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Smart and Networking UnderWAter Robots in Cooperation Meshes

Objective

Nowadays, the major part of offshore operations is done by divers in dangerous missions. Since their number is limited, the dependency on their work represents a real threat to the offshore industry. The extended use of unmanned underwater vehicles (AUVs/ROVs) could solve this problem but since they are usually tailor-made for a specific task and difficult to operate their deployment is very expensive.

The overall goal of the SWARMs project is to expand the use of AUVs/ROVs and facilitate the creation, planning and execution of maritime and offshore operations. This will reduce the operational cost and increase the safety of tasks assigned to divers.

The SWARMs project aims to make AUVs/ROVs accessible to more users by:

• Enabling AUVs/ROVs to work in a cooperative mesh thus opening up new applications and ensuring re-usability as no specialized vehicles are needed but heterogeneous standard vehicles can combine their capabilities,

• Increasing the autonomy of AUVs and improving the usability of ROVs

The approach is to design and develop an integrated platform (a set of Software/Hardware components), incorporated into the current generation of underwater vehicles in order to improve autonomy, cooperation, robustness, cost-effectiveness, and reliability of the offshore operations.

SWARMs’ achievements will be demonstrated in two field tests in different scenarios:

• Inspection, maintenance and repair of offshore infrastructure
• Pollution monitoring
• Offshore construction operations

SWARMs is an industry-led project: big technology companies will collaborate with SMEs specialized in the subsea, robotics and communication sectors and universities and research institutions to ensure that the newest innovations in subsea robotics will arrive fast to market. As voice of the customer, two end-users are also part of the consortium.

Field of science

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

Call for proposal

ECSEL-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

ECSEL-RIA - ECSEL Research and Innovation Action

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 248 357,20

Participants (30)

ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 203 775
Address
Avenida De Europa 18 Parque Empresarial
28108 Alcobendas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IXION INDUSTRY AND AEROSPACE SL

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 117 094,98
Address
Calle Julian Camarillo 21B
28027 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 276 567
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
CONSORCIO PARA EL DISENO, CONSTRUCCION, EQUIPAMIENTO Y EXPLOTACION DE LA PLATAFORMA OCEANICA DE CANARIAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 231 156,25
Address
Carretera De Taliarte
35200 Telde
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
TTI NORTE, S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 219 937
Address
C/ Albert Einstein 14
39011 Santander
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HI IBERIA INGENIERIA Y PROYECTOS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 167 236
Address
Calle Juan Hurtado De Mendoza 14 Piso Baj
28036 Madrid
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
Germany
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€ 459 267,84
Address
Robert-bosch-platz 1
70839 Gerlingen-schillerhoehe
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EVOLOGICS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 267 819
Address
Ackerstrasse 76
13355 Berlin
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ECA ROBOTICS
France
EU contribution
€ 415 585
Address
262 Rue Des Freres Lumiere Zone Industrielle Toulon Est
83130 La Garde
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES
France
EU contribution
€ 222 919
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Chemin De La Huniere
91120 Palaiseau
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Research Organisations
THALES
France
EU contribution
€ 288 864,75
Address
Tour Carpe Diem Place Des Corolles Esplanade Nord
92400 Courbevoie
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GREENSPHERE UNIPESSOAL LDA
Portugal
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€ 98 719
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Avenida Calouste Gulbenkian 174
3750 102 Agueda
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INSTITUTO DE TELECOMUNICACOES
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 102 763
Address
Campus Universitario De Santiago Universidade De Aveiro
3810 193 Gloria E Vera Cruz
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 99 594
Address
Campus Universitário De Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STIFTELSEN SINTEF

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Norway
EU contribution
€ 255 027,75
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Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
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Research Organisations
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
EU contribution
€ 187 518
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MARITIME ROBOTICS AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 240 702
Address
Brattorkaia 11
7010 Trondheim
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INVENTAS AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 231 398
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Innherredsveien 7
7014 Trondheim
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WATER LINKED AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 204 497
Address
Stiklestadveien 1
7041 Trondheim
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DEEPVISION AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 239 285
Address
Duvkullestigen 5
587 25 Linkoping
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MAELARDALENS HOEGSKOLA
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 299 614,11
Address
Hogskoleplan 1
721 23 Vasteras
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NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 93 323
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
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Research Organisations
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 146 219
Address
Olof Palmestraat 14
2616 LR Delft
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WORLD PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SRLS.R.L
Romania
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€ 71 931
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Blvd. Iuliu Maniu, Nr. 7, Module 2, 2Nd Floor, District 6
061072 Bucuresti
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AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS SRL
Romania
EU contribution
€ 96 593
Address
Bulevardul Iuliu Maniu 7, Corp Z, Birou 13, Etaj 2
061072 Bucuresti
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DESISTEK ROBOTIK ELEKTRONIK YAZILIMAR-GE URETIM DANISMANLIK ITHALAT IHRACAT TICARET LIMITED SIRKETI
Turkey
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€ 230 613
Address
Universiteler Mah Ihsan Dogramaci Bul Odtu Teknoke Silikon Bina Blok Bk 8
06800 Cankaya Ankara
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SABANCI UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 231 955,75
Address
Universite Caddesi N 27, Orta Mahalle
34956 Tuzla Istanbul
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LEONARDO - SOCIETA PER AZIONI
Italy
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€ 282 449
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Piazza Monte Grappa 4
00195 Roma
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SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO S ANNA
Italy
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€ 85 312,50
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Piazza Martiri Della Liberta 33
56127 Pisa
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SINTEF AS
Norway
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€ 72 953,25
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Strindvegen 4
7034 Trondheim
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Research Organisations