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STRONGMAR winter school takes place in Girona

Last week, from 17 to 21st of October, took place in Girona the STRONGMAR winter school on “Underwater Vision and Robotics”. In the framework of this twinning action, EC funded, that aims to enhance the scientific and technological capacity of INESC TEC and linked institutions in research, such training activities are a key for success.   Our team shared its knowledge on the topics of underwater vision and path planning. Further training is planned in the future, both in Porto and in Girona again.   Around 20 students attended the event together with engineers, professors and postdoctoral fellows.   More…

IQUA Robotics – la nova EBT de ViCOROB

Una nova concepció de la robòtica submarina amb més capacitat d’observació, flexibilitat per adaptar els dispositius a un gran número d’aplicacions i qualitat dels dissenys. Aquests són els punts clau dels productes que oferirà IQUA Robotics S.L, una nova empresa de base tecnològica (EBT) sorgida de la Universitat de Girona i que s’ha constituït aquest matí al Parc Científic i Tecnològic.   L’empresa s’ha creat a partir de la valorització dels resultats de projectes duts a terme al CIRS, el laboratori de recerca en robòtica submarina de l’Institut de Visió per Computador i Robòtica (VICOROB) de la UdG en els…

8 de novembre: V Dia Internacional de la Radiologia

La cinquena edició del “Dia internacional de la Radiologia” tindrà lloc el proper dimarts dia 8 de novembre. L’esdeveniment és promogut internacionalment per la Societat Europea de Radiologia (ESR), la Societat Radiológica de Nord América (RSNA) i el Colegi Americá de Radiologia (ACR). Aquest any l’atenció es focalitzarà en la imatge de mama.   Des de la Universitat de Girona, amb la coordinació per part de l’Institut ViCOROB, s’organitzarà una jornada divulgativa sobre el cáncer de mama el proper dimarts dia 8 de novembre de 17:30 a 19:30, a la biblioteca Carles Rahola de Girona (Carrer Emili Grahit, 4-6). Amb la presència de diferents…

EXCELLABUST project meeting at Breaking the Surface 2016 in Croatia

Laboratory for Underwater Systems and Technologies (LABUST) at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical and Engineering (UNIZG-FER) in Croatia positioned itself in the last years as the regional leader in marine robotics: LABUST has the required technologies, people, infrastructure, and experience in field experiments.   What LABUST is missing is research excellence that will allow it to fully exploit and bring available resources to a level compatible with internationally leading institutions in the area of marine robotics.   The main goal of EXCELLABUST project is to address networking gaps and deficiencies between UNIZG-FER and internationally leading counterparts at EU…

Clinical decision support for screening, diagnosis and assessment of respiratory diseases: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease as a use case.

Doctoral thesis ” Clinical decision support for screening, diagnosis and assessment of respiratory diseases: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease as a use case.“   By Filip Velickovski   Supervised by Dr. Robert Martí Marly / Dr. Luigi Ceccaroni       Abstract   Clinical decision support systems (CDSS), which aim to provide healthcare staff with patient specific advice, can enhance the level of care delivered to citizens by offering access to advanced medical knowledge in non-specialist healthcare settings. The work presented in this thesis adapts, refines and contributes to methodologies in applied clinical decision support research, through a concrete use-case of Chronic…

R2B2 workshops! 5 years of history at the UdG!

Dissemination of research is a must nowadays. Back in 2009, at the University of Girona and inspired in dissemination techniques of MIT, three professors of Computer Vision and Robotics Institute designed the R2B2 workshops. These 3-day workshops consist on building underwater robots out of recycled materials in a low cost basis. Teams of 3 to 5 students from 12 to 16 years old, conceive, design, build and test their own prototypes at the University. They are taught the principles on mathematics, physics and robotics in order to be able to make a complete design that finally works. Supported by a…

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Dive into Boreas

BOREAS is a II WW shipwreck in Costa Brava area. It was submerged on purpose in Palamós with the intention of creating an artificial habitat for marine life. Our team decided to visit the area in order to collect data to test their latest improvements in 3D reconstruction techniques and panoramic imaging. It’s worth to see the results of their work, enjoy!   —————————— El passat 16 de juny, l’SPARUS 2 vehicle autònom subaquàtic acompanyat de dos submarinistes del grup va realitzar una immersió al BOREAS, un remolcador alemany que va participar en la segona guerra mundial i després d’una…