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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Enviaments recents

  • UAV visual and laser sensors fusion for detection and positioning in industrial applications 

    Guerra Paradas, Edmundo; Munguía Alcalá, Rodrigo Francisco; Grau Saldes, Antoni (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2018-06-28)
    Article
    Accés obert
    This work presents a solution to localize Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles with respect to pipes and other cylindrical elements found in inspection and maintenance tasks both in industrial and civilian infrastructures. The ...
  • Database for 3D human pose estimation from single depth images 

    Arduengo García, Miguel; Alenyà Ribas, Guillem; Moreno-Noguer, Francesc (2016)
    Report de recerca
    Accés obert
    This work is part of the project I-­-DRESS (Assistive interactive robotic system for support in dressing). The specific objective is the detection of human body postures and the tracking of their movements. To this end, ...
  • Deciding the different robot roles for patient cognitive training 

    Andriella, Antonio; Alenyà Ribas, Guillem; Hernández Farigola, Joan; Torras, Carme (2018-09-01)
    Article
    Accés restringit per política de l'editorial
    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 ...
  • Set-membership approach and Kalman observer based on zonotopes for discrete-time descriptor systems 

    Wang, Ye; Puig Cayuela, Vicenç; Cembrano Gennari, Gabriela (2018-07-01)
    Article
    Accés obert
    This paper proposes a set-membership state estimator and a zonotopic Kalman observer for discrete-time descriptor systems. Both approaches are developed in a set-based context considering system disturbances, measurement ...
  • 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)
    Article
    Accés obert
    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 ...
  • Autonomous navigation of micro aerial vehicles: state estimation using fast and low-cost sensors 

    Santamaria Navarro, Àngel; Loianno, Giuseppe; Solà Ortega, Joan; Kumar, VIjay; Andrade-Cetto, Juan (2018)
    Article
    Accés obert
    The combination of visual and inertial sensors for state estimation has recently found wide echo in the robotics community, especially in the aerial robotics field, due to the lightweight and complementary characteristics ...
  • Energy management strategy for a bioethanol isolated hybrid system: simulations and experiments 

    Rullo, Pablo Gabriel; Costa Castelló, Ramon; Roda Serrat, Vicente; Feroldi, Diego Hernan (2018-05-28)
    Article
    Accés obert
    Renewable energy sources have significant advantages both from the environmental and the economic point of view. Additionally, renewable energy sources can contribute significantly to the development of isolated areas that ...
  • A shifting pole placement approach for the design of performance-varying multivariable PID controllers via BMIs 

    Sánchez, Helem Sabina; Rotondo, Damiano; Puig Cayuela, Vicenç; Quevedo Casín, Joseba Jokin (2018)
    Text en actes de congrés
    Accés obert
    In this paper, the design of a performance-varying multivariable Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID) controllers is presented. The main objective is to provide a framework for changing online the closed-loop behavior ...
  • Robust invariant sets and active mode detection for discrete-time uncertain descriptor systems 

    Wang, Ye; Olaru, Sorin; Valmorbida, Giorgio; Puig Cayuela, Vicenç; Cembrano Gennari, Gabriela (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017)
    Text en actes de congrés
    Accés obert
    In this paper, the computation of robust invariant sets for discrete-time uncertain descriptor systems is investigated. The studied descriptor systems are assumed to be regular and stable subject to unknown but bounded ...
  • Aerial robotics in building inspection and maintenance 

    Grau Saldes, Antoni; Guerra Paradas, Edmundo; Bolea Monte, Yolanda; Puig-Pey Clavería, Ana María; Sanfeliu Cortés, Alberto (Technische Universität München, 2018)
    Comunicació de congrés
    Accés obert
    Buildings need periodic revision about their state, materials degrade with time and repairs or renewals have to be made driven by maintenance needs or safety requirements. That happens with any kind of buildings and ...
  • Economic model predictive control with nonlinear constraint relaxation for the operational management of water distribution networks 

    Wang, Ye; Álamo Cantarero, Teodoro; Puig Cayuela, Vicenç; Cembrano Gennari, Gabriela (2018)
    Article
    Accés obert
    This paper presents the application of an economic model predictive control (MPC) for the operational management of water distribution networks (WDNs) with periodic operation and nonlinear constraint relaxation. In addition ...
  • 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)
    Article
    Accés obert
    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 ...

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