Robotized inspection and monitoring of waterways shall detect siltation or obstacles. Securing safe and accessible waterways is of crucial (economic) importance. This challenge calls for robotizing these efforts, without interfering with possible operations at the waterways.
CHALLENGE 3: QUAY WALLS AND LOCKS
Quay walls and locks need to be inspected, repaired and maintained (IRM) to secure safety and accessibility. These operations involve divers and sometimes robotic systems. Since IRM of these assets impose significant danger and challenges for both divers and robotic systems, solutions in this matter are required.
CHALLENGE 4: RUNWAYS
This challenge calls for automatized/robotized inspection and maintenance of runways, for example visible and under surface condition, debris, ice and snow removal.
CHALLENGE 5: VEGETATION
Vegetation encroaching onto railway tracks or over related equipment impose safety and accessibility risks. Detecting, monitoring this vegetation and removing it in time by robotized systems is the focus for this challenge.
CHALLENGE 6: RAILS
Inspection, repair and maintenance of rails and power cables are challenging operations. Securing safety of inspection efforts, reducing downtime of the rail transport and timely detection of anomalies are important factors. Robotized solutions that tackle these challenges are called for in this challenge.
CHALLENGE 7: OPEN
For Transportation Hubs and Railway Infrastructure, this open call provides the opportunity for value adding robotic solutions that show significant impact.
Illustration Photo: Road inspection by drone (credits: Washington State Dept of Transportation / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))