Former ViBOT student Chee Sing Lee defends his PhD Thesis

This thesis focuses on the problem of SLAM, in particular feature-based SLAM, where a mobile autonomous vehicle explores an unknown environment, navigating by observing landmarks. As the environment is previously unexplored, SLAM algorithms must estimate the location of the landmarks in addition to the location of the vehicle. The majority of research in feature-based SLAM builds on the legacy of foundational work using the Extended Kalman Filter (EKF), a single-object estimation technique. Because feature-based SLAM is an inherently multi-object problem, this has led to a number of suboptimalities in popular solutions. We hypothesize that a feature based SLAM algorithm derived…


Out on holidays

It is time to rest, we are going out of the office for a few days !!! More precisely, from the 1st to the 31st of August. Take your time to rest, play, travel, swim…in short, enjoy the summer and try to recover your batteries for the return. See you again from the 1st of September!!   Toca descansar, ens n’anem durant uns dies!!!  En concret de l’1 d’agost al 31. Aprofiteu per descansar, jugar, viatjar, banyar-se a la platja o la piscina….en definitiva fer tot allò que us vingui de gust!! I carregar piles per la tornada. Ens veiem…


Christian Mata defends his PhD thesis “Web-based Application for Medical Imaging Management”

The rapid growth of digital technology in medical fields during the last few years has increased the need for applications able to manage patient medical records, imaging tests, and chart information. Technologies related with digital database architectures, storage and transmission protocols, management of large volumes of data, and security are being improved every day, allowing the possibility of reading, analyzing, and even diagnosing a case far from the medical center where the information was acquired. Furthermore, the inclusion of web-based applications applied to the medical imaging field has growing demand over the last few years in the medical community. The…


Construint robots submarins al CIRS

Al llarg d’aquesta setmana té lloc el campus PRESUB on joves de tota la província venen a conèixer de primera mà com és un robot submarí i, és més, fins i tot en construeixen un! La iniciativa del departament d’Arquitectura i Tecnologia de Computadors de la UdG ja ha arribat a la tercera edició i està éssent tot un èxit.   L’objectiu bàsic d’aquests tallers és la realització d’activitats científico-tecnològiques de caire lúdic que resultin interessants i atractives que permetin incrementar el interès de la societat, i més concretament dels estudiants de secundària, per la tecnologia i que fomentin els…


Acollim a dos estudiants del Jove Campus de Recerca UdG 2015

En Pau Sagúe i l’Eloi Canals, tot i tenir 16 anys, ja són a la Universitat. La UdG va iniciar fa vuit anys el Jove Campus de Recerca, una acció de divulgació que permet acostar el mòn de l’educació superior i la recerca als estudiants de batxillerat. Durant el dia, en el marc de diferents formacions, tenen l’oportunitat de veure la Universitat per dins i, a més, dediquen 3 hores al dia a fer estades en grups de recerca.   Els grups de recerca els assignen un tutor que els dona suport en la realització dels seus treballs de recerca…


International Experience: Juan David Hernández

“Four months in the United States. Working with motion planning experts” In 2013, I started evaluating different alternatives for planning collision-free paths for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs). During such review, I decided to use the Open Motion Planning Library (OMPL), a C++ programming library that consists of many of state-of-the-art sampling-base planning algorithms, which is developed at Rice University, in Houston, Texas. For more than one year, I focused on understanding the most relevant methods and integrating them to our vehicles’ control architecture in Girona. As a result, GIRONA500 and, specially, SPARUS-II AUVs were able to conduct missions that required…

conference international

The experience to attend VISAPP and IAPR-MVA

In March and April, I had the opportunity to attend two different international conferences to present my work about 3D registration. The first one was the International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications (VISAPP) in Berlin. It was my first time in a conference and the experience was overwhelming. We were arround 300 participants exchanging our work in progress. It was a little bit difficult to manage the schedule because there were five different lines of presentations, and many interesting papers to see. Maybe my inexperience in conferences was the reason. The second conference was the IAPR International Conference…


ViBOT Day 2015 in Girona

The ViBOT day is an event that the Erasmus Mundus Master VIBOT organizes every year at the Scientific and Technological park at the University of Girona. In this occasion, it took place last 16th of June 2015 with the main goal of establishing a link between companies and graduate students.   Along the ViBOT day the students have the chance to present their work in front of a wide audience in which there are other students but also professors and companies. On the other hand, interested companies, present their job profiles as well as their activity to try attracting talent….

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