The doctoral thesis presented by Julián Colorado (UPM) and supervised by Antonio Barrientos and Claudio Rossi obtained theCEA-Robotnik award for the best thesis in robotics in 2013. The work was entitled BaTboT. A biologically inspired flapping and morphing bat robot actuated by SMA-based artificial muscles.
Two articles written by professors at the Polytechnic School of the University of Alcalá are among the Top 10 of the best research papers in the decade from 2000 to 2012 of the journal IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems. The article that has got the no. 8 has been written by the team led by Luis M. Bergasa the UAH group of RoboCity2030.rn
rnThe proposed Pablo Fernandez and Luis Miguel Bergasa made is the development of a tracking system and navigational assistance to allow blind people to be guided in structured indoor environments, as well as outdoor environments using sensor fusion of GPS and machine vision.rnYou can find more info at the link.
Collaboration between UC3M and Kings College London (KCL) has given rise to a publication in International Journal of Humanoid Robotics. Authors of this paper are Miguel González-Fierro (UC3M), Carlos Balaguer (UC3M), Nicola Swann (Kingston University and Thrishantha Nanayakkara (KCL). The article in press is named Full-Body Postural Control of a Humanoid Robot with both Imitation Learning and Skill Innovation. This collaboration includes an appointment for coadvising the PhD thesis of Miguel González-Fierro who had a research stay in KCL in 2011.
IEEE-RAS Humanoids 2014 conference will be held in Madrid, Spain, during November 18-20th, 2014. Carlos Balaguer is the general chair of this conference (as well as the coordinator of RoboCity2030-II-CM). Among the organizing and conference committees are included the following members of RoboCity2030-II-CM: Manuel Armada, José María Cañas, Fabio Bonsignorio, Luis Moreno, Alberto Jardón, Concepción Monje, Sonia Mata, Luis Moreno, Santiago Martínez de la Casa, Juan Carlos González Víctores, Eduardo Silles, Antonio Barrientos, Elena García, Manuel Ferre and Ernesto Gambao. It will follow the previous ones in Atlanta, USA (2013)
The webpage of the Comunidad de Madrid has published an article about the participation of RoboCity2030-II-CM in the european 7FP project Robinspect.
Our colleague Alejandro Martín Clemente (UC3M) presented in January, 31, 2014 his PhD Thesis. Its title is Modelo de control de sistemas no lineales de tipo SMA. The directors of the thesis were Dolores Blanco and Luis Moreno. The examing board was formed by Santiago Garrido, Joaquín Aranda and Juan Manuel Pérez Orea. He received the highest rating possible.
Our colleague Enrique Valero (UNED) presented in December, 19, 2013 his PhD Thesis. Its title is Generación automática de modelos 3D con escáneres láser y tecnologías inteligentes. The directors of the thesis were Carlos Cerrada and Antonio Adán. The examing board was formed by José Antonio Cerrada, Rubén Heradio, Santiago Salamanca, Arturo de la Escalera and Luis Salamanca. He received the highest rating possible.