WP5 - Management
On 12 March 2020, the review meeting of the first 15 months of the project implementation period (01/09/2018 - 30/11/2019) of project AeRoTwin was held online via WebEx due to special circumstances (COVID-19). The purpose of the meeting was to familiarize the project officer and the EC reviewer with the project activities and achievements accomplished in the relevant period.
Along with the project officer Antonio Scarafino and the EC reviewer, the review meeting was attended by AeRoTwin coordinators Stjepan Bogdan and Ivana Mikolić, as well as the leaders of work packages (WPs) and project team members Silvia de los Santos (CTA), José Ramiro Martinez de Dios (USE), and Ashutosh Choubey (ICL). During the meeting, project partners had the opportunity to present their respective WPs and discuss relevant issues as well as the plan for the upcoming period.
The new project “AERIAL Cognitive Integrated Multi-task Robotic System with Extended Operation Range and Safety (AERIAL-CORE)”, which commenced on December 1, 2019 , is another joint project of FER (LARICS) and their AeRoTwin partners - University of Sevilla, which has taken up the role of the project coordinator in this project, and Technological Corporation of Andalusia (CTA), among others.
The main objective of AERIAL-CORE is the development of core technology modules and an integrated aerial cognitive robotic system that will have unprecedented capabilities on the operational range and safety in the interaction with people, or Aerial Co-Workers (ACW), for applications such as the inspection and maintenance of large infrastructures.
The project will integrate aerial robots with different characteristics to meet the requirements of:
- Long range (several kilometres) and local very accurate (subcentimetre) inspection of the infrastructure capability;
- Maintenance activities based on aerial manipulation involving force interactions; and
- Aerial co-working safely and efficiently helping human workers in inspection and maintenance.
On 14 November 2019 Project Coordinators Prof. Stjepan Bogdan and Ivana Mikolić together with Matko Orsag, Marsela Polić and Marko Car (UNIZG FER) met with their project partners from the Imperial College London and held a project meeting.
Dr. Mirko Kovač and his students hosted UNIZG FER team for an overview of the activities conducted in the first year of the project implementation and to discuss the workplan for the second year. LARICS’ project members also used this opportunity to visit laboratories of their partners' institution.
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During the week from the 19th to the 23rd of November, 2018, the AeRoTwin Project Coordinator Yiannis Vacondios was in Zagreb for a study visit organized by the European Commission to learn more about Croatian ministries and institutions, and to explore the impact joining the European Union has so far had on Croatia. Three LARICS team members used this chance to meet with him for lunch on Friday, 23rd November, and discuss current ideas and plans for the project, as well as what is in store for the future of the project.
The Kick-off meeting was held on September 26th, 2018 in Zagreb, at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing in Zagreb, Croatia. The meeting was attended by members from the University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Seville, Imperial College London and the Technological Coropration of Andalusia, as well as a member of the Advisory Board, and there was a lot to talk about. Not only that, but Mirko Kovač's lecture was also a success.
The project's Kick-Off Meeting will be held on Wednesday, 26 September 2018 at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing in Zagreb, Croatia, starting at 9 AM. The project partners, coordinator and Advisory Board members will use this chance to introduce themselves, discuss project details, and to make plans for the first year of the project.
|WP1 - Know-how exchange|
|D1.1. Annual report on the progress of know-how exchange 1|
|D1.2. Annual report on the progress of know-how exchange 2|
|D1.3. Annual report on the progress of know-how exchange 3|
|WP2 - Networking and visibility – scientific community|
|D2.1. Annual report on Networking and visibility – scientific community 1|
|D2.2. Annual report on Networking and visibility – scientific community 2|
|D2.3. Annual report on Networking and visibility – scientific community 3|
|WP3 - Networking and visibility – industry & end-users|
|D3.1. Annual report on Networking and visibility – industry & end-users 1|
|D3.2. Annual report on Networking and visibility – industry & end-users 2|
|D3.3. Annual report on Networking and visibility – industry & end-users 3|
|WP4 - Dissemination and outreach|
|D4.1. Website online|
|D4.2. Dissemination plan - initial version|
|D4.3. Annual report on media coverage and general public events 1|
|D4.4. Dissemination plan – final version|
|D4.5. Annual report on media coverage and general public events 2|
|D4.6. Annual report on media coverage and general public events 3|
|D4.7. Data Management Plan|
|WP5 - Project management|
|D5.1. Minutes of the consortium meetings 1*|
|D5.2. Report on the Key Performance Indicators 1|
|D5.3. Minutes of the consortium meetings 2*|
|D5.4. Report on the Key Performance Indicators 2|
|D5.5. Minutes of the consortium meetings 3*|
|D5.6. Report on the Key Performance Indicators 3|
|D5.7. KPI for Twinning - Evolution of the publications in high impact journals in the relevant research fields|
Key Performance Indicators
|2012 - 2017||M36||M48|
|KPI 1.1 Average No. of publications in Q1/Q2 journals per year
In last 5 years LARICS published only 1 paper in Q1 journals and 1.6 papers in Q2 journals per year. Our plan is to at least double these numbers during the lifetime of the project – 2 papers in Q1 and 3 in Q2 per year.
|1 / 1.6||2 / 3||3 / 4|
|KPI 1.2 Average No. of conference publications per year
LARICS published approx. 15 conference papers per year. We expect this number to increase to at least 20 conference papers per year.
|KPI 1.3 Average No. of citations per year
LARICS citations in the last 5 years are taken from Google scholar, Web of Science and Scopus. We expect that these numbers will significantly increase due to increase in a quality of published joint papers.
|∼ 170 (GS)
∼ 18 (WoS)
∼ 30 (Scps)
|∼ 250 (GS)
∼ 25 (WoS)
∼ 42 (Scps)
|∼ 275 (GS)
∼ 28 (WoS)
∼ 45 (Scps)
|2012 - 2017||M36||M48|
|KPI 2.1 Average No. of national and international proposals submitted per year
In the last 5 years LARICS submitted 5 proposals per year (65% of them as coordinator). We expect that AeRoTwin will increase this number to 7 proposals per year.
|KPI 2.2 Percentage of national and international proposal granted
With increased number of submitted proposal increase of acceptance rate is expected due to higher quality of proposals.
|2012 - 2017||M36||M48|
|KPI 3.1 Number of agreements with businesses (cumulative)||0||3||4|
|KPI 3.2 Number of patent applications (cumulative)||0||1||2|
|KPI 3.3 Number of commercialization agreements (cumulative)||0||2||3|
|KPI 3.4 Number of new innovative products or services (cumulative)||0||2||3|
|2012 - 2017||M36||M48|
|KPI 4.1 Percentage of joint publications||∼ 10%||∼ 30%||∼ 40%|
|KPI 4.2 Number of joint events (cumulative)||2||8||10|
|KPI 4.3 Co-supervising of PhD students (cumulative)||1||4||7|
|KPI4.4 Number of outreach events for general public (cumulative)||5||11||14|
|KPI4.5 Number of participation at industrial fairs (cumulative)||1||7||10|