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REXASI-PRO: the kick-off meeting

Feb 20, 2023

The kick-off meeting of REXASI-PRO, a project funded by the European Commission within the framework of the HORIZON – Research and Innovation Actions programme, was held in Rome on 10-11 October.

REXASI-PRO aims to support people with reduced mobility through autonomous and trustworthy social navigation systems based on Artificial Intelligence.

The project aims to release an engineering framework to support trustworthy autonomous wheelchairs for people with reduced mobility. Smart wheelchairs, provided with reliable on-board sensors, will be trained with smart intelligence navigation algorithms in indoor and outdoor environments.

Smart drones will be cooperating with smart wheelchairs to properly map unknown environments and accurately monitor any fixed or moving entities. 

Virtual Reality and Imitation Learning will be used to anticipate multiple operational scenarios and allow algorithms to be adapted, case by case, on the basis of previous experience.

Bio-inspired navigation models, trained through implicit and explicit user communication, will be used with the aim of increasing users’ confidence in the technologies employed.

A meeting of diverse companies from 6 different countries

The project started on October 1st 2022 and the consortium is being coordinated by Spindox Labs Managing Director, Cristiano Carlevaro.

It includes Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz (DFKI), Royal Halloway and Bedford New College, Universidad de Sevilla, Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana (SUPSI), Euronet Consulting sarl, AITEK, UAV AUTOSYSTEMS HOVERING SOLUTIONS ESPAÑA SL and V-reasearch Srls.

Three year programme development

The meeting agenda between the project partners led to the definition of an operational programme for the achievement of the project goals. The programme is expected to be completed in three years, with end date set on September 30th 2025.