Project Description


Integrated Smart Spatial Exploration System

Project Summary

The INSPEX projects main objective is to integrate automotive-equivalent spatial exploration and obstacle detection functionalities into a portable/ wearable multi-sensor, miniaturised, low power device. 


More on Project

The INSPEX system will be used for 3D real-time detection, location and warning of obstacles under all environmental conditions in indoor and outdoor environments with static and mobile obstacles. Potential applications range from safer human navigation in reduced visibility conditions, small robot/drone obstacle avoidance systems to navigation for the visually/mobility impaired, this latter being the primary use-case considered in the project.

Funding Body

Project Start Date: 01 January 2017
Duration: 36 months

euflagThis project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement No 730953.


  • Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives
  • The University of Manchester
  • Cork Institute of Technology
  • Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique SA – Recherche et Developpement
  • University College Cork – National University of Ireland, Cork
  • Universite de Namur ASBL
  • GoSense SAS
  • SensL Technologies Limited

Nimbus Centre Role

Nimbus Centre contributions are in the management and work of the systems integration workpackage, in context awareness and in reliability-related aspects.