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We attend the second Annual Catalan Meeting on Computer Vision

The second Annual Catalan Meeting on Computer Vision (ACMCV) was held on the 18th of September in Universitat Pompeu Fabra of Barcelona. ACMCV was created with the aim of strengthen the network between computer vision researchers in Catalunya. As it is well known, Catalunya has a large community working in the computer vision field, both in the industry and the academia. Thus, this meeting is intended to get to know the people working in the field as well as their recent developments.   The event contained several activities, including a poster session, where the four members of Vicorob (Nuno Gracias,…

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FP7 European Project MORPH: Demonstration of Cutting Edge Co-operative Underwater Robotics System in the Azores

From 31 August to 11 September 2015, the Center of IMAR of the University of the Azores is hosting the final demonstration 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 underwater 3D environments. The trials form the ultimate project demonstration 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 funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme and Industry with a budget of 8,5…

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We attend to a workshop on anthropomorphic phantoms

Last week, seventeen European experts in medical physics, including ViCOROB’s member Oliver Díaz, attended to a workshop on anthropomorphic phantoms at the Technical University of Varna (Bulgaria). This course corresponds to the fifth module of the series EUTEMPE·RX (European Training and Education for Medical Physics Experts in Radiology).   For a week, all participants learnt to implement realistic computer models which resemble anatomical structures, organs or whole human body. These model are very useful to investigate image quality, patient dose or assess new imaging technologies without using radiation. Furthermore, the attendees had the opportunity to print out their own breast…

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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…