conferenza internazionale sulla robotica per lo studio e la tutela dei beni culturali.

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Il Prof. Gianluca Casagrande, direttore scientifico del GREAL - Geographic Research And Application Laboratory dell'Università Europea di Roma interverrà come relatore, insieme alla Dott.ssa Flavia Salvatori, alla prima conferenza internazionale sulla robotica per lo studio e la tutela dei beni culturali.
l convegno si terrà a Venezia il 3 e 4 dicembre. Cliccando qui è possibile visitare il sito web dell'evento. http://www.rich2012.net/

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conferenza internazionale sulla robotica per lo studio e la tutela dei beni culturali.

  1. 1. MERGING LOW-COST AND OPEN-SOURCE APPROACHES AS A STRATEGYFOR EFFECTIVE UAV-BASED SURVEY OF LANDSCAPE AND CULTURALHERITAGE.Gianluca Casagrande – GREAL – Università Europea di Roma (gianluca.casagrande@greal.eu)Flavia Salvatori – ITAB CNRUAV technologies are developing and spreading quickly on the general market; currently available hardwareand software are becoming cheaper and this makes the application potential of these powerful tools grow. Anincreasing number of scientific and technical operators is using small unmanned aerial vehicles as means toacquire information about the material nature and status of environmental and cultural heritage assets.Technologies are quickly adjusting to different needs and operational profiles, so that in some cases thechallenge moves from that of owning a micro-drone to that of choosing the most appropriate configuration to fitthe operators’ needs. If cutting-edge systems and sensors are required in several high-profile applications,experience is showing that in many other cases less sophisticated systems yield plenty of data and allow deepand full-blown knowledge acquisition. Such knowledge can then be used for scientific purposes and to planpractical actions as well. At the same time, the ease in acquisition and operation of "modest" technologiesallows to broaden the scope of research activities, to involve a wider number of workgroups and to both studyand protect a larger number of culturally and historically relevant buildings and landscapes. In order to achievethese results, appropriate strategies should be adopted in designing systems configurations and in planningoperations. Such strategies include modularity, portability, interoperability and adaptive-substitutability ofimplementations. It turns out that all of these expected features can be obtained by effectively merging low-costwith open source approaches. Several applications of this concepts were tested by Università Europea di Roma’sGeographic Research and Application Laboratory (GREAL) between 2010 and 2012. Examples will bepresented from our own experience and work: qualitative observations of lanscape and settlement conditions;investigation of material status of historically relevant buildings; aerial archaeology prospections andphotogrammetry tests, postearthquake survey of damaged cultural heritage buildings.   

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