Project Description

Lack of accurate data hinders crisis event mitigation. Our project is developing a novel service, enhancing first responders’ abilities in crisis events involving wildfires in urban spaces by providing continuous access to an Extended Reality environment, accessible via AR/MR/VR, as a digital representation of the information available in the physical world.
HERMES is an autonomous system offering real time accident and human detection capabilities, across distances of 100,000 m2 by leveraging UAV surveillance, 5G networks and Cloud-Edge infrastructures. The UAS gathers RGB and thermal data, distributes it to a novel ground node that creates RTMP files provided to a Cloud server which processes the captured data using SOT computer vision algorithms to detect fire, humans, or suspicious
mechanisms and send warnings to first responders. This is promptly sent as an alert to the relevant authority, enabling a quick and appropriate response beyond the current SOP.

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