TALOS – European Union Border Protection System
TALOS is an international research project co-funded by the European Commission (EC) under the 7th Framework Programme in Security priority. The project is aimed at designing, implementing and field-testing a prototype of adaptable and transportable border surveillance system (Transportable Autonomous patrol for Land bOrder Surveillance - TALOS).
Like existing surveillance systems, TALOS is going to use sensors allowing to detect people, vehicles and hazardous substances, crossing the unregulated land border. Innovative concept behind the project is that the sensors will be carried by unmanned vehicles having a high degree of autonomy.
This will give TALOS the advantage of cost effectiveness and surveillance capabilities not available to conventional systems based on static sensors.
TALOS project consortium is formed of experienced research teams from industry, research and academia from Belgium, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Israel, Poland, Romania, Spain and Turkey.
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