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Acoustics-based drone navigation and interaction

Project description

Making drones quieter so they can hear where they're going

Multi-rotor aerial vehicles' autonomous navigation and interactions are based on artificial intelligence technologies and visual sensing. But visual navigation can fail in the dark or in direct sunlight. Acoustic sensing can complement or even replace vision navigation. It is less costly, and its energy footprint makes it attractive for small-form-factor aircraft. However, the loud noise generated by the drone propulsion poses a challenge. The EU-funded EARS project aims to develop a pioneering system for actively controlling and shaping the aircraft-produced noise, enabling navigation and interaction tasks through a series of scientific and methodological innovations in modelling or signal processing combined with machine learning.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/acoustics
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/signal processing
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/robotics/autonomous robots/drones
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/artificial intelligence
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/aircraft
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/automation and control systems/home automation

Call for proposal

ERC-2019-COG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-COG - Consolidator Grant

Host institution

TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Address
Senate Building Technion City
32000 Haifa
Israel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 2 000 000

Beneficiaries (1)

TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Israel
EU contribution
€ 2 000 000
Address
Senate Building Technion City
32000 Haifa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments