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TRITON National Funded Project experiments in Girona

From Monday 12th to Friday 16th of May, the TRITON national project experiments where held in Girona. The goal of these experiments was to localize an underwater panel with an acoustic ranging sensor. Once the panel is localized, the AUV homes to it and, once closer, using a vision-based system docks in it and performs an autonomous intervention. This intervention is split in two parts, first the vehicle manipulates a valve (open/close) and then connects and disconnects a hot stab. The first day was dedicated to system integration between the Girona500, the arm brought by the UJI team and the…

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Angelos Mallios defends his PhD Thesis “Sonar Scan Matching for Simultaneous Localization and Mapping in Confined Underwater Environments”

This thesis presents the development of a localization and mapping algorithm for an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV). It is based on probabilistic scan matching of raw sonar scans within a pose-based simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) framework.   To address the motion-induced distortions affecting the generation of full sector scans, an extended Kalman filter (EKF) is used to estimate the robot motion during that scan. The filter uses a constant velocity model with acceleration noise for motion prediction.Velocities from Doppler velocity log (DVL) and heading measurements from attitude and heading reference system (AHRS) are fed asynchronously and update the state….

El projecte TIC TAC a TV3

L’equip d’ va realitzar el passat dimecres dia 7 de Maig un taller molt especial dins el projecte TIC TAC. Els alumnes, d’escoles amb elevat percentatge d’immigració de les comarques gironines, van entrevistar el director de ViCOROB, en Rafael Garcia. En Rafa, els hi va explicar qui érem i què fèiem als alumnes, que, molt atents, van realitzar tota mena de preguntes. intenta apropar la Universitat a la Societat, i sorgeix del treball interdisciplinar d’uns quants investigadors de la Universitat de Girona, que han unit esforços per dissenyar activitats i tallers per a nens i joves, barrejant la Tecnologia,…

ViCOROB al Fórum Industrial de l’Escola Politècnica Superior

Ahir dia 6 de Maig de 2014 es va celebrar a l’Escola Politècnica de la Universitat de Girona el 15è Fòrum Industrial, organitzat per l’Associació d’Estudiants d’Industrials (Aedi),amb el suport de l’EPS i del Patronat de l’EPS. El Fòrum uneix els interessos de les empreses de la demarcació amb les vocacions dels alumnes de l’EPS, en un entorn d’activitats i contactes directes que serveix per establir lligams i sinèrgies entre el teixit empresarial i la Universitat. Enguany, hi han participat 36 empreses i institucions.   El Fòrum consisteix en uns estands on es presenten les empreses i on els estudiants poden…


El grup de recerca Vicorob participa en la postproducció de la gigafoto de la Via Catalana

Vicorob, el grup de recerca en Visió per Computador i Robòtica, ha participat en el procés de realització de la gigafoto de la Via Catalana que l’Assemblea Nacional Catalana (ANC) ha presentat el dimarts 1 d’abril. A causa de la seva expertesa i coneixements en la tecnologia de mosaics, Vicorob es va incorporar al procés de postproducció el mes de desembre de 2013, després de les primeres proves fetes per l’ANC. Per al grup Vicorob, l’encàrrec va esdevenir una oportunitat per continuar experimentant i desenvolupant la tecnologia de mosaics que ja ha emprat en altres projectes. En el procés de…


INSPECSUB project at MAP-EADA entrepreneurship program

EADA is a Business School located in the heart of Barcelona. Its masters are ranked amongst the top in the world according to The Financial Times and it is accredited by the most reliable agencies, such as EQUIS or AACSB. EADA has been developing highly skilled professionals since 1957 with the mission of training managers of companies and organizations who are economically efficacious, socially responsible and environmentally friendly through research and education.   EADA has developed several business collaborations with private and public agencies. One that has proven to be the most successful in the past years is the ACC10…


PANDORA FP7 2nd annual review in Girona

Next thursday the 6th of March it will take the 2nd annual review of the PANDORA FP7 project funded on the Cognitive Robotics topic.   Researchers from the 5 participating entities will gather in Girona to present to the EC officer and reviewers the work done in the last year. On friday, an advisory board from industrial world will give advise to the consortium regarding the commercial possibilities of the created technologies.   More info about PANDORA