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

  • Topological analysis of powertrains for refusecollecting vehicles based on real routes – Part II: Hybrid electric powertrain 

    Soriano Alfonso, Franciso; Moreno Eguilaz, Juan Manuel; Álvarez Flórez, Jesús Andrés; Riera Colomer, Jordi (2016-10-03)
    Article
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    In this two-part paper, a topological analysis of powertrains for refuse-collecting vehicles (RCVs) based on simulation of different architectures (internal combustion engine, hybrid electric, and hybrid hydraulic) on real ...
  • Topological analysis of powertrains for refusecollecting vehicles based on real routes – Part I: Hybrid hydraulic powertrain 

    Soriano Alfonso, Franciso; Moreno Eguilaz, Juan Manuel; Álvarez Flórez, Jesús Andrés; Riera Colomer, Jordi (2016-10-03)
    Article
    Restricted access - publisher's policy
    In this two-part paper, a topological analysis of powertrains for refuse-collecting vehicles (RCVs) based on the simulation of different architectures (internal combustion engine, hybrid electric, and hybrid hydraulic) on ...
  • HRA*: hybrid randomized path planning for complex 3D environments 

    Teniente Avilés, Ernesto Homar; Andrade-Cetto, Juan (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2013)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    We propose HRA*, a new randomized path planner for complex 3D environments. The method is a modified A* algorithm that uses a hybrid node expansion technique that combines a random exploration of the action space meeting ...
  • Dynamic modeling and controllability analysis of an ethanol reformer for fuel cell application 

    García, Vanesa Mariel; Lopez Null, Eduardo; Serra, Maria; Llorca Piqué, Jordi; Riera Colomer, Jordi (2010-09)
    Article
    Open Access
    This work presents a controllability analysis of a low temperature ethanol reformer based on a cobalt catalyst for fuel cell application. The study is based on a nonlinear dynamic model of ...
  • Exact interval propagation for the efficient solution of position analysis problems on planar linkages 

    Celaya Llover, Enric; Creemers, Tom Lambert; Ros Giralt, Lluís (2012)
    Article
    Open Access
    This paper presents an interval propagation algorithm for variables in planar single-loop linkages. Given intervals of allowed values for all variables, the algorithm provides, for every variable, the whole set of values, ...
  • 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 ...

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