The European Commission selected the AERIAL-CORE project to be presented in the session ‘Success Histories from EU funded projects’ at the European Robotics Forum (EFR) 2023 held in Odense, Denmark. The AERIAL-CORE initiative has achieved great results with 172 publications, 83 of which in journals, and has had a great impact on social and scientific terms with 124 presentations and almost 25 workshops organized. In addition to the academic approach, this program has a strong focus on technology transfer to improve safety and efficiency in the industrial facilities. Anibal Ollero, coordinator and director of the GRVC Robotics laboratory, head and one of the 15 entities conforming this consortium, presented the project last wednesday in a session chaired by Cecile Huet, head of the unit ‘Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, Innovation and Excellence’ of the European Commission. AERIAL-CORE was the first of the five projects presented in the session. The session had one of the most extensive participation in the ERF being able to solve the audience’s questions during the round of discussion, as well as explaining the ingredients that make a project successful.
AERIAL-CORE also exhibited a poster at the ERF
Additionally, Antidio Viguria (FADA-CATEC) and Anibal Ollero (AERIAL-CORE coordinator and also coordinator of the euRobotics Topic Group on Aerial Robotics) organized the Workshop ‘Aerial robotics: from local operations to long range applications‘. In this Workshop, Carlos Matilla (Fuvex) and Magdalena Szerafin (Donecle), members of AERIAL-CORE, presented results obtained in the project. The Workshop was also well attended and included very interesting discussions about autonomy. this workshop has focused on how aerial robotics technologies can support the development of long-range applications. Three highly technological European SMEs, included AERIAL-CORE, have explained their experience with highly autonomous drones and long range operations.