
- FORTH (PI: Prof. Panos Trahanias) has pioneered robotic time perception, having more than six years experience in the field. FORTH will contribute to neurocomputational modelling, the integration of partial models and the physical embodiment of the models, with its proven expertise in large-scale brain modelling, evolutionary computation and human-robot interaction.
- UBP (PI: Prof. Sylvie Droit-Volet) is a world leader in the study of time having published several widely referenced articles in the topic. UBP brings into the project substantial expertise in developmental studies and brain imaging, and will contribute to the project by studying the development of temporal abilities in young children.
- UoS (PI: Prof. Anil Seth) is one of the key research institutes in the study of consciousness, a topic that is directly linked to time perception. UoS brings into the project considerable expertise in the study of biological and artificial systems, and will contribute TIMESTORM with human neuroimaging studies and the implementation of high-level cognitive models.
- UoG (PI: Assoc. Prof. Hedderik van Rijn) is among the most renowned European groups on cognitive modelling, which specialises particularly on time perception. Its research focuses on the interaction between time processing and other cognitive faculties. UoG will assume roles related to human brain imaging and cognitive modelling.
- Imperial (PI: Prof. Murray Shanahan) is a leader in cognitive robotics with notable interests in the temporal aspects of artificial consciousness and robotic self-representation. Imperial carries out high-impact research on brain modelling methodologies and will contribute to TIMESTORM in neurocomputational modelling and the physical instantiation of the implemented models in the humanoid robot.
- KIT (PI: Prof. Tamim Asfour) has strong interest in symbiotic human-robot interaction and the association of continuous low level sensorimotor representations to the discrete higher level symbolic processes. KIT will contribute in the embodiment of the implemented models and their extensive assessment in real-world conditions.