On May 9, 2018 took place at the CEN/CENELEC premises in Brussels the kick off meeting of the CEN-CENELEC Workshop with the title “Interoperability framework for functional components of a modular urban search and rescue robotic platform”. This workshop is part of the standardization activities of the FP7 EU project INACHUS. The aim of this CWA is to provide recommendations to enable interoperability between urban search and rescue (USaR) robotic platforms and the equipment, sensors and tools that are attached to them. This CWA is also intended to provide guidance to the principles for enabling USaR robotic platforms to operate in all ground search environments. In this way a generic platform can be adapted, designed and built for any possible search and rescue (SAR) scenario on the ground. The final objective of this project is to develop a CEN/CENELEC Workshop Agreement (CWA) guide for the technical and operational interoperability of USaR robotic platforms. Chair of the workshop is Dr. Angelos Amditis (also the coordinator of the INACHUS project) and Dr. Vasileios Sourlas was elected Vice President, whereas the secreteriat services are provided by the British Standards Institution – BSI. More info can be found in the following link:
RURBANIVE Project | Official Kick Off: Bridging the gap of Social and Technological Innovation between Rural-Urban areas
On February 15 and 16, 2024, the I-SENSE Group of ICCS hosted the physical kick off meeting of RURBANIVE, a new European research project that aims to enhance rural-urban communities with immersive social and technological innovation.