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SMART4ALL. Self-sustained cross border customized cyber-physical system experiments for capacity building among European stakeholders

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Delgado-Romero, Alberto

About the project

SMART4ALL builds capacity amongst European stakeholders via the development of selfsustained, cross-border experiments that transfer knowledge and technology between academia and industry. It targets CLEC CPS and the IoT and combines a set of unique characteristics that join together under a common vision different cultures, different policies, different geographical areas and different application domains.

SMART4ALL brings a new paradigm for revealing “hidden innovation treasures” from SEE and helping them to find the path to market via new, innovative commercial products. As part of its strategy, the project will develop and maintain an active network of DIHs across SEE for supporting academics, start-ups, SMEs, and mid-caps entering the digitization era. The mechanisms for achieving this are the design and implementation of 88 cross-border PAEs that will be executed by the consortium members and by 3rd party consortia (academics, companies and mid-caps). The latter will be supported via well-defined regular open calls and will have a day-by-day coaching by SMART4ALL consortium for boosting the research ideas to successful products. PAEs will be actively supported by SMART4ALL DIH cluster throughout and after their execution.

The targeted application areas are domains that are not adequately represented in current SAE projects and include digitized environment, digitized agriculture, digitized anything and digitized transport.

SMART4ALL introduces also the concept of marketplace-as-a-service (MaaS) that acts as one-stop-smart-stop of SMART4ALL DIH cluster for offering tools, services, platforms based mainly on open sources technologies as well as technology suppliers-adopter matchmaking capabilities customized to the four thematic pillars of the project.

Finally, SMART4ALL plans horizontal activities that will support the Digital Skills Agenda of EC and the support of sensitive social groups via ideas and products that have significant impact on their lives.

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The UPV and within it the ai2 Institute is part of the project as leaders of work package 8, which is mainly focused on risk analysis, monitoring of all projects and impact analysis.

On the other hand, as a technological partner within the consortium of the European project, the realization of an internal technological experiment with the same bases as the projects financed by SMART4AL of external partners to the consortium is contemplated.

For the internal project to be developed, the theme of indoor location has been chosen and its main purpose is to improve safety in collaborative industrial environments, that is, in which there is human-robot interaction. Given that robots are increasingly present in the industry and increasingly carry out more activities that were previously carried out by humans, what is being sought is greater efficiency in the area of ​​security. For this, it is necessary to know the precise and real-time location of these robots.

Through the internal project, what is going to be done is to develop a software module that will allow knowing the real-time location of both humans and robots in these collaborative industrial environments. The software is going to be designed as a ROS module that allows to use the information and the location of all the tasks and movement algorithms carried out by the robots. On the one hand, you want to improve safety, but you also want to optimize trajectories and make work as efficient as possible.