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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…

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Coverage Path Planning for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

Doctoral thesis “Coverage Path Planning for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles” By Enric Galceran, PhD student of the Doctoral Program in Technology Supervised by Dr. Marc Carreras Pérez   Abstract At present, a mission to survey the ocean floor with an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) is typically planned by selecting a list of waypoints that then the vehicle will automatically navigate through while keeping a safe distance from the bottom. Nonetheless, this approach has major drawbacks: (1) it does not allow the vehicle to safely operate amidst protrusions on the sea floor; (2) when traversing rugged terrain, the vehicle is forced to…

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7FP European Project MORPH: the next step in the future of underwater robotics

From 7-11th April 2014, a number of autonomous underwater and surface vehicles (robots) from several European institutions will be tested in the Costa Brava area, Spain. The tests will be carried out by 26 scientists from Germany, Portugal, Italy, France, and Spain. The major goal of these field trials is to demonstrate that the MORPH ensemble of vehicles can acquire data to map the sea bottom while operating in a cooperative manner and reacting to environmental conditions. The trials will focus on the execution of an optical and acoustic surveying mission with two surface and two underwater vehicles moving in…

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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…

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Automated underwater object classification using optical imagery

PhD Thesis “Automated underwater object classification using optical imagery”   By Shihavuddin, A.S.M Supervised by Dr. Nuno Grácias, Dr. Rafael García   Abstract This thesis addresses the problem of automated underwater optical image characterization. Remote underwater optical sensing allows the collection and storage of vast amounts of data for which manual classification may take months. Supervised automated classification of such datasets can save time and resources and can also enable extraction of valuable information related to marine and geological research.

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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…

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Computer-aided lesion detection and segmentation on breast ultrasound

Doctoral thesis “Computer-aided lesion detection and segmentation on breast ultrasound”   By Gerard Pons Rodríguez. Supervised by Joan Martí Bonmatí, Robert Martí Marly.   Abstract This thesis deals with the detection, segmentation and classification of lesions on sonography. The contribution of the thesis is the development of a new Computer-Aided Diagnosis (CAD) framework capable of detecting, segmenting, and classifying breast abnormalities on sonography automatically. Firstly, an adaption of a generic object detection method, Deformable Part Models (DPM), to detect lesions in sonography is proposed. The method uses a machine learning technique to learn a model based on Histogram of Oriented…