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ROBOACADEMY FP7 TEAM

ROBOACADEMY kick-off meeting in Bremen

Today it takes place the kick off meeting of ROBOACADEMY – “European Academy for Marine and Underwater Robotics”, FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN, in Bremen.   The Robocademy ITN will establish a European training and research network to develop key skills and enabling technologies in underwater robotics for the scientific and economic exploration of the oceans (e.g. offshore oilfield of the future). Through the close collaboration of leading research institutes, academia, industry, and SMEs…

SPARUSII AUV

Welcome to SPARUSII AUV!

SPARUS II AUV was born in CIRS lab last October. The vehicle is the 7th member of ViCOROB underwater vehicles fleet. SPARUS II AUV is an autonomous underwater vehicle with a torpedo shape and is an evolution of the prototype SPARUS AUV, which was developed on 2010. As new features, it has a large payload area in its font and has more technological elements which have been developed in the…

udigitaledu

2013: a successful year for UdiGital.edu

UdiGital.edu vol convertir-se en un referent en la difusió de la tecnologia i el coneixement científic, i en un centre on experimentar tècniques d’innovació educativa que promoguin el talent i la innovació, sempre a través d’activitats que estimulin el pensament creatiu i la consciència crítica. La idea és apropar la recerca de la Universitat a tota la societat, i en especial als joves, per tal que aquests tinguin en el…

batlle

ViCOROB: fem 20 anys!

El grup de recerca ViCOROB, format per una seixantena de persones, treballa en projectes d’interès científic, empresarial i social. Les seves activitats es desenvolupen a l’Escola Politècnica Superior (EPS) i al Parc Científic i Tecnològic de la UdG. Va ser fundat el 1993 pel doctor Joan Batlle “amb molt poc finançament”, asseguren els actuals responsables, i amb el suport de Xevi Cufí i Joan Martí, que ara són professors de…

alstom

Alstom transporte and ViCOROB: partners again

ViCOROB and ALSTOM transporte keep on working together on a new project related to the 3D inspection of trains, using laser technologies. The main goal of the project is to be able to get tridimensional information of the high-speed trains in order to be able to inspect in real time the trains. It is necessary that the System is flexible enough as to be able to tune it in the...
jornades automàtica

Best poster award on the XXXIV Edition of the Jornadas de Automática

Guillem Vallicrosa, PhD Student at ViCOROB, receives the best poster award for the research work “Realtime AUV Terrain Based Navigation with Octomap”. From the 4-6th of September 2013 took place the XXXIV edition of the Jornadas de Automática held in ETSEIAT and EET of the UPC campus in Terrassa (Barcelona). The department of Systems Engineering, Automatics and Industrial Informatics (ESAII) organize the workshop and they have been a meeting point...

New Project: EUROFLEETS2

Furthermore, EUROFLEETS2 will undertake specific actions to consolidate research fleets’ organization, methodology and tools through operational initiatives (like virtual fleets) leading to more interoperable and cost effective European research fleets.   We are mainly involved in WorkPackage 12: Innovative technologies For Hydrid and Autonomous Underwater Systems. This work package aims to develop key technologies and innovative functions for underwater systems such as new Hybrid ROVs (HROVs). HROVs are already under...
MARTECH 2013

MARTECH 2013

The workshop was organized by the Universitat de Girona and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, and took place in Girona on October 9th -11th 2013.  The main goal of the workshop was to show the latest investigations and exchange of information and points of view on current research in MARine TECHnology. 55 contributions were presented in the workshop, as extended abstracts, from 10 different topics. The attendance was around 80…