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 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 and local very accurate 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
AERIAL-CORE modules will implement cognitive capabilities for perception and teaming, aerial morphing to combine long range endurance, navigation with hovering for local observations, manipulation involving force interactions, and co-working with humans.