Final review of AEROARMS

Final review of AEROARMS
This week in a refinery located in Germany the AEROARMS final review has been held with the 10 members of the consortium and the European Commision. The advances were discussed in several meeting and the integrated platform developed by GRVC-USE and the AEROX prototype of FADA-CATEC flew near the pipes to performs inspection tasks in front of all the assistants. The AEROARMS project has a b...
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GRVC participates in the first landing method without GPS

GRVC participates in the first landing method without GPS
The aerial robotics research group GRVC and FADA-CATEC have developed recently a new landing method for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) without GPS. This landing method can be used in movable platforms and it's the very first technology that allows to the UAVs to land in all kind of surfaces and in automatic mode. The goal of this method is the UAV landing in movable platforms without GNSS and w...

Interview to Anibal Ollero in a spanish tv programme

Interview to Anibal Ollero in a spanish tv programme
This Tuesday June 18th the GRVC head Anibal Ollero talked with the spanish tv programme crew La Tarde en 24h, which is daily broadcasted in the 24 Hours Channel. Ollero talked in this tv programme about the drones features, the efficiency and how the aerial robots can improve the inspection and maintenance tasks as well as save lives in this case. Also, he exposed the next steps in the aerial r...
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GRVC presence at ICUAS ’19

GRVC presence at ICUAS ’19
After the workshops and presentations at ERF and ICRA it was the turn of the ICUAS conference, held this year in Atlanta (Georgia, USA). The GRVC members Pablo Ramón Soria, Jesús Capitán, Antonio Martín and the head Aníbal Ollero were present in this event to talk in several papers about the advances in the H2020 projects AEROARMS, HYFLIERS, RESIST and Multidrone, as well as the ERC Advanced Grant...

New integration experiments of AEROARMS in Germany

New integration experiments of AEROARMS in Germany
After the integration experiments performed at the cement factory of Holcim-Lafarge (Jerez de la Frontera, Spain), a refinery located in Germany has been the next stage for the industrial integration experiments of the project. These experiments had as an objective the localization and inspection of the refinery pipes. The integration tests were performed during almost one week and all the contrib...

Visit of Endesa to GRVC facilities

Visit of Endesa to GRVC facilities
On Friday June 7th some members from the spanish enterprise Endesa came to the GRVC facilities to see the aerial robotics prototypes and their applications developed inside the ETSI laboratories, like the the drones developed for H2020 HYFLIERS. The visit included several technical demonstrations with the aerial robots, for example drones interacting with factory workers and the demonstration of b...

Anibal Ollero awarded with Jaume I Prize

Anibal Ollero awarded with Jaume I Prize
Anibal Ollero has won the 31st King Jaume I Award in New Technologies. These awards are very prestigious counting with 19 Nobel prizes in the Jury and are endowed with 100.000 euros. The jury awarded the leadership of Anibal Ollero  in aerial robotics and his priceless capability to combine excellent research and technology innovation with the technology transfer to companies. The jury highlighte...

GRVC presence at ISAR ’19

GRVC presence at ISAR ’19
On May 27th and 28 the 3rd International Symposium on Aerial Robotics was held with a lot of expositions about the current innovations in the field of unmanned aircraft vehicles, as perception and navigation or control. This conference is always supported and co-organized by IEEE RAS TC on the Aerial Robotics and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles  and this year the ISAR conference has been held in Toronto,...

Successful workshop at ICRA 2019

Successful workshop at ICRA 2019
On May 23rd the ICRA 2019 workshop “The Future of Aerial Robotics: Challenges and Opportunities” was held in Montréal, Canada. During this event experts from several institutions and enterprises as University of Zagreb (LARICS), EPFL or DJI analysed the future evolution of the UAVs applications as well as issues like compliance and autonomy in aerial manipulation or the morphology for Aerial Robot...

AEROARMS Campaign of industrial experiments

AEROARMS Campaign of industrial experiments
A campaign of industrial experiments and demonstrations is being conducted in the H2020 European Research and Innovation project AEROARMS funded by the European Commission.  In these demonstrations the aerial robotic manipulation methods and technologies developed in AEROARMS are being validated in the inspection and maintenance of industrial plants. The AEROARMS consortium is composed by 10 pa...

