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Integrated Smart Spatial Exploration System

Objective

"The objective of INSPEX is to make obstacle detection capabilities that are currently only feasible on autonomous vehicles available as a personal portable/wearable multi-sensor, miniaturised, low power spatial exploration system. The INSPEX System will be used for real-time 3D detection, location and warning of obstacles under all environmental conditions in indoor and outdoor environments with static and mobile obstacles. Applications include navigation for the visually/mobility impaired, safer human navigation in reduced visibility conditions and small robot/drone obstacle avoidance.
The partners bring state-of-the-art range sensors (LiDAR, UWB radar and MEMS ultrasound) to the project. INSPEX will miniaturise and reduce the power consumption of these sensors to facilitate systems integration. These will then be integrated with an IMU, environmental sensing, signal and data processing, wireless communications, power efficient data fusion and user interface, all in a miniature, low power system designed to operate within wider smart/IoT environments.
The main INSPEX Demonstrator will embed the INSPEX System in a white cane for the visually impaired and provide 3D spatial audio feedback on obstacle location.
INSPEX directly addresses:
- ICT-3 Challenge “to develop and manufacture smart objects and systems that closely integrate sensors, actuators, innovative MEMS, processing power, embedded memory and communication capabilities, all optimising the use of supply power” that can “easily be made interoperable within systems of systems”
- RIA aims to ""make technological breakthroughs and their validation in laboratory environments of the next generations of miniaturised smart integrated systems” and “industrial-relevant technological developments, modelling and validation that will enable solutions in particular for health and well-being … safety and security … manufacturing.” INSPEX is taking “reliability” and “ethical issues” strongly into consideration."

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2016-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 008 155

Participants (8)

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 292 802,50
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 548 178,75
Address
Rossa Avenue Bishopstown
T12 Cork
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STMICROELECTRONICS SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 573 100
Address
Via C.olivetti 2
20864 Agrate Brianza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA - RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rue Jaquet Droz 1
2000 Neuchatel
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 511 335
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE NAMUR ASBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 403 212,50
Address
Rue De Bruxelles 61
5000 Namur
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GOSENSE
France
EU contribution
€ 387 615
Address
10 Rue Duhamel
69002 Lyon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SENSL TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 250 000
Address
Building 6800 Avenue 6000 Cork Airport Business Park
- Cork
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)