Author: ViCOROB

NEW PROJECT: ICEBERG

On June 20th, the kick off meeting of the project ICEBERG- Image Computing for Enhancing Breast Cancer Radiomics  took place at the University of Girona. The project is coordinated by Dr. Robert Martí from the VICOROB institute, with a multi-disciplinar team of researchers from the University of Girona, Parc Tauli (Sabadell), Clinica Girona, Hospital Trueta (Girona) and Universidad Complutense (Madrid).   That project is funded by the Spanish Ministerio de…

Presentació dels resultats del projecte Biomarkem.cat finançat per la Fundació La Marató de TV3

Hem assistit al 20è Simposi de la Fundació La Marató de TV3, on s’han presentat els resultats d’una intensa activitat investigadora, traduïts en noves eines de prevenció i de diagnòstic i nous enfocaments terapèutics que milloraran l’esperança i la qualitat de vida dels pacients amb una malaltia neurodegenerativa.   El projecte Biomarkem.cat coordinat per la Universitat de Girona, i amb la participació de l’Hospital Vall d’Hebron i l’Institut d’Investigació Biomèdica…

DOCTORAL THESIS: Advanced Underwater Vehicle Manipulation through Real-Time Motion Planning

By Dina Nagui Youakim Isaac Supervised by Dr. Pere Ridao     Abstract A key challenge in autonomous mobile manipulation is the ability to determine in real-time how to safely execute complex tasks when placed in an unknown world. Motion Planning has been widely used in terrestrial and aerial robots to cope with such challenges, while it stayed unexplored for underwater intervention. In the last few years, Intervention Autonomous Underwater Vehicles…

Oliver Díaz has recently joined two new working groups of the EFOMP

VICOROB’s member Oliver Díaz has recently joined two new working groups (WGs) of the European Federation of Organisations for Medical Physics (EFOMP). Each WG has specific objectives to accomplish within the next two years (2019-2021). In the first WG (Breast tomosynthesis QC protocol), new protocols will be defined to perform quality control tests on breast tomosynthesis systems to guarantee a minimum image quality for breast cancer diagnosis. The other WG…

Eduard Vidal is a ICRA 2019 Best Student Paper Award Finalist

The IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) was held from 20-24 May 2019 at The Palais des congrès de Montréal in Canada, and it is the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society’s flagship conference. This year it received over 2900 submissions from 62 countries, from which a total of 1277 papers were finally accepted (44% acceptance rate).   Eduard Vidal, a PhD student under the supervision of Dr. Marc…

DOCTORAL THESIS: Automated brain structure segmentation in magnetic resonance images of multiple sclerosis patients.

By Sandra González Villà Supervised by Dr. Xavier Lladó Bardera  / Dr.  Arnau Oliver Malagelada   Abstract This thesis is focused on the automated segmentation of the brain structures in magnetic resonance images, applied to multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. This disease is characterized by the presence of demyelinating lesions in the brain, that appear as focal low signal intensity areas in the T1-weighted sequence, which is the most frequently used…

UdG participation to the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation

The IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) is the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society’s flagship conference. Held annually, the conference joins experts in the robotic community for technical communications through presentations and discussions.   This year, the ICRA was held from 20-24 May 2019 at The Palais des congrès de Montréal in Canada. Narcís Palomeras, postdoctoral researcher, and Eduard Vidal, PhD student (both members of the ViCOROB team)…

A successful 6th edition of EMRA workshop

EMRA (European Marine Robotics and Applications workshop) aims to bring together a diverse range of speakers from ongoing EU funded research projects, industry stakeholders, policy makers and end users. The workshop provides an excellent opportunity for networking, dissemination of research projects and cross-fertilization of ideas in marine robotics, enabling innovative technologies and applications.   EMRA Toulon gathered 98 attendees from 61 different institutions of 15 different countries, increasing the participants…