Upcoming plenary talk at ISAR 2019

Upcoming plenary talk at ISAR 2019
This year in the month of May the 3rd International Symposium on Aerial Robotics (ISAR) will be held in Toronto, Canada. The head of GRVC Anibal Ollero is part of the organization committee and he will deliver a plenary talk entitled "Aerial Robots with Manipulation Capabilities in Flight and Perched", focused on topics developed in H2020 AEROARMS project and ERC Advanced Grant GRIFFIN project. ...
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Upcoming workshop at ICRA 2019

Upcoming workshop at ICRA 2019
Next May 23rd 2019 the workshop entitled "The Future of Aerial Robotics: Challenges and Opportunities" will be held at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), which will take place this year in Montréal, Canada. This workshop will be focused on the analysis of the evolution of aerial robotics technologies and applications in order to identify the most relevant challeng...
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AEROARMS appears in a Euronews report

AEROARMS appears in a Euronews report
Euronews has released a report inside its series "Real Economy". This report is entitled "Innovation: Europe's road to growth" and members from GRVC explain how projects like AEROARMS can boost and improve the competitiveness and investments in technologies. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AGlRZQTri8&t=

Durable project kick-off meeting

Durable project kick-off meeting
Last week the DURABLE project kick-off meeting was held in Biarritz (France) and count on the presence of members from GRVC (University of Seville), CTA, CATEC, Basque Energy Cluster, Lortek S. Coop. and Alerion Technologies. DURABLE aims to increase the performance of sustainable energies trough the validation and demonstration of aerial robotics technologies in the maintenance tasks of wind and ...

AEROARMS starts its integration phase with positive results

AEROARMS starts its integration phase with positive results
In this moment AEROARMS is currently in its third and last period, so now its partners are starting to test how the advances consecuted in the second period could be applied to an industrial environment. That’s why some GRVC and CATEC members came near to a cement factory in Jerez de laFrontera and made some experiments where drones made inspection tasks in the pipes of the cement factory. These e...

The challenges in spanish sciences

The challenges in spanish sciences
In April 9th the GADEA Foundation organized a panel discussion about the state of science in Spain. This roundatable meeting was moderated by the GRVC head Aníbal Ollero and count on the presence of important researchers as Margarita Paneque Sosa (CSIC Andalucía) and Pedro Jordano Barbudo from the Doñana Biology station. After this pannel discussion and institutional presentation of GADEA was held...
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Exposition at Dronedays workshop

Exposition at Dronedays workshop
This Tuesday March 26st professor Ramiro Martínez de Dios were talking about how drones can help us in our work and daily life in a session entitled "Drones as robot coworkers". This sessions was held inside the workshop Dronedays, organized by LARICS. LARICS is the acronym for Laboratory for Robotics and Intelligent Control Systems. It's a research laboratory within the University of Zagre...

GRVC presence at ERF 2019

GRVC presence at ERF 2019
On the past March 21st the workshop "Aerial robotics technologies and application with the new european UAS regulation" was held at the European Robotics Forum in Bucharest, Romania. Anibal Ollero exposed the AEROARMS results in a presentation entitled "Aerial robotic manipulation new technologies and contact inspection applications". Also, the ERC Advanced Grant GRIFFIN project overview and objec...

Workshop at ERF 2019

Workshop at ERF 2019
One of the most robotics events of Europe is going to start: European Robotics Forum, also known as ERF. This meeting will be held this year at Bucharest (Romania) from 20 to 22 March. This year the head of GRVC Anibal Ollero will organize in conjunction with Mauricio Calva (Chevron) a workshop entitled "Aerial Robotics Technologies and Applications with the new European UAS regulation". In...

Drones for water collectors inspection

Drones for water collectors inspection
This weekend the local tv-channel Canal Sur broadcasted a report about the drones development for the water collectors inspection of Seville. This project is leaded by EMASESA and relies on GRVC for the development of the GNSS-Denied system (without GPS), FADA-CATEC for the drone miniaturization and ELIMCO as marketer. This drone will be able to shoot and cast images of the environment just as ...
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GRVC has started to work in a new national I&M project

GRVC has started to work in a new national I&M project
At the beginning of February the spanish I&M project DREAM was released in a kick-off meeting. This project is funded under the FEDER-INTERCONNECTA programme of CDTI and it aims to develop aerial robotic systems for the inspection and maintenance of infrastructures within the civil engineering, the electrical and the petrochemical fields, with to objective of increase and improve the inspectio...
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Our presence in the RIMA kick-off meeting (Paris)

Our presence in the RIMA kick-off meeting (Paris)
GRVC joint with CATEC have attended the Kick off Meeting of the European project Robotics for infrastructures Inspection & MAintenance (RIMA) in Paris, with a presentation of the national and international projects where GRVC is collaborating or participating. RIMA is a 4-year project aiming to achieve this by establishing a network of 13 Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH) on robotics and a ...

Anibal Ollero elevated to IEEE fellow

Anibal Ollero elevated to IEEE fellow
Anibal Ollero head of the GRVC has been elevated to IEEE Fellow for contributions to the development and deployment of aerial robots, a satisfying new with which the GRVC group has closed its successful year 2018.   According to the IEEE web, the IEEE Fellow is "a distinction reserved for select IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest a...

