VICOROB

EU Marine Robots Kick Off meeting takes place in Porto

The EUMR Kick Off Meeting was successfully completed in Porto, Portugal on the 1st and 2nd of March, 2018. The meeting facilitated partner introductions and allowed a detailed examination of all project future activities and goals.   During the two day meeting, partners had the opportunity to discuss various topics, including project objectives, the governance structure, milestones, management processes and tools, project roadmap and partners responsibilities.   This meeting was a great chance to consolidate the consortium, project management key points and to map the road ahead!   Text: EU Marine Robots   More about the project

Evaluation of the 1st Year InventEUrs meeting, Perugia, Italy

InventEUrs project (www.inventeurs.eu) , coordinated by UdigitalEdu, has reached its half of the project lifetime by attending to the 3rd project meeting held in the partner facilities of University of Perugia, Italy from the 19 to the 21st of February 2018.   Overall, the meeting goals were achieved: final children projects has been finished and can be seen at the InventEUrs scratch studio (https://scratch.mit.edu/studios/4443203/ ), the results of the first year of the project were evaluated, a draft of the project platform was presented and some partners were filmed to be included in the MOOC.     Moreover, the consortium…

SEDIN KICK-OFF MEETING, Athens , Greece

On the 1st and 2nd of February 2018, UdigitalEdu attended to the kick-off meeting of a new project co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme (KA3 – Social Inclusion) through the Education, Culture and Audiovisual Executive Agency (EACEA) of the European Commission.     The project called “SEDIN: Creative methods for successful inclusion in multicultural schools” is coordinated by Action Synergy SL, from Greece and is composed by seven countries: Greece, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Belgium, Ireland, Bulgaria from nine different organizations.   The project aims to promote the use of the Montessori and Creative Learning methods in order to promote social inclusion…

Arriba el Nadal

Res no s’acaba i tot comença. Vénen mecànics de remença Amb olis nous de llibertat; Una Veu canta en recompensa: Que a cal fuster hi ha novetat. Des d’Alacant a la Provença Qui mor no mor, si el son és clar Quan neix la llum en el quintà.   Fragment del poema “Ho sap tothom, i és profecía” de J. V. Foix,   Que tingueu unes festes plenes de llum, colors , regals i torrons!! Wishing you the best for 2018!   Us recordem que del 25 desembre a 8 de gener restarem tancats. We will be closed from December…

Online Path Planning for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles under Motion Constraints

Doctoral thesis “Online Path Planning for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles under Motion Constraints” By Juan David Hernández Vega Supervised by Dr. Marc Carreras   Abstract Thesis submitted to the University of Girona in fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of PhilosophySince their beginning in the late 1950s, the capabilities and applications of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) have continuously evolved. Their most common applications include imaging and inspecting different kinds of structures on the sea floor as well as collecting oceanographic informa-tion: biological, chemical, and even archaeological data.   Most of these applications require a priori information of the…

Six members of ViCOROB attend the Breaking the Surface summer school in Croatia

BtS (Breaking the Surface) is a summer workshop that encourages interaction and the exchange of knowledge and experience about the maritime robotics field and its applications. In 7 days, participants get first-hand knowledge about the latest in scientific research and results, technological achievements as well as hands-on experience in working with complex and modern underwater systems.   In the event, Nuno Gracias and Ricard Campos gave a tutorial on “Omnidirectional vision for underwater robots”. Marc Carreras gave a talk on “Towards persistent AUVs for seabed inspection”. Khadidja Himri, Patryk Cieslak and Joseta Roca also attended to the workshop.   Along…

Successful participation of our team at European Robotics League competition 2017

ERL Emergency 2017 occurred in Piombino from 15th to 23rd of September, it’s a European Robotics League competition or, what researchers call, Champions League of Robotics, instigated by the catastrophic nuclear accidents that touched Fukushima, Japan, in 2011. The challenge collecting among 130 participants from 16 universities and companies, came from 8 European countries. In the competition, robots from different domain: air, land and sea cooperate in order to complete a task within a set period. These experience also provide great opportunity to broadcasting technologies and improving relations with researchers with similar interests. where the main goal remaind to advance…

We obtain the 4th position in two of the MICCAI 2017 conference challenges

The 14th of september, VICOROB presented two convolutional neural network methods to the iSeg and White Matter Hyperintensities challenges from the MICCAI 2017 conference. The first challenge was aimed at segmenting brain tissues from infant brain MRI, while the second one was aimed at segmenting vascular white matter hyperintensities of adult brain MRI. The first approach was presented orally by Jose Bernal and the second one was presented orally and as a poster by Mariano Cabezas. Both approaches ranked 4th among twenty teams.     El dia 14 de setembre, el grup VICOROB va presentar dos dels seus mètodes a…