Defence and Security Robotics
Interest in security is increasing. Although Europe and Spain have never been so wealthy, it is also true that we are facing renewed threats such as terrorism, organised crime and, increasingly, natural disasters.
Making Europe a safe and strong region for its citizens and infrastructure has become a priority in the EU’s R&D&I framework.
The dynamic nature of the defence and security environment implies many new challenges such as: strengthening fundamental human rights, including privacy; or planning for preparedness and response to potential threats and real crisis situations.
Interactions between different actors in the defence and security scenario are essential to enhance this activity. We are talking specifically about interactions between companies in the defence and security industry, technology companies, universities and R&D&I centres, and potentially their users, which would benefit citizens, critical infrastructures, SMEs and industry.
This group is coordinated by the University of Málaga.
OBJECTIVES AND SCOPE OF ACTION
Mobile robots research areas (UXV):
- Autonomous Navigation.
- Interfaces of autonomous and semi-autonomous systems.
- Robotic systems for security and defence.
- Coordination / Cooperation in multirobot systems.
- Cooperación robot-intervention teams.
- Integration of surveillance robots in secure installations.
- Detection and monitoring of people or other agents.
Desing and development of robotic subsystems:
- Sensory systems for rescue robots.
- Decontamination systems.
- Communication systems.
- Mobile manipulators.
Design and development of mobile robots (UXV):
- High mobility robots (indoor, outdoor).
- Detection, recognition and intervention robots.
- NRBQ Robots (CBRN).