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Risk-Aware Autonomous Port Inspection Drones (RAPID)

Project Title: RAPID

Funding body: H2020

Duration: 36 M (01/07/2021-31/05/2023)

Coordinator: University of West Scotland

Partners: here

UL Team: Gerard Dooly, Petar Trslic, Ben Bartlet, Matheus Santos, Jose Alvarez, Irfan Mahammad



The RAPID project combined and extended drone technology to deliver a fully automated and safety-assured maintenance inspection service for bridges, ship hull surveys, and more. Specifically, the service has been combining self-sailing unmanned surface vehicles with autonomous unmanned aerial systems. The aim is to reduce the time and cost of structural condition monitoring of maritime transport infrastructures such as material-handling equipment, cargo and passenger ships, and bridges. RAPID’s new system will also facilitate the prioritisation of safer transport infrastructure.




The CRIS team involves in machine algorithms embedded in drones.   

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