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SPIRIT - A software framework for the ecient setup of industrial inspection robots
The SPIRIT projects aims to develop an â€œinspection skillâ€ for robots that takes the step from programming of complex inspection tasks to configuring such tasks. This will reduce the engineering costs when setting up inspection robots in industrial environments. The main result is a software framework that consists of two parts:
- The â€œoffline frameworkâ€ - a simulator of the real robotic work-cell that is used for developing the inspection task: simulate the robot, generate the inspection trajectory.
- The â€œinline frameworkâ€ - it actually executes the simulated inspection on the real robot.
University of Padova (Intelligent Autonomous Laboratory - Department of Information Engineering), It+Robotics Srl, Profactor Gmbh, FACC AG, Marposs Spa, Centro Ricerche Fiat, Voestalpine BÃ–HLER Aerospace
University of Padova - Emanuele Menegatti
Emanuele Menegatti is Full Professor of the School of Engineering at Dept. of Information Engineering of University of Padova since 2017. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2003, in 2005 he became Assistant Professor and Associate Professor in 2010. Menegatti was guest editor of ve special issues of the journal Robotics and Autonomous Systems Elsevier. Menegatti's main research interests are in the eld of Robot Perception and 3D distributed perception systems. In particular, he is working on RGB-D people tracking for camera network, neurorobotics and service robotics. He is teaching master courses on â€œAutonomous Roboticsâ€, â€œThree-dimensional data processingâ€ and bachelor course in â€œComputer Architectureâ€ and a course for school teachers on â€œEducational Roboticsâ€.
He was coordinator of the FP7 FoF-EU project â€œThermobotâ€ and local principal investigator for the European Projects â€œ3DCompleteâ€ and â€œFibreMapâ€ and â€œFocusâ€ in FP7; â€œeCraft2Learnâ€ and â€œSPIRITâ€ in H2020.
He was general chair of the 13th International Conference "Intelligent Autonomous System" IAS-13 and was program chair of IAS-14 and IAS-15. He is author of more than 50 publications in international journals and more than 120 publications in international conferences. In 2005, Menegatti founded IT+Robotics, a Spin-o company of the Univ. of Padua, active in the field of industrial robot vision, machine vision for quality inspection, automatic online robot programming. In 2014, he founded EXiMotion a startup company active in the field of educational robotics and service robotics.
University of Padova - Daniele Evangelista
Daniele is PhD Student at the University of Padova, in the Department of INformation Engineering within the Intelligent Autonomous Laboratory (IAS-Lab). His reasearch interests cover machine vision for industrial inspection, with special focus on autonomous systems for inspection. Other research interests are in Machine Learning and Deep Learning in particular for object detection and localization with synthetic data. In 2013 Daniele founded a company called Alibabyte Software House, specialized in developing general purpose software and mobile and web applications. In 2019 Daniele founded a company called FlexSight, this company develops innovative computer vision solution for the industrial, medical and agriculture sectors.