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MASTER ERASMUS MUNDUS VIBOT: new generation

Yesterday, through ViBOT website, the organizing comitee of this ERASMUS MUNDUS MASTER VIBOT promoted by the University of Bourgogne, Heriot Watt University and University of Girona, announced the accepted students for the new generation as well as the granted ones.   In the coming days, each candidate will receive an official notification by email, with rank and possibly alternative offers.   Congratulations to you all and see you soon in Girona!   In addition, despite the classes already started, tomorrow, the 25th, we will have the welcome reception in Girona for the current promotion. We will update a photo gallery…

Girobotica

Girobòtica: a robotics competition for children!

Next Sunday at 9:30 pm, there will be the first edition of Girobòtica, a project of the University of Girona (Girona) with support from the Department of Education, for children of primary school (from between 6 and 12 years) from schools throughout the surroundings of Girona. The competition promotes teamwork, innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship among children. This initiative aims to arouse the curiosity of children and encourage interest in science and technology.   The project propses a challenge so children together (organized in teams of up to 4 members), reflect, analyze, investigate and propose new ideas to solve it.  …

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L’Escola Politècnica Superior celebra avui el seu 40è aniversari

L’Escola Politècnica Superior (EPS) de la Universitat de Girona acollirà el 18 de febrer l’acte de commemoració del 40è aniversari dels estudis politècnics a la ciutat. L’acte, previst a les 6 de la tarda, comptarà amb la presència del conseller d’Empresa i Ocupació, Felip Puig; del rector, Sergi Bonet; de l’alcalde de Girona, Carles Puigdemont; de la presidenta del Consell Social, Rosa Núria Aleixandre; del director de l’EPS, Joaquim Salvi; i del president del Patronat de l’EPS, Jaume Juher.   En el decurs de l’acte commemoratiu es presentarà el llibre editat amb motiu d’aquests 40 anys de l’EPS, a càrrec…

euRathlon

euRathlon competition offers SPARUS II AUV to its participants

euRathlon is a new outdoor robotics competition which invites teams to test the intelligence and autonomy of their robots in realistic mock emergency-response scenarios. Inspired by the 2011 Fukushima accident, the euRathlon competition will require a team of land, underwater and flying robots to work together to survey the scene, collect environmental data, and identify critical hazards. Leading up to this ‘grand challenge’ in 2015, will be directly related land and underwater robot competitions in 2013 and 2014, respectively. The euRathlon competitions will be supported by annual workshops for competitors. In parallel, there will be an open process of developing benchmarks to allow comparison of…

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 in robotics, marine technology, marine science, and offshore industry, Robocademy will provide first-class training and research opportunities for ESRs.   GOOD LUCK to all the consortium members!

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 lab, for instance, its thrusters or the vision systems. You can get to know better SPARUS II AUV on twitter and youtube.