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CATEC will coordinate the development of a new project under the VII Framework Programme with a funding packaged of more than €6 Millions


September 23rd 2011

The Centre will lead the initiative SAFEMOBIL, which is going to be focused on the development of new technologies to facilitate the cooperation of autonomous systems and unmanned vehicles in many applications


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CATEC will coordinate the development of a new project under the VII Framework Programme with a funding packaged of more than €6 Millions
The European Commission has granted CATEC with the coordination of a new research project under the VII Framework Programme, EC-SAFEMOBIL, dedicated to the cooperation of systems and robots for the application of new technologies in the aeronautic and aerospace sphere, especially, in the area of unmanned aircrafts (UAVs). This is, with no doubt, a dose of good news for the centre which consolidates its work and powerful researching and scientific capacity at European level and puts it also as a clear benchmark in the scientific constituency related to the global aerospace sector, especially in the area of unmanned systems.

The EC-SAFEMOBIL project has a budget of €6,1 Millions, 4,4 Millions of which it is granted by the European Union. The Spanish participation’s budget amounts € 2,4 Millions. 1,8 millions of that it is granted by the EU. This initiative is intended to continue the AWARE project, under the VI Framework Programme, which was also led by the scientific director of CATEC, Aníbal Ollero, and his team from the University of Seville.

SAFEMOBIL is devoted to the development of sufficiently accurate common motion estimation and control methods and technologies in a broad range of applications related to the landing on mobile platforms in stormy conditions, launching of unmanned aerial vehicles from a manned vehicle and also in surveillance and industrial warehousing where many unmanned vehicles are involved.

The partnership EC-SAFEMOBIL is formed by 9 partners from Spain, Germany, United Kingdom, Croatia and Italy.



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