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  • Robotics and artificial intelligence meet the humanities: some initiatives for ethics education and dissemination 

    Torras, Carme (Global University Network for Innovation, 2019)
    Part of book or chapter of book
    Open Access
    The influence of the humanities on the study of a technological subject like robotics needs to rapidly grow, for the simple reason that robotics is becoming a part of humanity: assisting, interacting, and enabling people ...
  • Precise localization for aerial inspection using augmented reality markers 

    Amor Martínez, Adrián; Ruiz García, Alberto; Moreno-Noguer, Francesc; Sanfeliu Cortés, Alberto (Springer, 2019)
    Part of book or chapter of book
    Open Access
    This chapter is devoted to explaining a method for precise localization using augmented reality markers. This method can achieve precision of less of 5 mm in position at a distance of 0.7 m, using a visual mark of 17 mm × ...
  • Relative localization for aerial manipulation with PL-SLAM 

    Pumarola Peris, Albert; Vakhitov, A.; Agudo Martínez, Antonio; Moreno-Noguer, Francesc; Sanfeliu Cortés, Alberto (Springer, 2019)
    Part of book or chapter of book
    Open Access
    This chapter explains a precise SLAM technique, PL-SLAM, that allows to simultaneously process points and lines and tackle situations where point-only based methods are prone to fail, like poorly textured scenes or motion ...
  • Scene understanding using deep learning 

    Husain, Syed Farzad; Dellen, Babette; Torras, Carme (Elsevier, 2017)
    Part of book or chapter of book
    Open Access
    Automation based on artificial intelligence becomes necessary when agents such as robots are deployed to perform complex tasks. Detailed representation of a scene makes robots better aware of their surroundings, thereby ...
  • Robot pain: a speculative review of its functions 

    Torras, Carme (Wolters Kluwer, 2016-05)
    Part of book or chapter of book
    Open Access
    Given the scarce bibliography dealing explicitly with robot pain, this chapter has enriched its review with related research works about robot behaviours and capacities in which pain could play a role. It is shown that all ...
  • ToF cameras for eye-in-hand robotics 

    Alenyà Ribas, Guillem; Foix Salmerón, Sergi; Torras, Carme (2015)
    Part of book or chapter of book
    Open Access
    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 ...
  • Dense segmentation-aware descriptors 

    Trulls Fortuny, Eduard; Kokkinos, Iasonas; Sanfeliu Cortés, Alberto; Moreno-Noguer, Francesc (Springer, 2016)
    Part of book or chapter of book
    Restricted access - publisher's policy
    Dense descriptors are becoming increasingly popular in a host of tasks, such as dense image correspondence, bag-of-words image classification, and label transfer. However, the extraction of descriptors on generic image ...
  • Effects of human-machine integration on the construction of identity 

    Ballesté, Francesc; Torras, Carme (2013)
    Part of book or chapter of book
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    Recent developments in social robotics, intelligent prosthetics, brain-computer interfaces, and implants pose new questions as to the effects of technology on identity, society, and the future of humankind. The authors’ ...

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