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The PILOTING I&M Platform is a key tool to manage the mission of the robotic vehicles and control the operation. Here you will find the latest multimedia content about this brand new development.

Piloting end-to-end digital inspection system

New PILOTING video where it is presented a complete digital inspection system that facilitates the use of different robotics vehicles (ground, crawler, aerial) in I&M operations and developed within PILOTING project. This solution allows an inspector to digitally plan an inspection using a user-friendly 3D interface, independently of the type of robot. Then, this digital inspection plan is transferred to a generic robotic control station that can be used with any type of robot (already tested with 9 different robots). In this generic robot control station, it is possible to plan in detail the robot trajectory to fulfil the inspection plan and monitor the execution of the mission. Finally, the inspection data is automatically uploaded to the cloud and can be visualized within the same 3D model that was used to plan the inspection.

PILOTING I&M Platform – Workflow

The PILOTING I&M Platform is part of the PILOTING ecosystem. This is an integrated and unified system of hardware and software components to increase the efficiency and quality of inspection and maintenance activities.


Inside the PILOTING project framework several technical demonstrations will be held in the scenarios of the experiments and robots.

PILOTING Project Demonstrations and Experiments summary

As the Second Period of the PILOTING Project comes to an end, the consortium is glad to present a summary of the demonstrations and experiments of its robotic platforms that took place in real environment scenarios.

Large scale demonstration of the tunnel scenario in Metsovo

INLECOM proudly presents the H2020 PILOTING Project experiments that took place in the Egnatia Motorway tunnels close to the Metsovo town in Greece.

Large scale testing and experiments in the refinery scenario

PILOTING Project brings you a new vídeo showing the experiments that took place in the first large scale demonstrations within the refinery use case. This time, up to six robotic platforms were tested in Chevron Oronite facilities.

AEROX Experiment – Inspection of Large Structures

PILOTING Project presents new updates on the development and experiments of its robotic platforms. The last episode of the series of experiments of PILOTING's robotic solutions presents the AEROX experiment, an aerial platform developed by CATEC for its operation in the inspection of large structures.

BIKE Experiment – Internal Inspection of Pressure Vessels

PILOTING Project presents new updates on the development and experiments of its robotic platforms. The fifth episode of the series of experiments about PILOTING's robotic solutions brings you BIKE, the crawler solution developed by WTR designed for internal inspection of pressure vessels.

HYBRID Experiment – Mobile crawler for inspection of pipes at height

PILOTING Project presents new updates on the development and experiments of its robotic platforms. In the fourth episode of the series of experiments, HYBRID, the crawler robotic platform developed by CATEC, will show its skills for pipes inspection at height.

RISING Experiment – Navigation and image capture of equipment

PILOTING Project presents new updates on the development and experiments of its robotic platforms. On this occasion, the RISING vehicle, developed by ROBOTNIK, will showcase its navigation and image capture capabilities of the equipment in a real test environment.

AEROCAM Experiment – Aerial reconnaissance for AI detection of corrosion and defects

PILOTING Project presents new updates on the development and experiments of its robotic platforms. In this first episode of the series about experiments, AEROCAM will perform its operation in aerial reconnaissance operation for AI detection of corrosion and defects in a real environment.

UGV Experiment – Navigation and manipulation of equipment

PILOTING Project presents new updates on the development and experiments of its robotic platforms. Continuing with the series of experiments, this time it is the turn of the UGV to show us its operation in navigation and equipment handling.

1st large scale demonstration in the viaduct scenario

This video shows the flight demonstration of the two robotic platforms which were tested and demonstrated in the following PILOTING Uses Cases: AEROCAM (robot designed for visual inspection) and VIADDRONE (robot designed for contact inspection on viaducts).

PILOTING Youtube Series: Meet Our Inspection Robots

Meet Our Inspection Robots. Youtubes series elaborated by PILOTING consortium and focused on introducing each robot developed within the project to bring them closer to the I&M community.

Meet our inspection robots: TTDRONE (Episode 9)

In this 9th episode of the YouTube series "Meet our inspection robots," Miguel Ángel Pérez, engineer at the GRVC, presents the TTDRONE robot. The TTDRONE platform aims to perform a comprehensive inspection of tunnels, detecting defects in the infrastructure.

Meet our inspection robots: UGV (Episode 8)

In this 8th episode of the YouTube series "Meet our inspection robots," ETH Zurich University showcases the UGV robot, an autonomous ground robot primarily developed for valve manipulation.

