Projects

FP7 European Project MORPH: next generation of underwater robotics for ocean exploration tested in the Azores

From 8 to 18 September 2014, the Center of IMAR of the University of the Azores is hosting the sea trials 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 3D environments. The tests are being performed in the scope of the EC research project MORPH, entitled Marine Robotic System of Self-Organising, Logically…

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MORPH FP7 TRIALS IN SANT FELIU DE GUÍXOLS (GIRONA)

From Wednesday 9th to Friday 18th of July, several MORPH European project experiments were held in Girona. Their goal was to prepare for the upcoming trials in the Azores islands next September. The Variable Geometry Range Only Navigation (VG-ROF) algorithm was tested with the IST Medusas, the UdG SparusII and Girona500, and the ATLAS SEACAT. The first three days were devoted to software integration, at CIRS facilities, to have everything…

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PRESENTING PANDORA FP7 AND MORPH FP7 PROJECTS AT EMRA 2014

Our researchers Pere Ridao and Marc Carreras are currently in Rome in the Workshop on EU Funded Marine Robotics and Applications (EMRA 2014). Researchers and users of marine robotic technology are invited to EMRA2014. The workshop shall summarize current EU FP7 marine robotics research, and provide a platform for marine stakeholders to share their current technological challenges. For researchers, EMRA2014 will offer dissemination opportunities for existing work, and highlight new…

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EU launches world’s largest civilian robotics programme – 240,000 new jobs expected

The European Commission and 180 companies and research organisations (under the umbrella of euRobotics) today launch the world’s largest civilian research and innovation programme in robotics. Covering manufacturing, agriculture, health, transport, civil security and households, the initiative – called SPARC – is the EU’s industrial policy effort to strengthen Europe’s position in the global robotics market (€60 billion a year by 2020). This initiative is expected to create over 240,000…

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TRITON National Funded Project experiments in Girona

From Monday 12th to Friday 16th of May, the TRITON national project experiments where held in Girona. The goal of these experiments was to localize an underwater panel with an acoustic ranging sensor. Once the panel is localized, the AUV homes to it and, once closer, using a vision-based system docks in it and performs an autonomous intervention. This intervention is split in two parts, first the vehicle manipulates a…

El projecte TIC TAC a TV3

L’equip d’Udigital.edu va realitzar el passat dimecres dia 7 de Maig un taller molt especial dins el projecte TIC TAC. Els alumnes, d’escoles amb elevat percentatge d’immigració de les comarques gironines, van entrevistar el director de ViCOROB, en Rafael Garcia. En Rafa, els hi va explicar qui érem i què fèiem als alumnes, que, molt atents, van realitzar tota mena de preguntes.   UdiGital.edu intenta apropar la Universitat a la Societat,…

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7FP European Project MORPH: the next step in the future of underwater robotics

From 7-11th April 2014, a number of autonomous underwater and surface vehicles (robots) from several European institutions will be tested in the Costa Brava area, Spain. The tests will be carried out by 26 scientists from Germany, Portugal, Italy, France, and Spain. The major goal of these field trials is to demonstrate that the MORPH ensemble of vehicles can acquire data to map the sea bottom while operating in a…

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El grup de recerca Vicorob participa en la postproducció de la gigafoto de la Via Catalana

Vicorob, el grup de recerca en Visió per Computador i Robòtica, ha participat en el procés de realització de la gigafoto de la Via Catalana que l’Assemblea Nacional Catalana (ANC) ha presentat el dimarts 1 d’abril. A causa de la seva expertesa i coneixements en la tecnologia de mosaics, Vicorob es va incorporar al procés de postproducció el mes de desembre de 2013, després de les primeres proves fetes per…