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Smart and Networking UnderWAter Robots in Cooperation Meshes

Objective

Nowadays, the major part of offshore operations is done by divers in dangerous missions. Since their number is limited, the dependency on their work represents a real threat to the offshore industry. The extended use of unmanned underwater vehicles (AUVs/ROVs) could solve this problem but since they are usually tailor-made for a specific task and difficult to operate their deployment is very expensive.

The overall goal of the SWARMs project is to expand the use of AUVs/ROVs and facilitate the creation, planning and execution of maritime and offshore operations. This will reduce the operational cost and increase the safety of tasks assigned to divers.

The SWARMs project aims to make AUVs/ROVs accessible to more users by:

• Enabling AUVs/ROVs to work in a cooperative mesh thus opening up new applications and ensuring re-usability as no specialized vehicles are needed but heterogeneous standard vehicles can combine their capabilities,

• Increasing the autonomy of AUVs and improving the usability of ROVs

The approach is to design and develop an integrated platform (a set of Software/Hardware components), incorporated into the current generation of underwater vehicles in order to improve autonomy, cooperation, robustness, cost-effectiveness, and reliability of the offshore operations.

SWARMs’ achievements will be demonstrated in two field tests in different scenarios:

• Inspection, maintenance and repair of offshore infrastructure
• Pollution monitoring
• Offshore construction operations

SWARMs is an industry-led project: big technology companies will collaborate with SMEs specialized in the subsea, robotics and communication sectors and universities and research institutions to ensure that the newest innovations in subsea robotics will arrive fast to market. As voice of the customer, two end-users are also part of the consortium.

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Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
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€ 248 357,20
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 515 817,80
Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid

Participants (30)

ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 203 775,00
Address
Avenida De Europa 18 Parque Empresarial
28108 Alcobendas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 423 225,00
Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
 
IXION INDUSTRY AND AEROSPACE SL

Participation ended

Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 117 094,98
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
Calle Julian Camarillo 21B
28027 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 243 308,15
Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 276 567,00
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Bizkaia Astondo Bidea Edificio 700
48160 Derio (Bizkaia)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 574 408,00
CONSORCIO PARA EL DISENO, CONSTRUCCION, EQUIPAMIENTO Y EXPLOTACION DE LA PLATAFORMA OCEANICA DE CANARIAS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 231 156,25
Address
Carretera De Taliarte
35200 Telde
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 480 093,75
TTI NORTE, S.L.
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 219 937,00
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
C/ Albert Einstein 14
39011 Santander
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 456 793,77
HI IBERIA INGENIERIA Y PROYECTOS SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 167 236,00
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
Calle Juan Hurtado De Mendoza 14 Piso Baj
28036 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 347 335,00
Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
Germany
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€ 459 267,84
Address
Robert-bosch-platz 1
70839 Gerlingen-schillerhoehe
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 497 539,66
EVOLOGICS GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 267 819,00
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
Ackerstrasse 76
13355 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 314 368,50
ECA ROBOTICS
France
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€ 415 585,00
Address
262 Rue Des Freres Lumiere Zone Industrielle Toulon Est
83130 La Garde
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 623 377,50
Region
Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Var
 
OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES
France
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€ 222 919,00
Address
Chemin De La Huniere
91120 Palaiseau
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Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 318 231,53
THALES
France
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Address
Tour Carpe Diem Place Des Corolles Esplanade Nord
92400 Courbevoie
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Non-EU contribution
€ 559 710,25
GREENSPHERE UNIPESSOAL LDA
Portugal
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€ 98 719,00
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
Avenida Calouste Gulbenkian 174
3750 102 Agueda
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 205 031,00
Region
Continente Centro (PT) Região de Aveiro
 
INSTITUTO DE TELECOMUNICACOES
Portugal
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€ 102 763,00
Address
Campus Universitario De Santiago Universidade De Aveiro
3810 193 Gloria E Vera Cruz
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Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 206 930,75
UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO
Portugal
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€ 99 594,00
Address
Campus Universitário De Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro
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€ 206 849,75
STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Participation ended

Norway
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€ 255 027,75
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
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Non-EU contribution
€ 255 027,75
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
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Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
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Non-EU contribution
€ 262 364,50
MARITIME ROBOTICS AS
Norway
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€ 240 702,00
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
Brattorkaia 11
7010 Trondheim
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 396 231,75
Region
Norge Trøndelag Trøndelag
 
INVENTAS AS
Norway
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€ 231 398,00
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
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Innherredsveien 7
7014 Trondheim
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 380 914,50
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Norge Trøndelag Trøndelag
 
WATER LINKED AS
Norway
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€ 204 497,00
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
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Stiklestadveien 1
7041 Trondheim
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€ 336 634,25
Region
Norge Trøndelag Trøndelag
 
DEEPVISION AB
Sweden
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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
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Duvkullestigen 5
587 25 Linkoping
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Region
Östra Sverige Östra Mellansverige Östergötlands län
 
MALARDALENS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
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721 23 Vasteraas
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Anna Van Buerenplein 1
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SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BV
Netherlands
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€ 146 219,00
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
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Olof Palmestraat 14
2616 LR Delft
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West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
WORLD PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SRLS.R.L
Romania
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Macroregiunea Trei Bucureşti-Ilfov Bucureşti
 
AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS SRL
Romania
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€ 96 593,00
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
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Bulevardul Iuliu Maniu 7, Corp Z, Birou 13, Etaj 2
061072 Bucuresti
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 165 840,75
Region
Macroregiunea Trei Bucureşti-Ilfov Bucureşti
 
DESISTEK ROBOTIK ELEKTRONIK YAZILIMAR-GE URETIM DANISMANLIK ITHALAT IHRACAT TICARET LIMITED SIRKETI
Turkey
Net EU contribution
€ 230 613,00
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
Universiteler Mah Ihsan Dogramaci Bul Odtu Teknoke Silikon Bina Blok Bk 8
06800 Cankaya Ankara
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Batı Anadolu Ankara Ankara
 
SABANCI UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
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Orta Mahalle Universite Caddesi N 27 Tuzla
34956 Istanbul
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€ 283 444,25
LEONARDO - SOCIETA PER AZIONI
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Norway
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Address
Strindvegen 4
7034 Trondheim
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Research Organisations
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€ 202 711,25