Project Management

TU Graz – Institute for Software Technology


01.09.2020 - 31.07.2023


Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft

Contact person

Hannes Kern

Automated ground robots in the alpine region can make rescue work but also maintenance work on infrastructure in impassable terrain much easier by transporting material, tools or people.

The objectives of the institutions involved in the project TU-Graz, PMS, DCNA, ARTI and MOD are defined by:

  • The preparation of detailed maps as a basis so that the robot can calculate the determination and execution of an efficient path. The approach followed is that the maps can be generated both by airborne systems and by the robot itself.
  • The development of a pipeline is also intended to convert earth observation data into navigation data. The robot should then be able to calculate the navigation data depending on its movement capabilities, which means that it can be used more widely and easily.
  • An integrated navigation concept, which includes localization, routing and guidance.

The project started in July 2020 and should be completed within two years. In order to achieve the goals, the DCNA will define use cases in cooperation with the end users involved and then work out and document the results using an evaluation concept.


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