Media news about rehabilitation robotics at nbio

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5 May 2014

Dominical- My doctor is a Robot

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5 May 2014

Using virtual reality for innovation on teaching law

juicioThis is a software for virtual reality platforms I developed for Teaching Innovation Project: the Virtual Reality Judgment Project. The software is developed using WorldViz virtual reality technology and Python language, and it plays a video of a judgment of about one hour in which a magistrate, a secretary, two lawyers and a witness act like in a real judgment. It may be used for teaching purposes in Law teaching, because the students can watch how a real judgment is, and they may try to guess the verdict (which is not shown in the video). The dialogs are recordings of real human voices, while the characters, all the gestures and motions, and all the elements of the scenery are completely virtual. The video may be played both in 2D or 3D.

Carlos G. Juan, José M. Sabater,  link to youtube example

3 May 2014

Media news about the Puparm robot

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15 April 2014

DogUMH- a students project

dogumh2We have collaborate with the EPSE to teach their students about the development of a service robot based on the Kuka youbot platform.

Thanks to the EPSE and the IEEE student branch for their supportand time.

Escuela Politécnica Superior de Elche » Hackathon 2013.

14 April 2014

Biorob 2014

12 August, 2014a15 August, 2014



Jose Maria Sabater-Navarro and Nicolas Garcia, researches from nBio are involved on the organizing committee of the Biorob 2014.

11 April 2014

iDuctal, an application to visualize breast cancer with ultrasound images


Breast cancer is the most common malignant tumor among women worldwide. Breast cancer is one of the few cancers that can be early detected, and the survival rate of the women whose breast cancers are detected on their initial stage is virtually 100%. At the present time, ultrasound (US) is the most important imaging test together with the mammogram for the diagnostic evaluation of the breast.

iDuctal is an innovative technique for the intraglandular mapping of breast cancer in a 3D scene using US images.

iDuctal has been commercially transferred to Instead-Technologies, Ltd.

11 April 2014

Medical Robotics Book

This book is only available in spanish
ROBOTICA MEDICA – notas prácticas para el aprendizaje de la robótica en bioingeniería
Cyted – Acción Opensurg, 2013
I.S.B.N. 978-84-15413-12-7
13 May 2013

Media news about iDuctal

25 March 2013

HERMES-Hyper-flexible bimanual robot manipulation and packing of deformable parts in the footwear industry

The need

The footwear industry accounts for some of the shortest production runs to be found (eight pairs of shoes is the average order size). Automization is more and more required in order to ensure competiveness in this growing market. The introduction of intelligent robotic technologies can contribute to overcome the complexity in the automation of the associated production processes.

HERMES approach

In discussion with SMEs from the footwear industry, a set of manual operations in the manufacturing process has been identified as most suitable to apply robotics technologies and to identify further technological challenges. The goal of the HERMES experiment is to study, analyze and finally implement the packaging of shoes on a robot system that mimics the required degree of flexibility and dexterity provided by the human workers.


The use of a bimanual system with anthropomorphic hands has been chosen as it could also be applied to solve other processes of similar or even higher complexity in the future and thus provide a holistic approach towards automization in footwear industry.

HERMES results

The HERMES experiment will demonstrate the potential to apply robotic technologies in the packaging process of the high added value shoe production. Important key technologies for bimanual manipulation, specifically in terms of detection and manipulation of non-rigid parts, will be developed and transferred to potential system integrators for future commercialization.


1)NBIO- Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche (Nicolas Garcia Aracil)

2)IPA- Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.


Duration: 18 months

Funding institution: European commission

Funded under: Seventh Framework Programme

23 January 2013