‘RePAIR’ project – an acronym for Reconstructing the Past: Artificial Intelligence and Robotics meet Cultural Heritage. State-of-the-art technology will, for the first time, be employed in the physical reconstruction of archaeological artefacts, which are mostly fragmentary and difficult to reassemble.
The main goal of the RePAIR project is to develop innovative technology to virtually eliminate one of the most laborious and frustrating steps in archaeological research, namely the physical reconstruction of shattered works of art. In fact, countless vases, amphorae, frescoes and other ancient artifacts, around the world, have not survived intact and have been extracted from excavation sites as large collections of fragments, many of which are damaged, worn out or entirely missing.
The project has received funding from the Horizon 2020 research and innovation program of the European Union, under Grant Agreement no. 964854.