June 25, 2024 | Mapping

Exercise: Final demonstration of the AHEAD/MaiSHU project in Nordheim am Main

On 25 June, the final demonstration of the MaiSHU project (Multimodal perception and human-machine interfaces of semi-autonomous intelligent systems for humanitarian aid in unsafe and unstructured environments), a follow-up project to AHEAD, took place at the German Federal Armed Forces training area in Nordheim am Main, near Würzburg. The aim of the project is to develop innovative technologies for the assisted teleoperation of amphibious SHERP vehicles for humanitarian aid and the delivery of goods in difficult, unstructured environments.

In a first scenario, the World Food Programme (WFP) used the SHERP to deliver food to a village in South Sudan that had been cut off by persistent rain and flooding. The SHERP navigated the dangerous and inaccessible route without a driver, controlled by the Local Mission Operation Centre (LMOC), which worked closely with the Global Mission Operation Centre (GMOC).

In the second scenario, the Bavarian Red Cross (BRK) coordinated the operation of SHERP to evacuate people from a flooded and landslide-affected area. GMOC/ZKI provided the BRK with several situation maps as well as the GMOC web application with crisis information for a comprehensive overview of the situation so that a safe evacuation could be ensured through the use of the SHERP.