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Collaborative Aerial Robotic Workers

Obiettivo

With aging infrastructure in developing-and-developed countries, and with the gradual expansion of distributed installations, the costs of inspection and repair tasks have been growing vastly and incessantly. To address this reality, a major paradigm shift is required, in order to procure the highly automated, efficient, and reliable solutions that will not only reduce costs, but will also minimize risks to personnel and asset safety. AEROWORKS envisions a novel aerial robotic team that possesses the capability to autonomously conduct infrastructure inspection and maintenance tasks, while additionally providing intuitive and user-friendly interfaces to human-operators.

The AEROWORKS robotic team will consist of multiple heterogeneous “collaborative Aerial Robotic Workers”, a new class of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles equipped with dexterous manipulators, novel physical interaction and co-manipulation control strategies, perception systems, and planning intelligence. This new generation of worker-robots will be capable of autonomously executing infrastructure inspection and maintenance works. The AEROWORKS multi-robot team will operate in a decentralized fashion, and will be characterized by unprecedented levels of reconfigurability, mission dependability, mapping fidelity, and manipulation dexterity, integrated in robust and reliable systems that are rapidly deployable and ready-to-use as an integral part of infrastructure service operations.

As the project aims for direct exploitation in the infrastructure services market, its results will be demonstrated and evaluated in realistic and real infrastructure environments, with a clear focus on increased Technology Readiness Levels. The accomplishment of the envisaged scenarios will boost the European infrastructure sector, contribute to the goal of retaining Europe’s competitiveness, and particularly impact our service and industrial robotics sector, drastically changing the landscape of how robots are utilized.

Invito a presentare proposte

H2020-ICT-2014-1
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Meccanismo di finanziamento

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinatore

LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET
Indirizzo
Universitetsomradet Porson
971 87 Lulea
Svezia
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contributo UE
€ 1 081 294,19

Partecipanti (9)

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Svizzera
Contributo UE
€ 0
Indirizzo
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Svezia
Contributo UE
€ 653 687,50
Indirizzo
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Paesi Bassi
Contributo UE
€ 652 102,03
Indirizzo
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

Partecipazione conclusa

United Kingdom
Contributo UE
€ 5 535,65
Indirizzo
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PANEPISTIMIO PATRON
Greece
Contributo UE
€ 410 878,13
Indirizzo
University Campus Rio Patras
265 04 Rio Patras
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germania
Contributo UE
€ 677 187,50
Indirizzo
Am Campeon 10-12
85579 Neubiberg
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Skybotix AG

Partecipazione conclusa

Svizzera
Contributo UE
€ 0
Indirizzo
Luegislandstrasse 105
8051 Zurich
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WAYGATE TECHNOLOGIES ROBOTICS AG
Svizzera
Contributo UE
€ 0
Indirizzo
Technoparkstrasse 1
8005 Zurich
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SKELLEFTEA KRAFT AB
Svezia
Contributo UE
€ 191 250
Indirizzo
Kanalgatan 71
931 80 Skelleftea
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)