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R2B2 workshops! 5 years of history at the UdG!

Dissemination of research is a must nowadays. Back in 2009, at the University of Girona and inspired in dissemination techniques of MIT, three professors of Computer Vision and Robotics Institute designed the R2B2 workshops. These 3-day workshops consist on building underwater robots out of recycled materials in a low cost basis. Teams of 3 to 5 students from 12 to 16 years old, conceive, design, build and test their own prototypes at the University. They are taught the principles on mathematics, physics and robotics in order to be able to make a complete design that finally works. Supported by a…

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Dive into Boreas

BOREAS is a II WW shipwreck in Costa Brava area. It was submerged on purpose in Palamós with the intention of creating an artificial habitat for marine life. Our team decided to visit the area in order to collect data to test their latest improvements in 3D reconstruction techniques and panoramic imaging. It’s worth to see the results of their work, enjoy!   —————————— El passat 16 de juny, l’SPARUS 2 vehicle autònom subaquàtic acompanyat de dos submarinistes del grup va realitzar una immersió al BOREAS, un remolcador alemany que va participar en la segona guerra mundial i després d’una…

Automated methods on Magnetic Resonance Brain Imaging in Multiple Sclerosis

Doctoral thesis “Automated methods on Magnetic Resonance Brain Imaging in Multiple Sclerosis”   By Eloy Roura Pérez   Supervised by Xavier Lladó Bardera , Arnau Oliver Malagelada   Abstract Nowadays, medical imaging is one of the most important tools for doctors when studying the human body. Given the wide variety of images, the information provided, and the huge amount of research and clinical practice performed around the world, we could say that medical imaging has become a new science. The imaging techniques used depend mainly on the part of the body and the disease studied, in order to better appreciate the…

Busy month for the Medical Imaging group

Very busy month for the Medical Imaging group with first, the visit of VICOROB’s member Oliver Diaz to the Technical University of Varna (TUV) in Bulgaria and second, the presentation of 3 research posters at the 13th International Workshop on Breast Imaging (IWDM) in Sweden.   Between June 6th – 9th, Oliver Diaz visited the laboratory of Computer Simulations in Medicine of the TUV and gave an invited talk entitled “The power of image processing in multimodal breast imaging” at the special session “eHealth and Networking for Advanced Cancer Detection“, as part of the IEEE Black Sea Conference on Communications…

We participate in EMRA 2016

European Marine Robotics community gathers together every year in the EMRA workshop. This event, created three years ago as a dissemination event of the main EU marine robotics related projects, is an event in projection where the main stakeholders on marine robotics field discuss, present and contrast their opinions on the sector.   2016 edition took place in Newcastle University (UK), a perfect framework for two long days of networking for further projects, events and business!   In May 2017, the event will take place in Girona, at the Science and Technology Park of the University of Girona.   See…

Automated brain tissue segmentation of magnetic resonance images in multiple sclerosis

Doctoral thesis “Automated brain tissue segmentation of magnetic resonance images in multiple sclerosis”   By Sergi Valverde Supervised by Dr. Arnau Oliver, Dr. Xavier Lladó   Abstract Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is the most common chronic immune-mediated disabling neurological disease affecting the central nervous system, in which the insulating covers of the nerve cells in the spinal chord and brain are damaged. MS is characterized by the presence of lesions in the brain, predominantly in the white matter (WM) tissue of the brain. Due to the sensitivity of structural Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) disseminating WM lesions in time and space, it…

An approach to melanoma classification exploiting polarization information

Doctoral thesis “An approach to melanoma classification exploiting polarization information”   By Rastgoo, Mojdeh Supervised by García Campos, Rafael; Marzani, Frank; Morel, Olivier   Abstract Malignant melanoma is the deadliest of skin cancers and causes the majority of deaths in comparison to other skin-related malignancies. Yet it is the most treatable type of cancer, thanks to its early diagnosis. Subsequently, early diagnosis is crucial for patient survival rate and numerous Computer-Aided Diagnosis (CAD) systems have been proposed by the research community to assist dermatologists in early diagnosis. These systems are based on the most common skin imaging modality, cross-polarized dermoscopy….