Quinta edición del Congreso Nacional CENTAC de Tecnologías de la Accesibilidad. Tendrá lugar los días 15 y 16 de octubre 2014 en la Real Fábrica de Tabacos de Málaga 

Javier González-Jiménez presenta el proyecto GiraffPlus y los trabajos del Grupo MAPIR sobre “Robots personales para promover la vida independiente de personas mayores”

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Jose Raul Ruiz Sarmiento presented his work Mobile Robot Object Recognition through the Synergy of Probabilistic Graphical Models and Semantic Knowledge", at the European Conf. on Artificial Intelligence. Workshop on Cognitive Robotics, held in Prague this summer.

 

Researchers from the MAchine Perception and Intelligent Robotics (MAPIR) group of the System Engineering and Automation Dpt. of the  University of Málaga have implemented a web-based graphical interface to control remote robots that guarantees the continuity and reability of such control when some of the components of the system, like the network communications or the application software, produce non-deterministic time delays in the transmission of sensory data from the robot to the human operator. This interface has been developed in the context of the research project Remote Optimal, Adaptative Control of Mobile Robots

Full media publication (in Spanish)

Mapir attends to the second review meeting of the GiraffPlus European project in Brussels. (March 7th, 2014)

 

From left to right: Carlos Gutierrez, Filippo Palumbo, Andrea Orlandini, Amedeo Cesta, Antonio Damasceno, Marcello Turno, Britt Östlund, Gabriella Cortellesa, Annica Kristoffersson, Amy Loutfi, Cipriano Galindo, Javier Gonzalez, Stephen von Rump, and Ales Stimec

 

Javier G. Monroy presented his PhD. dissertation, entitled: Advances in Gas Sensing and Mapping for Mobile Robotics", on 20th November, 2013. The advisors were Prof. Javier Gonzalez Jiménez and Jose Luis Blanco-Claraco.

 

 PhD Javier G. Monroy during his exposition.

 

Members of the committee were Professors Achim Lilienthal (Örebro university, Sweden), Lino Marquez (Coimbra university, Portugal), Santiago Marco (IBEC Barcelona, Spain), Juan Antonio Fernandez-Madrigal (Malaga university, Spain), and Alfonso Garcia-Cerezo (Malaga university, Spain)

 

Members of the committee attending to the exposition. 

All committee members and supervisors: (From left to right) 
Jose Luis Blanco, Alfonso Garcia-Cerezo, Achim Lilienthal, Javier G. Monroy, 
Lino Marques, Santiago Marco, Juan Antonio Fernandez-Madrigal and Javier Gonzalez-Jimenez

 

 

Mapir has a channel on Youtube. Visit it to enjoy our last videos!!

 

Announcement of the

Special Issue on COMPUTER-BASED INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGIES FOR IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF LIFE

 IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (J-BHI)


GUEST EDITORS

Dr. Oscar Martinez Mozos, University of Lincoln, UK 

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Prof. Cipriano Galindo, University of Malaga, Spain 

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Prof. Adriana Tapus, Ecole Nationale Superieure de Techniques Avancees, France 

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GOAL AND SCOPE

According to the United Nations, the population ageing during the twenty first century is "unprecedented." By 2050, 2 billion persons over the age of 60 are projected to be alive, implying that their number will once again triple over a span of 50 years. This projection suggests a rapid increment in the number of people with dementia and other disabilities related to ageing. At the same time, the world ratio of disabilities and impairment cases not directly related to elderly people will also augment. For example, the World Health Organization indicates a twofold increase in the magnitude of visual impairment in the world by 2020 in comparison to 1996. These cases are due mainly the rapid growing of the population in less developed regions. Finally, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development warns about future shortages of available health workers and doctors. If we join the previous three factors, we get a new situation in which the world needs "extra" help for facing health and medical related problems.

