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Improved Robotic Platform to perform Maintenance and Upgrading Roadworks: The ΗΕRΟΝ Approach

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Status
Ongoing
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€4 998 000
EU Contribution
€4 998 000
Project Acronym
HERON
STRIA Roadmaps
Connected and automated transport (CAT)
Vehicle design and manufacturing (VDM)
Infrastructure (INF)
Transport mode
Road icon
Transport policies
Societal/Economic issues,
Environmental/Emissions aspects,
Safety/Security,
Other specified
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport

Overview

Call for proposal
H2020-MG-2020-TwoStages
Link to CORDIS
Objectives

HERON aims to develop an integrated automated system to perform maintenance and upgrading roadworks, such as sealing cracks, patching potholes, asphalt rejuvenation, autonomous replacement of CUD elements and painting markings, but also supporting the pre/post-intervention phase including visual inspections and dispensing and removing traffic cones in an automated and controlled manner. 

HERON aims to reduce fatal accidents, maintenance costs, traffic disruptions, thus increasing the network capacity and efficiency.

Methodology

The HERON system consists of:

  • autonomous ground robotic vehicle that will be supported by autonomous drones to coordinate maintenance works and the pre-/post- intervention phase;
  • various robotic equipment, including sensors and actuators (e.g., tools for cut and fill, surface material placement and compaction, modular components installation, laser scanners for 3D mapping) placed on the main vehicle;
  • sensing interface installed both to the robotic platform and to the Road Infrastructures (RI) to allow improved monitoring (situational awareness) of the structural, functional and RI’s and markings’ conditions;
  • the control software that interconnects the sensing interface with the actuating robotic equipment;
  • Augmented Reality (AR) visualization tools that enable the robotic system to see in detail surface defects and markings under survey;
  • Artificial Intelligence/AI-based toolkits that will act as the middleware of a twofold role for: a) optimally coordinating the road maintenance/upgrading workflows and b) intelligent processing of distributed data coming from the vehicle and the infrastructure sensors for safe operations and not disruption of other routine operations or traffic flows; 
  • integrate all data in an enhanced visualisation user interface supporting decisions; and
  • communication modules to allow for Vehicle-to-Infrastructure/-Everything (V2I/X) data exchange for predictive maintenance and increase users safety.

Funding

Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
European Commission
Type of funding
Public (EU)
Specific funding programme
H2020-EU.3.4.
Other Programme
MG-2-10-2020 Enhancing coordination between Member States' actions in the area of infrastructure research with a particular focus on biodiversity and ameliorating environmental impacts and full automated infrastructure upgrade and maintenance

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
Institute Of Communication And Computer Systems
Address
Patission, 10682 Athens, Greece
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€663 438
Partner Organisations
Organisation
Robotnik Automation Sll
Address
CARRER DE BARCELONA, 3-A. P.I. FUENTE DEL JARRO, 46988 PATERNA, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€658 125
Organisation
Risa Sicherheitsanalysen Gmbh
Address
Krumme Strasse, 10627 Berlin, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€293 750
Organisation
Satways - Proionta Kai Ypiresies Tilematikis Diktyakon Kai Tilepikinoniakon Efarmogon Etairia Periorismenis Efthinis Epe
Address
CHRISTOU LADA STREET 3, 15233 HALANDRI, Greece
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€474 375
Organisation
Innov-Acts Limited
Address
6 KOLOKOTRONI STREET FLOOR 1 ROOM 6, 1101 LEFKOSIA, Cyprus
EU Contribution
€362 188
Organisation
Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zuerich
Address
Raemistrasse 101, 8092 ZUERICH, Switzerland
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€812 813
Organisation
Universite Gustave Eiffel
Address
5 BOULEVARD DESCARTES CAMPUS DE MARNE-LA-VALLE, 77454 MARNE-LA-VALLEE, France
EU Contribution
€324 500
Organisation
Resilience Guard Gmbh
Address
ZURCHERSTRASSE 37D, 8852 ALTENDORF, Switzerland
EU Contribution
€387 500
Organisation
Ainoouchaou Pliroforiki Ae
Address
L KIPHISIAS 116 KAI DAVAKI 1, 11526 ATHINA, Greece
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€287 750
Organisation
Acciona Construccion Sa
Address
Avenida De Europa 18, 28108 Alcobendas, Spain
EU Contribution
€230 438
Organisation
Confederation Of Organisations In Road Transport Enforcement Aisbl
Address
RUE DES DEUX EGLISES 37, 1000 BRUXELLES, Belgium
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€210 625
Organisation
Olympia Odos Anonymi Etaireia Leitourgias Gia Ton Autokinitodromo Elefsina-Korinthos-Patra-Pyrgos-Tsakona
Address
32KM OFATHENS KORINTHOS NNR NORTH SERVICE ROAD ANO HADA, 19100 MEGARA, Greece
EU Contribution
€292 500

Technologies

Technology Theme
Road and traffic management systems
Technology
Information platform for roadworks management
Development phase
Validation
Technology Theme
Road and traffic management systems
Technology
Road conditions data analysis
Development phase
Validation
Technology Theme
Connected and automated vehicles
Technology
Autonomous vehicle technologies
Development phase
Validation
Technology Theme
Safety systems
Technology
Virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality for navigation and safety
Development phase
Validation
Technology Theme
Connected and automated vehicles
Technology
V2X messages for automated driving
Development phase
Validation

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