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SMart rObOTs for fire-figHting

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 SMOOTH project word cloud

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Project "SMOOTH" data sheet

The following table provides information about the project.


Organization address
city: POOLE
postcode: BH12 5BB

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Total cost 909˙000 €
 EC max contribution 513˙000 € (56%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.3. (Stimulating innovation by means of cross-fertilisation of knowledge)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-RISE-2016
 Funding Scheme MSCA-RISE
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-03-01   to  2021-02-28


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    BOURNEMOUTH UNIVERSITY UK (POOLE) coordinator 189˙000.00
3    CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES SA FR (MEYLAN) participant 45˙000.00
4    ROBOTNIK AUTOMATION SLL ES (PATERNA) participant 45˙000.00
5    STIMPEX SA RO (BUCURESTI) participant 45˙000.00


 Project objective

Over the years, changes in modern infrastructure have introduced new challenges to firefighting practices. Training and research programs have been developed to manage these challenges but there are still significant losses from fires each year. In 2013 alone, the fire departments in the USA responded to over 1.2 million fires which resulted in about 3,420 civilian fatalities, 15,925 injuries and property losses of about $12.4 billion dollars. In the UK, 192,600 fires responses, approximately 350 civilian fatalities, 10,300 injuries. The firefighting and rescue functions of the existing equipment and apparatus and their dexterity are limited, particularly in the harsh firefighting environments. The SMOOTH project aims to propose a novel robot-assisted decision making system in smart firefighting to perform searching and rescuing practice in the fire ground, and to facilitate the decision makings with higher efficiency.

In the proposed system, a dexterous group of autonomous robots will be ingested, including an Octopus robot developed by SJTU with dexterous robotic upper body developed (with functions of high payload, forcible entry, excavation, obstacle avoidance and sweeping), a group of jumping robots invented by BU and YSU (with functions of obstacle avoidance) and a swarm of capsule systems invented by BU (with functions of precise positioning, narrow openings maneuveration and manipulation). A bunch of novel wearable and environmental sensors will be assembled and equipped on the robots and firefighter’s protection suits to facilitate the real-time machine-to-machine communications. A 3-D human-robot interactions infrastructure will be created to facilitate efficient interactions between human adaptive mechatronics and adaptive networked control. Based on these concepts, the consortium will investigate the needs and key technologies such as hybrid autonomous and miniaturized robotic modules, wireless sensor technologies, advanced decision support algorithms,


List of deliverables.
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Literayure Survey Documents, reports 2020-02-21 14:46:11

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of SMOOTH deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Pengcheng Liu, Hongnian Yu, Shuang Cang
Modelling and analysis of dynamic frictional interactions of vibro-driven capsule systems with viscoelastic property
published pages: 16-25, ISSN: 0997-7538, DOI: 10.1016/j.euromechsol.2018.10.016
European Journal of Mechanics - A/Solids 74 2020-02-21
2019 Luige Vladareanu, Ramona Lile, Mihai Radulescu, Daniel Mitroi,Doina Marin, Alexandra Catalina Ciocirlan, Elena Corina Boscoianu, Mircea Boscoianu
Intelligent control interfaces developed on Versatile Portable Intelligent Platform in order to improving autonomous navigation robots performances
published pages: 324- 329, ISSN: 2303-4521, DOI: 10.21533/pen
Periodicals of Engineering and Natural Sciences (PEN) 7/2 2020-02-21
2019 Yongfei Feng, Luige Vladareanu, Zheming Chen, Di Jin, Ilias Mimouni, Hongbo Wang
Research on mechanical design of a multi-function finger rehabilitation robot
published pages: 356- 360, ISSN: 2303-4521, DOI: 10.21533/pen.v7i1.370.g277
Periodicals of Engineering and Natural Sciences 7/2 2020-02-21
2019 Luige Vladareanu, Marius Pandelea, Victor Vladareanu, Yongfei Feng, Vlad Alexandru Grosu, Ibrahiem El Emary, Daniel Moga, Mihaiela Iliescu
Improving anthropomorphic robot stability using advanced intelligent control interfaces, Periodicals of Engineering and Natural Sciences
published pages: 349- 355, ISSN: 2303-4521, DOI: 10.21533/pen.v7i1.339.g276
Periodicals of Engineering and Natural Sciences 7/2 2020-02-21
2019 Victor Vladareanu, Luige Vladareanu, Radu Ioan Munteanu, Lucian Capitanu, Emilian M. Dobrescu, Mihai Radulescu, Vlad Alexandru Grosu
Adaptive neural network fuzzy inference system for HFC processes, Periodicals of Engineering and Natural Sciences
published pages: 311- 317, ISSN: 2303-4521, DOI: 10.21533/pen.v7i1.337.g270
Periodicals of Engineering and Natural Sciences 7/2 2020-02-21
2019 Nicolae Pop, Luige Vladareanu*, Marcel Migdalovici, Adrian I. Pop, Mihai Radulescu
Trajectory optimization for mobile robots using model predictive control
published pages: 242-248, ISSN: 2303-4521, DOI: 10.21533/pen.v7i1.376.g260
Periodicals of Engineering and Natural Sciences 7/2 2020-02-21
2018 Yan Wang, Shuang Cang, Hongnian Yu
A Data Fusion-Based Hybrid Sensory System for Older People’s Daily Activity and Daily Routine Recognition
published pages: 6874-6888, ISSN: 1530-437X, DOI: 10.1109/jsen.2018.2833745
IEEE Sensors Journal 18/16 2020-02-21
2018 Arif Reza Anwary, Hongnian Yu, Michael Vassallo
Optimal Foot Location for Placing Wearable IMU Sensors and Automatic Feature Extraction for Gait Analysis
published pages: 2555-2567, ISSN: 1530-437X, DOI: 10.1109/jsen.2017.2786587
IEEE Sensors Journal 18/6 2020-02-21
2018 Pengcheng Liu, Hongnian Yu, Shuang Cang
Optimized adaptive tracking control for an underactuated vibro-driven capsule system
published pages: 1803-1817, ISSN: 0924-090X, DOI: 10.1007/s11071-018-4458-9
Nonlinear Dynamics 94/3 2020-02-21
2018 Pengcheng Liu, Hongnian Yu, Shuang Cang
Trajectory Synthesis and Optimization of an Underactuated Microrobotic System with Dynamic Constraints and Couplings
published pages: 2373-2383, ISSN: 1598-6446, DOI: 10.1007/s12555-017-0192-7
International Journal of Control, Automation and Systems 16/5 2020-02-21
2018 Ionel-Alexandru Gal, Danut Bucur, Luige Vladareanu
DSmT Decision-Making Algorithms for Finding Grasping Configurations of Robot Dexterous Hands
published pages: 198, ISSN: 2073-8994, DOI: 10.3390/sym10060198
Symmetry 10/6 2020-02-21
2018 Victor Vlădăreanu, Lucian Căpitanu, Luige Vlădăreanu
Neuro-Fuzzy Modelling of the Metallic Surface Characterization on Linear Dry Contact between Plastic Material Reinforced with SGF and Alloyed Steel
published pages: 1181, ISSN: 1996-1944, DOI: 10.3390/ma11071181
Materials 11/7 2020-02-21

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