The University of Seville (USE), created in the early 16th century, is one of the most important higher education institutions in Spain, with 70,000 students, 4,400 professors, and 2,400 administrative and service staff. USE will be involved in the project through the GRVC Robotics Lab, which has more than 75 professors, researchers and engineers. GRVC plays a relevant international role in robotics, and particularly in aerial robotics and unmanned aerial systems. Thus, in 2021 the group participated in 12 European projects, 5 Spanish projects and 8 contracts with companies, related to aerial robotics and unmanned aerial systems.
USE will participate in all Work Packages of the project, but mainly in:
Also, in WP7 “EXPLOITATION, COMMUNICATION, AND DISSEMINATION”, USE will coordinate the dissemination and communications activities.
In addition of SIMAR, the GRVC is working on the European Research Council Advanced Grant GRIFFIN, developing a new generation of bio-inspired aerial manipulators, combining flapping and fixed wing capabilities with autonomous perching and manipulation. Moreover, has led AEROARMS, dealing with the application of aerial manipulation to inspection and maintenance of oil and gas plants, is leading AERIAL-CORE developing new aerial robotic technologies based on AI, and participates in many H2020 projects such as HYFLIERS, where hybrid (aerial and ground) robots for industrial inspection and maintenance are being applied, RESIST applying aerial robotic technologies to the inspection of tunnels and bridges, AEROTRAIN on aerial robotics for infrastructure and asset maintenance, TERRINET on robotic infrastructures, AEROTWIN on aerial robotics cooperation, the RIMA Digital Innovation Hub on robotic inspection and maintenance, and others.