PRoVisG Project


                               ......stands for "Planetary Robotics Vision Ground Processing"

A Collaborative Project in the frame of FP7-SPACE -2007-1.

Starting date:                Oct 1st, 2008
Project duration:            39 Months

The EC FP7-SPACE Project PRoVisG brings together major EU and US research institutions and stakeholders involved in space robotic vision and navigation to develop a unified approach to robotic vision ground processing. 

What does PRoVisG want to achieve ?

PRoVisG will build a unified European framework for Robotic Vision Ground Processing. State-of-art computer vision technology will be collected inside and outside Europe to better exploit the image data gathered during future robotic space missions to the Moon and the Planets. This will lead to a significant enhancement of the scientific, technologic and educational outcome of such missions.

Why is PRoVisG important for Europe?

At present, mainly the US have realized planetary space missions with essential robotics background. Europe needs to catch up with leading-edge technology and science. By joining institutions, companies and universities from different established groups in Europe and two relevant players from US, PRoVisG will demonstrate the European ability to realize high-level processing of robotic vision image products from the surface of planetary bodies. In such way Europe gains independence and reputation as competitive partner for international research and exploration missions to the Planets.