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SHIELD

SHIELD project aims at customizing an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) able to patrol archaeological and heritage sites using the latest technologies in imaging techniques, live data streaming, in-flight processing, machine learning and flight data management. The customized surveillance device is expected to be autonomously deployed from a ground station (helipad) on schedule operations both during night and day routine flights.
The system is foreseen to take-off, patrol, stream live data, land, recharge the batteries and stand-by for the next scheduled operation.

The final goals are represented by the identification of looting activities in real-time, the collection of data for monitoring purposes on the medium and long term period and put in place a deterrence strategy to target specific criminal behaviour.

Goals: 
SHIELD Project aims at designing and building an artificially intelligent Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) to patrol archaeological and heritage sites using the latest technologies in imaging techniques, live data streaming, decentralized (on-board) processing, Machine Learning, and flight data management.
Date: 
Wednesday, 1 April, 2020 to Thursday, 31 March, 2022
Duration: 
2 y
Partners: 

The Cyprus Institute, Cyprus (Coordinator)

Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy - Research Unit TeV (Technolgies of Vision)

INESCTEC, CRAS, Portugal

Contacts: 

For FBK: Fabio Poiesi poiesi@fbk.eu

Funding: 
JPI Cultural Heritage and MIUR