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

  • Robots in industry: The past, present and future of a growing collaboration with humans 

    Grau Saldes, Antoni; Indri, Marina; Lo Bello, Lucia; Sauter, Thilo (2021-03)
    Article
    Open Access
    Robots have been part of automation systems for a very long time, and in public perception, they are often synonymous with automation and industrial revolution perse. Fueled by Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things (IoT) ...
  • Multi-task closed-loop inverse kinematics stability through semidefinite programming 

    Martí Saumell, Josep; Santamaria Navarro, Àngel; Ocampo-Martínez, Carlos; Andrade-Cetto, Juan (2020)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Today’s complex robotic designs comprise in some cases a large number of degrees of freedom, enabling for multi-objective task resolution (e.g., humanoid robots or aerial manipulators). This paper tackles the stability ...
  • Integration of a testbench for the optical and thermal characterization of near-infrared detectors used in ground and space-based astronomy 

    Jimenez Rojas, Jorge; Grau Saldes, Antoni; Padilla Aranda, Cristóbal (2021)
    Article
    Open Access
    The mercury–cadmium–tellurium (MCT) sensors are considered the ideal infrared detectors to equip the focal plane arrays (FPAs) of astronomical scientific missions. To tackle Europe to be self-sufficient on this technology ...
  • Monocular visual SLAM based on a cooperative UAV–target system 

    Trujillo, Juan Carlos; Munguía Alcalá, Rodrigo Francisco; Sarquís Urzúa Cevallos, Isidro; Guerra Paradas, Edmundo; Grau Saldes, Antoni (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2020-06-22)
    Article
    Open Access
    To obtain autonomy in applications that involve Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), the capacity of self-location and perception of the operational environment is a fundamental requirement. To this effect, GPS represents the ...
  • Design and implementation of a virtual sensor network for smart waste water monitoring 

    Guerra Paradas, Edmundo; Bolea Monte, Yolanda; Gámiz Caro, Javier Francisco; Grau Saldes, Antoni (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2020-01-08)
    Article
    Open Access
    A high density virtual sensor network has been designed to robotize sampling tasks associated with monitoring of water treatment plant with open air basins. The designed virtual network is to be actually implemented by a ...
  • Collaborative-AI: Social robots accompanying and approaching people 

    Sanfeliu Cortés, Alberto; Repiso Polo, Ely; Garrell Zulueta, Anais (CEUR-WS.org, 2020)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Collaborative AI to approach or to accompany people using social robots will be a fundamental robotics field in the near future. If we desire to share and to collaborate with social robots during the development of our ...
  • Sampling operation with robotic UAV 

    Guerra Paradas, Edmundo; Grau Saldes, Antoni; Bolea Monte, Yolanda; Munguía Alcalá, Rodrigo Francisco (2019)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    This work presents a solution to automatize sampling tasks in a wastewater treatment plant with open air basins. At the behest of human operators, a set of UAVs managed as a network of autonomous agents will perform sample ...
  • Towards robust 6-DoF detection in uncontrolled lightning enviroments 

    Mora, Alejandro; Guerra Paradas, Edmundo; Manzanares Brotons, Manuel; Grau Saldes, Antoni (2019)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    One of the most critical issues that arises when controlling a robot is the necessity to locate itself in the environment. Ranging from industrial processes applications to outdoor mobile robots, landmarks are used to such ...
  • C-Flow: conditional generative flow models for images and 3D point clouds 

    Pumarola Peris, Albert; Popov, Stefan; Moreno-Noguer, Francesc; Ferrari, Vittorio (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Flow-based generative models have highly desirable properties like exact log-likelihood evaluation and exact latent-variable inference, however they are still in their infancy and have not received as much attention as ...
  • Robotic monocular SLAM in wastewater treatment plants with a sampling device 

    Guerra Paradas, Edmundo; Bolea Monte, Yolanda; Munguía Alcalá, Rodrigo Francisco; Grau Saldes, Antoni (Springer, Charm, 2019)
    Conference lecture
    Open Access
    A novel application is presented in this paper. Wastewater treatment plants need to sample water to follow the cleaned process continuously. This task is very tedious for laboratory workers and, mainly, can be done in ...
  • Technological advances for intelligent vehicles: shared control in highly complex contexts and the automation of transport in segregated environments 

    Villagra, Jorge; Vallvé Navarro, Joan; Medina Lee, Juan; Solà Ortega, Joan; Artuñedo, Antonio; Andrade-Cetto, Juan (Instituto de Carboquímica, 2020)
    Article
    Open Access
    To make autonomous driving a mass reality in cities there are still important technological barriers to be solved. It is therefore foreseeable that its implementation will be gradual, prioritising its appearance in operational ...
  • Adaptive side-by-side social robot navigation to approach and interact with people 

    Repiso Polo, Ely; Garrell Zulueta, Anais; Sanfeliu Cortés, Alberto (2020-08)
    Article
    Open Access
    This paper presents a new framework for how autonomous social robots approach and accompany people in urban environments. The method discussed allows the robot to accompany a person and approach to other one, by adapting ...

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