Autonomous self-recharging drones for infrastructure inspection

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Project cluster relation: Yes: 

Areas mainly addressed: Maintenance and Inspection, Autonomy, Collaborative Robots and cloud robotics 

Main questions to be answered: 

· How a drone can recharge from overhead powerlines? 

· How drones can fly autonomously? 

· How drones can fly in a swarm? 

WS Description: The workshop presents the latest results of the H2020 Drones4Safety project that aims to develop an autonomous and self-recharging drone system to inspect transport infrastructures such as railways and bridges while benefiting from electrical infrastructure to recharge the drones. 

Intended outcome: Workshop covering material new to ERF that the Robotics community should engage with, Workshop discussion topics of common interest, success stories, use cases, etc, Information about community involvement and services offered (e.g. DIHs, open calls, platforms, …), Workshop on recent developments in technology or applications 

Approach: Planning to have 80 minutes slot, having talks from experts in drones, recharging, AI, and autonomous system, and finally an open discussion with the audiences. 

Contributors: Emad Ebeid (Associate Prof. SDU), Rune Jacobsen (Associate Prof. AU), Gerd vom Bögel (Fraunhofer), Paolo Guzzini (Alteia). 

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Emad Samuel Malki Ebeid,, University of Southern Denmark

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Room 200 – Floor 2
15 March - Maintenance-Inspection
Emad Samuel Malki Ebeid