Metis project best AI demo at BNAIC 2014

The TNO-ESI Metis project demonstrator was awarded best Artificial Intelligence demo at the 26th Benelux Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 6-7 November, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

The members of the BNAIC 2014 evaluation committee concluded unanimously that the Metis demonstrator is unique in its approach and choices for integrating diverse AI techniques to one working proof-of-concept. The project received the conference best demo certificate along with a cash prize of 500 euros.

The Metis project — Dependable Cooperative Systems For Public Safety — focuses in its research on the next generation situational awareness systems.

Project partners

The industrial partner in the project is Thales Nederland - naval systems. The research partners are Delft University of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology, Radboud University Nijmegen, VU University Amsterdam, and TNO-ESI (also consortium leader).

The project is funded by COMMIT/.

The Metis project


Dependable cooperative systems for maritime safety and security

Efficient monitoring and management of maritime activities is a critical task for all coastal states. It is necessary for collision avoidance, enforcement of fishing policies, pollution control, deterring criminal activities such as smuggling & terrorism and guidance in cases of bad weather or unexpected obstacles. However, as the volume of transported goods grows and the range of activities expands, so too do the risks and impact of accidents, pollution and criminal activities.

The challenge today is how to effectively monitor and manage coastal areas with a minimum of resources in terms of skilled manpower and active enforcement.