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Webinar on An Intelligent Hierarchical Cyber-Physical System for Beach Waste Management:

February 23 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

SPEAKER: Prof Giovanni Muscato, University of Catania, ITALY and, Member IMEKO TC17 PRESENTATION: Nestled at the confluence of nature grandeur and human civilization, beaches command an influential presence that resonates throughout the environment, society, and culture. However, climate change and pollution overhang the beach’s health and need to be properly dealt with. Proactive measures involve education, responsible waste management, sustainable infrastructure, and environmental regulations, while reactive ones focus on immediate response and cleanup efforts. Nevertheless, continuous monitoring and cleaning are challenging due to various factors such as beach characteristics, hidden waste, weather conditions and, consequently, high costs. To overcome such challenges, this paper proposes an autonomous system for beach cleaning adopting an Intelligent Hierarchical Cyber-Physical System (IHCPS) approach and Information and Communication Technologies. The proposed beach waste management (BeWastMan) solution integrates an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for the beach aerial surveillance and monitoring, a ground station for data processing, and an Unmanned Ground Vehicle to collect and sort waste autonomously. The research findings contribute to the development of innovative and fully automated approaches in beach waste management and demonstrate the feasibility and effectiveness of the BeWastMan IHCPS through a real case study, developed in the frame of the BIOBLU project. PRESENTER: Giovanni Muscato (Senior Member, IEEE) received the Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Catania, Catania, Italy, in 1988. After completing graduation, he was with the Centro di Studi sui Sistemi, Turin, Italy. In 1990, he joined the DIEEI, University of Catania, where he is currently a full-time Professor in robotics and automatic control. Since 2018, he has been the Director of the Department. His current research interests include service robotics and the cooperation between ground and flying robots. He was the coordinator of the EC project Robovolc and he is the local coordinator of several national and European projects in robotics. He is the author of more than 300 papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings and three books in the fields of control and robotics. He is with the Board of Trustees of the Climbing and Walking Robots (CLAWAR) Association. For more information visit the link ((https://enotice.mmsend.com/link.cfm?r=wc5_M6RKRS7s1enAguiB-g~~&pe=vcCIoaysgfeqs2ozcr9CSu_onMD1JBfEdopMgu8Gt_iGWy51Pj-AJiBcll8xZeYCEw3z98BeWN0l6AyqsrMXXA~~&t=R1rdA8JtAnPHGlv5RNY-hA~~)). Free Webinar to all Co-sponsored by: Robert Scolli Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/407709


February 23
9:00 am - 10:00 am