Reconfigurable Ultra-Autonomous Novel Robots

(RUNNER)

 
Project Overview
 
Runner provides a framework of highly efficient and detailed visual perception for autonomous robots, incorporating stereoscopic video sensors. It explores techniques for gathering high resolution 3D data of known terrain and real-time 3D computation of unknown terrains. 

Runner utilises high end reconfigurable devices offering high performance and power efficient 3D sensing/matching. It includes the design and implementation of innovative cue extraction modules supporting very high data rates, of real-time reconfigurable object sensing mechanisms, design and implementaion of a novel navigation scheme and a sophisticated 3D reconstruction system implemented in a customised FPGA platform. 
 
Partners Involved
 
  • Algosystems S.A. (Greece)
  • Aldebaran Robotics (France)
  • Ingenieria de Sistemas Intensivos en Software, S.L(Spain)
  • SignalGeneriX (Cyprus)
  • University of Cyprus (Cyprus)
  • Technical University of Crete (Greece)
  • Mälardalen University (Sweden)
  • Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (Spain)
 
For more information you can visit the project's dedicated website: http://www.ece.ucy.ac.cy/labs/easoc/Research/RUNNER/home.html
 

 
  This project is co-funded by EUREKA and European Union under the programme Eurostars.