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Royal Military Academy (RMA)

Unmanned Vehicle Centre

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Av. De La Renaissance 30
1000
Brussels
Belgium
003227426553
geert.de.cubber@rma.ac.be
http://mecatron.rma.ac.be/
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Dr. Geert De Cubber (Project Coordinator)

Field of Activity


4. HORIZONTAL ACTIVITIES
» Navigation, guidance, control and tracking
» Scenario development and decision support
» Rescue and relief services

6. INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES
» ICT applications
» Intelligence systems
» Artificial intelligence/robotics
» Software, Data Processing

Core competencies

The Unmanned Vehicle Centre of the Department of Mechanics of the Belgian Royal Military Academy
is a research laboratory specialized in the design, development and control of unmanned systems, both unmanned
ground vehicles (ugv) and unmanned aerial vehicles (uav). The lab conducts research in varied domains,
ranging from very fundamental aspects to the development of prototype products.

The (fundamental) research focus of our lab is more on robot intelligence: visual 3D perception,
unstructured terrain understanding, mapping, robot control, … The application scenarios are typically crisis
management and humanitarian demining applications. In this context, we are already coordinating 2 EU-FP7-IP
projects: ICARUS (http://www.fp7-icarus.eu/) on Search & Rescue and TIRAMISU (http://www.fp7-tiramisu.eu/) on
humanitarian demining and 1 H2020 BES-action SafeShore on maritime border surveillance.

Our special status as a research lab connected to the Belgian army allows us to have good relations and access to
many end users (Belgian First Aid and Support Team / Army / Civil Protection / Police / …)

H2020 Research Focus

  • Protecting the infrastructure of Europe and the people in the European smart cities
  • SU-INFRA01-2018-2019-2020: Prevention, detection, response and mitigation of combined physical and cyber threats to critical infrastructure in Europe
  • SU-INFRA02-2019: Security for smart and safe cities, including for public spaces
  • SU-DRS02-2018-2019-2020: Technologies for first responders
  • SU-DRS03-2018-2019-2020: Pre-normative research and demonstration for disaster-resilient societies
  • SU-DRS04-2019-2020: Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) cluster
  • SU-FCT02-2018-2019-2020: Technologies to enhance the fight against crime and terrorism
  • SU-FCT03-2018-2019-2020: Information and data stream management to fight against (cyber)crime and terrorism
  • SU-FCT04-2020: Explosives: detection, intelligence, forensics
  • SU-BES02-2018-2019-2020: Technologies to enhance border and external security
  • SU-BES03-2018-2019-2020: Demonstration of applied solutions to enhance border and external security

RTD Experience

 Project CoordinatorProject PartnerProject Acronyms
FP7/H2020-SecurityICARUS (http://www.fp7-icarus.eu/)
TIRAMISU (http://www.fp7-tiramisu.eu/)
SafeShore (detection of RPAS for maritime border surveillance)
National Security Research ProjectsHumanitarian Demining
Near-real-time multi-modal processing of drone data
Human factors for drones
Augmented Reality Systems
Unmanned Maritime Vessels
Unmanned Ground Vehicles
Other Security Research Projects EDA-Networked Multi-Robot Systems


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2012-07-11 / 2018-10-16