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Smart and Networking UnderWAter Robots in Cooperation Meshes

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

Address

Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 248 357,20

Participants (31)

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ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 203 775

IXION INDUSTRY AND AEROSPACE SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 117 094,98

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 276 567

CONSORCIO PARA EL DISENO, CONSTRUCCION, EQUIPAMIENTO Y EXPLOTACION DE LA PLATAFORMA OCEANICA DE CANARIAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 231 156,25

TTI NORTE, S.L.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 219 937

HI IBERIA INGENIERIA Y PROYECTOS SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 167 236

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 459 267,84

EVOLOGICS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 267 819

ECA ROBOTICS

France

EU Contribution

€ 415 585

OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES

France

EU Contribution

€ 222 919

THALES SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 288 864,75

GREENSPHERE UNIPESSOAL LDA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 98 719

INSTITUTO DE TELECOMUNICACOES

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 102 763

UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 99 594

STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 255 027,75

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 187 518

MARITIME ROBOTICS AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 240 702

INVENTAS AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 231 398

WATER LINKED AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 204 497

DEEPVISION AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 239 285

MAELARDALENS HOEGSKOLA

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 299 614,11

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 93 323

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 146 219

WORLD PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SRLS.R.L

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 71 931

AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS SRL

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 96 593

DESISTEK ROBOTIK ELEKTRONIK YAZILIMAR-GE URETIM DANISMANLIK ITHALAT IHRACAT TICARET LIMITED SIRKETI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 230 613

SABANCI UNIVERSITESI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 231 955,75

LEONARDO - SOCIETA PER AZIONI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 282 449

WHITEHEAD SISTEMI SUBACQUEI SPA

Italy

SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO S ANNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 85 312,50

SINTEF AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 72 953,25

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 662107

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 July 2015

  • End date

    31 July 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.7.

  • Overall budget:

    € 17 168 626,68

  • EU contribution

    € 6 389 046,38

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID

Spain