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NOPTILUS

Project ID: 270180
Financé au titre de

autoNomous, self-Learning, OPTImal and compLete Underwater Systems

De 2011-04-01 à 2015-06-30, projet clôturé | NOPTILUS Site web

Détails concernant le projet

Coût total:

EUR 5 012 055

Contribution de l'UE:

EUR 3 779 711

Coordonné à/au(x)/en:

Greece

Appel à propositions:

FP7-ICT-2009-6See other projects for this call

Régime de financement:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Description

Current multi-AUV (autonomous underwater vehicle) systems are far from being capable of fully autonomously taking over real-life complex situation-awareness operations. As such operations require advanced reasoning and decision-making abilities the existing designs have to heavily rely on human operators. But humans can easily be overwhelmed by the information overload, fatigue can act negatively to their performance, properly coordinating vehicles actions is hard and continuous operation is all but impossible. <a href="http://www.noptilus-fp7.eu/" target="_blank">NOPTILUS</a> takes the view that an effective fully-autonomous multi-AUV system is capable of overcoming these shortcomings and replacing human-operated operations. To successfully attain such an objective, significant advances are required in the fields of cooperative/cognitive-based communications, sonars, perceptual sensory-motor, learning motion control and learning/cognitive-based situation understanding.

Objectif

Current multi-AUV systems are far from being capable of fully autonomously taking over real-life complex situation-awareness operations. As such operations require advanced reasoning and decision-making abilities the current designs have to heavily rely on human operators. The involvement of humans, however, is by no means a guarantee of performance; humans can easily be overwhelmed by the information overload, fatigue can act detrimentally to their performance, properly coordinating vehicles actions is hard, and continuous operation is all but impossible. Within NOPTILUS we take the view that an effective fully-autonomous multi-AUV concept/system, is capable of overcoming these shortcomings, by replacing human-operated operations by a fully autonomous one. To successfully attain such an objective, significant advances are required, involving cooperative & cognitive-based communications and sonars (low level), Gaussian Process-based estimation as well as perceptual sensory-motor and learning motion control (medium level), and learning/cognitive-based situation understanding and motion strategies (high level).Of paramount importance is the integration of all these advances and the demonstration of the NOPTILUS system in a realistic environment at the Port of Leixões, utilizing a team of 6 AUVs that will be operating continuously on a 24hours/7days-a-week basis. As part of this demonstration another important aspect of the NOPTILUS system that of (near-) optimality will be shown. Evaluation of the performance of the overall NOPTILUS system will be performed with emphasis on its robustness, dependability, adaptability and flexibility especially when it deals with completely unknown underwater environments and situations never taught before as well as its ability to provide with arbitrarily-close-to-the-optimal performance.

Coordinateur

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 727 178


CHARILAOU THERMI ROAD 6 KM
57001 THERMI THESSALONIKI
Greece
Activity type: Research Organisations
Contact administratif: George Giannopoulos
Tél.: +30 2310498210
Fax: +30 2310498110

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Participants

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZURICH
Fin de participation
Switzerland

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 109 966


Raemistrasse 101
8092 ZUERICH
Switzerland
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif: Cedric Pradalier
Tél.: +41 44 632 04 25
Fax: +41 44 632 11 81

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CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 297 892


Rue Michel -Ange 3
75794 PARIS
France
Activity type: Research Organisations
Contact administratif: Nathalie APPEL
Tél.: +33383856085
Fax: +33383352381

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TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS INSTITUTE
Greece

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 494 940


Technical University of Crete Campus - Kounoupidiana
73100 CHANIA
Greece
Activity type: Research Organisations
Contact administratif: Nikolaos Sidiropoulos
Tél.: +30 2821037227
Fax: +30 2821037573

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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 293 931


STEVINWEG 1
2628 CN DELFT
Netherlands
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif: Pieter J. de Wit
Tél.: +310152781892
Fax: +310152786190

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OCEANSCAN - MARINE SYSTEMS & TECHNOLOGY LDA
Portugal

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 446 194


AVENIDA DA LIBERDADE POLO DO MAR DO UPTEC
4450718 MATOSINHOS PORTO
Portugal
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif: Alexandre Jorge Arada Sousa
Tél.: +351 220301576
Fax: +351 220301511

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UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 715 930


PRACA GOMES TEIXEIRA
4099 002 PORTO
Portugal
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif: Mafalda Marques Moreira Soeiro
Tél.: +351 225082171
Fax: +351 225081440

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APDL - ADMINISTRACAO DOS PORTOS DODOURO E LEIXOES SA
Portugal

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 246 210


AVENIDA DA LIBERDADE
4450718 LECA DA PALMEIRA
Portugal
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif: Elisa Costa
Tél.: +351229990700
Fax: +351229990701

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IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 447 470


SOUTH KENSINGTON CAMPUS EXHIBITION ROAD
SW7 2AZ LONDON
United Kingdom
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif: Shaun Power
Tél.: +44 20 7594 8773
Fax: +44 20 7594 8609

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GEORGIA TECH LORRAINE ASSOCIATION
France

Contribution de l'UE: EUR 0


RUE MARCONI 2
57070 METZ
France
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif: Brigitte HUBERT
Tél.: +333 87 20 39 46

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