A team from the RobInLab has competed with robotics teams from around the world in the Amazon Robotics Challenge (ARC 2017) held from July 27 to 30 in Nagoya, Japan, reaching the tenth position. We consider participation to be a success, not only because of the relative position, but also because of the learning experience it has meant for the EMARO+ master's degree students who have participated and for the laboratory researchers themselves.
Our picking task:
We will have the presentations of two EMARO Master thesis:
Title: Evaluation of various path planning algorithms performing obstacle avoidance for manipulators
Author: Emanuele Sansebastiano
Place: Room TI-1113
Title: Multicopter-mounted System of Computer Vision for Stocktaking
Author: Ilia Vasilev
Place: Room TI-1113
Estimated duration: 1 hour.
The next students from the EMARO+ master in advanced robotics have arrived and started their classes this week.
Like last year, our group has participated in the Education Ministry initiative "Campus Cientificos", introducing a number of selected students to the field of robotics aas part of the project "MATEMATICAS + INFORMATICA: La suma de las matematicas y la informatica para encontrar soluciones".
Here we can see some photos of the activities.
We have recently made some interviews for the media, with an apparition on the regional edition of RTVE 1.
Last friday was the final of the students competition of Firefighters Robots. Six teams formed by several students (3-4) of the subject "Sistemas Inteligentes" (Intelligent Systems) programmed a robot to move around a maze, find a fire (a small candle) and extinguish it.
We can see here a moment of the competition with Dr. Enric Cervera starting the countdown.
The final results were:
Erasmus Mundus Advanced Robotics Master (EMARO+) has received more than 700 applications for grants from the European Comminssion or the Consortium, superating the previous record.
In the photo we can see some of the second yeat Master students in Castellón, Spain, with two of the coordinator teachers.