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Integrated Smart Spatial Exploration System

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."
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Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

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Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15

France

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 008 155

Participants (8)

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THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 292 802,50

CORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 548 178,75

STMICROELECTRONICS SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 573 100

CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA - RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT

Switzerland

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 511 335

UNIVERSITE DE NAMUR ASBL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 403 212,50

GOSENSE

France

EU Contribution

€ 387 615

SENSL TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 250 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 730953

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2017

  • End date

    31 December 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 567 067,50

  • EU contribution

    € 3 974 398,75

Coordinated by:

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France