Robotics, AI and Computer Vision meet Archaeology - RePAIR Project kick-off

01/09/2021

The Center for Cultural Heritage Technology is a partner of the new RePAIR Project, officially started on 1st September 2021

RePAIR stands for ‘Reconstruction the Past: Artificial Intelligence and Robotics meet Cultural Heritage’. The aim of the project is integrating cutting-edge knowledge in robotics, artificial intelligence and 3D digitisation for building a robotic infrastructure for the automated digital scanning, recognition and physical reconstruction of shattered archaeological artefacts.

The robotic system will be experimented at the Pompeii Archaeological Park on the frescoes from the Casa dei Pittori al Lavoro (House of the Painters at work), destroyed during the WW2, and from the Schola Armamentarum.

Beside IIT-CCHT and the Pompeii Archaeological Park, the other partners of the project are: Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia (coordinator),  Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Israel), Associacao do Instituto Superior Tecnico Para a Investigacao e Desenvolvimento (Portugal), Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelms Universitat (Bonn, Germany) and Italian Ministry of Culture. The project has been funded by the Horizon 2020 EU Programme for 3.5M Euros (G.A. n. 964854).

The project has already attracted the attention of national and international newspapers (Le Figaro and Il Sole 24 Ore, among others).

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