|7 May, 2014|
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|7 May, 2014|
This 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.
We 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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
3)LAGAL SHOES S.L.
Duration: 18 months
Funding institution: European commission
Funded under: Seventh Framework Programme
The main objective of this project is to measure rehabilitation outcomes using medical imaging technologies. In short, the idea is using Diffusion MRI and fMRI to analyze the advantages of using robot-assisted rehabilitation therapy.
This project is a collaboration between our research group at Universidad Miguel Hernandez and Inscanner.
Financial Entity: Universidad Miguel Hernández and Inscanner
Researchers: Nicolas Garcia Aracil, Eduardo Fernandez Jover, Angela Bernabeu
The main objective of this project is to analyse the outcome of the robot-assisted rehabilitation therapy in at least 30 sub-acute and chronic stroke patients, randomly assigned to 2 different experimental groups:
Control group: this group, composed by at least 15 patients, will receive three months of standard rehabilitation therapy, according to rehabilitation protocols defined by clinical experts.
Robot-aided rehabilitation group: this group, composed by at least 15 patients, will receive three months of robot-aided rehabilitation therapy, according to rehabilitation protocols defined by clinical experts.
The aim of these experiments is to provide the “proof of concept” of the PUParm robot to be a technological system, capable of delivering rehabilitation therapy, tailored on the specific needs of the single patient.
Financial Entity: Universidad Miguel Hernández
Researchers: Nicolas Garcia Aracil, Eduardo Fernandez Jover, Maria Dolores Garcia, Daniel Tornero, ….