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  • Odometry estimation for aerial manipulation 

    Santamaria Navarro, Àngel; Solà Ortega, Joan; Andrade-Cetto, Juan (Springer, 2019)
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    This chapter explains a fast and low-cost state localization estimation method for small-sized UAVs, that uses an IMU, a smart camera and an infrared time-of-flight range sensor that act as an odometer providing absolute ...
  • Robotics and artificial intelligence meet the humanities: some initiatives for ethics education and dissemination 

    Torras, Carme (Global University Network for Innovation, 2019)
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    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 ...
  • Perception for detection and grasping 

    Guerra Paradas, Edmundo; Pumarola Peris, Albert; Grau Saldes, Antoni; Sanfeliu Cortés, Alberto (Springer, 2019)
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    This research presents a methodology for the detection of the crawler used in the project AEROARMS. The approach consisted on using a two-step progressive strategy, going from rough detection and tracking, for approximation ...
  • Precise localization for aerial inspection using augmented reality markers 

    Amor Martínez, Adrián; Ruiz García, Alberto; Moreno-Noguer, Francesc; Sanfeliu Cortés, Alberto (Springer, 2019)
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    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)
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    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 ...
  • Visual servoing of aerial manipulators 

    Santamaria Navarro, Àngel; Andrade-Cetto, Juan; Lippiello, Vincenzo (Springer, 2019)
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    This chapter describes the classical techniques to control an aerial manipulator by means of visual information and presents an uncalibrated image-based visual servo method to drive the aerial vehicle. The proposed technique ...
  • Distance geometry in active structures 

    Porta Pleite, Josep Maria; Rojas Librero, Nicolás Enrique; Thomas, Federico (Springer, 2018)
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    Distance constraints are an emerging formulation that offers intuitive geometrical interpretation of otherwise complex problems. The formulation can be applied in problems such as position and singularity analysis and path ...
  • Scene understanding using deep learning 

    Husain, Syed Farzad; Dellen, Babette; Torras, Carme (Elsevier, 2017)
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    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 ...
  • Model predictive control of water networks considering flow 

    Cembrano Gennari, Gabriela; Puig Cayuela, Vicenç; Ocampo-Martínez, Carlos; Minoves Ruiz, Meritxell; Creus Rodriguez, Ramon (Springer, 2017)
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    This book presents a set of approaches for the real-time monitoring and control of drinking-water networks based on advanced information and communication technologies. It shows the reader how to achieve significant ...
  • Design and development of aerial robotic systems for sampling operations in industrial environment 

    Munguía Alcalá, Rodrigo Francisco; Guerra Paradas, Edmundo; Urzua, Sarquis; Bolea Monte, Yolanda; Grau Saldes, Antoni (InTech, 2017-09-06)
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    This chapter describes the development of an autonomous fluid sampling system for outdoor facilities, and the localization solution to be used. The automated sampling system will be based on collaborative robotics, with a ...
  • Robot pain: a speculative review of its functions 

    Torras, Carme (Wolters Kluwer, 2016-05)
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    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 ...
  • Coordinating model predictive control of transport and supply water systems 

    Sun, Congcong; Puig Cayuela, Vicenç; Cembrano Gennari, Gabriela (Springer, 2015)
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    This book aims at stimulating discussion between researchers working on state of the art approaches for operational control and design of transport of water on the one hand and researchers working on state of the art ...

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