The MIMIA (Maintenance assisted by Imaging and Artificial Intelligence) project was developed with the aim of improving the assessment and monitoring of bridges and retaining walls in France by adopting forms of artificial intelligence to create innovative solutions.

This project won the “Connected Bridges” call for projects carried out by CEREMA, a public institution that supports French players in the infrastructure industry, and is part of the France Relance recovery plan. Its consortium, led by SITES and proudly consisting of TRE Altamira, Cornis and la Collectivité de Corse, aims at using cutting-edge methods and solutions to support research centers and local companies in improving the monitoring and maintenance of bridges in France.

The objective of this project is to develop an inexpensive, large-scale census and monitoring method using remote satellite techniques combined with AI. The use of Image Processing techniques supported by Artificial Intelligence will help identify the structural health of infrastructure by detecting possible anomalies and faults on bridges and retaining walls. The obtained results can then be shared with all parties involved.

What is the future for MIMIA? After validation of the results obtained from this project, the tools and methods used throughout the operation and process will be implemented for future assessment and monitoring projects. 

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