Acronym SMART II
Name Semi Autonomous Monitoring and Robotics
Funding Reference EU-FP4-TMR Network - Contract FMRX-CT96-0052
Dates 1997|2000

The SMART network as founded in 1993. The network brings together 13 leading European laboratories and small enterprises working in the areas of computer vision and mobile robotics for surveillance and monitoring. The objective of the SMART network is to develop technologies in the areas of surveillance and monitoring. The SMART II workplan is composed of activities in the areas of “Video Surveillance and Monitoring”, “Mobility for Surveillance and Monitoring” and “Applications of Techniques for Surveillance and Monitoring”. The tasks in these workpackages are designed to build on and complement existing research activities through the exchange of researchers and collaborative research.

In its first two years of operation, the SMART network has evolved into an active community in which new sub-groups regularly form to respond to particular scientific opportunities. The network organises an annual symposium (SIRS) each July dedicated to Computer Vision and Mobile Robotics in addition to semi-annual workshops.

Research Groups Computer and Robot Vision Lab (VisLab)
Project Partners INPG (coordenador) (F), ROBOSOFT SA (F), DIST - University of Genova (I), AITEK Srl (I), Scuola Superiore S. Anna / ARTS Lab (I), CSATA-Novus Orta, Technopolis Bari, University of Leeds (UK), University of Reading (UK), Trinity College, University of Dublin (Ireland), Laboratory of Image Analysis, Aalborg University (Denmark), EC Joint Research Center-ISPRA (I), University of Edinburgh (UK)
ISR/IST Responsible
João Sentieiro
José Santos-Victor
[1] José Gaspar, Niall Winters, José Santos-Victor, "Vision-based Navigation and Environmental Representations with an Omnidirectional Camera", IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, Vol 16, 6, 2000 - PDF
[2] Niall Winters, José Gaspar, Gerard Lacey, José Santos-Victor, "Omni-directional vision for Robot Navigation", IEEE Workshop on Omnidirectional Vision (in conjuntion with CVPR 2000), Hilton Head Island, USA, 2000 - PDF