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DOCTORAL THESIS: 3D Underwater SLAM Using Sonar and Laser Sensors

By Albert Palomer Vila Supervised by Dr. Pere Ridao, Dr. Josep Forest i Dr. David Ribas   Abstract The 3D perception and mapping problem are very closely related with the robot localization and has not been yet solved up to a degree that allow AUVs to interact with complex environments safely. By providing AUVs with better 3D perception and improving their localization the usage of AUVs in tasks such as…

DOCTORAL THESIS: Motion Annotation in complex video datasets

By Mahmood Muhammad Habib Supervised by Dr. Arnau Oliver Malagelada   Abstract An in-depth analysis of computer vision methodologies is greatly dependent on the benchmarks they are tested upon. Any dataset is as good as the diversity of the true nature of the problem enclosed in it. Motion segmentation is a preprocessing step in computer vision whose publicly available datasets have certain limitations. Some databases are not up-to-date with modern…

DOCTORAL THESIS: Online Acoustic Localization Methods for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

By Guillem Vallicrosa Massaguer Supervised by Dr. Pere Ridao   Abstract Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) true autonomy capabilities in complex poten-tially unknown environments, have not yet been fully achieved because of the lack of online algorithms that can solve fundamental problems such as localization, mapping and path-planning on-board the AUV and consequently react according to their outputs. These algorithms can empower them for new capabilities such as long-term deployments, au-tonomous…

An interview with Soumya Ghose

Soumya Ghose, Senior Research Associate, Case Western Reserve University   I am a senior research associate in the biomedical engineering group at Case Western Reserve University. My research primarily involves risk stratification, diagnosis and prognosis prediction of prostate cancer patients from medical images and other clinical information using machine learning, segmentation and registration methods   Can you tell us what do you do in your daily work? I am primarily…

ECTRIMS 2018 have been an opportunity to understand better the clinical expert needs

European Committee for treatment and research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) that was held in Berlin, Germany, from October 10th to 12th, 2018. During the last 25 years, ECTRIMS has served as Europe’s and the world’s largest professional organization dedicated to the understanding and treatment of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). The conference includes three days of oral presentations authored by the world-top scientists and clinical experts on the field. Furthermore, the conference…

DOCTORAL THESIS: Underwater Navigation and Mapping with an Omnidirectional Optical Sensor

Underwater Navigation and Mapping with an Omnidirectional Optical Sensor By Josep Bosch Alay Supervised by Dr. Nuno Gràcias / Dr. Pere Ridao Abstract Omnidirectional vision has received increasing interest during the last decade from the computer vision community. A large number of camera models have reached the market to meet the increasing demand for panoramic imagery. However, the use of omnidirectional cameras underwater is still very limited. In this thesis...

ViCOROB team at IROS Madrid 2018

IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2018) took place from the 1st to the 5th of October in Madrid (Spain). It is the most important scientific event on robotics worldwide. The event counted on the participation of more than 4,000 people and was organized by Universidad Carlos III.   ViCOROB participated in the event with the keynote speech of Pere Ridao (PI of the underwater robotics lab)…

Breaking the Surface -10th year celebration

By Guillem Vallicrosa Photos: BTS organization   We attended the 10th International interdisciplinary field workshop of maritime robotics and applications – Breaking the Surface – BTS 2018. The conference was held on 30 Sep – 7 Oct, in Biograd na Moru, Croatia.   “BTS is a conference not only focused on marine robotics, but also in its applications like marine biology, marine geology, and underwater archaeology.   It was the…