Co4AIR will design and develop new course content and a pedagogical multimedia tool in the field of Computer, Cognition and Communication (Co3) in control, in order to improve the education materials with more practice involved.  

Started: 2018

Funding: Erasmus+ Key Action 2

Project budget: 340,540 €

Length: 3 Years

Partners: 8

Co4AIR is carried by a strategic partnership composed of 8 European institutions involved in Computers, Cognition and Communication (Co3) in control, a field that draws upon computer science, mathematics, telematics, robotics, computer architecture, embedded systems, real-time systems and many others. This strategic partnership groups highly-qualified researchers involved in the International federation of Automatic Control (IFAC). The project is in perfect line with the vision of the IFAC in the area of Education.

A situational analysis has identified two major difficulties in the domain of Co3 in control education: the various gaps between theory and practice and a lack of real case studies in current curricula. Moreover, the research community is fragmented into a large number of sub-communities, some of which enjoying a high level of autonomy.

Working under these assumptions, Co4AIR focuses on three (3) objectives, which address key needs in this field: i) investigate the theory-practice gaps in the teaching of Co3 in control, ii) develop and test new course content integrating multi-sectorial courses, iii) design and develop a pedagogical multimedia product and a student contest; both of them to be validated during two summer schools organised by the members.

The concrete outputs of the project to meet these objectives will be:

  • Skills/competence Matrix: a tool used to compare the required competencies for a student and to design course content,

  • Serious Game: a pedagogical multimedia tool with high educational potential implementing learning-by-mistake methods

  • Student contest: an event which challenges student teams to design, build, and test efficient solution for current, real-life, human-in-the-loop Co3 in control problems.

Partners: University of Valenciennes et du Hainaut-Cambresis, University of Maribor, Universidad del Pais Vasco, University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, Universitatea Tehnica Cluj-Napoca, University of Algarve, European University Foundation