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Published: 2016-01-08 at 15:13
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Invited talk "Girona Underwater...

The H2020 project "EXCELLABUST - Excelling LABUST in marine robotics" and IEEE Croatia Section, Robotics and Automation Chapter invite you to the lecture


"Girona Underwater Vision and Robotics lab:

AUVs for inspection and intervention" 


given by Prof. Marc CarrerasComputer Vision and Robotics Research Institute, University of Girona (Spain). 

The lecture will take place on Wednesday, 20th January 2016, starting at 15:00 in Grey Hall at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing.

More about the speaker and the talk can be found in the detailed news content and here.


Girona Underwater Vision and Robotics research lab has a strong experience in the design and development of hovering AUV prototypes for different applications going from inspection to intervention. Several AUV prototypes have been designed during the last 10 years, all of them having a different conceptual design, and being GIRONA 500 AUV and SPARUS II AUV the currently operative platforms. The talk will summarise the research activities of the lab in AUV capabilities for inspection and intervention. Real-time sensor processing is used for mapping, target identification and motion planning, allowing a close inspection of the underwater structures. Hovering AUVs equipped with a manipulator are able to recover a target, turn a valve or plug a connector from different configurations and using different techniques. A review of the work done will be given pointing out future steps for making these new AUVs capabilities, available for scientific or industrial applications.



Marc Carreras (MSc 1998, PhD 2003) is Associate Professor in the Computer Engineering Department at UdG, and member of the VICOROB group working in the CIRS laboratory. He holds a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering (1998) and PhD in Computer Engineering (2003, Best PhD award) from the University of Girona. Since 1999, he has participated in 14 research projects (6 European and 8 National), he is author of more than 80 publications, and he has directed 3 PhDs thesis (3 more under direction). His research activity is mainly focused on underwater robotics in research topics such as intelligent control architectures, robot learning, path planning, AUV design, modelling and identification.

Nikola Mišković
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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 691980.