On last December 3rd and 4th, the conference “Robotic Innovation for Cultural Heritage” was held in Venice. Expert of robotic systems, scientists and professionals gathered to evaluate the potentials that this discipline has to offer to diagnostics and conservation of artworks, especially in difficult conditions.
A large interest was shown for automatic systems capable of performing structural and compositional analyses, like the XRF SCANNER, designed by Art-Test in collaboration with S.T.Art-Test.
With a remotely controlled movement, the device is capable of acquiring a sequence of XRF spectra at different positions, allowing to map the composition of areas, rather than points, with a non invasive and repeatable technique. The elements on the surface as well as those underneath are detected and precisely located.