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Search and monitoring of Harmful contaminants, Other pollutants And Leaks in vessels in port using a swarm of robotic fish

Project description


Cognitive Systems, Interaction, Robotics
Robotic fish designed to mimic the natural movements of real fish and to monitor the environment
SHOAL will develop a shoal of robotic fish to analyse contaminants in water and produce a real-time map of which pollutants are present, in what concentrations and where these are on a 3D map of the port. The robot fish will function independently and as part of a larger group. SHOAL will use advanced swarm intelligence techniques to control the robots in order to coordinate the group efficiently and adapt quickly to changes in the environment. This will benefit not only monitoring operations in ports across the EU, but also lead to important advances in robotics, chemical analysis, underwater communications and robot intelligence. SHOAL is innovative because it can analyse chemicals not only on the surface of the water but also those that are dissolved in the water. This will allow the fish to find pollution from agriculture as well as leaks from ships or pipelines.

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2007-3
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Coordinator Contact

Luke SPELLER (Dr.)

Coordinator

BMT GROUP LTD
Address
Goodrich House Waldegrave Road 1
TW11 8LZ Teddington
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 735 218
Administrative Contact
Rory Doyle (Dr.)

Participants (5)

AUTORIDAD PORTUARIA DE GIJON
Spain
EU contribution
€ 110 959
Address
Claudio Alvargonzalez 32
33201 Gijon
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Humberto Moyano (Mr.)
THALES SAFARE SA
France
EU contribution
€ 448 702
Address
Route Des Dolines
06560 Valbonne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Richard Beltrame (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 442 863
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Conor Delaney (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 470 116
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Gregory (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 542 142
Address
Wivenhoe Park
CO4 3SQ Colchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sheeren Anderson (Ms.)