The core of the proposed IRIS project relates to the development of new technologies to fully automate the use of robotized systems and sensor networks in data acquisition for survey, inspection and monitoring. The interaction between data acquisition and storage is managed by the construction of advanced models which are the Digital Twins (DT) of the infrastructure updated in real time.
IRIS - Inspection and security by Robots interacting with Infrastructure digital twinS is a three years research project in Science for Peace and Security Programme.
Funded by the Nato Science for Peace and Security, the IRIS project aims to develop novel concepts for the proposed technological platforms, the sensor modalities and the data analysis techniques. The development of procedures for the use of robots and automatic systems and their integration with standard SHM deployment will go a step beyond the current state-of-art in this specific field with relevant practical outcomes, especially due to a spread use of the proposed approach for several types of different structures.
IRIS is managed by universities from Italy, Morocco, Slovakia and Poland, involving nine end-users a third partner and two sub-contractors, who are interested in the development of the project and the results, and all specialized and leading bodies in integrated system for automatic inspection and security of infrastructures.