STRONGMAR winter school takes place in Girona

Last week, from 17 to 21st of October, took place in Girona the STRONGMAR winter school on “Underwater Vision and Robotics”. In the framework of this twinning action, EC funded, that aims to enhance the scientific and technological capacity of INESC TEC and linked institutions in research, such training activities are a key for success.   Our team shared its knowledge on the topics of underwater vision and path planning. Further training is planned in the future, both in Porto and in Girona again.   Around 20 students attended the event together with engineers, professors and postdoctoral fellows.   More about STRONGMAR More about the Winter School

IQUA Robotics – la nova EBT de ViCOROB

Una nova concepció de la robòtica submarina amb més capacitat d’observació, flexibilitat per adaptar els dispositius a un gran número d’aplicacions i qualitat dels dissenys. Aquests són els punts clau dels productes que oferirà IQUA Robotics S.L, una nova empresa de base tecnològica (EBT) sorgida de la Universitat de Girona i que s’ha constituït aquest matí al Parc Científic i Tecnològic.   L’empresa s’ha creat a partir de la valorització dels resultats de projectes duts a terme al CIRS, el laboratori de recerca en robòtica submarina de l’Institut de Visió per Computador i Robòtica (VICOROB) de la UdG en els darrers 10 anys.   En el context d’aquesta recerca, VICOROB ha dissenyat diferents prototips de robots submarins amb avançades capacitats motrius i sensorials respecte als robots comercials actuals amb l’objectiu d’ampliar el ventall d’aplicacions d’aquests tipus de vehicles. Els robots submarins desenvolupats pels investigadors de la UdG s’han concebut per…

EXCELLABUST project meeting at Breaking the Surface 2016 in Croatia

Laboratory for Underwater Systems and Technologies (LABUST) at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical and Engineering (UNIZG-FER) in Croatia positioned itself in the last years as the regional leader in marine robotics: LABUST has the required technologies, people, infrastructure, and experience in field experiments.   What LABUST is missing is research excellence that will allow it to fully exploit and bring available resources to a level compatible with internationally leading institutions in the area of marine robotics.   The main goal of EXCELLABUST project is to address networking gaps and deficiencies between UNIZG-FER and internationally leading counterparts at EU level, by significantly strengthening marine robotics research within LABUST through twinning with expert partners.   The project last meeting took place in Croatia, in the framework of Breaking The Surface 2016 workshop.

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Dive into Boreas

BOREAS is a II WW shipwreck in Costa Brava area. It was submerged on purpose in Palamós with the intention of creating an artificial habitat for marine life. Our team decided to visit the area in order to collect data to test their latest improvements in 3D reconstruction techniques and panoramic imaging. It’s worth to see the results of their work, enjoy!   —————————— El passat 16 de juny, l’SPARUS 2 vehicle autònom subaquàtic acompanyat de dos submarinistes del grup va realitzar una immersió al BOREAS, un remolcador alemany que va participar en la segona guerra mundial i després d’una llarga trajectòria finalment al 1989 va ser enfonsat a propòsit a la costa de Palamós per formar un escull artificial que servis per protegir la fauna de la zona i promoure el submarinisme. El propòsit de la missió era recopilar dades per avançar en el desenvolupament de noves tècniques de…

Marxem de vacances

Tanquem de l’1 al 29 d’agost per vacances. Bones vacances!! We will be closed until August 29 for vacations. Have a nice holiday!!!

We participate in EMRA 2016

European Marine Robotics community gathers together every year in the EMRA workshop. This event, created three years ago as a dissemination event of the main EU marine robotics related projects, is an event in projection where the main stakeholders on marine robotics field discuss, present and contrast their opinions on the sector.   2016 edition took place in Newcastle University (UK), a perfect framework for two long days of networking for further projects, events and business!   In May 2017, the event will take place in Girona, at the Science and Technology Park of the University of Girona.   See you there!

We attended to the world’s premier event for marine science and ocean technology

Oceanology International is the world leading marine science and ocean technology exhibition. Every two years, Oceanology International brings together the latest technologies and worldwide leaders from a variety of industries including oil & gas, engineering, marine science and maritime security.   Girona Underwater Vision and Robotics team was present in the exhibition to showcase the two AUV prototypes developed by the research group (Girona 500 and Sparus II AUV) as well as the different image and sonar data processing capabilities.   The stand of the group received many interested visitors throughout the exhibition days thus enhancing the visibility of the group at a global scale and establishing new networking opportunities and  new relationships for potential future businesses.  

Project STRONGMAR kick-off meeting

Horizon2020 project STRONGMAR kick-off meeting was held on 7th of March 2016 at the Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores Do Porto, Portugal.   Project is coordinated by Prof. Eduardo Silva and STRONGARMAR team  and developed in collaboration with:   University of Girona ,Computer Vision and Robotics Research Institute HERIOT-WATT University CINTAL – Centro Investigacao Tecnologica Do Algarve University Court of the University of Aberdeen NATO Science and Technology Organisation   Project STRONGMAR has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 692427.   The main goal is strongly committed to become a center of excellence in maritime technology and, in particular, deep sea technology.

ViCOROB rep la visita d’un equip d’investigadors del Korea Research Institute of Ships and Ocean Engineering

ViCOROB es consolida com un model a seguir a nivell internacional en l’àmbit de la robòtica i la visió submarina. Un equip d’investigadors coreans visiten Girona per a formar-se i aprendre de l’experiència a la Universitat de Girona.   El Korea Research Institute of Ships and Ocean Engineering (KRISO) es va fundar l’any 1973 i és un dels desenvolupadors líder del seu país en tecnologia relacionada amb l’enginyeria oceànica. El seu objectiu és fer recerca aplicada per resoldre les necessitats del mercat nacional i internacional. Actualment, al KRISO es treballa en enginyeria naval (desenvolupament de vaixells), sistemes de control del tràfic marítim i equipaments marítims.   Una de les línies de recerca incipient que es vol desenvolupar en el futur és la robòtica submarina, aquest és el motiu pel qual, del 15 al 19 de Febrer de 2016, un equip de 9 investigadors, liderats per l’investigador Hyun Taek Choi, ha…

EXCELLABUST: Excelling LABUST in marine robotics

We proud to assist in this project . Would you like to know more about EXCELLABUST: Excelling LABUST in marine robotics?   The main goal of EXCELLABUST project is to address networking gaps and deficiencies between UNIZG-FER and internationally leading counterparts at EU level, by significantly strengthening marine robotics research within LABUST through twinning with expert partners.   The project is funded by EU Horizon 2020 TWINNING program under GA no 691980.   http://www.fer.unizg.hr/zari/labust