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Robotics Technology for Inspection of Ships

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 779776

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2018

  • End date

    31 December 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 566 425

  • EU contribution

    € 2 746 435

Coordinated by:

RINA SERVICES SPA

Italy

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).

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

€ 180 775

FLYABILITY SA

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 375 725

GE INSPECTION ROBOTICS AG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 461 422,50

OPEN CASCADE

France

EU Contribution

€ 323 750

UNIVERSITAT DE LES ILLES BALEARS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 429 375

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 403 750

FAYARD AS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 124 250

SHIPS SURVEYS AND SERVICE SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 85 750

GLAFCOS MARINE EPE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 125 562,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 779776

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2018

  • End date

    31 December 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 566 425

  • EU contribution

    € 2 746 435

Coordinated by:

RINA SERVICES SPA

Italy