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Marine robotic system of self-organizing, logically linked physical nodes

Project description


Cognitive Systems and Robotics

The MORPH project advances the novel concept of an underwater robotic system composed of a number of spatially separated mobile robot-modules, carrying distinct and yet complementary resources. Instead of being physically coupled, the modules are connected via virtual links that rely on the flow of information among them. Without rigid links, the MORPH supra-vehicle (MSV) can reconfigure itself and adapt in response to the shape of the terrain. The possible applications of the MSV cover a wide range of scientific and commercial areas such as monitoring of cold water coral reefs, oil and gas pipeline inspection, or harbor and dam protection.

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2011-7
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Coordinator

ATLAS ELEKTRONIK GMBH
Address
Sebaldsbrucker Heerstrasse 235
28305 Bremen
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 671 062
Administrative Contact
Lena Panek (Mrs.)

Participants (10)

NATO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 836 472
Address
Boulevard Leopold Iii
1110 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Edoardo Bovio (Dr.)
JACOBS UNIVERSITY BREMEN GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 938 172
Address
Campus Ring 1
28759 Bremen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ronald Kieschnick (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET ILMENAU
Germany
EU contribution
€ 798 097
Address
Ehrenbergstrasse 29
98693 Ilmenau
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christoph AMENT (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAT DE GIRONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 667 520
Address
Placa Sant Domenec 3
17004 Girona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jordi Castañer (Mr.)
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
France
EU contribution
€ 668 590
Address
1625 Route De Sainte Anne Zone Industrielle De La Pointe Du Diable
29280 Plouzane
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Martine MORVAN (Ms.)
NATO SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION - CENTRE FOR MARITIME RESEARCH & EXPERIMENTATION

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Viale San Bartolomeo 400
19126 La Spezia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Edoardo Bovio (Dr.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 398 040
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Massimo Caccia (Mr.)
IMAR - INSTITUTO DO MAR
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 318 613
Address
Rua Prof Dr Frederico Machado 4 Departamento De Oceanografia E Pescas Univ Dos Acores
9901-862 Horta
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ricardo Serrão Santos (Prof.)
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 987 805
Address
Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
1049-001 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
TERESA MALHOA (Dr.)
ATLAS HYDROGRAPHICS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Kurfurstenallee 130
28211 Bremen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stefan Könnecke (Mr.)