A consortium of seven partners from the European Union has successfully completed the concept of Hybrid UAV-UGV for Efficient Relocation of Vessels (HUUVER).
The hybrid Unmanned Aerial Vehicle-Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UAV-UGV) has the capability of almost all-terrain movements like flying, perching, driving, climbing, vertical take-off and landing. It was designed to perform search and rescue or patrol missions in difficult environments, with the ability of ground-based movements allowing the HUUVER to reach the areas inaccessible from the air.
The HUUVER drone is the first fully integrated with the Galileo navigation system, benefiting from the authentication service and precise navigation solution.
HUUVER is an international project developed by seven entities from five EU member states: Cervi Robotics / Dronehub (Poland), RECTANGLE (Poland), LUT University (Finland), NTT Data Spain – formerly Everis Aerospace & Defense (Spain), GINA Software (Czech Republic), BLADESCAPE (Austria) and Brimatech Services (Austria).
“Our project is the next step in the development of drone technology and showing its unlimited possibilities. The HUUVER drone combines the most useful and necessary features of a flying drone with a ride-on drone, and the transition between modes is basically in a continuous motion,” said Jakub Węglarz, project manager from Cervi Robotics / Dronehub, the leader of the project. “Thanks to the combination of knowledge and experience of seven partners, such an advanced technological hybrid drone was created.”
The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program, European GNSS Agency. At the turn of January and February 2022, the project was successfully presented and officially completed.