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Robotics Technology for Inspection of Ships

Objective

The ROBINS project aims at filling the technology and regulatory gaps that today still represent a barrier to the adoption of Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) in activities related to inspection of ships, understanding end user’s actual needs and expectations and analyzing how existing or near-future technology can meet them.
ROBINS aims to improve the ability of RAS in sensing and probing, in navigation and positioning in confined spaces, as well as the capability to access and move safely within hazardous spaces.
ROBINS also aims to provide new software tools for image and data processing, e.g. for production of 3D models and virtual/augmented reality environments, to provide the surveyor with the same level of information as obtained by direct human observation.
A framework for the assessment of equivalence between the outcomes of RAS-assisted inspections and traditional procedures will also be provided by defining test procedures, criteria and metrics for the evaluation of RAS performance. Test campaigns will be performed both on-board and in a specific testing facility, where repeatable tests and measurements can be carried out.
The development of robust technical solutions and a regulatory framework for RAS-assisted ship inspection is expected to streamline wide scale adoption of RAS technology in marine industry. The impact on safety, as far as hazardous environments are involved, can be easily understood and has already been witnessed in similar industrial domains (energy, oil and gas). The economic impact is expected to be beneficial for robotics industry (new supply chains and new potential markets), ICT industry (new services and products for data processing specific to marine industry), ship asset owners and operators (reduction of costs due to simplified preparation of items, reduced survey duration, improved quality and variety of inspection services) and certification bodies (new certification schemes for equipment, operators and procedures).

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2017-1
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

RINA SERVICES SPA
Address
Via Corsica 12
16128 Genova
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 236 075

Participants (9)

LLOYD'S REGISTER EMEA IPS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 136 150
Address
Fenchurch Street 71
EC3M 4BS London
Activity type
Other
FLYABILITY SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 389 237
Address
Route Cantonale
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WAYGATE TECHNOLOGIES ROBOTICS AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 478 016,50
Address
Technoparkstrasse 1
8005 Zurich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OPEN CASCADE
France
EU contribution
€ 323 750
Address
1 Place Des Freres Montgolfier
78280 Guyancourt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAT DE LES ILLES BALEARS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 429 375
Address
Carretera De Valldemossa Km 7.5
07122 Palma De Mallorca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 418 269
Address
Via Balbi 5
16126 Genova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FAYARD AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 124 250
Address
Kystvejen 100
5330 Munkebo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SHIPS SURVEYS AND SERVICE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 85 750
Address
Piazza Municipio 84
80133 Napoli
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GLAFCOS MARINE EPE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 125 562,50
Address
Fragiadon Str 45
18537 Piraeus
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)