SPARUS II - euRathlon

Veni, vidi, vici. Felicitats als campions de l’euRathlon!

L’equip de la Universitat de Girona amb el seu robot submarí  Sparus II AUV es proclama vencedor de la competició euRathlon   L’SPARUS II AUV, un robot autònom submarí desenvolupat al CIRS, es va proclamar campió a la competició europea en robòtica submarina euRathlon celebrada la setmana passada (29/9-3/10/14) a La Spezia, Itàlia.   euRathlon és una competició europea de robòtica submarina on hi competeixen diferents equips amateurs i on es plantegen reptes d’aplicació real del camp de la robòtica submarina. En un camp tecnològic tant innovador, existeixen poques per a valorar les capacitats d’aquests robots i, aquest tipus de…


FP7 European Project MORPH: next generation of underwater robotics for ocean exploration tested in the Azores

From 8 to 18 September 2014, the Center of IMAR of the University of the Azores is hosting the sea trials of a new type of robotics-based distributed sensor system, aimed at affording marine scientists and commercial operators a revolutionary tool for marine habitat mapping in complex 3D environments. The tests are being performed in the scope of the EC research project MORPH, entitled Marine Robotic System of Self-Organising, Logically Linked Physical Nodes.   Launched in February 2012, the 4-year research project MORPH is partly funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme with a budget of 8,5 million Euros….

PhD Vicorob

MARC MASIAS defends his PhD thesis: “Automatic source detection in astronomical images”

This thesis is focused on the automatic detection of sources (objects) in astronomical images. These sources are something that suggests the presence of an astronomical object such as stars, galaxies, gas, dust or cosmic rays. The use of automatic algorithms to perform such a task becomes of great importance in the astronomical field because of the increasing amount of data and the inefficiency and inaccuracy of manual inspection.   In the first place, we exhaustively analyze the state of the art on this topic, presenting a new classification of techniques and pointing out their main strengths and weaknesses. A complementary…



From Wednesday 9th to Friday 18th of July, several MORPH European project experiments were held in Girona. Their goal was to prepare for the upcoming trials in the Azores islands next September. The Variable Geometry Range Only Navigation (VG-ROF) algorithm was tested with the IST Medusas, the UdG SparusII and Girona500, and the ATLAS SEACAT. The first three days were devoted to software integration, at CIRS facilities, to have everything ready for the trials carried out in Sant Feliu’s harbor. During the second week multiple missions with different vehicle configurations were tested. The main purpose was to grab images and…


2a edició del CAMPUS PRESUB – robòtica submarina educativa

Del 7 al 11 de juliol va tenir lloc la segona edició del Campus PRESUB a les instal•lacions del Centre de Robòtica Submarina (Parc Científic i Tecnològic), amb la participació d’ una vintena d’estudiants de secundària de diferents centres de les comarques gironines. 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 valors propis de l’enginyeria. Aquest objectiu és compartit pel Departament d’Arquitectura i Tecnologia de Computadors, pel Consell Social…


ViCOROB members participate in the 19th BMVA Computer Vision Summer School 2014

This year 19th BMVA Computer Vision Summer School 2014 was held in Swansea, UK from 30th June till 4th July 2014. The delegates attending the summer school were from universities all across Europe. All the delegates were PhD students in their first or second year. VICOROB research group was represented by Ferran and I Habib, from 3D perception Lab.   Swansea University, located along the coast of Swansea bay, was the host. The event was aptly managed by them. We were exposed to the state of art in Computer Vision by talks delivered by some of the leading researchers working…

image analysis

Konstantin Korotkov defends his PhD thesis “Automatic change detection in multiple pigmented skin lesions”

Malignant melanoma is the rarest and deadliest of skin cancers causing three times more deaths than all other skin-related malignancies combined. Fortunately, in its early stages, it is completely curable, making a total body skin examination (TBSE) a fundamental procedure for many patients. During TBSE, dermatologists look for pigmented skin lesions (PSLs) exhibiting typical melanoma signs as well as PSLs undergoing the rapid changes characteristic of cancer. Accompanied by clinical and dermoscopic baseline photography, a TBSE can be very tedious and time-consuming, especially for patients with numerous lesions. In addition, establishing correct body-to-image and image-to-image lesion correspondences can be extremely…


7th ViBOT DAY takes place 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 19th of June 2014 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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