UNDINA

UNderwater robotics with multi-moDal communIcation and Network-Aided positioning system

Coordinator

Dr Marie Bueie Holstad / Dr Beatrice Tomasi, NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS , Norway

Consortium

Research institute
Norway

Start-Up
Norway

Research institute
France

Research institute
France

SME
Germany

Start-Up
France

Other
France

Project Abstract

UNDINA intends to improve connected underwater robotic technology by increasing the reliability of communication, networking, and positioning systems using deep integrations, mathematical modeling, and algorithmic methods. The partners will develop novel cognitive communication algorithms, and network-aided positioning methods by using modems that can seamlessly operate over tri-modes, i.e., through optics, acoustics, and magnetic induction, to ensure operational connectivity at a wide range of distances and environmental conditions.

To accomplish the project goals, reinforcement learning methods, validated numerical opto-acoustic inductive channel models, EvoLogic's Intelligent Networking Software (EvINS) Framework, and robot behavior frameworks will be used. Project outputs also include robot-agnostic communication and positioning solutions that enable reliable remote control and coordinated, cooperative, cost-efficient data transfer in complex marine environments. The UNDINA project will develop technologies for underwater wireless sensors networks that exhibit better scalability, maintainability, and environmental impact than current cabled and wireless underwater networks.

Project Start

July 2021
Project Duration

36 Months
Project Budget

Total Cost  2.0 M€
Funding     1.4 M€