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7th workshop on maritime automation

From May 4th-5th the seventh conference on maritime automation ”AUTOMAR” took place in Castelló de la Plana, where the conference was hosted by the university of Jaume I.   The conference with participants and speakers from Spain, France and Italy, was met by research process and scientific interest. During the two days, the conference was divided  into several main themes, based on challenges and opportunities in underwater robotic that lay…

MERBOTS/ARCHROV Experiments demonstrate semi-autonomous Grasping Capabilities

During the week of the 27th of March the experiments of the MERBOTS National Research project involving 3 teams form UJI, UIB and UdG have been held in Girona.   The experiments where first performed at the CIRS water tank and then reproduced at Sant Feliu Harbor. The experiments involved two cooperative robots. SPARUS II AUV equipped with a lateral thruster and a forward-looking camera was used as a ‘flying…

Tools for 3D Point Cloud Registration

Doctoral thesis “Tools for 3D Point Cloud Registration”   By Ferran Roure García Supervised by Dr. Joaquim Salvi Mas and Dr. Yago Diez Donoso   Abstract The interest of digitization of the real world has been growing over the years. Computers help us to make it possible and research in this field has intensified with the emergence of new technologies in the commercial world. Representing our environment in formats that…

InventEUrs, un projecte per a convertir els infants en agents del canvi de les seves comunitats

La Universitat de Girona ha donat el tret de sortida a InventEUrs – Fostering invention-based collaborative learning for social change (I4EU), un projecte amb finançament europeu liderat pel clúster de grups de recerca UdiGitalEdu. El consorci de socis està integrat per l’escola Veïnat de Salt, el Liceul Tehnologic Constantin Ianculescu (Cracea, Romania),  University of Perugia (Perugia, Itàlia), la London South Bank University (Londres, Anglaterra) i l’Instituto d’Istruzione Superiore “G.Giovagnoli” (Perugia,…

Rafael Garcia gives a talk in Vigo University on the development of technology for underwater exploration

Marine habitats play an important role in the understanding and management of ocean resources. The development of technology for underwater exploration is essential for the monitoring of these areas sensitive to environmental changes or pollution, but also for coastal development and management plans for marine protected areas. However, such exploration faces serious difficulties, mainly due to the intrinsic hostility of the underwater environment.   The advances of recent years in…

Welcome to the EMRA 2017

Welcome to the 4th EU funded Marine Robotics and Applications Workshop (EMRA ’17)   We are pleased to invite you to attend the EMRA Workshop that will take place from 15-16 May 2017 in Girona at the Science and Technology Park at the University of Girona, Catalonia, Spain.   Following the success of the EMRA´16 that took place in 2016 in UK, we hereby invite researchers and end-users of marine robotics technology…

Wishing you the best for 2017

ViCOROB wants to wish you Happy Holidays and Happy New Year…:) This year we felt like going handcrafted / recycled to make our Christmas Greetings… The result is here, we hope you enjoy it! We will be closed from December the 23th to  January  the 6th  2017.     Des de ViCOROB us volem desitjar Bones Festes  i Feliç Any Nou 2017. Aquest any ens em sentit creatius, alhora de…

Computer-aided diagnosis for prostate cancer using multi-parametric MRI

Doctoral thesis “Computer-aided diagnosis for prostate cancer using multi-parametric MRI.”   By Guillaume Lemaître   Supervised by Robert Martí Marly , Jordi Freixenet Bosch , Fabrice Meriaudeau   Abstract Prostate cancer (CaP) is the second most diagnosed cancer in men all over the world. CaP growth is characterized by two main types of evolution: (i) the slow-growing tumours progress slowly and usually remain confined to the prostate gland; (ii) the…