Aerial Core (AERIAL COgnitive Integrated Multi-Task Robotic System with Extended Operation Range and Safety) comes to an end after four years of research by an integrated consortium of 15 partners from nine countries, in which the Advanced Center for Aerospace Technologies (CATEC) is included.

The ATLAS Center has hosted the final phase of outdoor demonstrations of the robots developed within the framework of the project, through tests such as mapping, interaction between multiple devices, tool manipulation and tests on high voltage lines, among others. Aerial Core has meant taking another step in aerial robotics with the development of automated drones with functionalities to minimize the risks of working at height. The project has developed the first aerial robot that integrates cognitive capabilities in the perception of the environment and in teamwork with multiple aerial robots. Artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques have been used for its training and a series of devices and functionalities have been integrated to improve and expand its performance.

The Aerial Core consortium is made up of eight European universities (University of Seville, University of Zurich, University of Thessaloniki, University of Twente, EPFL, CTU Prague, University of Zagreb and University of Southern Denmark), two technology centers (the Advanced Center for Aerospace Technologies, CATEC and CIRCE) and five innovative companies (VES, FUVEX, Terabee, CREATE and e-Distribución as validator of the project).