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  • Adapting robot task planning to user preferences: an assistive shoe dressing example 

    Canal Camprodon, Gerard; Alenyà Ribas, Guillem; Torras, Carme (2019-08-01)
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    Open Access
    Healthcare robots will be the next big advance in humans’ domestic welfare, with robots able to assist elderly people and users with disabilities. However, each user has his/her own preferences, needs and abilities. ...
  • Force-based representation for non-rigid shape and elastic model estimation 

    Agudo Martínez, Antonio; Moreno-Noguer, Francesc (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018-09-01)
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    Open Access
    IEEE This paper addresses the problem of simultaneously recovering 3D shape, pose and the elastic model of a deformable object from only 2D point tracks in a monocular video. This is a severely under-constrained problem ...
  • Social networks and robot companions: technology, ethics and science fiction 

    Torras, Carme (2018)
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    Open Access
    Information technologies have become part of our everyday lives and are increasingly acting as intermediaries in our workplaces and personal relationships or even substituting them. This growing interaction with machines ...
  • Dimensionality reduction in learning Gaussian mixture models of movement primitives for contextualized action selection and adaptation 

    Colomé Figueras, Adrià; Torras, Carme (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018)
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    Open Access
    Robotic manipulation often requires adaptation to changing environments. Such changes can be represented by a certain number of contextual variables that may be observed or sensed in different manners. When learning and ...
  • "Elbows out": predictive tracking of partially occluded pose for robot-assisted dressing 

    Chance, Greg; Jevtic, Aleksandar; Caleb-Solly, Praminda; Alenyà Ribas, Guillem; Torras, Carme; Dogramadzi, Sanja (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018)
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    Open Access
    Robots that can assist in the Activities of Daily Living (ADL), such as dressing, may support older adults, addressing the needs of an aging population in the face of a growing shortage of care professionals. Using depth ...
  • Deciding the different robot roles for patient cognitive training 

    Andriella, Antonio; Alenyà Ribas, Guillem; Hernández Farigola, Joan; Torras, Carme (2018-09-01)
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    Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) represent a major challenge for health systems within the aging population. New and better instruments will be crucial to assess the disease severity and ...
  • Breakingnews: article annotation by image and text processing 

    Ramisa Ayats, Arnau; Yan, Fei; Moreno-Noguer, Francesc; Mikolajczyk, Krystian (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018-05-01)
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    Open Access
    Building upon recent Deep Neural Network architectures, current approaches lying in the intersection of Computer Vision and Natural Language Processing have achieved unprecedented breakthroughs in tasks like automatic ...
  • Teaching a robot the semantics of assembly tasks 

    Savarimuthu, Thiusius Rajeeth; Anders, Buch; Schlette, Christian; Wantia, Nils; Rossmann, Jürgen; Martinez Martinez, David; Alenyà Ribas, Guillem; Torras, Carme; Ales, Ude; Bojan, Nemec; Aljaž, Kramberger; Worgotter, Florentin; Eren Erdal, Aksoy; Papon, Jeremie; Haller, Simon; Piater, Justus; Krüger, Norbert (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018)
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    Open Access
    We present a three-level cognitive system in a learning by demonstration context. The system allows for learn- ing and transfer on the sensorimotor level as well as the planning level. The fundamentally different data ...
  • A scalable, efficient, and accurate solution to non-rigid structure from motion 

    Agudo Martínez, Antonio; Moreno-Noguer, Francesc (2018)
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    Open Access
    Most Non-Rigid Structure from Motion (NRSfM) solutions are based on factorization approaches that allow reconstructing objects parameterized by a sparse set of 3D points. These solutions, however, are low resolution and ...
  • Robot motion adaptation through user intervention and reinforcement learning 

    Jevtic, Aleksandar; Colomé Figueras, Adrià; Alenyà Ribas, Guillem; Torras, Carme (Elsevier, 2018-04-01)
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    Open Access
    Assistant robots are designed to perform specific tasks for the user, but their performance is rarely optimal, hence they are required to adapt to user preferences or new task requirements. In the previous work, the potential ...
  • Task-driven active sensing framework applied to leaf probing 

    Foix Salmerón, Sergi; Alenyà Ribas, Guillem; Torras, Carme (2018-04-01)
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    Open Access
    This article presents a new method for actively exploring a 3D workspace with the aim of localizing relevant regions for a given task. Our method encodes the exploration route in a multi-layer occupancy grid map. This map, ...
  • Teaching robot's proactive behavior using human assistance 

    Garrell Zulueta, Anais; Villamizar Vergel, Michael Alejandro; Moreno-Noguer, Francesc; Sanfeliu Cortés, Alberto (2017-04-01)
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    Open Access
    In recent years, there has been a growing interest in enabling autonomous social robots to interact with people. However, many questions remain unresolved regarding the social capabilities robots should have in order to ...

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