Author: ViCOROB

First Meeting of the Eurofleets+ project in Galway

First Meeting of the Eurofleets+ project in Galway, Ireland EUROFLEETS+ is an H2020 project funded under the Infrastructures initiative, coordinated by the Marine Institute that brings together a significant group of key marine research actors in Europe, North America and Oceania.   The EurofleetsPlus project will facilitate open access to an integrated and advanced research vessel fleet, designed to meet the evolving and challenging needs of the user community. European…

VICOROB AT IEEE IRC NAPLES 2019

The 3rd edition of IEEE International Conference on Robotic Computing (IRC) took place in Naples (Italy) from the 25th to the 27th of February 2019. It is a young conference (3rd edition) focused on topics such as: Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics.   Vicorob team was represented by Narcís Palomeras, who participated both in the conference as well as in the workshop entitled “Enabling factors for the boost of…

InventEUrs finalitza amb la creació d’una plataforma col·laborativa entre escoles d’arreu del món

GlobalChangemakers és una plataforma que permet crear connexions entre mestres de diferents escoles llançada en el marc del projecte de recerca. Més de mil nens i nenes ja l’utilitzen per realitzar intercanvis culturals i crear conjuntament històries digitals sobre la sostenibilitat. El projecte també ha generat un MOOC per a mestres.   Els dies 21 i 22 de febrer ha tingut lloc a la Universitat de Girona (UdG) l’última reunió…

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…