This project aims at improving the applicability and performance of multifunctional Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV) for
the inspection, monitoring and survey of underwater environments and manmade installations.
The goal of the project will be achieved by developing a novel integrated sensorial system, which will
exploit both optical and acoustical data to provide the ROV pilot with an augmented representation of the scene (augmented reality).
The system will be also able to automatically
synthesise a 3D model of the scene from sensorial data (model acquisition). Moreover, a unified man machine interface will be provided to control a ROV as well as the sensors mounted on board.
project will develop advanced technologies for underwater oil and gas exploration, in general power production iinstallations, and bring these forward to a series of important applications devoted to unmanned survey
and monitoring of these resources.