Robots and 3D scanners used to map ancient Roman aqueducts

Nov. 29, 2013

A group of amateur archaeologists-aided by caving expert group Sotterranei di Roma (Underground Rome)-are using remote-controlled robots, 3D scanners, and lasers to map ancient Roman aqueducts that had once provided the city with fresh water. A six-wheeled "archeo-robot" is used to navigate along passageways which are too small or dangerous for the team members to enter. The remote-controlled robot is equipped with two computers, three high-definition cameras, and laser sensors. >>>Read more.

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James Carroll

Former VSD Editor James Carroll joined the team 2013.  Carroll covered machine vision and imaging from numerous angles, including application stories, industry news, market updates, and new products. In addition to writing and editing articles, Carroll managed the Innovators Awards program and webcasts.

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