AERIAL-CORE: AERIAL COgnitive integrated multi-task Robotic system with Extended operation range and safety

H2020 ICT-10-2019-2020: Robotics Core Technology


The main objective of AERIAL-CORE is the development of core technology modules and an integrated aerial cognitive robotic system that will have unprecedented capabilities on the operational range and safety in the interaction with people, or Aerial Co-Workers (ACW) for applications such as the inspection and maintenance of large linear infrastructures. The system will integrate aerial robots with different characteristics and will be able to meet the requirements of:

  • Long range (Several kilometres) and local very accurate (subcentimetre) inspection of the infrastructure
  • Maintenance activities based on aerial manipulation involving force interactions
  • Aerial co-working safely and efficiently helping human workers in inspection and maintenance





Universidad de Sevilla, Spain

École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), France

Consorzio di Ricerca per l'Energia l'Automazione e le Tecnologie dell'Elettromagnetismo (CREATE), Italy

Fundacion Andaluza para el Desarrollo Aeroespacial (FADA), Spain

University of Zurich (UZH), Switzerland

University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (UZA), Croatia

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), Greece

Terabee (TER), France

senseFly SA (SENS), Switzerland

Donecle (DON), France

University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Denmark

Endesa Distribucion Eletrica (EDE), Spain

Vertical Engineering Solutions (VES), Spain