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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Recent Submissions

  • Exploiting symmetries in reinforcement learning of bimanual robotic tasks 

    Amadio, Fabio; Colomé Figueras, Adrià; Torras, Carme (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2019)
    Article
    Open Access
    Movement Primitives (MPs) have been widely adopted for representing and learning robotic movements using Reinforcement Learning Policy Search. Probabilistic Movement Primitives (ProMPs) are a kind of MP based on a stochastic ...
  • A survey on the computation of quaternions from rotation matrices 

    Sarabandi, Soheil; Thomas, Federico (ASME PRESS, 2019-04-01)
    Article
    Open Access
    The parameterization of rotations is a central topic in many theoretical and applied fields such as rigid body mechanics, multibody dynamics, robotics, spacecraft attitude dynamics, navigation, 3D image processing, computer ...
  • On inferring intentions in shared tasks for industrial collaborative robots 

    Olivares Alarcos, Alberto; Foix Salmerón, Sergi; Alenyà Ribas, Guillem (2019)
    Article
    Open Access
    Inferring human operators' actions in shared collaborative tasks, plays a crucial role in enhancing the cognitive capabilities of industrial robots. In all these incipient collaborative robotic applications, humans and ...
  • Assistive robotics: research challenges and ethics education initiatives 

    Torras, Carme (2019)
    Article
    Open Access
    Assistive robotics is a fast growing field aimed at helping healthcarers in hospitals, rehabilitation centers and nursery homes, as well as empowering people with reduced mobility at home, so that they can autonomously ...
  • Bibliographical review on cyber attacks from a control oriented perspective 

    Sánchez Corrales, Helem Sabina; Rotondo, Damiano; Escobet Canal, Teresa; Puig Cayuela, Vicenç; Quevedo Casín, Joseba Jokin (2019)
    Article
    Open Access
    This paper presents a bibliographical review of definitions, classifications and applications concerning cyber attacks in networked control systems (NCSs) and cyber-physical systems (CPSs). This review tackles the topic ...
  • Robust spatio-temporal clustering and reconstruction of multiple deformable bodies 

    Agudo Martínez, Antonio; Moreno-Noguer, Francesc (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2019-04-01)
    Article
    Open Access
    In this paper we present an approach to reconstruct the 3D shape of multiple deforming objects from a collection of sparse, noisy and possibly incomplete 2D point tracks acquired by a single monocular camera. Additionally, ...
  • Shape basis interpretation for monocular deformable 3D reconstruction 

    Agudo Martínez, Antonio; Moreno-Noguer, Francesc (2019)
    Article
    Open Access
    In this paper, we propose a novel interpretable shape model to encode object non-rigidity. We first use the initial frames of a monocular video to recover a rest shape, used later to compute a dissimilarity measure based ...
  • Detection of replay attacks in cyber-physical systems using a frequency-based signature 

    Sánchez Corrales, Helem Sabina; Rotondo, Damiano; Escobet Canal, Teresa; Puig Cayuela, Vicenç; Saludes Closa, Jordi; Quevedo Casín, Joseba Jokin (2019-03-01)
    Article
    Open Access
    This paper proposes a frequency-based approach for the detection of replay attacks affecting cyber-physical systems (CPS). In particular, the method employs a sinusoidal signal with a time-varying frequency (authentication ...
  • Time evolution pattern analysis for cyber attack detection in a two-tank benchmark 

    Quevedo Casín, Joseba Jokin; Sánchez Corrales, Helem Sabina; Rotondo, Damiano; Escobet Canal, Teresa; Puig Cayuela, Vicenç (2019)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    This paper presents some results related to the detection and isolation of cyber attacks in a recently proposed benchmark based on a two-tank system. The benchmark proposes some attack scenarios in which a malicious attacker ...
  • Short-term human–robot interaction adaptability in real-world environments 

    Andriella, Antonio; Torras, Carme; Alenyà Ribas, Guillem (2019-12-09)
    Article
    Restricted access - publisher's policy
    In recent years there has been an increasing interest in deploying robotic systems in public environments able to effectively interact with people. To properly work in the wild, such systems should be robust and be able ...
  • Advanced integrated real-time control of combined Urban drainage systems using MPC 

    Sun, Congcong; Joseph Duran, Bernat; Cembrano Gennari, Gabriela; Puig Cayuela, Vicenç; Meseguer Amela, Jordi (2018)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Combined urban drainage system (CUDS) collect both wastewater and raining water through sewer networks to wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) before releasing to the environment. During storm weather, rain and wastewater ...
  • Leak localization in water distribution networks using pressure and data-driven classifier approach 

    Sun, Congcong; Parellada Calderer, Benjamí; Puig Cayuela, Vicenç; Cembrano Gennari, Gabriela (2019)
    Article
    Open Access
    Leaks in water distribution networks (WDNs) are one of the main reasons for water loss during fluid transportation. Considering the worldwide problem of water scarcity, added to the challenges that a growing population ...

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