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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  • Hallucinating dense optical flow from sparse lidar for autonomous vehicles 

    Vaquero Gómez, Víctor; Sanfeliu Cortés, Alberto; Moreno-Noguer, Francesc (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018)
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    In this paper we propose a novel approach to estimate dense optical flow from sparse lidar data acquired on an autonomous vehicle. This is intended to be used as a drop-in replacement of any image-based optical flow system ...
  • Grasping unknown objects in clutter by superquadric representation 

    Makhal, Abhijit; Thomas, Federico; Pérez Gracia, Alba (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018)
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    In this paper, a quick and efficient method is presented for grasping unknown objects in clutter. The grasping method relies on real-time superquadric (SQ) representation of partial view objects and incomplete object ...
  • Resilient distributed energy management for systems of interconnected microgrids 

    Ananduta, Wayan Wicak; Maestre Torreblanca, José María; Ocampo-Martínez, Carlos; Ishii, Hideaki (IEEE Press, 2018)
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    In this paper, distributed energy management of interconnected microgrids, which is stated as a dynamic economic dispatch problem, is studied. Since the distributed approach requires cooperation of all local controllers, ...
  • Yet another approach to the Gough-Stewart platform forward kinematics 

    Porta Pleite, Josep Maria; Thomas, Federico (2018)
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    The forward kinematics of the Gough-Stewart platform, and their simplified versions in which some leg endpoints coalesce, has been typically solved using variable elimination methods. In this paper, we cast doubts on whether ...
  • 2D-to-3D facial expression transfer 

    Rotger Moll, Gemma; Lumbreras, Felipe; Moreno-Noguer, Francesc; Agudo Martínez, Antonio (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018)
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    Automatically changing the expression and physical features of a face from an input image is a topic that has been traditionally tackled in a 2D domain. In this paper, we bring this problem to 3D and propose a framework ...
  • Image collection pop-up: 3D reconstruction and clustering of rigid and non-rigid categories 

    Agudo Martínez, Antonio; Pijoan Comas, Melcior; Moreno-Noguer, Francesc (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018)
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    This paper introduces an approach to simultaneously estimate 3D shape, camera pose, and object and type of deformation clustering, from partial 2D annotations in a multi-instance collection of images. Furthermore, we can ...
  • Adaptive modality selection algorithm in robot-assisted cognitive training 

    Taranovic, Aleksandar; Jevtic, Aleksandar; Torras, Carme (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018)
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    Interaction of socially assistive robots with users is based on social cues coming from different interaction modalities, such as speech or gestures. However, using all modalities at all times may be inefficient as it can ...
  • Interleaving hierarchical task planning and motion constraint testing for dual-arm manipulation 

    Suárez Hernández, Alejandro; Alenyà Ribas, Guillem; Torras, Carme (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018)
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    In recent years the topic of combining motion and symbolic planning to perform complex tasks in the field of robotics has received a lot of attention. The underlying idea is to have access at once to the reasoning capabilities ...
  • Probability-guaranteed set-membership state estimation for polynomially uncertain linear time-invariant systems 

    Wan, Yiming; Puig Cayuela, Vicenç; Ocampo-Martínez, Carlos; Wang, Ye; Braatz, R. D. (IEEE Press, 2018)
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    Conventional deterministic set-membership (SM) estimation is limited to unknown-but-bounded uncertainties. In order to exploit distributional information of probabilistic uncertainties, a probability-guaranteed SM state ...
  • A novel formulation of economic model predictive control for periodic operations 

    Wang, Ye; Muñoz De la Peña, David; Puig Cayuela, Vicenç; Cembrano Gennari, Gabriela (2018)
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    This paper proposes a novel formulation of economic model predictive control (MPC) for linear systems with periodic operations. In this economic MPC design, the optimal periodic trajectory from an economic point of view ...
  • Robot approaching and engaging people in a human-robot companion framework 

    Repiso Polo, Ely; Garrell Zulueta, Anais; Sanfeliu Cortés, Alberto (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018)
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    This paper presents a new model to make robots capable of approaching and engaging people with a human-like behavior, while they are walking in a side-by-side formation with a person. This method extends our previous work ...
  • Social networks and robot companions: technology, ethics and science fiction 

    Torras, Carme (2018)
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    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 ...

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