Published on April 17, 2014
Vittorio Amos Ziparo Robots for Exploration, Digital Preservation, and Visualization of Archeological Sites
What do archeologist do? Exploration, Monitoring and Documentation
State of the Art Expensive and slow
The ROVINA promise
Goal A better survey and monitoring tool Faster: perform surveys in much less time Better: bigger, more accurate and richer models Safer: no danger for human operators
Case Studies Catacombs of Rome and Naples Huge and rich Collapse hazard Radon hazard
Mission Control Interface Adaptive interface
Cloud-based archive Time machine and virtual archeological site 1. General Public: high fidelity 3D interactive experience 2. Historians: semantically rich digital archive 3. Engineers: advanced measurement and diagnosis tool
Mobility is a major challenge! Narrow corridors on rough terrain
Many hardware challenges IP specs, Sensors, Cooling and Power Systems
Need to take it easy or data will be too shaky!
Mobility and autonomy Probabilistic, information theoretic and semantic • Autonomous exploration • Autonomous navigation • Automated sensor deployment
The 3D model’s skeleton
Point Cloud Reconstruction Ocular Robotics RE05 Lidar
Point Clouds must be aligned Point Cloud Registration
Why alignment matters PWN, beyond Generalized ICP
We need more for global consistency Data association is key
Obtain consistency with optimization Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM)
Example: RGB-D Camera map Catacombs of Santa Priscilla in Rome
Adding the flesh!
Structure from motion Reconstruction from pictures
Example ARC-3D reconstruction of Mogao Cave
Learning materials Embedding reflectance information
Removing light effects Walls and ceilings
Example 1: Learning reflectance Pig tablet
Example 2: Learning Reflectance Buddha statue
And so much more is coming! www.rovina-project.eu
Conclusions Digitalization and exploration of archeological sites Robotics and AI for process automation Fast, safe and cheap digitization of archeological sites Accurate maps of previously unexplored sites Appealing 3D models for analysis or online fruition We need MANY alpha testers, stay in touch! follow us on: facebook.com/rovina.project
Design through simulations Device layout and sensor coverage
32 Hardware needs iterations too! Housing, power system, microcontrollers and more …
Camera array Sensors need prototyping too
Example1 Materials for extra realistic renderings
Learning semantics Better renderings, navigation and classification Learn shape and materials Learn traversability Automated classification of objects areas
Learning semantics Better renderings, navigation and classification
Case study on semantics Getting people out of the way
38 Robot design (and demo!) We need to house, protect and power many devices!
State of the Art it can be a dangerous job too!
Robot Mobile base, Sensors, Cooling and Power Systems
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Vittorio A. Ziparo, PhD, is Principal Robotics Scientist at iRobot Corp in Pasadena, California. He is also founder and director of R&D at Algorithmica Srl.
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