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2nd WS on I&M Robots: back to the future with AI…through lost history

Track: Maintenance-Inspection

Date and Time: 14 Mar 2023 14:30-15:50

Organisers: Ferdinando Cannella, Alessandra Zambrano, Christophe Laroux, Arianna Traviglia

Main questions to be answered: Considering the cross-fertilization between the Archaeology and the Infrastructures applications, which concrete actions can the industry, public sector and R&D follow-up on to further promote getting I&M robot intelligence and autonomy be further improved with respect to their single applications?

Additional questions: There are the success stories in terms of getting I&M robots learn to perform autonomous inspection and monitoring task in a semi-structured environment?

Additional questions 2: What is the trade-off between the absence of the man in the loop and the performance in order to lower the costs and increase/keeping the accuracy, reliability, autonomy and speed in the autonomous predictive maintenance?

Workshop Description: Governments, industries and societies have been increasingly recognizing the importance of keeping up Infrastructures (IS) conditions to improve the countries’ social/economic development, as well as that the Culture Heritage (CH) is fundamental “asset” to improve the human/civil one. In both cases, it would be reasonable to say, “Prevention is better than cure”, when some disaster occurs (e.g., Morandi Bridge in Genova or Schola Armaturarum at Pompeii collapses) and lives and history are lost. The aim of this WS is to provide an overview of the emerging interplay between the robotics domain and those of CH and IS. At its core is the unexpected cross-fertilization between CH preservation requirements and those of modern IS, which share common needs that necessitate the development of cutting-edge technologies characterized by high autonomy, reliability, accuracy, repeatability and velocity.

Intended Outcome: Workshop on recent developments in technology or applications, Workshop discussion topics of common interest, success stories, use cases, etc, Workshops engaging non-roboticists to understand needs/goals (policy, commercial, technical)

Approach: 5min WS introduction – Quick Intro of Gabriel Johannes Zuchtriegel (Archaeological Park of Pompeii Director) – Quick Intro of Francesco Sapio (Liguria’s Motorway Director) [Potential] Pitch and Poster Session: 15min Culture Heritage Preservation: current needs and future scenarios – Monitoring System in Archaeological Area: Pompeii Case Study – Artificial Intelligence and Robotics for Archaeological Maintenance 20min I&M of Infrastructures: current needs and future scenarios – Current scenario: Inspection & Maintenance of EU Infrastructures – Coming Technologies: AI and Aerial Manipulation – Future scenario: Robotics and Automation in the Infrastructures 40min Moderated discussion and conclusions

Contributors: Dr. Gabriel Johannes Zuchtriegel, Director, Archaeological Park of Pompeii, Pompei,Italy, Invited, presenter Eng. Francesco Sapio, Director, Liguria’s Motorway – Autostrade per l’Italia, Genoa,Italy, Invited, presenter Dr Arianna Traviglia, Center of Culture Heritage Technologies Coordinator, Italian Institute of Technology, Venice,Italy, Confirmed, presenter and discussant Dr Alessandra Zambrano, Head of R&I, Minister of culture – Pompeii Archaeological Park, Pompei, Italy, Confirmed, Presenter and discussant Eng. Benedetto Carambia, Head of R&D and Innovation, MOVYON – Autostrade per l’Italia Group, Rome, Italy, Confirmed, Presenter and discussant Prof Silvio Cocuzza, Associated Professor, Università di Padova, Padova, Italy, Confirmed, Presenter and discussant Dr Mariapaola D’Imperio, Project Manager, SDA Engineering, Cittadella, Italy, Confirmed, Presenter and discussant Dr Alessandro Galdelli, Post Doc, University Polytechnic of Marche, Ancona, Italy, Confirmed, Presenter and discussant Dr Gabriele Marchello, Post Doc, Italian Institute of Technology, Genoa, Italy, Confirmed, Discussant & panelist Prof Tuna Kalayci, Assistant Professor, Department of Archaeological Sciences – University of Leiden, Leiden, Netherlands, Confirmed, Discussant Nikos DIMITROPOULOS, Project Manager, Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems and Automation (LMS), Patras, Greece, Confirmed, Discussant Christophe Leroux, Manager European Affairs in AI and robotics, Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives, Gif sur Yvette CEDEX, France, Confirmed, Presenter & Moderator(?) (industrial) Prof. Adriano Mancini, Associated Professor, University Polytechnic of Marche, Ancona, Italy, Confirmed, Discussant & panelist Dr Ferdinando Cannella, Industrial Robotics Facility Coordinator, Italian Institute of Technology (IIT),Genoa, Italy, Confirmed, Discussant & Conclusions Prof. Emanuele Frontoni, Full Professor, University of Macerata, Macerata, Italy, Confirmed, Moderator (academy) & Conclusions

Further Information: The attendees will be involved in the discussion starting from the aforementioned statements and questions that lead the audience to realise much more perspectives than currently expected and/or known. In order to stimulate the discussion about the focus of the workshop, an online interactive system will be employed • Mindmap(s), (virtual) sticky notes or similar • Poll(s) to get a quick feedback • Expert panel discussion(s) • Feedback round(s) with attendees as Mentimeter (see below), so the people can work collectively while the presentations happen and that materials collected will be exploited for the final discussion. (That material will be also available too). Members of the audience will access the platform, where they will have the opportunity to answer questions about soft materials manipulation. The results will be displayed as histograms, giving the audience the opportunity to discuss them. Moreover, the audience will have the chance to leave free comments, which will be processed by creating a word cloud. It will highlight the hottest themes that the audience may discuss. Both tools are available online at the following websites: Finally, the presentations and related discussion will bring new ideas (some ones that are the state of art, while some other ones coming in the next few years), which will help the attendees to broad their vision/knowledge about the soft material manipulation trend.