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MULTIple DRONE platform for media production

MULTIple DRONE platform for media production

Objective

MULTIDRONE aims to develop an innovative, intelligent, multi-drone platform for media production to cover outdoor events, which are typically held over wide areas (at stadium/city level). The 4-10 drone team, to be managed by the production director and crew, will have: a) increased decisional autonomy, by minimizing production crew load and interventions and b) improved robustness, security and safety mechanisms (e.g., embedded flight regulation compliance, enhanced crowd avoidance, autonomous emergency landing, communications security), enabling it to carry out its mission even against adverse conditions or crew inaction and to handle emergencies. Such robustness is particularly important, as the drone team has to operate close to crowds and may face an unexpected course of events and/or environmental hazards. Therefore, it must be contextually aware and adaptive with improved perception of crowds, individual people and other hazards. As this multi-actor system will be heterogeneous, consisting of multiple drones and the production crew, serious human-in-the-loop issues will be addressed to avoid operator overload, with the goal of maximizing shooting creativity and productivity, whilst minimizing production costs. Overall, MULTIDRONE will boost research on multiple-actor systems by proposing novel multiple-actor functionalities and performance metrics. Furthermore, the overall multidrone system will be built to serve identified end user needs. Specifically, innovative, safe and fast multidrone audiovisual shooting will provide a novel multidrone cinematographic shooting genre and new media production techniques that will have a large impact on the financially important EU broadcasting/media industry. It will boost production creativity by allowing the creation of rich/novel media output formats, improving event coverage, adapting to event dynamics and offering rapid reaction speed to unexpected events.

Coordinator

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS

Address

Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki

Greece

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 258 226,01

Participants (8)

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THALES SIX GTS FRANCE SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 1 040 546,45

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 573 488,80

UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 747 651,63

DEUTSCHE WELLE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 552 781,36

RAI-RADIOTELEVISIONE ITALIANA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 336 242,50

BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION

United Kingdom

ALERION

France

EU Contribution

€ 273 743,80

ASSOCIACAO DO INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO PARA A INVESTIGACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 523 855,70

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 731667

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2017

  • End date

    31 December 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 306 536,25

  • EU contribution

    € 5 306 536,25

Coordinated by:

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS

Greece