INACHUS organized a CEN-CENELEC Workshop under the title "Interoperability framework for functional components of a modular search and rescue robotic platform". The proposed CWA aims to provide recommendations to enable interoperability between urban search and rescue (USaR) robotic platforms and the equipment, sensors and tools that are attached to them. This CWA is also intended to provide guidance on the principles for enabling USaR robotic platforms to operate in all ground search environments. In this way a generic platform can be adapted, designed and built for any possible search and rescue (SAR) scenario on the ground.
INACHUS 9th Plenary meeting
The 9th plenary meeting of INACHUS project was successfully held in Weeze, Germany on April 16-17, 2018. The partners had a chance to present their work and to participate to workshops for WP11 activities about ethics on Tuesday 17 April. Those two fruitful days with a lot of exchanges between partners and end users were followed by the Exploitation and Dissemination Workshop one Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19. The pilot 3 ended the week on Friday 20 April (see above for more Information).
INACHUS 3rd Pilot
The third field test of INACHUS project took place on April 20th in Weeze, Germany. Victims localization tools, secure communication system and Common Operational Picture and Emergency Support System were demonstrated and evaluated by 14 end users from all over Europe. #INACHUS#INSARAG#USAR
INACHUS Exploitation Workshop
INACHUS Exploitation Clustering Workshop with 7 relevant RnD projects, took place in Weeze, Germany on Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th April 2018. The purpose of the workshop was to identify potential synergies between these projects and moreover, to find integration opportunities of INACHUS components to other projects and vice versa.
The participants of the workshop were the above projects:
More similar activities are foreseen in the near future.
Pilot Demonstration of the integrated INACHUS system at Training Base Weeze, Germany
20 April 2018
As the project enters its final year, INACHUS partners are eager to show our progress so far and gather feedback in our 3rd Pilot, which marks the first demonstration of the integrated INACHUS system. This will be a hands-on, interactive day, where USaR professionals are invited to test the system.
INACHUS aims to aid many USaR processes, from victim detection and localisation, to wide-area situational awareness, structural failure prediction as well as coordination of large-scale response missions. INACHUS tools and prototypes to be demonstrated include:
Robot Snake controller and user interface.
- Sensors/radars for detection of signs of life: slight motions, vibrations under the rubble, various gases, body heat
- Camera, microphone, speaker
Radar system to detect motion through the rubble.
Seismic sensors with a heat map interface pinpointing the detection location, allowing users to visualize the source of sounds.
Common Operational Picture tool integrating data from other tools to improve sense making.
INACHUS Portal and Mobile Application aiding coordination, prioritization and decision making.
INACHUS Exploitation Booster Workshop which took place in Eibar, Spain on Friday 10/11/2017 was provided by the Commission in order to assist the partners with respect the business plan development!
The presentation was held by Dr.Mogyorosi and it was really helpful towards the exploitation of INACHUS as a whole system, and on top of this, the individual exploitation of INACHUS components.
8th Plenary Meeting, Eibar Spain
The 8th Plenary Meeting and Workshops of the INACHUS project were held in Eibar, Spain on November 8-10, 2017. The event took place in the Tekniker premises and more than thirty-five participants attended the meeting representing the whole INACHUS consortium.
The plenary meeting took place on the first day and began with a welcome speech from Vasilis Sourlas, Project Technical Manager, who gave an overview of the thematic focus areas for the discussions that followed. A summary of the activities carried out and achieved results was a also presented. One of the main subjects of the first day was the presentation of each work package by their leader. The second day was dedicated to workshops sessions for most work packages and to the Simulated Exercises of the WP3 tools. The Simulated Exercises were carried out with success by EMI and very good feedback from the end users present were gathered. The third day was dedicated to the Business Plan Development Workshop by an Expert from the EC. The plenary meeting confirmed the good progress of the project.
INACHUS Integration meeting, Eibar Spain
The first Integration workshop of INACHUS project was held in Eibar, Spain on November 7 2017. Its objective was to partially validate the INACHUS hard real-time interoperations (WP5->ECS->WP7->WP6) and evaluate if a second real-time integration workshop would be necessary. Activities realized during the workshop include: physical assemble and deploy of the communication infrastructure (Mobile gateways) and RTLS, install software involved components (Real Time Gateway and MIFE), up and run sensor processors, verifications and validations tests of the integration, code corrections and finally register of results (Traceability for Quality assurance).
As final conclusion of the Workshop the dataflow that involves the ECS integrated with the robot sensors and RTLS, the mobile gateway(s), the Real Time Gateway and the MIFE was validated. A second physical integration workshop will be organized for January in Trondheim that will include also the robot in the real-time dataflow tests.
7th Plenary, Lyon France
The 7th Plenary Meeting and Workshops of the INACHUS project were held in Lyon, France, June 1st and 2d 2017. The event took place at the Rhône Departmental school of firefighters premises and more than thirty-five participants attended the meeting representing the whole INACHUS consortium.
The plenary meeting took place on the first day and began with a welcome speech from George Athanasiou, Project Technical Manager, who gave an overview of the thematic focus areas for the discussions that followed and presented a summary of the activities carried out and achieved results. One of the main subjects of the first day was the presentation of each work package by their leader. The second day was dedicated to workshops sessions for most work packages and to the pilot 2 feedback. The meeting confirmed the good progress of the project.