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Robocademy project


During the last days of January (28-30.1.2015) Girona was the venue of the project meeting as well as the first workshop of the ROBOCADEMY – “European Academy for Marine and Underwater Robotics”, FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN, project. Starting with the project meeting on the 28th, which was first of a kind for the vast majority of the fellows, gave all involved a good opportunity to get acquainted and the fellows the opportunity to present their projects and current progress to the rest of the peers and their supervisors. Additionally, future scientific trainings and minor organizational questions were addressed rounding a successful meeting. [/vc_column][/vc_row]


ViCOROB wants to wish you Happy Holidays and Happy New Year…:) We will be closed from December the 24th to  January  the 6th  2015.   Des de ViCOROB us volem desitjar Bones Festes  i Feliç Any Nou 2015 i us recordem que, durant aquestes vacances (23 desembre a 6 de gener), restarem tancats.

educació qualitat

El màster VIBOT rep una beca per a Màsters d’Excel.lència de la Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera

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