Internet of things
ARCADIAN – IoT aimed to drive the evolution of IoT systems towards decentralized, transparent, and user-controllable privacy. Three practical use cases will be done to demonstrate its applicability to real world solutions. One of these use cases focuses on the use of drones and IoT technology for emergency response and surveillance. The goal is to demonstrate how the Arcadian IoT platform can help improve emergency response and surveillance scenarios.
Introducing Drone Guard Angel (DGA), a service that enables drones to track and monitor people during their daily activities in urban areas. Let us imagine a scenario in which a young woman, after having dinner with friends, requests the assistance of a Drone Guard through the corresponding app on her smartphone. Once she authenticates, a drone stationed nearby verifies her identity and escorts her home. Throughout the journey, the Drone Guard Angel (DGA) diligently surveils and detects potential threats such as rapid movement or suspicious objects. AI models process image recognition to detect anomalies. In case of anomalies, the drone initiates deterrence maneuvers, alerts authorities, and summons a rescue team in case of injuries. Meanwhile, the drone collects important data, including location details and images, to aid in later investigations.
This domain of implementation covers trust, security, and privacy challenges, meeting the Arcadian-IoT objectives, such as:
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The Drone Guard Angel (DGA) solution uses an IoT device to deliver its services to individuals, who are required to have a personal device such as a smartphone in order to access the service. Additionally, the solution relies on the use of sensitive personal data, including location, address, and photos, for facial recognition purposes. As a result, challenges pertaining to trust, security, and privacy management arise. Some of these challenges include:
This is an ongoing project in development aimed at demonstrating the feasibility of its technology and its potential application in civil society. The goal is to reach Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 6, which entails creating a prototype/demonstrator that serves as the basis for designing a business model and formulating a production plan to adapt it to the market. There are additional challenges to address, including drone legislation, which will be analyzed in a subsequent phase and scope of the project.