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Spatial-temporal information processing for collision detection in dynamic environments

Objective

In the real world, collision happens at every second - often results in serious accidents and fatalities. For example, there are more than 3560 people died from vehicle collision per day worldwide. On the other sector, autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have demonstrated great potential in serving human society such as delivering goods to households and precision farming, but are restricted due to lacking of collision detection capability. The current approaches for collision detection such as radar, laser based Ladar and GPS are far from acceptable in terms of reliability, energy consumption and size. A new type of low cost, low energy consumption and miniaturized collision detection sensors are badly needed to not only save millions of people’s lives but also make autonomous UAVs and robots safe to serve human society. STEP2DYNA consortium proposes an innovative bio-inspired solution for collision detection in dynamic environments. It takes the advantages of low cost spatial-temporal and parallel computing capacity of visual neural systems and realized it in chip specifically for collision detection in dynamic environments.

Realizing visual neural systems in chips demands multidisciplinary expertise in biological system modelling, computer vision, chip design and robotics. This breadth of expertise is not readily possessed within one institution. Secondly, the market potential of the collision detection system could not be well exploited, unless by a dedicated partner from industry. Therefore, this consortium is designed to bring neurobiologists, neural system modelers, chip designers, robotics researchers and engineers from Europe and East of Asia together and complement each others’ research strengths via staff secondments, jointly organised workshops and conferences. Through this project, the partners will build up strong expertise in this exciting multidisciplinary area and the European SME will position well as a market leader in collision detection.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF LINCOLN
Net EU contribution
€ 571 500,00
Address
Brayford Pool
LN6 7TS Lincoln
United Kingdom

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Region
East Midlands (England) Lincolnshire Lincolnshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 198 000,00

Participants (3)

UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 121 500,00
Address
Mittelweg 177
20148 Hamburg

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Region
Hamburg Hamburg Hamburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 22 500,00
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 189 000,00
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne

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Region
North East (England) Northumberland and Tyne and Wear Tyneside
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AGILE ROBOTS AG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 126 000,00
Address
Friedrichshafener Strasse 1
82205 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern Starnberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Partners (7)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY
China
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Qing Hua Yuan
100084 Beijing

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 54 000,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION KYUSHU UNIVERSITY
Japan
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
744 Motooka, Nishi-ku
819 0395 Fukuoka

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 4 500,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

XI'AN JIAOTONG UNIVERSITY

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China
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
West Xianning Road
71049 Xi'an

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 49 500,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

HUAZHONG UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
China
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Luoyu Road 1037 Hubei
430074 Wuhan

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 76 500,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

UNIVERSIDAD DE BUENOS AIRES
Argentina
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Calle Viamonte 430
1053 Buenos Aires

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 73 800,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

GUANGZHOU UNIVERSITY
China
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
230 Waihuan West Road
510006 Guangzhou

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 36 000,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

UNIVERSITI PUTRA MALAYSIA
Malaysia
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Upm Serdang
43400 Selangor Darul Ehsan

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 54 000,00