The Unmanned Vehicle Centre is actively involved in multiple national and international research projects. Click on any of the logos to get more information on each project:

ICARUS (EU-FP7-SECU)

The ICARUS project deals with the development of a set of integrated components to assist search and rescue teams in dealing with the difficult and dangerous, but life-saving task of finding human survivors.

More information: See project website

 

TIRAMISU (EU-FP7-SECU)

The TIRAMISU project aims at providing the foundation for a global toolbox that will cover the main Mine Action activities, from the survey of large areas to the actual disposal of explosive hazards, including Mine Risk Education.

More information: See project website

 

MB12 / NMRS

MB12 / NMRSThe general objective of the study is to use a group of mobile robot in indoor and outdoor Reconnaissance Surveillance and Target Acquisition missions. The increased autonomy of the robots will have a direct impact on the safety level of the mission by reducing the risks for operators. This project is a national follow-on project of the EDA NM-RS project.

 

 

More information: See project website

 

MRN08

MRN08The goal of this project is the study of Unmanned Surface Vehicles.

Investigated topics are:

- Ship Hydrodynamics

- Flapping Foil Ship Propulsion

More information: See project website

View-Finder (EU-FP6)

View-Finder The goal of this EU funded project is to closely integrate robots carrying chemical detection sensors with rescue services. Have a look at the video of the results on our YouTube channel.

You can find more info on the (official) project website: Project Wiki Website / Official Website

For a quick overview, have a look at the video of our results

 

Networked Multi-Robot Systems (NMRS) (EDA)

Networked Multi-Robot SystemsThe usage of multi robot systems focuses on enhancing the capabilities compared to single robot systems. Beside the common possibility to enhance the components of the single robots, multiple advantages arise from a convenient cooperation of the involved robot systems. The NM-RS project especially addresses the issues important for autonomous coordinated operations of networked multi robot systems.

Have a look at the videos of our results:

  • - Multi Robot Coordination for Urban Surveillance in a centralized / decentralized context
  • - Multi Robot Coordination for Field Transport in a centralized / decentralized context
  • - Multi Robot Coordination for Camp Patrol in a centralized / decentralized context

 

MOBINISS (MoD)

Mobiniss One of the goals of this study is to evaluate and develop telecontrol and autonomous navigation capabilities for a single vehicle. The work is demonstrated on different mobile platforms (indoor and outdoor). In order not to restrict the use of the developed tools to specific machines, attention is paid to the modularity of the structure. Requirements for multi-user and multi-platform systems are considered during the project. The different capabilities are be integrated in a single framework based on CORBA middleware. Another goal is to follow evolution of Advanced Electrical Combat Vehicle ou AECV and Multi Robot Systems for military applications by participating in a NATO Working Group. Finally, other research on specialised mobility in unstructured terrains includes the study and development of alternative propulsion systems like legged robots.

 

HUDEM (MoD)

HudemHUDEM is a Belgian joint research program for HUmanitarian DEMining. The goals are to enhance the detection by a multi-sensor approach, speed up the minefield perimeter determination and map the minefields by robotic platforms.