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AErial RObotic system integrating multiple ARMS and advanced manipulation capabilities for inspection and maintenance

Objective

AEROARMS proposes the development of the first aerial robotic system with multiple arms and advanced manipulation capabilities to be applied in industrial inspection and maintenance (I&M). The objectives are:

1. R&D on aerial manipulation to perform I&M. This includes: 1.1 Based on previous partner results, developing systems which are able to grab and dock with one or more arms and perform dexterous accurate manipulation with another arm. Also develop helicopter-based aerial manipulators, with greater payload and flight endurance, and with a dexterous arm to provide advanced manipulation capabilities by means of force interactions and hand-eye coordination using a movable camera with another light arm; 1.2 New methods and technologies for platforms which can fly and manipulate with the coordinated motion of the arms addressing constrained scenarios in which it is dangerous to use the helicopter and where it is not possible to grab to perform I&M operation.

2. Validation of 1.1 in two applications: 1) Installation and maintenance of permanent NDT sensors on remote components; 2) Deploy and maintain a mobile robotic system permanently installed on a remote structure.

To achieve the above objectives AEROARMS will develop the first aerial telemanipulation system with advanced haptic capabilities able to exert significant forces with an industrial robotic arm, as well as autonomous control, perception and planning capabilities. Special attention will be paid to the design and system development in order to receive future certification taking into account ATEX and RPAS regulations.

AEROARMS is strongly related to ICT 23–2014: Robotics enabling the emergence of aerial robots, with manipulation capabilities to operate in industrial I&M, which will be validated in in oil and gas plants to reach TRL5.

The consortium combines excellent capabilities in aerial robotics with leadership in aerial manipulation and key partners for the successful application of I&M.

Field of science

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

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA
Address
Calle S. Fernando 4
41004 Sevilla
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 699 500

Participants (9)

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 851 250
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 583 721
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
C.R.E.A.T.E. CONSORZIO DI RICERCA PER L'ENERGIA L AUTOMAZIONE E LE TECNOLOGIE DELL'ELETTROMAGNETISMO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 561 500
Address
Via Claudio 21
80125 Napoli
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACION ANDALUZA PARA EL DESARROLLO AEROESPACIAL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 693 400
Address
Calle Wilbur Y Orville Wright Num 17, Parque Aerop
41039 La Rinconada Sevilla
Activity type
Research Organisations
TUV NORD SYSTEMS GMBH & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 473 375
Address
Grosse Bahnstrasse 31
22525 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 563 881
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ELEKTRA SOLAR GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 296 225
Address
Gewerbestrasse Nord 23
86857 Hurlach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GE INSPECTION ROBOTICS AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Technoparkstrasse 1
8005 Zurich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SENSIMA INSPECTION SARL
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Ave Mont Blanc 31
1196 Gland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)