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Platform simplifying robots missions planning in complex environments

Country of origin:
Country: 
FRANCE
Opportunity:
External Id: 
TOFR20190118002
Published
11/04/2019
Last update
29/04/2019
Expiration date
29/04/2020

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Automation, Robotics Control Systems
Serious Games
Visualisation, Virtual Reality
Operating systems and utilities
Other industry specific software
Expert systems
Industrial measurement and sensing equipment
Robotics
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Summary

Summary: 
A French company created a platform simplifying robots missions planning in complex environments. Their software allows to program, survey, simulate and analyze a mission with several types of autonomous vehicles involved. They are looking for license agreements with partners willing to integrate their software. For those willing to get technical assistance, they deal with license and technical cooperation agreements.

Description

Description: 

It is hard to perform a multi-tasks / multi-vehicles / multi-phases operation in a complex environment, like for an anti-mines mission, for instance.
The French company created an innovative software made to easily manage autonomous vehicles covering specific environments, and performing complex manoeuvres.

The software provides several modules: programming, simulation, supervision, and analysis which can be combined and adapted in order to fit specific needs. The French company has a very strong experience in the defense and security domain. They also experienced other domains like oceanography, tourism, or education (allowing students to discover the fundamentals of technology, physics and life science through an underwater exploration mission).

This software automatically takes into consideration the constraints linked to the environment, the robot’s physical limits (such as speed), and its payloads.

Programming is defined through several steps:
- Configuration of the participating robots in the mission: selecting and configuring payloads, energy management, defining the physical constraints (such as min/max speed).
- Robot mission planning, from the launch phase until recuperation. This mission is defined by the following standard tasks :
Waypoint tracking
Zone processing (surveillance, search, measurements, etc.)
Video/Image capture
Object handling or gathering
Wall, hill, cliff, reef, or shelf tracking

The company is used to work for big organizations, at international level.
They are looking for license agreements with partners willing to integrate their software. For those willing to get technical assistance, they deal with license and technical cooperation agreements.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
Using this technology, clients can now : ▪ Perform complex and collaborative missions : multi-tasks / multi-vehicles / multi-phases operations ▪ Conduct mission feasibility simulations to validate performances before mobilizing resources, decrease costs and enhance reliability ▪ Control and supervise missions, vehicle’s states, payloads and sensors to embrace all the missions parameters easier ▪ Use a post-mission analysis tool to review missions in details, to prepare data processing and to improve the experience feedback ▪ Use a last generation human-machine interface with 3D and multi-touch devices for a more immersive and easier experience

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The company is used to work for big organizations, at international level and wants to develop even more abroad. They are looking for license agreements with partners willing to manage their robots and autonomous vehicles missions with this software. For those willing to get technical assistance, to adapt the software to their specific needs, they deal with license and technical cooperation agreements. The French company is able to adapt its software to different use cases : they already have a very strong experience in the defense and security domain. They also experienced other domains like oceanography, tourism, or education.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,University,Inventor,R&D Institution,SME <10,>500 MNE,251-500,SME 51-250,>500