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

  • 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
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    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 ...
  • Coordinating model predictive control of transport and supply water systems 

    Sun, Congcong; Puig Cayuela, Vicenç; Cembrano Gennari, Gabriela (Springer, 2015)
    Part of book or chapter of book
    Open Access
    This book aims at stimulating discussion between researchers working on state of the art approaches for operational control and design of transport of water on the one hand and researchers working on state of the art ...
  • A high performance CRF model for clothes parsing 

    Simó Serra, Edgar; Fidler, Sanja; Moreno-Noguer, Francesc; Urtasun, Raquel (Springer, 2014)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    In this paper we tackle the problem of clothing parsing: Our goal is to segment and classify different garments a person is wearing. We frame the problem as the one of inference in a pose-aware Conditional Random Field ...
  • Nonlinear distributed parameter observer design for fuel cell systems 

    Luna Pacho, Julio Alberto; Husar, Attila Peter; Serra, Maria (2015-09-14)
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    This paper presents the development of a nonlinear state observer to estimate the different gas species concentration profiles in a Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell energy system. The selection of the estimated states ...
  • ToF cameras for eye-in-hand robotics 

    Alenyà Ribas, Guillem; Foix Salmerón, Sergi; Torras, Carme (2015)
    Part of book or chapter of book
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    A Time-of-Flight (ToF) camera is a relatively new type of sensor that delivers 3-dimensional images at high frame rate, simultaneously providing intensity data and range information for every pixel. It has been used in a ...
  • Safe robot execution in model-based reinforcement learning 

    Martínez Martínez, David; Alenyà Ribas, Guillem; Torras, Carme (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2015)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Task learning in robotics requires repeatedly executing the same actions in different states to learn the model of the task. However, in real-world domains, there are usually sequences of actions that, if executed, may ...

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