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  • Mobile manipulation hackathon: moving into real world applications 

    Roa Garzón, Máximo Alejandro; Rosell Gratacòs, Jan; Foix Salmerón, Sergi; Pagès, Jordi; Dogar, Mehmet R.; Vivas, Carlos; Morales Escrig, Antonio; Correll, Nikolaus; Gorner, Michael; Memmesheier, Raphael; Ferro, Francesco (2021)
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    The Mobile Manipulation Hackathon was held in late 2018 during the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) to showcase the latest applications of wheeled robotic manipulators. The challenge ...
  • Perception of cloth in assistive robotic manipulation tasks 

    Jimenez Schlegl, Pablo; Torras, Carme (2020-01-01)
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    Assistive robots need to be able to perform a large number of tasks that imply some type of cloth manipulation. These tasks include domestic chores such as laundry handling or bed-making, among others, as well as dressing ...
  • The influence of camera calibration on nearshore bathymetry estimation from UAV videos 

    Simarro, Gonzalo; Calvete Manrique, Daniel; Plomaritis, Theocharis; Moreno-Noguer, Francesc; Giannoukakou-Leontsini, Ifigeneia; Montes, Juan; Durán, Ruth (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2021-01-05)
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    Measuring the nearshore bathymetry is critical in coastal management and morphodynamic studies. The recent advent of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), in combination with coastal video monitoring techniques, allows for an ...
  • Do I have a personality? Endowing care robots with context-dependent personality traits 

    Andriella, Antonio; Siqueira, Henrique; Fu, Di; Magg, Sven; Barros, Pablo; Wermter, Stefan; Torras, Carme; Alenyà Ribas, Guillem (Springer, 2020-01-01)
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    Recent studies have revealed the key importance of modelling personality in robots to improve interaction quality by empowering them with social-intelligence capabilities. Most research relies on verbal and non-verbal ...
  • Evaluation of an exercise-enabling control interface for powered wheelchair users: a feasibility study with Duchenne muscular dystrophy 

    Lobo Prat, Joan; Rodríguez Fernández, Antonio; Medina, Julita; Font Llagunes, Josep Maria; Torras, Carme; Reinkensmeyer, David J. (2020-12-01)
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    Background Powered wheelchairs are an essential technology to support mobility, yet their use is associated with a high level of sedentarism that can have negative health effects for their users. People with Duchenne ...
  • Science-fiction: a mirror for the future of humankind 

    Torras, Carme (2020)
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    Digital 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 poses a series of ethical questions ...
  • GANimation: one-shot anatomically consistent facial animation 

    Pumarola Peris, Albert; Agudo Martínez, Antonio; Martinez, Aleix M.; Sanfeliu Cortés, Alberto; Moreno-Noguer, Francesc (2019-01-01)
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    Recent advances in generative adversarial networks (GANs) have shown impressive results for the task of facial expression synthesis. The most successful architecture is StarGAN (Choi et al. in CVPR, 2018), that conditions ...
  • A Versatile Gripper for Cloth Manipulation 

    Donaire Cónsul, Sònia; Borràs Sol, Júlia; Alenyà Ribas, Guillem; Torras, Carme (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020-10)
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    Cloth manipulation has been mostly advancing in perception and modeling methods for cloth state estimation and grasping point detection. In comparison, less attention has been put on end-effector design. Indeed, most ...
  • A Grasping-centered analysis for cloth manipulation 

    Borràs Sol, Júlia; Alenyà Ribas, Guillem; Torras, Carme (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020-06-01)
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    Compliant and soft hands have gained a lot of atten- tion in the past decade because of their ability to adapt to the shape of the objects, increasing their effectiveness for grasping. However, when it comes to grasping ...
  • Understanding motion planning better: a comparative review of “Principles of robot motion: theory, algorithms, and implementations”, by H. Choset et al. 

    Jimenez Schlegl, Pablo (Elsevier, 2007)
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    The textbook on Motion Planning “Principles of Robot Motion: Theory, Algorithms, and Implementations”, by H. Choset et al., MIT Press, appeared on June 2005, is reviewed and compared to other two textbooks on the same ...
  • Historia de la robótica: de Arquitas de Tarento al robot da Vinci (parte II) 

    Sanchez-Martín, Francisco M.; Jimenez Schlegl, Pablo; Millan Rodriguez, Felix; Salvador-Bayarri, Jose; Monllau Font, V.; Palou Redorta, Juan; Villavicencio Mavrich, Humberto (2007)
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    Robotic surgery is a reality. In order to to understand how new robots work is interesting to know the history of ancient (see part i) and modern robotics. The desire to design automatic machines imitating humans continued ...
  • Cognitive system framework for brain-training exercise based on human-robot interactif 

    Andriella, Antonio; Torras, Carme; Alenyà Ribas, Guillem (2020-02-25)
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    Every 3 seconds, someone develops dementia worldwide. Brain-training exercises, preferably involving also physical activity, have shown their potential to monitor and improve the brain function of people affected by Alzheimer ...

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