Recerca bàsica i aplicada al desenvolupament de sistemes intel•ligents capaços d'interactuar amb el món de forma autònoma i ubica. Aquests sistemes hauran de percebre, raonar, planificar, actuar i aprendre de l'experiència prèvia. El grup treballa activament en tres àrees: robòtica social i aèria ; visió per computador i reconeixement estructural de patrons. Dins de la robòtica social s’està treballant en els següents temes: Interacció robot-humà; localització i navegació social i autònoma de robots; localització i construcció simultània de mapes (SLAM); robòtica ubiqua; robòtica mòbil cooperativa; i robòtica aèria. En visió per computador es treballa en: seguiment, identificació i reconeixement de objectes; en xarxes de sensors de càmeres; fusió de dades; i percepció cooperativa. I en reconeixement estructural de patrons s'està treballant en mètodes de síntesi i coincidència de grafs i el la seva aplicació a la robòtica.

The Artificial Vision and Intelligent Systems Group (VIS) carries out basic and applied research with the aim of understanding and designing intelligent systems that are capable of interacting with the real world in an autonomous and wide-reaching manner. Such intelligent systems must perceive, reason, plan, act and learn from previous experiences. The group works on the following topics: robust colour image segmentation and labelling, pattern recognition, viewpoint invariant object learning and recognition, object tracking, face tracking, biometrics, processing and analysis of medical images for diagnosis, document analysis, mobile robot navigation, simultaneous localisation and map building, visual servoing, and human-computer interaction. The possible areas of application of the VIS?s research include the automotive and transport industry, the biomedical imaging industry, the space industry, robotics applications, security, home and office automation, the entertainment industry, and future computing enviro

The Artificial Vision and Intelligent Systems Group (VIS) carries out basic and applied research with the aim of understanding and designing intelligent systems that are capable of interacting with the real world in an autonomous and wide-reaching manner. Such intelligent systems must perceive, reason, plan, act and learn from previous experiences. The group works on the following topics: robust colour image segmentation and labelling, pattern recognition, viewpoint invariant object learning and recognition, object tracking, face tracking, biometrics, processing and analysis of medical images for diagnosis, document analysis, mobile robot navigation, simultaneous localisation and map building, visual servoing, and human-computer interaction. The possible areas of application of the VIS?s research include the automotive and transport industry, the biomedical imaging industry, the space industry, robotics applications, security, home and office automation, the entertainment industry, and future computing enviro

Recent Submissions

  • The use of symmetrical angle switched single- & 3-phase rectifiers in micro hydro power plants 

    Bory Prevez, Henry; Martínez García, Herminio; Vazquez Seisdedos, Luis; García Vílchez, Encarnación; Grau Saldes, Antoni (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020)
    Conference lecture
    Open Access
    Micro-size hydro power plants (µHPPs) are commonly used at remote areas to supply islanded AC microgrids. A typical way to control grid frequency is to manipulate active power dissipated in ballast loads by AC/AC converters. ...
  • Feed-forward control for a drinking water treatment plant chlorination process 

    Gámiz Caro, Javier Francisco; Martínez García, Herminio; Grau Saldes, Antoni; Bolea Monte, Yolanda; Vilanova Arbós, Ramón (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Chlorination in drinking water treatment plants (DWTP) is the final process applied to water before it is sent to storage tanks in the supply network for subsequent human consumption. An excessive dosage of chlorine or, ...
  • Minimalistic approach for monocular SLAM system applied to micro aerial vehicles in GPS-denied environments 

    Sarquís Urzúa Cevallos, Isidro; Munguía Alcalá, Rodrigo Francisco; Nuño Ortega, Emmanuel; Grau Saldes, Antoni (2018-12-01)
    Article
    Open Access
    In this work, a novel monocular simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) system with application to micro aerial vehicles is proposed. The main difference with respect to previous approaches is that a barometer is used ...
  • The Sustainability Matrix: A tool for integrating and assessing sustainability in the bachelor and master theses of engineering degrees 

