CEN-CENELEC Workshop on Interoperability framework for functional components of a modular search and rescue robotic platform  

The proposed CEN Workshop Agreement (CWA) aims to provide recommendations to enable interoperability between urban search and rescue (USaR) robotic platforms and the equipment, sensors and tools that are attached to them.

This CWA is also intended to provide guidance on the principles for enabling USaR robotic platforms to operate in all ground search environments. In this way a generic platform can be adapted, designed and built for any possible search and rescue (SAR) scenario on the ground.

The proposers of this Workshop are the members of the INACHUS project in a co-solidarity context typical of the European Commission Framework Programme context, and in particular, the participants in Work Package 11 of the corresponding Grand Agreement, notably the following partners: ICCS, BYTE COMPUTERS, LUAS, EXODUS, EPLFM, SINTEF.

The deliverable of the project is one CEN-CENELEC Workshop Agreement (CWA) to be drafted and published in English.

The estimated duration of this project is 9 months, with the CWA estimated to publish in Q1 2019.

The kick-off meeting took place on 9 May 2018 at the CEN-CENELEC Meeting Centre at Rue de la Science, 23 – 1040 Brussels, Belgium where the Project Plan was approved.

You are now invited to participate as a member of the Workshop to develop the CWA.

The first review of the draft of the CWA is due to be start on 13 June and the 1st WS meeting to discuss and resolve comments from that review will be a one-day meeting to be held on July 10 in Athens, Greece (9.30am CET to 5.30pm CET, venue tbc).

Please complete and return the registration form to the Workshop Secretary Sophie Hamza. We would be grateful if you could return your registration form by 10 June at the latest in order to assist us with numbers for the venue.

Participation is free, all interested parties are welcome to register.