WS 2 - Robot-based inspection systems and post-processing tools

Workshop Organized by

Enrico Carrara, RINA Services S.p.a., Italy and Alberto Ortiz, University of the Balearic Islands, Spain

Aims and Objectives

Maintenance of industrial installations and facilities typically require from inspection tasks to be performed on a regular basis. Buildings, electrical towers, nuclear plants, ships, aircrafts, underwater installations, etc. need to be periodically inspected to ensure that they are in good condition for a normal operation. Nowadays, inspections are mostly performed by human surveyors who have to systematically examine the infrastructure according to well-stablished standards. By way of example, the complete inspection of a large-tonnage vessel can mean the visual assessment of more than 600,000 m2 of steel, and accordingly a large cost in time and money, apart from exposing the inspection crew to safety issues. Progress in mobile robotics has recently allowed for the development of more or less automated systems aiming at supporting these activities. Moreover, the industry is now in the process of incorporating this kind of systems into inspection processes as part of accepted standard procedures.

Topics under this workshop include (but not limited to)

  • Robotic assistants in inspection
  • Control architectures for inspection
  • Perception for inspection robotics (including environment modelling)
  • Advanced sensors for inspection robots
  • Navigation for inspection robots (including localization & mapping, obstacle detection & avoidance, path planning and coverage problems)
  • Multi-robot solutions for inspection
  • Robot interaction with the environment and non-destructive testing
  • Machine learning for inspection
  • Post-processing and visualization tools for inspection (including off-line environment modelling, intelligent annotation tools, inspection tracking, etc.)
  • Human-robot interaction for inspection
  • Inspection applications and use cases involving robotic systems
  • New paradigms and trends in robot-based inspection systems
  • Performance assessment (including infrastructures for assessment, protocols, regulations, safety, etc.)

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Contact for more details

If you would like to know more about the workshop, please contact, Enrico Carrara (; Alberto Ortiz (;