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ARCAS

Project reference: 287617
Funded under

Aerial Robotics Cooperative Assembly System

From 2011-11-28 to 2015-11-27, closed project

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 8 094 689

EU contribution:

EUR 6 150 000

Coordinated in:

Spain

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2011-7See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)
The ARCAS project proposes the development and experimental validation of the first cooperative free-flying robot system for assembly and structure construction. The project will pave the way for a large number of applications including the building of platforms for evacuation of people or for landing aircrafts, the inspection and maintenance of facilities and the construction of structures in inaccessible sites and in space.

Objective

The ARCAS project proposes the development and experimental validation of the first cooperative free-flying robot system for assembly and structure construction. The project will pave the way for a large number of applications including the building of platforms for evacuation of people or landing aircrafts, the inspection and maintenance of facilities and the construction of structures in inaccessible sites and in the space.The detailed scientific and technological objectives are:1)New methods for motion control of a free-flying robot with mounted manipulator in contact with a grasped object as well as for coordinated control of multiple cooperating flying robots with manipulators in contact with the same object (e.g. for precise placement or joint manipulation)2)New flying robot perception methods to model, identify and recognize the scenario and to be used for the guidance in the assembly operation, including fast generation of 3D models, aerial 3D SLAM, 3D tracking and cooperative perception3)New methods for the cooperative assembly planning and structure construction by means of multiple flying robots with application to inspection and maintenance activities4)Strategies for operator assistance, including visual and force feedback, in manipulation tasks involving multiple cooperating flying robotsThe above methods and technologies will be integrated in the ARCAS cooperative flying robot system that will be validated in the following scenarios: a) Indoor testbed with quadrotors, b) Outdoor scenario with helicopters, c) free-flying simulation using multiple robot arms.The project will be implemented by a high-quality consortium whose partners have already demonstrated the cooperative transportation by aerial robots as well as high performance cooperative ground manipulation. The team has the ability to produce for the first time challenging technological demonstrations with a high potential for generation of industrial products upon project completion.

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Coordinator

FUNDACION ANDALUZA PARA EL DESARROLLO AEROESPACIAL
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 914 886


C/ Wilbur y Orville Wright 19
41309 La Rinconada - Seville
Spain
Administrative contact: Silvia De los Santos
Tel.: +34954179002
Fax: +34954115193
E-mail

Participants

ALSTOM INSPECTION ROBOTICS AG
Switzerland

EU contribution: EUR 316 820


TECHNOPARKSTRASSE 1
8005 ZURICH
Switzerland
Administrative contact: Ekkehard Zwicker
Tel.: +41 44 275 2573
Fax: +41 44 275 25 70
E-mail
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 1 283 900


Linder Hoehe
51147 KOELN
Germany
Administrative contact: Nicole Laqua-Feller
Tel.: +49 8153 28 2427
Fax: +49 8153 28 1972
E-mail
SPACETECH GMBH
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 351 979


SEELBACHSTRASSE 13
88090 IMMENSTAAD AM BODENSEE
Germany
Administrative contact: Frank Gilles
Tel.: +4901702472283
Fax: +4975459328460
E-mail
UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 771 040


CALLE S. FERNANDO 4
41004 SEVILLA
Spain
Administrative contact: Margarita Martínez-Pais Loscertales
Tel.: +34954 488 129
Fax: +34954 488 127
E-mail
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 617 558


CALLE JORDI GIRONA 31
08034 BARCELONA
Spain
Administrative contact: CRISTINA COSTA
Tel.: +34 934017126
Fax: +34934017130
E-mail
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France

EU contribution: EUR 721 009


Rue Michel -Ange 3
75794 PARIS
France
Administrative contact: Christophe Giraud
Tel.: +33 5 61336006
E-mail
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II.
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 551 389


Corso Umberto I 40
80138 NAPOLI
Italy
Administrative contact: Cinzia Cannizzaro
Tel.: +390817683830
Fax: +390817683816
E-mail
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 149 619


CALLE SERRANO 117
28006 MADRID
Spain
Administrative contact: Eusebio Jiménez Arroyo
Tel.: +3491566 8852
Fax: +3491566 89 13
E-mail
FUNDACION DE INVESTIGACION DE LA UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 0


PASEO DE LAS DELICIAS SN PABELLON
41013 SEVILLA
Spain
Administrative contact: ANA MADERA
Tel.: +34954486746
Fax: +34954480658
E-mail
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELLA BASILICATA
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 139 800


VIA NAZARIO SAURO 85
85100 POTENZA
Italy
Administrative contact: Rita Paduanelli
Tel.: +390971205216
Fax: +390971205160
E-mail
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CASSINO E DEL LAZIO MERIDIONALE
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 332 000


VIALE DELL UNIVERSITA - CAMPUS FOLCARA
03043 CASSINO
Italy
Administrative contact: Carmine Nicolò
Tel.: +39 0776 2993386
E-mail
Record Number: 100804 / Last updated on: 2016-04-01