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Projects by Communication, Control & Autonomi

Are you looking for projects that the Section of Communication, Control & Autonomi is currently working on? On this page you can find all projects by the Section of Communication, Control & Autonomi - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aarhus University.

Below you can find a list of all current and previous projects of research, their status, mission, and funding:

Cognitive and Development Robotics

Name: INSOR - Integrative Social Robotics

Duration: 01/01/2016 → 31/12/2021

Granted by: The Carlsberg Foundation

Integrative Social Robotics—A New Framework for Culturally Sustainable Technology Solutions coordinated by Johanna Seibt. https://projects.au.dk/robophilosophy/insor-project/

Network Computing, Communications and Storage


IoTalentum is an EU Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Training Network on Internet of Things.

The driving force for IoTalentum is to provide interdisciplinary and integral training and research in IoT: infrastructures, cybersecurity and applications. IoTalentum establishes a well-balanced and innovative training network of 10 beneficiaries (six leading European research groups from universities and four important companies) from five member states and one associated country, with leading and complementary experience. IoTalentum will train 15 Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs), to be recruited during the running of the project, through an outstanding training program that includes coordinated research in different IoT fields.

Aarhus University focuses on the training of an ESR on Privacy-by-design Computing for IoT data, including novel compression algorithms that allow for  analytics and queries directly on the compressed data.  The goal of the ESR is to design, implement and evaluate secure data sharing and controlled, privacy-preserving processing of IoT data using the cloud-to-thing IoTalentum infrastructure, local computing resources, and judicious allocation of data. To investigate compression techniques that allow for processing directly on compressed data as a way to reduce data traffic and memory usage, both in local, MEC, and cloud devices in order to address the explosion in generated data worldwide. 

IoTalentum webpage: https://www.iotalentum.eu/

IoTalentum on twitter: https://twitter.com/IoTalentum

Networks and Analytics

Drones4Energy project


The Drones4Energy project deals with the challenge of inspections of in-service power lines by using a cluster of autonomous drones. We are responsible for contributing to the wireless communication platform and for design and implementation of protocols and algorithms for cooperating drones.

Project facts:

Name: Drones4Energy – Drones for Energy

Duration: 36 months (start 1 December 2018)

Partners: SDU, Fraunhofer, Develco, Science Venture, Geopartners

Granted by: Innovation Fund Denmark

Finished collaborative research projects

Project name: SEMIAH – Scalable Energy Management Infrastructure for Aggregation of Households

Duration: 39 months (1 March 2014 – 30 June 2017)

Granted by: EU FP7

Project web site: https://projects.au.dk/semiah/

Project name: VPP4SGR– Virtual Power Plants for Smart Grid Ready Building and Customers

Duration: 36 months (2013-2016)

Granted by: ForskEL program


MegaMan project

Megaconstellations are being proposed as new space systems consisting of hundreds to thousands of individual satellites. The MegaMan project aims to design a mega-constellation of CubeSats in Low Earth Orbits. We are investigating a number of scientific use cases in astronomy and geoscience as well as the feasibility of providing IoT services from the constellation.

Project facts:

Name: MegaMan – MegaConstellations Services Management

Duration: 24 months (start 1 November 2017)

Partners: 2operate, GOMSpace, AU IFA, AU GEOS

Granted by: Innovation Fund Denmark

Delphini-1 project

Delphini-1 is AU's first CubeSat in space. It is cementing AU as a participant in the new space era. We are contributing with the design and operation of Delphini-1 taking re

sponsibility of the up/down link communication channel. We are operating the UHF ground station to communication with the satellite.

Project facts:

Name: Delphini-1

Duration: (depends on solar activity) (start spring 2017)

Partners: GOMSpace, AU Physics and Astronomy, AU Geoscience

Operations Management

EU Internet of Food & Farm 2020, IoF2020, Innovation action, IoT-01-2016
Large Scale Pilots H2020 aims to deploy IoT solutions in European agriculture through integration of advanced IoT technologies across the value chain, demonstration of multiple IoT applications at scale and in a usage context.

Duration: Jan 2017 - Dec 2020

EU Organic PLUS, Pathways to phase-out contentious inputs from organic agriculture in Europe. Innovation Action Call: H2020-SFS-2016-2017 (Sustainable Food Security – Resilient and resource-efficient value) aims to provide high quality, trans-disciplinary, scientifically informed decision support to help all actors in the organic sector, including national and regional policy makers, to reach the next level of the EU’s organic success story.

Duration: 1 May 2018 – 30 April 2021)

EU ERA-NET, ICT-AGRI Varos develops and implements variable rate technologies for orchard management to enable enhanced and optimised use of inputs in fruit production, and to minimise the use of pesticides for protecting the environment. Call ERA-NET scheme, FP7, 2015 Precision Farming.

Duration: Jan 2016 – Dec 2018

EU ERA-NET, ICT-AGRI CTF-Optimove develops and implement controlled traffic farming systems through optimised machine configuration and vehicle routing, cost-benefit analyses, and the application of dedicated web-services. Call ERA-NET scheme, FP7, 2015 Precision Farming.

Duration: Jan 2016 – Dec 2019

EU ERA-NET, ICT-AGRI GeoWebAgri develops and implement Geospatial ICT infrastructure for agricultural machines and Farm Management Information Systems in planning and operation of precision farming. Call ERA-NET scheme, FP7, 2015 Precision Farming.

Duration: Jan 2016 – Dec 2018

EU ERA-NET, ICT-AGRI Tarq-App, Putting sensors to work – Targeted application of nutrients and pesticides, aims to develop the potential for using crop sensing to more precisely target input applications such as fertilizer, plant growth regulation and crop protection

Duration: Jan 2016 – Dec 2019

The Danish Partnership project, FutureCropping, develops and applies a collaborative and system oriented ICT platform integrating data from next generation of agricultural and environmental technologies into intelligent, more efficient and sustainable technologies and solutions for Precision Farming. Call: IFD, The partnership's INNO+ challenge.

Duration: Jan 2016 – Dec 2020

SqM-Farm – Artificial Intelligence and Automated Big Data for Location Specific Decision Support for Agriculture. GUDP.

Duration: Jan 2018 - Dec 2020

NutriRoute – Automated Information and Management Tool for Optimal Application of Manure and Fertiliser. GUDP.

Duration: July 2017 – Dec 2019

GrassBot2 – Complet system for automated harvest and collection of biomass from marginal soils. Regional development programme for bioeconomy, EU and Regional co-financing.

Duration: Jan 2018 - Dec 2020

ESCALATES – Segmented umbilical system for application of liquid fertiliser, GUDP.

Duration: Jan 2016 – Dec 2019