Quality of Life (QoL) technologies have emerged as the concept of applying findings from different technological areas to assist people in their daily life activities, and to help health workers, caregivers, and doctors in their tasks. It is of particular interests the QoL technologies based on artificial intelligence. Therefore, we invite researchers from the fields of computer science, robotics and autonomous systems, bioengineering, and medicine, among others to submit their original works.

 

The ultimate goal of this special issue is to become a reference for researches in different domains that are interested in computer-based intelligent technologies for improving the quality if life.

 


 

TOPICS

Examples of topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

 

- Medical technologies: health/cognitive information/monitoring systems, brain computer interfaces, intelligent prosthesis, bio-signal/image analysis and interpretation, diagnosis, etc.

 

- Ambient intelligence: intelligent/smart rooms and houses, people activity monitoring and recognition, detection of accidents, wearable intelligent sensors, etc.

 

- Robotics: personal and service robotics, rehabilitation robotics, cognitive robotics, tele-presence, etc.

 

- Performance metrics and evaluation of intelligent systems for Quality of Life.

 


 

IMPORTANT DATES

Submission of Manuscripts: 15 December 2013

First reviews due: 15 February 2014

Final Decision: 1 April 2014

Publication: 1 June 2014

 


 

 SUBMISSION

For up-to-date information about the submission process please check:

http://webpages.lincoln.ac.uk/omozos/JBHI_special_issue_2013.html

 

The regional tv program "Tesis" broadcasted one of our testsites where Giraff has been deployed under the ExCITE European project. Here is the full video (in Spanish, contact for further information). Please forward till 27:50

 

(SUR.es 5/11/12)


Los barman del mundo ya pueden temblar, porque les ha salido un duro competidor. Se trata deRhodon, un robot que ha sido diseñado por un grupo de universitarios malagueños y que ha sido programado para preparar gintonics.


 

Noticia completa aquí.

The mid-term review meeting of the Excite project was held on 6th and 7th February 2011 at the University of Malaga. A great opportunity to meet altogether!

 

The Excite team

Testing the connectivity of the Giraff robot at Sweden


 

 

La Universidad de Málaga a través del grupode investigación MAPIR, perteneciente al departamento de Ingeniería de Sistemas y Automática, ha desarrollado el robot Rhodon, un dispositivo que cuenta con una ‘nariz electrónica’ capaz de detectar, reconocer y localizar concentraciones de gases para elaborar mapas de olores en 2D y 3D a través de los cuales minimizar los posibles riesgos para operadores humanos.

 

Mapa de concentraciones de gases obtenido por Rhodon

 

[Noticia completa aquí]

The Mapir group got the Infaimon 2011 prize at the XXXII Jornadas de Automatica held in Seville last September with the work:

"Cámaras basadas en tiempo de vuelo. Uso en la mejora de métodos de detección de caras" (TOF cameras. Improving face detection algorithms), by J.R. Ruiz-Sarmiento, C. Galindo and J. Gonzalez.

 

 

More info at the CEA webpage and Infaimon web (both in Spanish)

The Semantic Team (in the picture from left to right): Alessandro Saffiotti (University of Örebro), Martin Günther (University of Osnabrück), Cipriano Galindo (University of Malaga), Joachim Hertzberg (University of Osnabrück), and Federico Pecora (University of Örebro), at the "Big rabbit" Stortorget in Örebro, August 2011.

Our mobile robot Sancho was presented in society at the Science Park of Granada. Sancho appeared at a press conference explaining his habilities and particularities. Then it mixed with visitors and onlookers.

 


 

 


 

The Mapir group will take part in the European Project called "Enabling SoCial Interaction Through Embodiment" (ExCITE). 

The main objective of this AAL project is to evaluate user requirements of social interaction that enables embodiment through robotic telepresence. The consortium is composed of academic and SME partners from Sweden, Italy and Spain.

 More information will be available very soon.

The PhD. student José Luis Blanco will present his PhD. Thesis the 13th November, entitled "Contributions to Localization, Mapping and Navigation in Mobile Robotics". The defense will took place at the "Sala de Grados A" at "ETSI Informática", and will start at 11:00am. 

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