On the 9th and 10th of July 2015, ICARUS project partners simulated a maritime crisis management scenario at the Navy Base of Alfeite (Almada) in Portugal. The demonstration showcased how unmanned surface vehicles (USV) and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) – linked together in shared robotic network - can assist “human” search and rescue teams in maritime incidents, such as the sinking of a large ferry boat or a cruising ship. The capabilities of the different ICARUS tools were tested in various operational search and rescue (SAR) missions, including among other area scanning, victim detection and approach, raft inflation and rescue to victim.
A video of the event can be found here:
We also kinldy invite you to watch the 360° video prepared by the Consortium Partner CINAV. The video was recorded by a dedicated ICARUS support system platform and shows full duration of the demo, presented as a time lapse with 30x the original speed. The video is available on: