Robotics and AI for Infrastructure Inspection and Monitoring
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 October 2022) | Viewed by 16707
Interests: robotics; artificial intelligence; computer vision; 3D reconstruction; image processing; localization methods; mapping; inspection robotics; deep Learning; industrial monitoring; smart sensors; photogrammetry; LiDAR; SAR; farming applications
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Infrastructure monitoring and inspection, including bridges, pipelines, electrical grids, roads, tunnels, and other facilities, is crucial for structure usage and safety, yet it is expensive, time-consuming, and dangerous.
According to national regulations, each infrastructure requires a periodical inspection every few years or continuous monitoring in the most severe cases to ensure the absence of critical damages like cracks, rusting, deteriorations, etc. This means that every day, a large number of infrastructures need an inspection. Such inspections usually require crews of professionals, heavy machinery with lifts, people rappelling from dangerous heights, etc., resulting in long inspection durations. The current development of robotics technologies and artificial intelligence algorithms introduces novel approaches that may alleviate such demanding operations.
The proposed Special Issue aims to collect novel approaches of AI and robotics applied in infrastructure inspection and monitoring by taking advantage of existing or novel sensing technologies.
Contributions introducing novel algorithms, approaches, and methodologies are welcomed, as well as papers dealing with specific applications of remote sensing.
A list of non-comprehensive suggested topics includes:
- Drones for inspection and monitoring
- SAR based monitoring of infrastructures
- Road detection from remote sensing images
- AI methods for detection and classification of structural damages
- Robotic systems for safe and remote inspection of infrastructures
Dr. Paolo Tripicchio
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