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Innovative aerial service robots for remote inspections by contact

Project description

Cognitive Systems and Robotics Innovative aerial platform for physically interacting with the human world The goal of the AIRobots project is to develop a new generation of aerial service robots capable to support human beings in all those activities which require the ability to interact actively and safely with environments not constrained on ground but, indeed, freely in air. The step forward with respect to the “classical” field of aerial robotics is to realize aerial vehicles able to accomplish a large variety of applications, such as inspection of buildings and large infrastructures, sample picking, aerial remote manipulation, and so forth. The aerial platform will be remotely supervised by the operator with the use of haptic devices and will be like a flying hand for the human, thanks to force and visual feedback strategies.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/robotics

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2009-4
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator Contact

Lorenzo MARCONI (Prof.)

Coordinator

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 650 569
Administrative Contact
Verdiana Bandini (Ms.)

Participants (5)

GE INSPECTION ROBOTICS AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 210 684
Address
Technoparkstrasse 1
8005 Zurich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ekkehard Zwicker (Dr.)
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 614 520
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Roland Siegwart (Prof.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II
Italy
EU contribution
€ 458 072
Address
Corso Umberto I, 40
80138 Napoli
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Cinzia Cannizzaro (Ms.)
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 610 155
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
B.J. Pals (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SALERNO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 72 000
Address
Via Giovanni Paolo Ii 132
84084 Fisciano Sa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Carmen Caterina (Ms.)