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MULTIple DRONE platform for media production

Objective

MULTIDRONE aims to develop an innovative, intelligent, multi-drone platform for media production to cover outdoor events, which are typically held over wide areas (at stadium/city level). The 4-10 drone team, to be managed by the production director and crew, will have: a) increased decisional autonomy, by minimizing production crew load and interventions and b) improved robustness, security and safety mechanisms (e.g. embedded flight regulation compliance, enhanced crowd avoidance, autonomous emergency landing, communications security), enabling it to carry out its mission even against adverse conditions or crew inaction and to handle emergencies. Such robustness is particularly important, as the drone team has to operate close to crowds and may face an unexpected course of events and/or environmental hazards. Therefore, it must be contextually aware and adaptive with improved perception of crowds, individual people and other hazards. As this multi-actor system will be heterogeneous, consisting of multiple drones and the production crew, serious human-in-the-loop issues will be addressed to avoid operator overload, with the goal of maximizing shooting creativity and productivity, whilst minimizing production costs. Overall, MULTIDRONE will boost research on multiple-actor systems by proposing novel multiple-actor functionalities and performance metrics. Furthermore, the overall multidrone system will be built to serve identified end user needs. Specifically, innovative, safe and fast multidrone audiovisual shooting will provide a novel multidrone cinematographic shooting genre and new media production techniques that will have a large impact on the financially important EU broadcasting/media industry. It will boost production creativity by allowing the creation of rich/novel media output formats, improving event coverage, adapting to event dynamics and offering rapid reaction speed to unexpected events.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2016-1
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Coordinator

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Greece
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 226 976,01

Participants (8)

THALES SIX GTS FRANCE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 1 040 546,45
Address
Avenue Des Louvresses 4
92230 Gennevilliers
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 542 238,80
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 716 401,63
Address
Calle S. Fernando 4
41004 Sevilla
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DEUTSCHE WELLE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 521 531,36
Address
Kurt Schumacher Strasse 3
53113 Bonn
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
RAI-RADIOTELEVISIONE ITALIANA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 315 617,50
Address
Viale Mazzini 14
00195 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Portland Place Broadcasting House
W1A 1AA London
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
ALERION
France
EU contribution
€ 450 618,80
Address
Campus Artem 92 Rue Du Sergent Blandan
54042 Nancy Cedex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASSOCIACAO DO INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO PARA A INVESTIGACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 492 605,70
Address
Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
1049 001 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations