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. The ICARUS tools consist of assistive unmanned air, ground and sea vehicles, equipped with victim detection sensors. The unmanned vehicles collaborate as a coordinated team, communicating via ad hoc cognitive radio networking. To ensure optimal human-robot collaboration, these tools are seamlessly integrated into the C4I equipment of the human crisis managers and a set of training and support tools is provided to them to learn to use the ICARUS system.

More information: See project website


Global Budget and timing

17.5 million euro over 4 years


Persons Involved

Geert De Cubber, Project Coordinator

Yvan Baudoin, Member of the Project Management Board

Daniela Doroftei, First-Level Work Package Leader

Haris Balta, Member of the WP230 (Unmanned Ground Vehicles), WP250 (Heterogeneous Teams / Network Centric Operations) and WP410 (Land Demonstration)


Robots Involved

TEODOR robots for terrain traversability analysis research