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  • WOLF: A modular estimation framework for robotics based on factor graphs 

    Solà Ortega, Joan; Vallvé Navarro, Joan; Casals, Joaquim; Deray, Jeremie; Fourmy, Mederic; Atchuthan, Dinseh; Corominas Murtra, Andreu; Andrade-Cetto, Juan (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2022)
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    This paper introduces WOLF, a C++ estimation framework based on factor graphs and targeted at mobile robotics. WOLF can be used beyond SLAM to handle self-calibration, model identification, or the observation of dynamic ...
  • Trends and Characteristics of Emergency Medical Services in Italy: A 5-Years Population-Based Registry Analysis 

    Campagna, Sara; Conti, Andrea; Starnini, Michele; Dalmasso Blanch, Marc; Gianino, Maria Michela; Borraccino, Alberto (2020-12-11)
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    Background: Emergency Medical Services (EMS) plays a fundamental role in providing good quality healthcare services to citizens, as they are the first responders in distressing situations. Few studies have used available ...
  • Dual-branch CNNs for vehicle detection and tracking on LiDAR data 

    Vaquero Gómez, Víctor; del Pino Bastida, Iván; Moreno-Noguer, Francesc; Solà Ortega, Joan; Sanfeliu Cortés, Alberto; Andrade-Cetto, Juan (2021-11-01)
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    We present a novel vehicle detection and tracking system that works solely on 3D LiDAR information. Our approach segments vehicles using a dual-view representation of the 3D LiDAR point cloud on two independently trained ...
  • Heuri: a Scrabble© playing engine using a probability-based heuristic 

    González Romero, Alejandro; Alquézar Mancho, René; Ramírez Flores, Arturo; González Acuña, Francisco; García Olmedo, Ian (2022-02-16)
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    The game of Scrabble has been successfully tackled by two engines: Quackle and Maven. They attain the state-of-the-art in Computer Scrabble. These engines use simulation techniques and precalculated values to achieve ...
  • A hybrid visual-based SLAM architecture: local filter-based SLAM with keyframe-based global mapping 

    Munguía Alcalá, Rodrigo Francisco; Trujillo, Juan Carlos; Guerra Paradas, Edmundo; Grau Saldes, Antoni (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2021-12-29)
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    This work presents a hybrid visual-based SLAM architecture that aims to take advantage of the strengths of each of the two main methodologies currently available for implementing visual-based SLAM systems, while at the ...
  • Social robot navigation tasks: combining machine learning techniques and social force model 

    Gil Viyuela, Óscar; Garrell Zulueta, Anais; Sanfeliu Cortés, Alberto (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2021)
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    Social robot navigation in public spaces, buildings or private houses is a difficult problem that is not well solved due to environmental constraints (buildings, static objects etc.), pedestrians and other mobile vehicles. ...
  • Tools for embedding and assessing sustainable development goals in engineering education 

    Sánchez Carracedo, Fermín; Segalàs Coral, Jordi; Bueno Mendieta, Gorka; Busquets Rubio, Pere; Climent Vilaró, Joan; Garcia Galofré, Victor; Lazzarini, Boris; López Álvarez, David; Martín Escofet, Carme; Miñano Rubio, Rafael; Sáez de Cámara Oleaga, Estíbaliz; Sureda Carbonell, Bàrbara; Tejedor Papell, Gemma; Vidal López, Eva María (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2021-11-03)
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    This paper presents three tools developed within the framework of the project EDINSOST2-SDG, aimed at embedding and assessing the Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Engineering curricula. ESD is promoted through ...
  • 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)
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    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) ...
  • 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)
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    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)
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    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)
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    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 ...
  • 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)
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    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 ...

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