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SHERPA

Project ID: 600958
Financé au titre de

Smart collaboration between Humans and ground-aErial Robots for imProving rescuing activities in Alpine environments

De 2013-02-01 à 2017-03-31, projet clôturé | SHERPA Site web

Détails concernant le projet

Coût total:

EUR 11 274 026

Contribution de l'UE:

EUR 8 550 000

Coordonné à/au(x)/en:

Italy

Appel à propositions:

FP7-ICT-2011-9See other projects for this call

Régime de financement:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Description

Mixed ground and aerial robotic platform supporting search and rescue activities in a Alpine environments
The goal of <a href="http://www.sherpa-project.eu" target="_blank">SHERPA</a> is to develop a mixed ground and aerial robotic platform to support search and rescue activities in a real-world hostile environment like the alpine scenario. What makes the project very rich from a scientific viewpoint is the heterogeneity and the capabilities to be owned by the different actors of the SHERPA system: the “human” rescuer is the “busy genius”, working in team with the ground vehicle, as the “intelligent donkey”, and with the aerial platforms, i.e. the “trained wasps” and “patrolling hawks”. The emphasis is placed on robust autonomy of the platform, acquisition of cognitive capabilities, collaboration strategies, natural and implicit interaction between the “genius” and the “SHERPA animals”, which motivate the research activity.

Objectif

The goal of SHERPA is to develop a mixed ground and aerial robotic platform to support search and rescue activities in a real-world hostile environment like the alpine scenario. The technological platform and the alpine rescuing scenario are the occasion to address a number of research topics about cognition and control pertinent to the call.What makes the project potentially very rich from a scientific viewpoint is the heterogeneity and the capabilities to be owned by the different actors of the SHERPA system: the "human" rescuer is the "busy genius", working in team with the ground vehicle, as the "intelligent donkey", and with the aerial platforms, i.e. the "trained wasps" and "patrolling hawks". Indeed, the research activity focuses on how the "busy genius" and the "SHERPA animals" interact and collaborate with each other, with their own features and capabilities, toward the achievement of a common goal.A mix of advanced control and cognitive capabilities characterize the SHERPA system, aiming to support the rescuer by improving his awareness of the rescue scene even in tough environments and with the "genius" often "busy" in the rescuing activity (and thus unable to supervise the platform). Thus emphasis is placed on robust autonomy of the platform, acquisition of cognitive capabilities, collaboration strategies, natural and implicit interaction between the "genius" and the "SHERPA animals", which motivate the research activity.Five benchmarks, inspired by real-world scenarios, drive the research and motivate demonstration activities on realistic testing sites planned during the project.Seven top academic groups, two SMEs, and the Italian Association of Alpine Rescuers with the role of end-user and evaluator of the project outcomes for the specific application of search and rescuing in the alpine scenario compose the consortium.

Coordinateur

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM-UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 1 348 270


Via Zamboni 33
40126 BOLOGNA
Italy
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif: Lorenzo Marconi
Tél.: +39 0512093788
Fax: +39 0512093073
E-mail

Participants

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 914 800


Oude Markt 13
3000 LEUVEN
Belgium
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif: Sofie Heroes
Tél.: +32 16 329979
Fax: +32 16 326515
E-mail
BLUEBOTICS SA
Switzerland

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 706 575


PARC SCIENTIFIQUE DE L EPFL - PSE-C
CH-1015 LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif: Nicola Tomatis
Tél.: +41 216938314
E-mail
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZURICH
Switzerland

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 1 019 920


Raemistrasse 101
8092 ZUERICH
Switzerland
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif: Roland Siegwart
Tél.: +41 446322358
E-mail
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 944 000


Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 BREMEN
Germany
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif: Thomas Flink
Tél.: +4942121860550
Fax: +4942121860561
E-mail
SALA ANDREA
Italy

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 465 054


VIA ARETUSI 22
40132 BOLOGNA
Italy
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif: Andrea Sala
Tél.: +39 3339140626
E-mail
C.R.E.A.T.E. CONSORZIO DI RICERCA PER L'ENERGIA L AUTOMAZIONE E LE TECNOLOGIE DELL'ELETTROMAGNETISMO
Italy

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 941 800


VIA CLAUDIO 21
80125 NAPOLI
Italy
Activity type: Research Organisations
Contact administratif: Vincenzo Coccorese
Tél.: +39 0817683243
Fax: +39 0817683171
E-mail
CLUB ALPINO ITALIANO - C.A.I. ASSOCIAZIONE
Italy

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 74 000


VIA PETRELLA ERRICO 19
20124 MILANO
Italy
Activity type: Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Contact administratif: Emanuela Pesenti
Tél.: +39 02205723205
Fax: +3902205723201
E-mail
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 1 110 201


DRIENERLOLAAN 5
7522 NB ENSCHEDE
Netherlands
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif: B.J. Pals
Tél.: +31 53 489 3702
E-mail
LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 1 025 380


CAMPUS VALLA
581 83 LINKOPING
Sweden
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif: Patrick Doherty
Tél.: +46 13282426
E-mail
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II.
Fin de participation
Italy

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 0


Corso Umberto I 40
80138 NAPOLI
Italy
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif: Cinzia Cannizzaro
Tél.: +390817683830
E-mail