The Perception and Manipulation group at IRI is member of a new European project proposal that has recently been selected for funding under the Horizon Europe actions, at the "Digital and emerging technologies for competitiveness and fit for the green deal" call.
Professor Bruno Siciliano from PRISMA Lab at University of Naples Federico II, Italy, was visiting Perception and Manipulation Lab at IRI on 2022 February 17th.
Prof. Siciliano is a leading expert in the field of robotics and, after giving a seminar at the UPC, he got to know the activities of the Perception and Manipulation group at IRI, especially those related to the Clothilde project. He was able to discuss with Prof. Torras and the other researchers in the group about the latest advances in assistive robotics.
On 2019 October 10th, CLOTHILDE team received the visit of researchers from the Laboratoire d’Informatique et Systèmes (LIS), Aix-Marseille Université, France.
The guests were Professor Alexandre Bac, Professor Aldo González-Lorenzo and their PhD Student Ludovic Grosse.
The field of ethics in the interaction between humans and robots is receiving a lot of interest, and several ideas have recently appeared principally in the kind of ethics that are desirable. In this first symposium celebrated July 23rd 2019, we paid attention to the practical implementation and the feasibility of embedding these behaviors in current robots.
A debate moderated by Guillem Alenyà was conducted with Pablo Jiménez, Alberto Olivares, Alejandro Suárez and Irene García, with the presence of all the members of the P&M Lab.
On June 20th, CLOTHILDE team received the visit of Dr. Thomas Feix, researcher of the FUTURE team of ADIDAS.
In this meeting Dr. Feix was able to get to know the research of the IRI Perception and Manipulation group and there were discussions about grippers designs and different approaches to taxonomy.
The days 24 and 25th April 2018, Prof. Florian T. Pokorny, from the School of Computer Science and Communication, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, offered a Workshop on Topology to the CLOTHILDE members at the Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial, CSIC-UPC
He presented his work around motion planning and clustering up to homology classes, and also force-closure vs caging-based approaches to manipulation and the state of the art.
The European Research Council (ERC) grants are aimed at supporting the best researchers in the search for excellence in science, a basic pillar of the Horizon 2020 European research and innovation funding program. ERC Advanced Grants provide long term funding for established, leading principal investigators that pursue ground-breaking high-risk projects.
The CLOTHILDE project