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autonomous swarm of heterogeneous RObots for BORDER surveillance

autonomous swarm of heterogeneous RObots for BORDER surveillance

Objective

Border authorities and Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) across Europe face important challenges in how they patrol and protect the borders. Their work becomes more problematic considering the heterogeneity of threats, the wideness of the surveyed area, the adverse weather conditions and the wide range of terrains. Although there are several research tools and works targeting these areas independently for border surveillance, nowadays border authorities do not have access to an intelligent holistic solution providing all aforementioned functionalities.
Towards delivering such a solution, ROBORDER aims at developing and demonstrating a fully-functional autonomous border surveillance system with unmanned mobile robots including aerial, water surface, underwater and ground vehicles, capable of functioning both as standalone and in swarms, which will incorporate multimodal sensors as part of an interoperable network. The system will be equipped with adaptable sensing and robotic technologies that can operate in a wide range of operational and environmental settings. To provide a complete and detailed situational awareness picture that supports highly efficient operations, the network of sensors will include static networked sensors such as border surveillance radars, as well as mobile sensors customised and installed on board unmanned vehicles.
To succeed implementing an operational solution, a number of supplementary technologies will also be applied that will enable the establishment of robust communication links between the command and control unit and the heterogeneous robots. On top of this, detection capabilities for early identification of criminal activities and hazardous incidents will be developed. This information will be forwarded to the command and control unit that will enable the integration of large volumes of heterogeneous sensor data and the provision of a quick overview of the situation at a glance to the operators, supporting them in their decisions.
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Coordinator

TEKEVER II AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS LDA

Address

Rua Da Leziria 1
2510 080 Obidos

Portugal

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 662 625,08

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ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 673 750

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 484 660

SISEKAITSEAKADEEMIA

Estonia

EU Contribution

€ 130 812,50

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 442 125

EVERIS SPAIN SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 371 089,60

Police Service of Northern Ireland

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 217 500

MINISTERIO DA ADMINISTRACAO INTERNA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 171 850

NATO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 462 413,75

ORSZAGOS RENDOR - FOKAPITANYSAG

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 270 000

ROBOTNIK AUTOMATION SLL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 265 603,10

SERVICIUL DE PROTECTIE SI PAZA

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 143 750

ELETTRONICA GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 431 962,48

MINISTRY OF NATIONAL DEFENCE, GREECE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 303 750

SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 473 375

AUTORITA DI SISTEMA PORTUALE DEL MAR TIRRENO SETTENTRIONALE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 137 500

OCEANSCAN - MARINE SYSTEMS & TECHNOLOGY LDA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 120 549,98

INSTITUT PO OTBRANA

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 217 500

COPTING GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 222 798,10

ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 418 750

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

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 389 013,75

CONSORZIO NAZIONALE INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LE TELECOMUNICAZIONI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 571 812,50

Ministério da Justiça

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 88 500

CYBERLENS LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 255 124,98

INSPECTORATUL GENERAL AL POLITIEI DE FRONTIERA

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 72 500

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 740593

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2017

  • End date

    30 April 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.7.3.

H2020-EU.3.7.7.

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 997 781,50

  • EU contribution

    € 7 999 315,82

Coordinated by:

TEKEVER II AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS LDA

Portugal