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European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations

Safe and Rapid Evacuation Facilitated by UAV Swarms (SWIFTERS)

Area of activity/subject: Further develop preparedness within the Mechanism

Summary of the project: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are increasingly used by Civil Protection authorities across Europe to address operational needs including: mapping, tracking, delivering help-aid kits or providing a temporary infrastructure. SWIFTERS capitalizes on UAV swarms to study, design, develop, and test, UAV cooperation strategies to better coordinate the aforementioned complementary tasks in order to assist first responders improve their response efficiency and reduce evacuation times. SWIFTERS will enhance existing capabilities by developing algorithms and software to assist operators effectively deploy UAV swarms in emergencies, train personnel in using swarms (each with a specific role in the mission), and transfer new knowledge to the community.


KIOS CoE-UCY: KIOS Research and Innovation Center of Excellence, University of Cyprus.

KIOS Center of Excellence
University of Cyprus
P.O. Box 20537
CY-1678 Nicosia

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Presentation at the kick off meeting