Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Institut de Robotica i Informatica Industrial

(Joint Research Unit UPC-CSIC)(UPC)


Short description of the organisation

The Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica (IRI, www-iri.upc.es) Industrial is an interdisciplinary center that hosts researchers both from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, and from the Spanish Scientific Research Council (CSIC). Its Robotics Group has expertise in areas such as computational kinematics and geometry, computer vision, industrial robotics, mobile robotics (legged and wheeled robots), and artificial intelligence. The UPC will participate with a third party (JRU) for this project.

Role in the project and main tasks

IRI will provide expertise in computer vision, specifically in scene recognition, object detection and identification and tracking and also in cooperative robotics, for synchronizing robots, and planning.

Relevant previous experience

The IRI has already soundness experience in the topics that are related to the project. European projects where IRI has worked in issues related to ARCAS are FP6-IST PACO PLUS, “Perception and action under uncertainty”, FP6-IST URUS, “Ubiquitous network robotics in urban settings” and presently IRI is in the FP7-IST GARNICS and FP7-ICT CEEDS projects.

Key publications related to role in the project

  • F. Moreno-Noguer, A. Sanfeliu and D. Samaras. Dependent multiple cue integration for robust tracking. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, 30(4): 670-685, 2008.
  • T. Vidal-Calleja, A. Sanfeliu and J. Andrade-Cetto. Action selection for single-camera SLAM. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Part B, 40(6): 1567-1581, 2010.
  • M. Villamizar, F. Moreno-Noguer, J. Andrade-Cetto and A. Sanfeliu. Efficient rotation invariant object detection using boosted random Ferns, 2010 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2010, San Francisco, pp. 1038-1045.

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