Meet our inspection robots: VIAD-DRONE (episode 7)

In this 7th episode of the “Meet our Inspection Robots” Youtube series from PILOTING Project, David Neva Research engineer at GRVC, presents the first version of the VIAD-DRONE robot. VIAD-DRONE is an aerial robotic platform developed by the Univeristy of Seville to conduct inspections in viaducts.

Meet our inspection robots: HYBRID (episode 6)

PILOTING Project brings you the 6th episode of the “Meet our Inspection Robots” Youtube series. In this episode, Pedro Sánchez, senior research engineer at CATEC presents the HYBRID, a robot composed by an aerial system and an inspection part (satellite).

Meet our inspection robots: RISING (episode 5)

In this 5th episode of the Youtube series "Meet our inspection robots" H2020 PILOTING Project presents the RISING robot, Robotnik's mobile manipulator specially designed for intervention, reconnaissance and EOD missions.

Meet our inspection robots: AEROCAM (episode 4)

“Meet our Inspection Robots” PILOTING youtube series episode 4. In this episode, Rafael Caballero, research expert from CATEC shows the AEROCAM, a novel visual inspection drone.

Meet our inspection robots: BIKE (episode 3)

This Youtube Series will present each vehicle and the main developments achieved during the project. In this episode, Waygate Technologies team presents his magnetic wheeled robot, including a description of the workflow followed to inspect the interior of a vessel.

Meet our inspection robots: CART (episode 2)

This Youtube Series will present each vehicle and the main developments achieved during the project. In this episode, Miquel Cantero, from Robotik describes in detail the robot components that allows the autonomous functionalities and data collection of the environment.

Meet our inspection robots: AeroX (episode 1)

This Youtube Series will present each vehicle and the main developments achieved during the project.In this episode, Miguel Ángel Trujillo from CATEC explains both the first and second version of AeroX, a Novel Aerial Contact Drone , mentioning all the capabilities and functionalities.


Different end-user workshop will be organized within the Project to present PILOTING outcomes and obtain feedback from the I&M community.

PILOTING Innovation Workshop

This workshop was oriented to present the most promising value propositions from the technologies conceived in PILOTING. PILOTING is an H2020 project developing advanced robotics and AI technologies applied to the Inspection & Maintenance (I&M) industry, specifically in three scenarios: bridges/viaducts, tunnels and refineries. More info at: https://piloting-project.eu/

European Robotics & AI workshop applied to Inspection and Maintenance

Workshop oriented to present an overview of all active European Robotics & AI projects that apply Robotics and AI technologies to Inspection and Maintenance activities of any sector or application.


Presentation of the PILOTING objetives and consortium through partners interviews.

Videopresentation of PILOTING project

Antidio Viguria, Project Coordinator from CATEC, presents PILOTING objectives.

KoM interviews, part one.

Interviews to EGNATIA and INLECOM representatives, as partners of PILOTING project.

Kom interviews, part two

Interviews to University of Seville, ETHZ, APPLUS and GE Inspections Robotics representatives, as partners of PILOTING project.


PILOTING partners have been involved in a large number of projects to push the state of the art in the use of robotics for inspection and maintenance tasks. This section presents some of the main outcomes obtained by PILOTING partners in previous European projects.


PILOTING consortium has a podcast series, “PILOTING Inspection Gadget”,  with interviews with key people in the I&M sector, aims to obtain feedback from the I&M community and positioning the PILOTING consortium as a reference in the development of robotic solutions for I&M applications.
Episode 16

Miguel Ángel Trujillo, Head of the Autonomous Systems unit at FADA-CATEC (http://www.catec.aero/es) and Project Coordinator of the SIMAR Horizon Europe Project (https://simar-project.eu/), talks about the SIMAR project and the key technologies that the consortium started to develop last September. He also gives his point of view on robotics and AI problems for the inspection and maintenance industry, the technology transfer, and the most significant advantages of participating in EU projects.

Episode 15

José Solís, Data Analytics Manager at the R&D division of CEMOSA (Transport Infrastructure and Materials area) (https://www.cemosa.es/), presents the OMICRON project (https://omicronproject.eu/) and discusses the most significant advantages of using aerial and ground robotic-based technologies in Inspection & Maintenance operations at roads.

Episode 14

Luis Moratinos, Geomatics Manager at Ferrovial Construction (https://www.ferrovial.com/), remarks the main benefits of PILOTING solutions for I&M activities, the future of these novel technologies and the difficulties they have to overcome from the point of view of a large infrastructure company.

