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Title: The ARROWS project: Adapting and developing robotics technologies for underwater archaeology
Authors: Allotta, Benedetto
Costanzi, Riccardo
Ridolfi, Alessandro
Colombo, Carlo
Bellavia, Fabio
Fanfani, Marco
Pazzaglia, Fabio
Salvetti, Ovidio
Moroni, Davide
Pascali, Maria Antonietta
Reggiannini, Marco
Kruusmaa, Maarja
Salumae, Taavi
Frost, Gordon
Tsiogkas, Nikolaos
Lane, David M.
Cocco, Michele
Gualdesi, Lavinio
Roig, Daniel
Gündoğdu, Hilal Tolasa
Tekdemir, Enis I.
Dede, Mehmet İsmet Can
Baines, Steven
Agneto, Floriana
Selvaggio, Pietro
Tusa, Sebastiano
Zangara, Stefano
Dresen, Urmas
Latti, Priit
Saar, Teele
Daviddi, Walter
Keywords: Autonomous underwater vehicles
Vehicle cooperation
Underwater robotics
Underwater cultural heritage
Publisher: IFAC Secretariat
Source: Allotta, B., Costanzi, R., Ridolfi, A., Colombo, C., Bellavia, F., Fanfani, M., Pazzaglia, F., Salvetti, O., ...Daviddi, W. (2015). The ARROWS project: Adapting and developing robotics technologies for underwater archaeology. IFAC-PapersOnLine, 28(2), 194-199. doi:10.1016/j.ifacol.2015.06.032
Abstract: ARchaeological RObot systems for the World's Seas (ARROWS) EU Project proposes to adapt and develop low-cost Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) technologies to significantly reduce the cost of archaeological operations, covering the full extent of archaeological campaign. ARROWS methodology is to identify the archaeologists requirements in all phases of the campaign and to propose related technological solutions. Starting from the necessities identified by archaeological project partners in collaboration with the Archaeology Advisory Group, a board composed of European archaeologists from outside ARROWS, the aim is the development of a heterogeneous team of cooperating AUVs capable of comply with a complete archaeological autonomous mission. Three new different AUVs have been designed in the framework of the project according to the archaeologists' indications: MARTA, characterized by a strong hardware modularity for ease of payload and propulsion systems configuration change; U-C AT, a turtle inspired bio-mimetic robot devoted to shipwreck penetration and A-Size AUV, a vehicle of small dimensions and weight easily deployable even by a single person. These three vehicles will cooperate within the project with AUVs already owned by ARROWS partners exploiting a distributed high-level control software based on the World Model Service (WMS), a storage system for the environment knowledge, updated in real-time through online payload data process, in the form of an ontology. The project includes also the development of a cleaning tool for well-known artifacts maintenance operations. The paper presents the current stage of the project that will lead to overall system final demonstrations, during Summer 2015, in two different scenarios, Sicily (Italy) and Baltic Sea (Estonia).
Description: 4th IFAC Workshop on Navigation, Guidance and Control of Underwater Vehicles, NGCUV 2015; Girona; Spain; 28 April 2015 through 30 April 2015
ISSN: 2405-8963
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