Robots for Exploration, Digital Preservation and Visualization of Archeological Sites

funded by the

European Commission

This research has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n. 600890.

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Monday, April 18, 2016

We have been recording several parts of the Priscilla catacomb in Rome using the ROVINA platform.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

The consortium has been successfully testing the homing catabilties of the ROVINA robot even in cases in which the mapping system fails. A short example is shown in this video.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

The Mission Control Interface has been tested by non-expert users during two sessions: the first one in the laboratories of the DIAG Department of "Sapienza" University of Rome, the second…

Thursday, December 24, 2015

The paper "Non-Parametric Calibration for Depth Sensors" has been published (Robotics and Autonomous Systems)
Abstract: RGBD sensors are commonly used in robotics applications for many purposes, including 3D reconstruction of…

Sunday, December 13, 2015

We are pleased to announce that ROVINA has been awarded the “Non sprecare” 2015 prize for its potential in the context of sustainable development of cultural heritage tourism. The “Non

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Project goals

Goal 1

To provide novel technology that supports the preservation of cultural heritage by allowing the acquisition of textured digital 3D models in hard-to-access environments.

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Goal 2

To extend the technology of autonomous navigation for robots designed to explore unknown underground environments such as caves and catacombs.

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Goal 3

To offer a cost-effective support for performing continuous monitoring of these sites and to enable comparative analysis that will allow to devise better preservation plans.

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