Information technology

ENEHRVIT

The flourishing of the Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm has posed impressive new challenges concerning the problem of powering small, wearable or remote electronic devices.In this field, batteries represent the current dominant technology, but their limited power density, their short life, the difficulties and costs required for their replacement, and their significant environmental footprint call …

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FBS-PV: Fly-by-Sensor System for Photovoltaic Energy Plant Monitoring

The FBS-PV concept regards the inclusion of on-board additional sensors to improve the UAVs’ flight accuracy in trajectory during PV O&M procedures without the need of external compensation from human operators. Accuracy is guaranteed by the perfect overflight of the rows of photovoltaic panels thanks to the use of image vision-based controllers. Principal Academic Tutor …

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Domestic Technology Evolution: Environmental and Behavioural Changes in People’s Life

Domestic environments change in time together with new lifestyles and new building and technical systems solutions. The rapid evolution and the wide diffusion of new information technologies is one of the phenomena that mostly characterizes the contemporaneity, together with other important trends related to the environment – climatic changes and iniquitous use of natural resources …

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DaGoGò: Goods Tracking and Risk Management

The area of goods tracking is becoming more and more important in two main areas: dangerous goods transportation and food supply chain. The project aims at investigating goods tracking aspects for several research areas: service provisioning in mobile environment with Quality of Service guarantee, integration of multiple information sources, knowledge sharing in interoperating companies, implications …

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ICOSA: Inter-vehicular Communications for Traffic Control and Safety Applications

Wireless communications technologies are mature enough to allow the deployment of innovative systems for vehicular traffic control and safety support. By equipping vehicles with communication facilities and sensors, and by possibly enriching the roadside infrastructure, a number of new services can be provided such as: • Detection of dangers and distribution of warning messages for …

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AMoRoSA: Autonomous Mobile Robots for Service Applications

The project was oriented towards autonomous mobile robots, that are products of growing interests in the consumer market (surveillance, cleaning, gardening, impaired people support, etc). In order to achieve the exploitation of the research, strong constraints were defined: the goal was to obtain low-cost products able to satisfy the requirements of the market and not …

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BR.I.NA: Contents and technologies for the next-generation wide-band access

Wide-band technology is a “fact” which allows the present access to advanced telephone services, internet and video-on-demand. Meanwhile, the most quoted observers foresee that the present wide-band is just the beginning of a further evolution which will provide customers with an even larger bands, both to improve the present services and to offer new ones. …

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B²M: The broadcasting revolution: social impacts and opportunities

Almost everyone watches television, nowadays. And we all have a mobile phone in our pockets! Could you imagine, then, an unsuccessful future for TV over a mobile phone? Before launching of the service, just few years ago, not even the most visionary individuals would have imagined such large problems in penetrating the market. But the …

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