The protection of external borders is becoming an essential issue for the European Union, given the current political context that involves the migration crisis and drugs or illegal substances smuggling. Given the large area that has to be covered in order to address these concerns, the development of an AI-based solution becomes an absolute necessity. This solution must integrate data from a large number of different types of sensors and inputs and must make aggregated decisions or suggestions for human operators in order to provide an efficient tool for border monitoring. This type of solution does not only address border scenarios, but can also be applied to the surveillance of logistics buildings, security perimeters and large industrial buildings.

This project is funded under research grant PN-III-P2-2.1-PTE-2019-0570, agreement 28PTE/2020, by UEFISCDI, and is spanning over 22 months, from July 2020 to May 2022.

Achieved impact: The successful implementation of the GRAVI project has led to significant improvement of a commercial solution, namely the KGuard product series, with state-of-the-art Artificial Intelligence video processing. The impact is significant, both at industry level, via increasing the visibility and commercialization potential of made-in-Romania products, as well as in terms of scientific innovation, via the new developed algorithms. The developed solutions include protocols for communications between any type of sensors and surveillance equipment, systems for automated detection of events via latest deep learning technology, and boosting of performance via fusion schemes; everything integrated within a unitary solution for distributed management and analysis. For more information, see the results section.