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Natural Intelligence for Robotic Monitoring of Habitats

Descrizione del progetto

L’introduzione dei robot per il monitoraggio ambientale

Il riscaldamento globale e l’inquinamento rappresentano una seria minaccia per l’ambiente. La maggior parte delle politiche proposte mira a ripristinare e preservare gli ecosistemi aumentando la copertura delle aree protette terrestri e marine a elevata biodiversità, basandosi sulla rete Natura 2000. Il progetto NI, finanziato dall’UE, mira a sostenere il Green Deal europeo attraverso il monitoraggio degli habitat naturali appartenenti alla rete con robot in grado di muoversi agilmente in dune, praterie, foreste e terreni alpini. I robot saranno dotati di intelligenza naturale e sfrutteranno la fusione tra caratteristiche cognitive artificiali e corpi articolati di robotica morbida.

Obiettivo

Global warming and pollution are threatening the survival of one million over the eight million species in forests and oceans on the planet. The EU answer to these challenges is the set of deeply transformative policies contained in the European Green Deal. Among these policies a prominent role is given to the restoring and preservation of ecosystems by increasing the coverage of protected biodiversity-rich land and sea areas building on the Natura 2000 network.
Stretching over 18% of the EU’s land area and almost 6% of its marine territory, Natura 2000 is the largest coordinated network of protected areas in the world. The land and sea coverage will be increased up to 30% within 2030.
Today human operators are the only option to perform the environmental monitoring of such a large area. This is not only because of their specific expertise and knowledge in classifying plants and habitats but also because their physical intelligence allowing them to move for hours in wild unstructured environments such dunes, forests, and mountains.
The artificial alternative is robotics, which made tremendous advancements in recent years, however robots hardly leave laboratories and factories because they are not robust and efficient to survive in the real world. Flying robots do not have the required energy autonomy, while ground robots are not: i) intelligent to autonomously percept, interpret, and interact with highly uneven, slipping and irregular grounds, ii) physically robust to manage unexpected contacts and impacts.
The Natural Intelligence (NI) project aims to serve the European Green Deal via monitoring the natural habitats of N2000N with robots able to effectively move in dunes, grasslands, forests, and alpine terrains. NI robots will be empowered by Natural Intelligence, emerging by the interaction of environment, body and mind, leveraging on the fusion of artificial cognition and articulated soft-robotics bodies.

Invito a presentare proposte

H2020-ICT-2018-20

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Bando secondario

H2020-ICT-2020-2

Meccanismo di finanziamento

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinatore

UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 992 500,00
Indirizzo
LUNGARNO PACINOTTI 43/44
56126 Pisa
Italia

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Regione
Centro (IT) Toscana Pisa
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Collegamenti
Costo totale
€ 992 500,00

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