Title Address Description
German Federal Agency for Technical Relief
Provinzialstrasse 93 Bonn 53127 Germany
Entente pour la Forêt Méditerranéenne
Centre Francis Arrighi - Domaine de Valabre - RD7, 13120 Gardanne, France
Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service
Bridle Rd, Bootle L30 4YD, UK
Service Départemental d’Incendie et de Secours de la Savoie
226 Rue de la Perrodière, 73230 Saint-Alban-Leysse, France
Hellenic Rescue Team of Attica
Agonaridou 10-12, Athina 117 44, Greece
Institute of Communication and Computer Systems
Zografou 157 73, Greece
Estias 1, Athina 115 26, Greece
Rudower Ch 29, 12489 Berlin, Deutschland
International Security Competence Centre GmbH
Kaiser Franz Joseph-Ring 21, 2500 Baden, Austria
Tohoku University
980-8579, Japan
SINTEF Digital – dept. of Mathematics and Cybernetics
Strindvegen 4, 7034 Trondheim, Norway
Commissariat A L’Energie Atomique et Aux Energies Alternatives
D36, 91190 Saclay, France
The University of Manchester
Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
German Institute for Standardisation
Saatwinkler Damm 42-43, 13627 Berlin, Germany
Trilateral Research Ltd
Gorteens, Waterford, Co. Kilkenny, X91 W0XW, Ireland
58a Rue du Dessous des Berges, 75013 Paris, France

SINTEF Digital – Department of Mathematics and Cybernetics

Strindvegen 4
Website: www.sintef.no/digital

General information

SINTEF is Scandinavia’s largest independent research organisation and is a non-profit research institute wholly owned by the SINTEF Foundation. SINTEF employs more than 2000 people most of whom are based in Trondheim and Oslo (Norway). More than 90% of SINTEF’s annual turnover derives from contract research for industry and the public sector in Norway and internationally, and SINTEF receives minimal state funding (around 8%). SINTEF is multidisciplinary, with international top-level expertise in a wide range of technological and scientific disciplines, medicine and the social sciences. SINTEF’s company vision is “technology for a better society”, and it is an important aspect of SINTEF’s societal role to contribute to the creation of more jobs. SINTEF acts as an incubator, commercialising technologies through the establishment of new companies. SINTEF is represented in this consortium by SINTEF Digital, Department of Mathematics and Cybernetics. RTD within autonomous robotics, including AUVs, UAVs and AGVs, has been a strategic area for several years.

Role in the project

In CURSOR, SINTEF will contribute to the development and integration of the Soft Miniaturised Underground Robotic Finder (SMURF), specifically by using its expertise on hardware prototyping, interface definition, control software and simulator development. SINTEF will build two prototypes based on Tohoku’s design and will lead the purchasing process of the SMURFs for the field trial. SINTEF is leading WP3: CURSOR Miniaturised platform for USaR – Soft miniaturised robots. Additionally, SINTEF will contribute to all dissemination activities (WP7).

Participating members in the project 

Dr. Giancarlo Marafioti

Dr. Giancarlo Marafioti is a Senior Research Scientist and holds a PhD in Engineering Cybernetics on the topic of Model Predictive Control from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway. He has been a visiting researcher at the University Paris Sud – Supèlec, France and the University of California San Diego (UCSD), in USA. His research interests and areas of expertise include robotics for search and rescue, system integration, mathematical modelling, model predictive control, state and parameter estimation. He has several years of experience working on European Projects. He is the CURSOR project main contact at SINTEF and WP3 leader

Terje Mugaas

Terje Mugaas is a senior adviser at the department Mathematics and Cybernetics in SINTEF Digital. He has a bachelor’s degree in Mechatronics from UIA and a master’s degree in Engineering Cybernetics from NTNU. He has 15 years of experience within the area of industrial automation and embedded system design. His area of expertise includes design of mechanical and electrical systems, software engineering and control of robotic systems.