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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.
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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)

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AUTORIDAD PORTUARIA DE GIJON

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 110 959

THALES SAFARE SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 448 702

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 442 863

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 470 116

UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 542 142

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 231646

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    2 March 2009

  • End date

    1 July 2012

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 227 770

  • EU contribution

    € 2 750 000

Coordinated by:

BMT GROUP LTD

United Kingdom