COMMANDIA meeting

The advances of project were presented by teleconference in the meeting of the COMMANDIA consortium on May 22, 2020. Some snapshots of the presentations can be seen is the following sequence of images:

COMMANDIA workshop at IROS 2020

A workshop of COMMANDIA project is in preparation to be held at the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) at The Caesars Forum Convention Center, Las Vegas, USA, October 25-29, 2020. The workshop is entitled ROMADO: RObotic MAnipulation of Deformable Objects. More details can be found at the workshop page of ROMADO.

How to flip a sole?

The sole of a shoe is a flexible piece of material that needs to be handled gently in order to fix it with the rest of the shoe. Specially if one of the faces of the sole is full of glue. The following video, courtesy of INESCOP, shows that the automatic manipulation can be performed successfully with a robot arm.

 

 

IEEE SWYP 2020 ZARAGOZA

The IEEE Students, Women in Engineering and Young Professionals congress (SWYP) is the most important event of the IEEE in Spain at the student and youth level. Each year it brings together approximately 80+ students and young engineering professionals from all over the country. It is supported and sponsored by the Spanish Section of the IEEE, the largest engineering association in the world.

Unfortunately, due to the crisis caused by the virus COVID-19 and following the recommendations of the Government of Aragon and the Ministry of Health all activities related to the SWYP 2020 were cancelled taking responsibility and prudence in this extraordinary situation. A workshop on the topics of COMMANDIA we organized was also cancelled, but we let here the poster we prepared which could have been presented.

 

COMMANDIA at Advanced Factories 2020

COMMANDIA was present at the annual meeting Advanced Factories 2020 in Barcelona (3-5, March). Advanced Factories brings together the most innovative companies in industrial automation, robotics, machine tools and digital manufacturing, along with all the technologies that are driving reindustrialization, improving industrial competitiveness and ultimately providing lower manufacturing costs and new business models.

SICUR 2020

SICUR is Spain’s leading international security event. Every two years, it brings together public and private security companies, associations and professionals in Madrid.

COMMANDIA at SIMAC 2020

SIMAC TANNING TECH is the international event with the most qualified offer of machinery and technologies for the footwear, leather goods and tanning industries.

INESCOP took part at SIMAC 2020 (February 19-21 in Milan, Italy), where you can find the most important manufacturers of machines for footwear manufacturing, leather goods and tanneries, accessories and component, chemical products, prototyping systems, lab machinery and equipment, consumables, automation, etc.

Open day at SIGMA Clermont

SIGMA Clermont is organizing an open day on Saturday 15 February 2020. Teachers and engineering students will offer numerous scientific demonstrations to discover the different training courses and infrastructures.

Juan Antonio Corrales presented a demonstration with the Baxter robot manipulating a foam bar and also presented different work on deformable object handling.

Student master projects at UNIZAR on December 2019

Different students have presented their final master projects in the framework of COMMANDIA:

Visual SLAM systems for robotic manipulator control in non-rigid environments” by Ignacio Cuiral.

This work covers the process of investigation and study of a visual perception technique that allows the acquisition of useful information from the deformable objects in a scene to facilitate their manipulation with the use of robots.

Multi-camera systems for volumetric reconstruction of 3D objects” by Enrique Hernández.

This work focuses on the study and subsequent implementation of a distributed algorithm for the perception of deformable objects, as well as the development of the appropriate software architecture for its implementation. This algorithm is within the field of cooperative control of multi-agent systems. Within this framework, the volumetric reconstruction of objects is essential in robotic manipulation. Building the 3D model of an object is a complex problem that involves aspects such as modeling, control, perception or planning.

Multi robot strategies for Intermittent Encounters” by Pablo Guallar.

This work focuses on various aspects in the field of research in multi-robot systems, which enable the implementation of strategies in realistic simulations. This process involves a large number of small challenges to be developed, such as the calculation of trajectories and navigation, positioning of robots with respect to a given network, errors or changes during the simulation in the environment, the use of robots with differential movement, the mathematical implementation of algorithms from the scientific context, theoretical problem solving, communications between robots, etc.