Senses Lab

SEnsors NetworkS and Embedded Systems Laboratory

Center for Cyber Intelligence and Information Security

Research and Innovation Projects

2021-2024 PNRM FRONTCOM (Frontiers of Underwater Communications and Networking) as scientific coordinator.

2020-2023 PNRM DAMPS (Distributed Autonomous Mobile Passive Sonar System)

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2019-2022 PNR MEDUSA  (Monitoring maritime areas by a cooperative distributed unmanned system made of heterogeneous assets) as scientific coordinator.


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2019-2022 Smartour  (Intelligent Platform for Tourism): The SMARTOUR project provides for the creation of an integrated platform to support the user of the spaces and places of the cities of art and culture. The platform intends to provide innovative services for dynamic, interactive, safe and inclusive management of the tourist experience, based on an integrated and modular system. These services will be developed on the basis of methodologies and technologies aligned with the evolutionary trends of the respective fields, such as virtual and augmented reality, pervasive monitoring, sensory fusion.


MUSAS project logo2019-2021 MUSAS Project: European Innovation Bid part of the PON Cultura e Sviluppo MUSAS Project (MUSei di Archeologia Subacquea – Tutela valorizzazione e messa in rete del Patrimonio Archeologico Subacqueo in Calabria, Campania, Puglia). More information can be found here:


SI-ROBOTICS project logo2019-2021 PON SI-ROBOTICS: SI-Robotics addresses the design and development of sensing and robotic technologies to support healthcare services. More information can be found here:


702019-2021 PON ARES: The project concerns the design of a vessel which is extended for its operation with Aerial and underwater drones. More information can be found here:


TEAM project logo2019-2021 T.E.A.M (Tecnologie Emergenti per l'Archeologia Marina) project Monitoring, surveillance and valorization of underwater cultural heritage through a network of innovative underwater sensing and autonomous robotic technologies capable of exploring archeological sites and collecting data and information aimed at assisting on the enhancement of the sites. The project, which started in October 2019, involves archaeological sites of interest in the region of Lazio in Italy, with a focus on those located in the archipelago of the Pontine islands. T.E.A.M is fundend by Lazio Innova – Avviso Pubblico “Beni Culturali e Turismo” di cui alla Det. n. G16395 del 28/11/2017 – POR FESR LAZIO 2014 – 2020 – Progetti Integrati. The project is led by Prof. Chiara Petrioli. Project partners: University of Rome La Sapienza, WSense s.r.l.. More information can be found here:


Past Projects


ARCHEOSub project logo2017-2019: EASME/EMFF ARCHEOSub (Autonomous underwater Robotic and sensing systems for Cultural Heritage discovery cOnServation and in sitU valorization) The ARCHEOSUb (Autonomous underwater Robotic and sensing systems for Cultural Heritage discovery Conservation and in situ valorization) project aims to develop products and services in support of the discovery of new Underwater Cultural Heritage (UCH) sites and of the surveying, conservation, protection, and valorization of new and existing ones.

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SAFE-ART: How can sensing systems increase safety of cultural heritage. Our lab is collaborating with the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and with WSENSE s.r.l. to apply sensing systems to protect cultural heritage when moved between museums for exhibitions. More information can be found here:

SUNRISE project logo2013-2016: FP7 SUNRISE PROJECTSensing, monitoring and actuating on the Underwater world through a federated Research InfraStructure Extending the Future Internet (EC coordinator: Prof. Chiara Petrioli).
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2012-2015: ICT TROPIC PROJECT: Distributed computing, storage and radio resource allocation over cooperative femtocells. The project aims at exploiting the convergence of pervasive femto-network infrastructure and cloud computing paradigms for virtualisation/distribution of applications and services.
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2010-2013: FP7 GENESI: Green Sensor Networks for Structural Monitoring (Project Coordinator: Prof. Chiara Petrioli). The project is devoted to designing HW/SW solutions for green wireless sensor networks equipped with energy harvesting and radio triggering capabilities. Partners: University of Rome La Sapienza, ST Microelectronics, University of Bologna, Tyndall, University of Twente, Treesse, Solexperts.



