|BOC Asset Management GmbH|
The BOC was founded as a spin-off of the University Vienna, Department of Knowledge Engineering, in 1995. Today it has more than 200 employees in a network consisting of nine units, where operational units are located in Vienna, Berlin, Madrid, Athens, Dublin, Warsaw, Winterthur and Paris, whereas the headquarter, software and research units are located in Vienna.
BOC is a leading software development house and a consultant in the field of IT-supported management approaches. The main business field and its origin is Business Process Management with the toolkit ADONIS®. Today BOC offers commercial modelling tools for strategy management (ADOscore®), business process management (ADONIS®), logistics (ADOlog®) and IT-infrastructure and IT-architecture management (ADOit®).
The core competence beside the consultant services is the development/implementation of modelling tools based upon BOC’s ADOxx Meta-Modelling platform (accessible online at http://www.adoxx.org). As the business process management toolkit ADONIS® was one of the first commercial toolkits built using meta-modelling concepts and technologies, BOC gained technological leadership in this market and published the open use platform ADOxx.org.
Traditionally BOC used model to make something (1) interpretable for humans (2) interpretable for software. Currently, the focus lies on models that can be used in connection with physical platforms as well as with disruptive technologies like cloud computing or artificial intelligence. Therefore, BOC provides the OMiLAB Innovation Corner for testing and demonstrating application scenarios by model-based operation of robots. Currently following modelling approaches are used (1) BPMN, (2) EPK, (3) UML, (4) ERM, and (5) Petri Nets.
A variety of conducted projects such as plugIT, CloudSocket or DigiFoF serve as foundation and show the experience of BOC. More details can be found here: BOC - Webpage
|JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
JR is the second largest non-university research institute in Austria, founded in 1986. JR is a worldwide leading institute in the area of robot cybersecurity and safety. Currently an accredited testing laboratory is developed.
In specific, competences for software engineering, model-driven engineering and formal methods in relation to robotic applications are available. A software stack of abstracted robot programs in form of workflows allow to operate different robots with one program. Connecting this stack with the BOC modelling platform allows the execution of BOC’s business processes.
JR has a huge robot laboratory with robots from a variety of producers used for research and development. Among others, Franka Emika Panda, ABB YuMi, robot arms from Universal Robots, KUKA LBR iiwa 7 or mobile robots such as MiR200 are provided. Additionally, JR comes with a large amount of sensor technologies like the OptiTrack Prime 17W IR-camera system.
CredRoS, CollRob as well as ForSAMARA proof JR’s experience in the area of security and safety related to robotics. More details can be found here: JR - Webpage
|University of Vienna – Institute for Philosophy|
With more than 90.000 students the University of Vienna, founded in 1365, is the largest university in Austria. Multifacetedness is one of the strengths of the Department of Philosophy in international comparison.
Fundamental ethical input for the assessing artificial intelligence-based processes is provided based on existing ethical guidelines and evaluation guidelines. The philosophic institute oversees the methodical frame for the process of interest, in particular for the applied reflective equilibrium, as this process is the foundation for developing an assessment that is rational, ethical and applicable.
Competences in the area of robotic ethics as well as artificial intelligence enable the project team to collaborate in an interdisciplinary way. The philosophic technical background enables the ethical consideration of technical challenges and the identification of potential risks or problems.
In specific, the collaboration in the EU guidelines for trustworthy artificial intelligence provides a basis for knowledge exchange in the context of technical and philosophic theories. More details can be found here: Institute of Philosophy - Webpage
|Johannes Kepler Universität Linz – Institut für Strafrechtswissenschaften Abteilung für Praxis der Strafrechtswissenschaften und Medizinstrafrecht Abteilung für Unternehmensstrafrecht und Strafrechtspraxis|
JKU was founded in 1966 and is with more than 19.000 students one of the four largest universities in Upper Austria.
JKU covers legal aspects by providing required legal documents and reviewing the guidelines for this project. In specific, legal requirements, competences in the area of criminal law and European frameworks are provided not only for development, usage and monitoring of artificial intelligence, but also for their embodiment.
JKUs main goal as a project partner is the development of artificial intelligence within a legal frame for fostering trust among the population. Furthermore, legal compliance should be ensured in order to avoid criminal liability risks for individuals as well as for companies. More details can be found here: JKU - Webpage