Episode 13

Alexandra Florin, Co-chair at Working Group 105 at EUROCAE (https://www.eurocae.net/) and Aviation Technical Standards Manager at Wing (https://wing.com/) presents EUROCAE (European Organization for Civil Aviation Equipment) and its main activity.

Episode 12

Román, General Director of Andalucía Aerospace (https://andaluciaaerospace.com/en/), explains how the cluster adds value to aeronautical companies, highlights the relevance of the Andalusian region in the drone sector and takes an overall view of the future of the industry in our country and the rest of the world.

Episode 11

In PILOTING Inspection Gadget-episode 11, Andrea Berra (https://www.aerotrain-etn.eu/esr-14), PhD student from the University of Seville and Early Stage Research in the CATEC Technological Centre, presents the AERO-TRAIN Project.

Episode 10

Prof. Cédric Pradalier, from the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique – Dream Lab, Project Coordinator of the H2020 project Bugwright2 (https://www.bugwright2.eu/) presents the project.

Episode 9

Kostas Alexis, full profesor in NTNU (https://www.ntnu.edu/employees/konstantinos.alexis), talks about his experience en robotic competition “DARPA Subterranean Challenge”, of which his team was the winner.

Episode 8

Belen Riveiro, from the University of Vigo and Project Coordinator of SAFEWAY H2020 (https://www.safeway-project.eu/en), presents a general overview of the project

Episode 7

Prof. Aníbal Ollero, full professor at University of Seville and Scientific Advisor at FADA-CATEC, presents AERIAL-CORE H2020 project (https://aerial-core.eu/ ).

Episode 6

Marvin Dechene, head of Technology and responsible for drone inspections at APPLUS RVIS (https://www.applus.com/global/en/ ), talks about the benefits of using drones for inspection duties in the industry and the feedback from actual inspectors using robotic systems.

Episode 5

Tjibbe Bouma, Chairman of the Board of SPRINT Robotics, talks about the company, an industry driven initiative that promotes the development, the availability, and the application of robotics techniques in technical inspections and maintenance of capital intensive infrastructure.

Episode 4

Prof. Vincenzo Lippiello, full professor at the Universita' degli Studi di Napoli Federico II and CEO Neabotics , talks about the spin-off funded to fully explore the transfer capabilities between the academy and the industry to the development of drone applications in the I&M sector.

Episode 3

Carlos Martín and Pablo Ramón, from VES, explain the Spanish I&M spin-off experience.

Episode 2

Adam Serblowski, from SHELL, gives his opinion about the potential benefits in the application of robotic and AI technologies to the I&M sector

Episode 1

Angelos Amditis and Konstantinos Bouklas, from ICCS, present RESIST H2020 project (https://www.resistproject.eu/ ).


Digital newsletters are being periodically designed every six months, providing updates and relevant information.


Newsletter 1

The H2020 PILOTING Project coordinators releases the 1st edition of this european research project, with the latests events, news and the advances of the project.

Newsletter 2

The 2nd Newsletter presents the PILOTING Scenarios, project partner activities and initiatives related to the project during the second half of 2020 and also keep you update of the latest project events and next PILOTING milestones. During this period, the main activities carried out within the project have been the 1st study visits to the pilot locations (virtual and physical).

Newsletter 3

In the 3rd newsletter the activities carried out within PILOTING project in the first half of 2021 are covered. The project technical progress’s main results concerning the visit of pilot scenarios and the main PILOTING robotic vehicles are presented. Furthermore, we will keep you up to date about the project partners activities and initiatives related to PILOTING Project.

Newsletter 4

The 4th Newsletter covers the activities carried out in the first months of the 2nd project period (M18-M24). The PILOTING Uses Cases , which have been defined for each PILOTING pilot scenario (refineries, viaduct/bridges and tunnels) have been presented. Appart from that, we will keep you informed of the project partners’ activities and initiatives related to PILOTING Project.
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Newsletter 5

The 5th Newsletter covers the activities carried out from February 2022 to July 2022. In this edition we show how the PILOTING platform will improve the Inspection and Maintenance tasks and just as its benefits to the industries. In addition to this, we show you the latest news and events of the project such as out technical denonstration in Álora (Málaga).
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Newsletter 6

We gladly inform you that PILOTING has successfully achieved 36 months of progression on the project, and we would like to invite you to read the 6th issue of our newsletter.

Newsletter 7

In this 7th newsletter we are pleased to share the latest updates on the PILOTING project. This time, our focus will be on highlighting the significant advancements made in the PILOTING I&M platform as well as upcoming events where you can find us. In addition, we bring you a new invited project.