Pantograph Automatic Vision-based Inspection SYStem, developed in collaboration with Rete Ferroviaria Italiana, RFI) is a computer vision system for the automatic inspection of pantographs for electric traction. The software prototype was developed in collaboration with the ACT Lab of our Department. It has been experimentally adopted by RFI for the monitoring of pantographs on the
Italian railway network (December 2008). After that, by means of a know-how transfer agreement, the development of the system has been taken care for by HENESIS srl, Parma, Italy, who is presently commercializing the system as PANTOBOT(tm).