AeRoTwin

Project name: Twinning coordination action for spreading excellence in Aerial Robotics
Project acronym: AeRoTwin
Dates: 01.09.2018 - 31.08.2021
Total budget: 997,897.50 EUR
Funding: EU Horizon 2020, CSA - Coordination and support action
Grant Agreement number: 810321
Website: https://aerotwin.fer.hr


AeRoTwin is an EU H2020 Twinning project coordinated by the Laboratory for Robotics and Intelligent Control Systems - LARICS from the University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (UNIZG-FER).

The overarching goal of AeRoTwin is to decrease networking gaps and deficiencies between UNIZG-FER and internationally leading counterparts in EU, by significantly enhancing the S&T capacity of LARICS at UNIZG-FER in the field of aerial robotics. Through carefully planned twinning actions, AeRoTwin will raise the UNIZG-FER research profile, as well as the research profile of its personnel.

UNIZG‐FER will through AeRoTwin enhance its networking capacity and scientific visibility; improve the quality of innovation management and technology transfer; and also increase its research excellence and innovation capacity in the field of aerial robotics, in the following Strategic Research Domains (SRDs):

  1. Cooperative robotic missions
  2. Aerial robot navigation
  3. Aerial robot configurability

 

 

Partners:

  1. University of Seville (USE), Spain
  2. Imperial College London, UK
  3. Technological Corporation of Andalusia, Spain

A successful first edition of DroneDays

The first edition of our two-day end-user aerial vehicles workshop DroneDays, held at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing in Zagreb, Croatia, on 26 and 27 March 2019, was a great success and exceeded all of our expectations. Over 200 participants listened to 17 lectures by aerial robotics experts, there were 9 demonstrations in the flying zone, and some 2000 visitors came to the company expo to learn about aerial vehicles and their applications. DroneDays was organized by UNIZG-FER and LARICS as part of the project AeRoTwin. Read more about our exciting event in the detailed news!

The world's leading experts from the fields of aerial robotics, academia, industry and law held lectures on topics such as Croatian and EU laws regarding UAVs, new technologies, civil, military and industrial drone applications, infrastructure systems, car crash investigations, border control, search and rescue etc.

The company expo hosted 10 Croatian companies, institutions and projects, attracting a lot of attention from participants, visitors and students. As part of the expo, visitors could see the newest drones and additional professional equipment, as well as Croatian "home-made" drones. Visitors could also try out a flying simulator and win great prizes provided by the general sponsor of the event, Aviteh.

The flying zone featured 9 unmanned aerial vehicle demonstrations in the two days of the workshop, showcasing the newest research in the academic and scientific community, as well as technological achievments of commercial drones. The pilots told visitors about the UAVs' control systems and what technologies were used for the drones.

The party in KSET, held on 26 March, was a great opportunity for all participants, visitors and interested parties to get to know each other, exchange experiences and network in a more friendly and less formal atmosphere. There was good music, dancing, and a lot of fun.

Overall the event was a great success and we would like to thank the University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, European Commission, US Embassy in Croatia and HEP for their support, as well as our general sponsors Aviteh Audio Video Tehnologije and Hrvatski Telekom. At the event, there were also 21 student volunteers who helped make sure the event was executed according to plan.

You can find out more about the event on its official website, dronedays.fer.hr, and photos of the event are available on LARICS' Facebook page (Day 1 and Day 2).

Author: Anamarija Miličević
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