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Inspection Drones for Ensuring Safety in Transport Infrastructures

Project description

Drones rise up to challenge of bridge and railway inspections

Drones are being used to perform inspections of roadways and railways. Industrial, research and academic experts in infrastructure inspection, energy harvesting, artificial intelligence, communications, and drone technology are joining forces to help increase the safety of the European civil transport system. Through the EU-funded Drones4Safety project, they are building a cooperative, autonomous, self-recharging and continuously operating drone system for autonomous, accurate and frequent inspections of transport infrastructures. This new system will be made available to railway and bridge operators to remotely monitor the status of their infrastructures and notifying them if a fault is detected. The project will use satellite and open maps, and will develop and improve artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to optimise inspection results. Drones4Safety's outcomes will be presented to transportation operators in the form of software services and hardware drone systems.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/artificial intelligence
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/robotics/autonomous robots/drones
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

H2020-MG-2019-TwoStages
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

SYDDANSK UNIVERSITET
Address
Campusvej 55
5230 Odense M
Denmark
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 196 605

Participants (8)

AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 421 900
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 420 928,75
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRO EUROPEO DI FORMAZIONE E RICERCA IN INGEGNERIA SISMICA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 326 433,75
Address
Via Ferrata 1
27100 Pavia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DELAIR
France
EU contribution
€ 338 700
Address
676 Rue Max Planck
31670 Labege
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NEAT SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 318 750
Address
Via Edoardo D'onofrio 304
00155 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AUTOMOTIVE & RAIL INNOVATION CENTERGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 363 125
Address
Friedrich-list-allee 11
41844 Monchengladbach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DEEP BLUE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 146 750
Address
Via Ennio Quirino Visconti 8
00193 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROCONTROL - EUROPEAN ORGANISATION FOR THE SAFETY OF AIR NAVIGATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rue De La Fusée 96
1130 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations