sHip inspection by auTonOmousdRone - HECTOR

European funded projects
March, 2022 to March, 2023
Artemis Agraia Symvouleytiki S.A."Hellenic Drones"

Title of project: sHip inspection by auTonOmousdRone
Acronym of project: HECTOR
Duration (months): 12
Financing: GALATEA - “Grow and AcceLerate your smArtprojecTs in nEw value chAins of the European Blue Economy” - is an EU project that is financed by the INNOSUP component of the HORIZAN 2020 Programme of the European Commission under Grant Agreement 873026

Consortium composition:
Partner Number 1: Artemis AgraiaSymvouleytikiS.A."Hellenic Drones", Greece
Partner Number 2: Robosurvey Ltd., Greece
Partner Number 3: ACCENT PRO 2000 S.R.L., Romania

Other involved parties:
- National Technical University of Athens, Greece
- Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT), Greece

The HECTOR project aims to create the first-ever fully autonomous solution for
inspections of ship confined spaces relying on a drone that collects visual and ultrasonic
data. The HECTOR project significantly pushes the boundaries in the fields of robotics,
Artificial Intelligence and Condition-Based Maintenance which contribute significantly to
the Digital Transition of the shipping industry. Also, by considering the fact that
UAV-based inspections are fully recognized and supported by the International Association
of Classification Societies (IACS), HECTOR is fully aligned with smart shipyard activities
that aim in the development of advanced remote and predictive maintenance techniques.
The developed solution will be provided as a product to numerous service providers or
shipping companies that are looking for an in-situ inspection method to enable them to
reduce manning and maintenance costs, in opposition to the current practice followed,
which causes high costs in terms of labour and ship downtime. The consortium partners aim
to promote technological solutions to automate processes and increase the efficiency of

Partners list: 
ACCENT PRO 2000 S.R.L. (Dr. Mihai IOVEA) (Romania)
Artemis Agraia Symvouleytiki S.A."Hellenic Drones" (Greece)
Robosurvey Ltd. (Cyprus)