drones4safety system

The aim of Drones4Safety (D4S) is to develop a system of autonomous, self-charging, and collaborative drones that can inspect a big portion of transportation infrastructures in a continuous operation.

OBJECTIVES

Energy harvesting

Harvesting energy from overhead power or rail lines in the proximity of the infrastructure to be inspected to operate the drones for a longer time.

Inspection efficiency

Improving an Al algorithms to recognize infrastructure components and discover automatically eventual faults on assets.

Failsafe Inspection​

Producing a safe operational system resisting harsh electromagnetic environments and the effects of high-voltage/
high-current signals.

Collaborative system

Validating a collaborative and centralized drone system to inspect different sides of the desired infrastructure.

Autonomous Navigation

Providing a drone system monitoring and controlling remotely the state and location of the drone.


consortium


The consortium represents the full value-chain for the development of an autonomous, self-charging, collaborative drone system
for inspecting transport infrastructures.

The project is also supported by a team of professional having knowledge and expertise in UAS, AI, railway and bridge inspections.
Visit the Advisory Board page for more information.

36

MONTHS DURATION

3.5

MILLIONS EUROS BUDGET

9

PROJECT PARTNERS

5

EU MEMBER STATES REPRESENTED

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PROJECT COORDINATOR
Prof. Emad Samuel Malki Ebeid
University of Southern Denmark
esme@mmmi.sdu.dk

DISSEMINATION MANAGER
Damiano Taurino
Deep Blue srl
damiano.taurino@dblue.it

Drones4Safety receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under grant agreement no. 861111