Autonomous systems and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), can play an important role in many applications including disaster management, and the monitoring and measurement of events. Currently, many missions cannot be accomplished or imply a high level of risk for the people involved (pilots and drivers), as unmanned vehicles are not available or not permitted. These missions could be performed or facilitated by using autonomous helicopters with accurate positioning and the ability to land on mobile platforms, such as ship decks. These applications strongly depend on the UAV reliability to react in a predictable and controllable manner in spite of perturbations, such as wind gusts.
On the other hand, the cooperation, coordination and traffic control of many mobile entities are relevant issues for applications such as automation of industrial warehousing, surveillance by using aerial and ground vehicles, and transportation systems.
EC-SAFEMOBIL is devoted to the development of sufficiently accurate common motion estimation and control methods and technologies in order to reach levels of reliability and safety to facilitate unmanned vehicle deployment in a broad range of aaplications.
The final project video covering the 5 scenarios is available in the multimedia section.
DLR press release about the Scenario 3 final experiments. Video available in the multimedia section.
WXYZ News coverage of the Scenario 3 final experiments. Video available in the multimedia section.
BBC News coverage of the Scenario 3 final experiments. Video available in the multimedia section.
Experiments regarding the Scenario 2 of the EC-SAFEMOBIL project. This demonstration was performed in June 2015 at the ATLAS Centre. The video is available in http://www.ec-safemobil-project.eu/multimedia