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Marine robotics research

COVID-19 has closed educational institutions and jobs, distance learning has become the new norm.   However, on September 15, 18 and 30, 2020, the University of Tampere team participated in a remote TNA as part of the EUMR project. Due to Covid’s situation, they were unable to travel to our facilities but online solutions were found and experiments took place as originally planned.   The goal of the experiment was to…

DOCTORAL THESIS: Deep learning for atrophy quantification in brain magnetic resonance imaging

By Jose Bernal Moyano Supervised by Dr. Arnau Oliver / Dr. Xavier Lladó   Abstract Cerebral atrophy is a neuroimaging feature of ageing and diverse brain pathologies that indicate of loss of neurons and their connections. Its quantification plays a fundamental role in neuroinformatics since it permits studying brain development, diagnosing brain diseases, assessing their progression, and determining the effective- ness of novel treatments to counteract these brain diseases. However, this is…

El Catedràtic de la UdG Joan Batlle, Premi Nit de la Robòtica 2020

La sisena edició de la “Nit de la Robòtica”, organitzada per la Comissió d’Indústria 4.0 d’Enginyers de Catalunya , va premiar la trajectòria professional del catedràtic emèrit de la UdG Joan Batlle, i la iniciativa solidaria CovidRobot com a projecte de l’any. L’acte es va celebrar al recinte Modernista de Sant Pau, el passat 22 d’octubre. Enguany amb un format virtual i reduït degut al Covid-19.   El Premi Nit…

Eduardo Ochoa is a Oceans 2020 Student Poster Competition award finalist

This year the conference was plan to be held in Singapore and the Gulf Coast. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization decided to organize a virtual conference instead. Global Oceans 2020 is the event for global maritime professionals to learn, innovate and lead in the protection and utilization of the world’s largest natural resource.   Eduardo Ochoa, a doctoral student under the supervision of Dr. Rafa García, presented his paper…

Entrevista a Sergi Valverde, fundador de Tensormedical

En Sergi és un investigador apassionat, emprenedor i fundador de Tensormedical -nova Empresa de Base Tecnologica (EBT) de la UdG – que espera poder contribuir en els pròxims anys en la millora del diagnòstic i monitoritzacióde malalties com l’esclerosi múltiple, ajudant a la presa de decisions dels especialistes mèdics.   Al 2010 en Sergi es va llicenciar en Enginyeria Informàtica a la Universitat de Girona, posteriorment va cursar el màster…

DOCTORAL THESIS: Automatic segmentation of brain structures in magnetic resonance images using deep learning techniques

By Kaisar Kushibar Supervised by Dr. Sergi Valverde / Dr. Arnau Oliver / Dr. Xavier Lladó   Abstract The sub-cortical brain structures are located beneath the cerebral cortex and in- clude the thalamus, caudate, putamen, pallidum, hippocampus, amygdala, and ac- cumbens structures. These bilateral structures – symmetrically located within the left and right hemispheres – are involved in systematic activities such as emotion, pleasure, memory and hormone production. Their deviations in…

TWIN roBOTs for cooperative underwater intervention missions

TWINBOT is a project that aims to develop a new kind of I-AUVs able to work autonomously in a cooperative way.   The underwater inspection, maintenance and repair operations are becoming the main focus of the research in underwater robotics. Due to the desire of using small, autonomous vehicles instead of heavy work-class remotely operated vehicles, these tasks need a new definition and approach, to overcome the limits of the…