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2010-2013: FP7 CLAM: Collaborative embedded networks for submarine surveillance. The ultimate goal of the CLAM project is to develop a collaborative embedded monitoring and control platform for submarine surveillance by combining cutting edge acoustic vector sensor technology and 1D, 2D, and 3D sensor arrays, underwater wireless sensor networks protocol design, advanced techniques for acoustic communication, new solutions for collaborative situation-aware reasoning and distributed data and signal processing and control for horizontal and vertical linear sensor arrays. Project Partners: University of Twente, Kongsberg, University of Rome La Sapienza, University of Padova, SINTEF, Microflown.



2010-2013: FP7 ARTEMIS project CHIRON: Cyclic and person centric health management (JU ARTEMIS Grant Agreement # 2009-1-100228). The CHIRON Project intends to combine state-of-the art technologies and innovative solutions into an integrated framework designed for an effective and person-centric health management along the complete care cycle.
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2009-2012: FP7 ARTEMIS project eDiana: Embedded Systems for Energy Efficient Buildins eDIANA (Embedded Systems for Energy Efficient Buildings) addresses the need of achieving energy efficiency in buildings through innovative solutions based on embedded systems. Project partners:


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2009-2012: FP7 ARTEMIS project SOFIA: Smart Objects for Intelligent Applications. SOFIA project is research project targeting to make "information" in the physical world available for smart services - connecting physical world with information world. Common target is to enable and maintain cross-industry interoperability, to foster innovation while maintaining value of existing legacy and to create new user interaction and interface concepts to enable users to benefit from smart environments.


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2008-2010: IP project SENSEI (integrating the PhySical with the Digital World of the Network of the Future, Grant Agreement 215923, The project is devoted to the implementation and test of energy-efficient, robust, secure protocol stacks for wireless sensor networks.


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2008-2010: STREP ICT-SENDORA (Sensor Network for Dynamic and Opportunistic Radio Access). The project is devoted to designing solutions for improved sensing of the available bandwdith in cognitive radio systems. Partners: Thales, Telenor, KTH, Eurecom, HUT, NTNU, University of Roma, University of Valencia,Linkoping University.


stonenet logo2007-2008: FILAS PITT project nr. 270 "STONE-NET Structural Monitoring Via Sensor Networks"


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2006-2007: IST e-SENSE (Capturing Ambient Intelligence For Mobile Communications through Wireless Sensor Networks). Partners: Un. of Surrey, CEA-LETI, IBM, Fujitsu, Mitsubishi,Thales, Telefonica I&D, CSEM, ETHZ, University of Twente, University of Oulu, Kings College London, Aalborg University,... 'Ambient Intelligence is a key component for future beyond 3G mobile and wireless communication systems. However, the enabling technology that provides systems with information to allow for Ambient Intelligence has been neglected and currently consists of many independent modes of input, mainly relying on active user interactions or specialised sensor systems gathering information. e-SENSE proposes a context capturing framework that enables the convergence of many input modalities, mainly focusing on energy efficient wireless sensor networks that are multi-sensory in their composition, heterogeneous in their networking, either mobile or integrated in the environment e.g. from single sensors to thousands or millions of sensors collecting information about the environment, a person or an object. This framework will be able to supply ambient intelligent systems with information in a transparent way hiding underlying technologies thus enabling simple integration.' Rome University and Padova University groups, under CFR, and Siemens Italy are the italian partners in this IP.


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2004-2006: IST Cooperative Action Embedded WiSeNts Cooperating Embedded Systems for Exploration and Control featuring Wireless Sensor Networks). 'The project aims at creating an european community on cooperating objects'. Involves CINI Labs Rome, Un. of Padova, Cambridge University, Un. of Copenaghen, Un. of Stuttgard, Technical Un. of Berlin, SICS, Yeditepe Un., INRIA, AICIA, Un. of Twente, ETH Zurig.


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2002-2004: FIRB Virtual Immersive COMmunications (VICOM) Partners: CNIT, CNR, Politecnico di Milano, ISCTI, Telecom Italia. 'The aim of the Virtual Immersive Communications (VICOM) project is to study and develop techniques, protocols and applications for the Virtual Immersive Telepresence (VIT)'. Rome University activities focus mostly on personal area networks and sensor networks.