AERO-TRAIN

AErial RObotic TRAINing for the next generation of European infrastructure and asset maintenance technologies

AERO-TRAIN is a Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN) - European Training Network (ETN) project.

By leveraging on the strengths available in Europe in robotics and AI, the AERO-TRAIN consortium strives to set a landmark in the present European Higher Education Area as the first research-based training initiative in Structural Health Monitoring & Repair with aerial robots.

Our aim is to train a new generation of creative, entrepreneurial, and innovative Early Stage Researchers (ESRs), to become the future leaders in the field of Aerial Robotic Technologies for Inspection and Maintenance.

Our training activities span innovative research in experimental, computational and applied research – equipping our Early Stage Researchers with a holistic view from lab to “real world” applications, and a creative mind-set with special attention to future industrial applications of newly developed technology.

The AERO-TRAIN project closes two fundamental gaps in Europe:​

The technological gaps requiring scientific and technological investigation before the full potential of aerial robotics can be unleashed in the industry

​The lack of competencies necessary to cut down the barriers in the industry when it comes to deployment of aerial robots for inspection and maintenance of our invaluable industrial and civil assets

Early Stage Researchers

With this project, we offer young researchers a solid interdisciplinary training in the intersection of Intelligent Mechatronics, AI and Human-Machine Interaction (HMI) to overcome the challenges of automating structural health monitoring and repair of civil and industrial infrastructures.

We have 15 open PhD positions to be filled within the AERO-TRAIN Innovative Training Network.

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Consortium

The AERO-TRAIN consortium comprises renowned companies, SMEs, public organizations, research institutes and facilities that can cover all the requested R&D activities, trainings, demonstrations relevant to the successful implementation of the AERO-TRAIN research and training programme. Our consortium covers the entire value chain, from research to end-users.

Acknowledgement

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Grant Agreement No 953454.

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