The ExCite Project (Enabling SoCial Interaction Through Embodiment) has won the first European AAL Forum Award 2011. The project has been selected as the most promising among 80 EUropean projects.
-Press report on the award here (external link)
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.
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.
The European project called "Enabling SoCial Interaction Through Embodiment" (ExCITE) officially starts on 1st July 2010. More information about the project here
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 Roadbot, the vehicle designed by MAPIR for surveying roads' surfaces, was officially presented on 16th November 2009. The rector of the University of Málaga and members of the Sacyr's company and the regional goverment were invited to the event.
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.
We proudly announce the creation of this web site for the contents of our research laboratory. Welcome!