My name is Chen-Mign KUO, founder of the small start up company All Aspect System from Taiwan (also act as research consultant for Taiwan Tech University).
Our research group is focusing on developing unmanned system and vehicle to automate some of the tasks that are difficult for human.
To relate to WATER JPI, one of our work was on “portable unmanned surface vehicle for water quality inspection and sampling”. The system started in summer 2017 until now with only 1/3rd of its original cost.
In fact of our product has been selected by SGS (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SGS_S.A.) for real time water inspection and sampling, which is expected to be operate in some major water reservoir in Taiwan this year.
The current unmanned system is also able to connect to single beam under water sonar, therefore, with “dynamic position” function, that our USV could doing the water quality inspection, sampling and also depth measurement at same time. ( see https://drive.google.com/open?id=1E1Yy5P0Vw6BlsYkbgpMSGxxHBDnBuPzY)
At this moment we are looking for partners to join the project, and we could contribute not just our technologies, but also our experiences and also funding will come from Taiwanese government for maximum 86,000 euro per project per year (all the funding goes to development, only portion will go to personnel cost.
Our organization is not only specialized in academic research, because some of our partners also has spin off from our organization, therefore, for the water inspection project, not just scientific research, but also real commercialization of the project can also be done.
If more detail is required, please feel free to contact Dr.Kuo at email@example.com