FADA-CATEC, Airbus and University of Seville Team win European Young Innovators Forum (EYIF) prize

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A team formed by the Center for Advanced Aerospace Technologies (FADA-CATEC), Airbus and the University of Seville has been awarded the Special Innovative Prize in the category “Best Drone-based Solution”” for its proposal for the use of drones in some tasks in manufacturing and assembly aerospace plants.

This international competition, unique in Europe, is part of the 5th edition of the European Young Innovators Forum (EYIF) which took place in Brussels, Belgium. The initiative aims to promote new developments and projects of entrepreneurship based on applications with autonomous and unmanned systems, popularly known as drones. It also aims to promote the best European players in the new economy based on this type of technology. The awards were presented at a ceremony held at the European Parliament on Tuesday 24 January. The team formed by FADA-CATEC, Airbus and the University of Seville has been the only Spanish team competing for the

This international competition, unique in Europe, is part of the 5th edition of the European Young Innovators Forum (EYIF) which took place in Brussels, Belgium. The initiative aims to promote new developments and projects of entrepreneurship based on applications with autonomous and unmanned systems, popularly known as drones. It also aims to promote the best European players in the new economy based on this type of technology. The awards were presented at a ceremony held at the European Parliament on Tuesday 24 January. The team formed by FADA-CATEC, Airbus and the University of Seville has been the only Spanish team competing for the

The initiative aims to promote new developments and projects of entrepreneurship based on applications with autonomous and unmanned systems, popularly known as drones. It also aims to promote the best European players in the new economy based on this type of technology. The awards were presented at a ceremony held at the European Parliament on Tuesday 24 January. The team formed by FADA-CATEC, Airbus and the University of Seville has been the only Spanish team competing for the

The awards were presented at a ceremony held at the European Parliament on Tuesday 24 January. The team formed by FADA-CATEC, Airbus and the University of Seville has been the only Spanish team competing for the awards, and was selected from more than 50 teams and companies from 14 European countries.

This award recognises the work of the members of the consortium, at the forefront of European and international drones and aerial robotics field, in the use of unmanned robots or systems for the development of multiple applications in the industrial sector.

The application presented has been developed under the European project EUROC (European Robotic Challenges) and selected as one of the 5 best in Europe. It proposes to use drones for tool localisation tasks and small logistics parts with the aim of reducing time in manufacturing processes, especially inside the assembly plants of aerostructures.

These types of aerial robot can contribute to the implementation of automation processes in factories, providing important capabilities such as flexibility, rapid response capacity and availability to operate or develop a task at any time, which will ultimately improve the productive process and generate a significant benefit for companies. The application developed by FADA-CATEC, Airbus and University of Seville solves the precise positioning in interior spaces and the localisation system oriented to the autonomous navigation of drones in real scenarios to enable the cooperation with human workers.