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An interview with Yago

Yago Díez, Associate Professor, Faculty of Science, Yamagata University (Yamagata, Japan)   I studied Mathematics and then did a PhD in another group at Girona university in Computational Geometry. I worked at ViCOROB as a PostDoc both in Computer Vision and Medical Imaging. In October 2015, I moved to Japan to join a Robotics project as an Assistant Professor in Tohoku University (Sendai), in November 2017 I changed to my current position in Yamagata University.   Can you tell us what do you do in your daily work? I am part of a data science department that is being formed….

summer time

Un moment, un moment….Què? Que ja ha arribat l’estiu? Epsss… cap a la platja hi falta gent… nosaltres marxem el 6 i tornem el 27 d’agost. Bon estiu!!   What? Is it true that summer has already started? Upps… where is everyone? On the beach? We will be closed from the 6th to the 27th of August. Have a nice holiday!   #VicorobInSummer

An interview with Josep Aulinas

Josep Aulinas, Industrial Engineer, ViBOT Master and PhD in Technology, currently working at NVIDIA in Germany   I graduated in Industrial Engineering at the Polytechnics School at the University of Girona in 2006. I received VIBOT master’s degree (European Master in VIsion and roBOTics) in 2008. VIBOT master is a collaboration between the Université de Bourgogne (Le Creusot, France), the Universitat de Girona (Girona) and Heriot­Watt University (Edinburgh, Scotland). On September 2011, I completed my PhD in Computer Vision and Robotics at the Computer Vision and Robotics Group at the University of Girona under the supervision of Prof. Joaquim Salvi…

International experience: Life in HWU

Patryk Cieślak, a postdoc who was awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie -Curie Individual Fellowship to join the University of Girona is working at the CIRS laboratory, under the supervision of Pere Ridao, to enable underwater intervention with a sense of touch. He is using our flagship vehicle Girona500 equipped with an electric manipulator and a force/torque sensor to demonstrate missions requiring control of interaction forces between the robot and the environment. One of the scenarious that he tackles is the inspection of underwater pipes, which is highly relevant to the industry. The expected experimental results will move foreward the state of…

EU Research and Industry meet at EMRA Limerick

EU workshop on EU-funded Marine Robotics and Applications (EMRA) has taken place in Limerick (Ireland). Organized on the framework of EXCELLABUST and EUMR H2020 projects, the event is a perfect occasion to put together researchers and industry and establish and enhance relations between them. EMRA has been organized by the University of Limerick Center of Robotics and Intelligent Systems.   The two-day single-track conference program included more than twenty speakers with plenty of time for discussions and networking. Presentations from ongoing EU-funded research projects mixed with presentations from industry, policy makers and end-users. A dedicated space was provided for exhibits…

SERAM 2018: ViCOROB team represented at Biotechnology and Computing Session

Last month, three members of VICOROB attended to the 34th National Congress of the Spanish Society of Medical Radiology SERAM and presented 3 oral and 3 poster presentations. This event represented a great opportunity to show part of the most recent research works in breast and brain imaging developed at the institute: breast parenchyma enhancement automated classification methods, image analysis tools to improve breast cancer diagnosis or deep learning approaches for multiple sclerosis’ lesion segmentation, among others.     This biennial event gathers mainly radiologists, but also other health professionals such as technicians as well as researchers and engineers with…

We travel to the land down under: visit at CSIRO research center and participation at ICRA 2018

The IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) took place in Brisbane, Australia, from 21 to 25 of May. Established in 1984 and held annually, the conference joins experts in the field of robotics and automation for technical communications through presentations and discussions.   ViCOROB participated in the conference, once again. Narcís Palomeras presented the work “Autonomous Mapping of Underwater 3D Structures: From View Planning to Execution”, and Eduard Vidal presented “Optimized Environment Exploration for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles”. Eduard was also awarded with a Student Travel Grant from the Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) to participate in the event….

Eduard Vidal wins a second prize in the Student Poster Competition of Oceans’18 MTS/IEEE Kobe

The Oceans Conference joints maritime professionals and researches to learn, innovate and lead in the protection and utilization of ocean resources. It is co-sponsored by the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society (IEEE OES) and the Marine Technology Society (MTS).   The conference is held twice a year. For 2018, it first took place in Kobe, Japan, from May 28th to 31st. This time, Eduard Vidal from ViCOROB was one of the 15 international students selected to participate in the Student Poster Competition, presenting the work “Online Robotic Exploration for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles in Unstructured Environments”. The final result: 2nd place! It…