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

  • Growth signatures of rosette plants from time-lapse video 

    Dellen, Babette Karla Margarete; Scharr, Hanno; Torras, Carme (2015)
    Article
    Open Access
    Plant growth is a dynamic process, and the precise course of events during early plant development is of major interest for plant research. In this work, we investigate the growth of rosette plants by processing time-lapse ...
  • Planning trajectories for the Esautomatix workcell 

    Marquès Fàbregas, Dídac; Alenyà Ribas, Guillem (2015)
    External research report
    Open Access
    The iri_twin_staubli_plan_execute_trajectory package allows to plan trajectories in the esautomatix cell for both, simulation in Gazebo and execution in the real robots. The esautomatix_write_trajectory package allows ...
  • Using a cognitive architecture for general purpose service robot control 

    Puigbo, Jordi-Ysard; Pumarola Peris, Albert; Angulo Bahón, Cecilio; Téllez Lara, Ricardo (2015-04-03)
    Article
    Open Access
    A humanoid service robot equipped with a set of simple action skills including navigating, grasping, recognising objects or people, among others, is considered in this paper. By using those skills the robot should complete ...
  • ECMR’13 Special Issue 

    Andrade-Cetto, Juan; Frese, Udo; Moritz, Tenorth (2015)
    Article
    Open Access
    This special issue contains extended versions of the best papers from the 6th European Conference on Mobile Robots (ECMR). ECMR is a biennial European forum, internationally open, that allows roboticists throughout Europe ...
  • 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 ...
  • Online EM with weight-based forgetting 

    Celaya Llover, Enric; Agostini, Alejandro Gabriel (2015)
    Article
    Open Access
    In the on-line version of the EM algorithm introduced by Sato and Ishii (2000), a time-dependent discount factor is introduced for forgetting the effect of the old posterior values obtained with an earlier, inaccurate ...
  • Staübli work-cell: embedded controller 

    Hernádez Juan, Sergi (2015)
    External research report
    Open Access
    This technical report describes the design (both hardware and software) of an embedded controller for the Staüli work-cell available at the perception and manipulation laboratory at IRI. This system is based on a commercial ...
  • Multi-master ROS systems 

    Hernádez Juan, Sergi; Herrero Cotarelo, Fernando (2015)
    External research report
    Open Access
    This technical report introduces the concepts, problems and a possible solution for ROS multi-master systems, that is, systems build from two or more ROS networks, each with its own roscore node. In general this environment ...
  • Potential information fields for mobile robot exploration 

    Vallvé Navarro, Joan; Andrade-Cetto, Juan (2015-07-01)
    Article
    Open Access
    We present a decision theoretic approach to mobile robot exploration. The method evaluates the reduction of joint path and map entropy and computes a potential information field in robot configuration space using these ...
  • Non-rigid graph registration using active testing search 

    Serradell, Eduard; Amável Pinheiro, Miguel; Sznitman, Raphael; Kybic, Jan; Moreno-Noguer, Francesc; Fua, Pascal (2015)
    Article
    Open Access
    We present a new approach for matching sets of branching curvilinear structures that form graphs embedded in R^2 or R^3 and may be subject to deformations. Unlike earlier methods, ours does not rely on local appearance ...

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