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The Internet Of Historical Things And Building New 3D Cultural Worlds

Objective

DigiArt seeks to provide a new, cost efficient solution to the capture, processing and display of cultural artefacts. It offers innovative 3D capture systems and methodologies, including aerial capture via drones, automatic registration and modelling techniques to speed up post-capture processing (which is a major bottleneck), semantic image analysis to extract features from digital 3D representations, a “story telling engine” offering a pathway to a deeper understanding of art, and also augmented/virtual reality technologies offering advanced abilities for viewing, or interacting with the 3D models.

The 3D data captured by the scanners and drones, using techniques such as laser detection and ranging (LIDAR), are processed through robust features that cope with imperfect data. Semantic analysis by automatic feature extraction is used to form hyper-links between artefacts. These links are employed to connect the artefacts in what the project terms “the internet of historical things”, available anywhere, at any time, on any web-enabled device. The contextual view of art is very much enhanced by the “story telling engine” that is developed within the project. The system presents the artefact, linked to its context, in an immersive display with virtual and/or with augmented reality. Linkages and information are superimposed over the view of the item itself.

The major output of the project is the toolset that will be used by museums to create such a revolutionary way of viewing and experiencing artefacts. These tools leverage the interdisciplinary skill sets of the partners to cover the complete process, namely data capture, data processing, story building, 3D visualization and 3D interaction, offering new pathways to deeper understanding of European culture. Via its three demonstration activities, the project establishes the viability of the approach in three different museum settings, offering a range of artefacts posing different challenges to the system.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/robotics/autonomous robots/drones
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data processing
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/laser physics

Call for proposal

H2020-REFLECTIVE-7-2014
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

LIVERPOOL JOHN MOORES UNIVERSITY
Address
Rodney Street 2 Egerton Court
L3 5UX Liverpool
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 800 000

Participants (6)

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 575 000
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 576 647,50
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
HELLENIC MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND SPORTS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 127 500
Address
1, Nikitara St.
106 78 Athens
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
PIX4D SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Epfl Innovation Park Batiment D
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARCHEOLOGIE ANDENNAISE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 125 312,50
Address
Rue Fond Des Vaux 339 D
5300 Andenne Sclayn
Activity type
Research Organisations
VULCANUAV LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 149 687,50
Address
Vantage Point Business Village Building 11
GL17 0SZ Mitcheldean
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)