The Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial was created in November 1995 as a Joint Research Institute of the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) and the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC).

The Institute was created with three main objectives: a) to promote a multidisciplinary center where CSIC and UPC researchers from different fields can combine efforts to carry out research on robotics and applied informatics; b) to offer to the community an Institute for fundamental and pre‐industrial technological research, offering also scientific education through doctorate and postgraduate courses; and c) to promote a quality‐based center being competitive enough to join other partners to participate in local, national and European research programs.

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Recent Submissions

  • Introduccion a la diagnosis de fallos basada en modelos mediante aprendizaje basado en proyectos 

    Costa Castelló, Ramon; Puig Cayuela, Vicenç; Blesa Izquierdo, Joaquim (2016-04-01)
    Article
    Open Access
    La diagnosis de fallos basada en modelos es hoy en día un campo maduro dentro de la ingeniería de control que empieza a formar parte de los planes de estudios de grado y postgrado. Sin embargo, la falta de buenos materiales ...
  • Evaluating the use of robots to enlarge AAL services 

    Angulo Bahón, Cecilio; Pfeiffer, Sammy; Alenyà Ribas, Guillem; Téllez Lara, Ricardo (2015-01-01)
    Article
    Open Access
    We introduce robots as a tools to enhance Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) services. Robots are a unique opportunity to create new systems to cooperate in reaching better living conditions. Robots offer the possibility of ...
  • Service robots for citizens of the future 

    Torras, Carme (2015)
    Article
    Open Access
    Robots are no longer confined to factories; they are progressively spreading to urban, social and assistive domains. In order to become handy co-workers and helpful assistants, they must be endowed with quite different ...
  • Modeling robot's world with minimal effort 

    Villamizar Vergel, Michael Alejandro; Garrell Zulueta, Anais; Sanfeliu Cortés, Alberto; Moreno-Noguer, Francesc (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2015)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    We propose an efficient Human Robot Interaction approach to efficiently model the appearance of all relevant objects in robot’s environment. Given an input video stream recorded while the robot is navigating, the user just ...
  • Neuroaesthetics in fashion: modeling the perception of fashionability 

    Simó Serra, Edgar; Fidler, Sanja; Moreno-Noguer, Francesc; Urtasun, Raquel (2015)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    In this paper, we analyze the fashion of clothing of a large social website. Our goal is to learn and predict how fashionable a person looks on a photograph and suggest subtle improvements the user could make to improve ...
  • Learning shape, motion and elastic models in force space 

    Agudo Martínez, Antonio; Moreno-Noguer, Francesc (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2015)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    In this paper, we address the problem of simultaneously recovering the 3D shape and pose of a deformable and potentially elastic object from 2D motion. This is a highly ambiguous problem typically tackled by using low-rank ...
  • Lie algebra-based kinematic prior for 3D human pose tracking 

    Simó Serra, Edgar; Torras, Carme; Moreno-Noguer, Francesc (2015)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    We propose a novel kinematic prior for 3D human pose tracking that allows predicting the position in subsequent frames given the current position. We first define a Riemannian manifold that models the pose and extend it ...
  • Manipulation monitoring and robot intervention in complex manipulation sequences 

    Savarimuthu, Thiusius Rajeeth; Buch, Anders G.; Yang, Yang; Mustafar, Wail; Haller, Simon; Papon, Jeremie; Martínez Martínez, David; Eren Erdal, Aksoy (2014)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Compared to machines, humans are intelligent and dexterous; they are indispensable for many complex tasks in areas such as flexible manufacturing or scientific experimentation. However, they are also subject to fatigue and ...
  • Uncertainty analysis of the DLT-Lines calibration algorithm for cameras with radial distortion 

    Galego, Ricardo; Ortega, Agustin; Ferreira, Ricardo; Bernardino, Alexandre; Andrade-Cetto, Juan; Gaspar, José (2015)
    Article
    Restricted access - publisher's policy
    3D metric data of environmental structures is nowadays present in many information sources (maps, GIS) and can be easily acquired with modern depth sensing technology (RGBD, laser). This wealth of information can be readily ...
  • Teaching grasping points using natural movements 

    Isleyici, Yalim; Alenyà Ribas, Guillem (IOS Press, 2015)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    The research on robots performing every-day tasks at home, has pursued the problem of the manipulation of everyday objects. Among them, grasping a cloth is a challenging task, as the textile is highly-deformable and it is ...

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