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Smart collaboration between Humans and ground-aErial Robots for imProving rescuing activities in Alpine environments

Project description


Cognitive Systems and Robotics
Mixed ground and aerial robotic platform supporting search and rescue activities in a Alpine environments
The goal of SHERPA is to develop a mixed ground and aerial robotic platform to support search and rescue activities in a real-world hostile environment like the alpine scenario. What makes the project very rich from a scientific viewpoint is the heterogeneity and the capabilities to be owned by the different actors of the SHERPA system: the “human” rescuer is the “busy genius”, working in team with the ground vehicle, as the “intelligent donkey”, and with the aerial platforms, i.e. the “trained wasps” and “patrolling hawks”. The emphasis is placed on robust autonomy of the platform, acquisition of cognitive capabilities, collaboration strategies, natural and implicit interaction between the “genius” and the “SHERPA animals”, which motivate the research activity.

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2011-9
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Coordinator

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 348 270
Administrative Contact
Lorenzo Marconi (Prof.)

Participants (10)

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 914 800
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sofie Heroes (Ms.)
BLUEBOTICS SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 706 575
Address
Parc Scientifique De L Epfl
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nicola Tomatis (Dr.)
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 1 019 920
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Roland Siegwart (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 944 000
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 Bremen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Thomas Flink (Mr.)
SALA ANDREA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 465 054
Address
Via Pasubio 80/3
40133 Bologna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andrea Sala (Dr.)
C.R.E.A.T.E. CONSORZIO DI RICERCA PER L'ENERGIA L AUTOMAZIONE E LE TECNOLOGIE DELL'ELETTROMAGNETISMO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 941 800
Address
Via Claudio 21
80125 Napoli
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Vincenzo Coccorese (Prof.)
CLUB ALPINO ITALIANO - C.A.I. ASSOCIAZIONE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 74 000
Address
Via Petrella Errico 19
20124 Milano
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Emanuela Pesenti (Ms.)
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 110 201
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
B.J. Pals (Mr.)
LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 1 025 380
Address
Campus Valla
581 83 Linkoping
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Patrick Doherty (Prof.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Corso Umberto I, 40
80138 Napoli
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Cinzia Cannizzaro (Dr.)