    Sánchez Carracedo, Fermín; López Álvarez, David; Martín Escofet, Carme; Vidal López, Eva María; Cabré Garcia, José M.; Climent Vilaró, Joan (2020-07-17)
    Article
    Open Access
    It is vital that subjects such as the circular economy, sustainable design, green computing or environmental engineering be included in the engineering curriculum. Education for sustainable development will enable engineers ...
  • De la teoría a la práctica: 1011 años después de la integración de la sostenibilidad en el Grado en Ingeniería Informática de la FIB 

    Climent Vilaró, Joan; Cabré Garcia, José M.; Sánchez Carracedo, Fermín; López Álvarez, David; Martín Escofet, Carme; Vidal López, Eva María; Bragós Bardia, Ramon (Asociación de Enseñantes Universitarios de la Informática (AENUI), 2020)
    Conference lecture
    Open Access
    En el año 2009, la Facultat d’Informàtica de Barcelona introdujo la sostenibilidad como una competen-cia transversal dentro de sus estudios de Grado en Ingeniería Informática. Han pasado once años desde entonces, y la forma ...
  • Fuzzy gain scheduling and feed-forward control for drinking water treatment plants (DWTP) chlorination process 

    Gámiz Caro, Javier Francisco; Vilanova Arbos, Ramon; Martínez García, Herminio; Bolea Monte, Yolanda; Grau Saldes, Antoni (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020-06-12)
    Article
    Open Access
    Chlorination in drinking water treatment plants (DWTP) is the final process applied to water before it is sent to storage tanks in the supply network for subsequent human consumption. An excessive dosage of chlorine or, ...
  • Sustainability at the Technical University of Catalonia 

    Grau Saldes, Antoni (2020-05)
    Article
    Open Access
    The Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) has a large tradition of including Sustainable Development in its technical degrees. Although UPC does not offer degrees in social sciences or humanities, Education for Sustainable ...
  • Cooperative visual-SLAM system for UAV-based target tracking in GPS-denied environments: a target-centric approach 

    Trujillo, Juan Carlos; Munguía Alcalá, Rodrigo Francisco; Urzúa Sarquis, Isidro; Grau Saldes, Antoni (2020-05-15)
    Article
    Open Access
    Autonomous tracking of dynamic targets by the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) is a challenging problem that has practical applications in many scenarios. In this context, a fundamental aspect that must be addressed ...
  • Automated chlorine dosage in a simulated drinking water treatment plant: a real case study 

    Gámiz Caro, Javier Francisco; Grau Saldes, Antoni; Martínez García, Herminio; Bolea Monte, Yolanda (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2020-06-11)
    Article
    Open Access
    In this paper, we present a simulator of a drinking water treatment plant. The model of the plant was based in hydraulic and matter transportation models. In order to not introduce more inaccuracies in the simulation, the ...
  • Outdoor delayed-state visually augmented odometry 

    Illa, Viorela Simona; Andrade-Cetto, Juan; Sanfeliu Cortés, Alberto (IFAC, 2007)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    This paper presents an efficient approach to outdoor visually augmented odometry. The technique computes relative pose constraints via a robust least squares minimisation of 3D point correspondences, which are in turn ...
  • Vision-based loop closing for delayed state robot mapping 

    Illa, Viorela Simona; Andrade-Cetto, Juan; Valencia Carreño, Rafael; Sanfeliu Cortés, Alberto (2007)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    This paper shows results on outdoor vision-based loop closing for Simultaneous Localization and Mapping. Our experiments show that for loops of over 50m, the pose estimates maintained with a Delayed-State Extended Information ...
  • Dynamic equations of motion for a 3-bar tensegrity based mobile robot 

    Mirats Tur, Josep Maria; Hernández Juan, Sergi; Graells Rovira, Albert (2007)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Tensegrity structures can give a new approach to the construction of mobile robots with different shapes and properties that usual robots, wheeled or legged, do not have. Tensegrity are light, deformable structures that ...

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