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Swarm of Micro Flying Robots

Project description

Cognitive Systems, Interaction, Robotics Micro helicopter design, vision-based motion estimation and 3D reconstruction without GPS In the sFLY project autonomous micro helicopters are about to play major roles in tasks like search and rescue, security surveillance and law enforcement. The ability to fly allows to avoid obstacles on the ground and to have an excellent bird’s eye view. Their navigational and hovering advantages make them the ideal platform for exploration, mapping and monitoring tasks. Fully autonomous operation in cities or other dense environments involves challenges on all levels of helicopter design, perception, actuation, control, navigation and power supply that have yet to be solved. This project will focus on micro helicopter design, visual 3D mapping and navigation, low power communication and multi-robot control under environmental constraints. It will lead to novel micro flying robots that are: inherently safe due to very low weight; capable of vision-based fully autonomous navigation and mapping; capable of coordinated flight in small swarms in constrained and dense environments.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/aircraft/rotorcraft

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2007-3
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator Contact

Davide SCARAMUZZA (Dr.)

Coordinator

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Switzerland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 167 235
Administrative Contact
Roland Siegwart (Prof.)

Participants (5)

CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA - RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 340 625
Address
Rue Jaquet Droz 1
2000 Neuchatel
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jean-Dominique DECOTIGNIE (Prof.)
ASCENDING TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 300 800
Address
Konrad Zuse Bogen 4
82152 Karilling
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jan Stumpf (Mr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE ENINFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE
France
EU contribution
€ 320 640
Address
Domaine De Voluceau Rocquencourt
78153 Le Chesnay Cedex
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Agostino Martinelli (Dr.)
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 231 058
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Costas Kiparissides (Prof)
POLYTECHNEIO KRITIS

Participation ended

Greece
EU contribution
€ 189 642
Address
Building E4, Technical University Campus Counoupidiana
731 00 Chania
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Elias Kosmatopoulos (Dr.)