Stand at ICT 2018

Stand at ICT 2018
The H2020 AEROARMS project had a stand at ICT 2018 (4-6 December 2018, Vienna, Austria) where we exhibited a poster and videos of the experiments in refineries  of the AEROX system that obtained the Overall Award in ICT 2017. The ICT event is focused on the European Union's priorities in the digital transformation of society and industry. This event was an opportunity to all the people invo...

H2020 AEROBI project has finished with good results

H2020 AEROBI project has finished with good results
This Tuesday November 29th the AEROBI experiments were tested by members from the European Commission under a bridge of Algodonales de la Sierra (Cádiz). There where kind of three experiments: visual inspection, contact inspection (both with platforms designed by FADA-CATEC) and bridge beam deflection measurements. The results of these experiments were subsequently discussed and approved in the ci...

Anibal Ollero awarded the FAMA prize of University of Seville

Anibal Ollero awarded the FAMA prize of University of Seville
This Tuesday November 27th professor Anibal Ollero receives the FAMA prize from University of Seville's chancellor Miguel Angel Castro Arroyo due his long and successfull career in aerial robotics and automation. This trajectory includes european projects such as ARCAS FP7, H2020 AEROARMS and AEROBI and also the ERC Advanced Grant GRIFFIN project. The FAMA prizes are granted to the university p...

Interview to Aníbal Ollero in spanish daily “El País”

Interview to Aníbal Ollero in spanish daily “El País”
Aníbal Ollero, head of the GRVC and scientific advisor of FADA-CATEC explained in a interview published in the spanish daily "El País" which are the capabilities of the AEROARMS project's drones and how its application to industry can improve the safety of the work at heights in pipe inspections. The application of the AEROARMS improvements could save near 70,000 euros and speed up the pace of wor...

GRIFFIN kick-off meeting on November 16th

GRIFFIN kick-off meeting on November 16th
At November 1st started up the most ambitious project of GRVC after AEROARMS: GRIFFIN. This project funded an ERC Advanced Grant will be officially presented at the Engineering School of the University of Seville in a kick-off meeting with presentations of our members, whom talk about which will be the next challenges in aerial robotics systems with flapping wings. Anyone who wish to assist to thi...
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[UPDATE] EuRobotics Week 2018

[UPDATE] EuRobotics Week 2018
On November 16th will start the European Robotics Week, an event full of various interactive robotics related events across Europe. This events aims to show how robots will impact in our daily lives (work, education...) and it's intended to wide public. One month before the official announcement of this activity, 650 events has been promoted and there are another 1000 events expected. Every yea...

AEROBI project’s demo at Amphipolis (Greece)

AEROBI project’s demo at Amphipolis (Greece)
The H2020 european project for the inspection of difficult civil areas called AEROBI was tested in Amphipolis (Greece) between October 8th and 11th. On this occasion the project integration was proved through experiments where some drones inspected a bridge by contact and thus build a 3D map which showed the bridge warpings.   Finally, the project's final conclusions and posible ind...
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Our presence at IROS 2018

Our presence at IROS 2018
From October 1st to October 5th took place the IROS 2018 edition at IFEMA of Madrid. The GRVC group provided two stands to the assistants so they could find out information about the group and its projects, and about the AEROARMS project. Also, on October 3rd a keynote by Aníbal Ollero was held. This keynote was entitled "Challenge in Aerial Robotics Manipulation" and Aníbal talked about th...

Keynote at IROS 2018

Keynote at IROS 2018
During the first week of October the IROS 2018 edition is being held at Madrid. The head of the group Aníbal Ollero talked about the innovations in aerial robotics and automation on a keynote entitled "Challenge in Aerial Robotic Manipulation". Aníbal Ollero presented as example the results of the AEROARMS project, which was sucessfully valued by the European Comission in the last month of ...

Interview To Aníbal Ollero At Cadena SER (Spain)

Interview To Aníbal Ollero At Cadena SER (Spain)
After the AEROARMS project was approved by the European Comission, its coordinator Aníbal Ollero came near to the spanish radio broadcast Cadena SER to talk about the project result and the possible consequences of its implementation. https://www.ivoox.com/comision-europea-valora-muy-positivamente-proyecto-audios-mp3_rf_28789769_1.html
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The industrial inspection drone project called AEROARMS has sucessfully pased the European Comission’s evaluation.

The industrial inspection drone project called AEROARMS has sucessfully pased the European Comission’s evaluation.
This week some members from the European Comission reviewed the current progresses during the growth of AEROARMS project. These innovations involve the multi-sensor map building, interactions with another robots and the pipe thickness measurements. Thanks to these experiments the members from the European Comission tested how this innovations work. The drone developed during this draft was ...

Visit of Navantia to the GRVC’s facilities

Visit of Navantia to the GRVC’s facilities
This Tuesday the spanish civil and military shipbuilding enterprise Navantia visited our facilities at the Engineering School of the University of Seville to see our works at the H2020 projects as AEROARMS and AEROBI. They came to the laboratories and saw our platform Darius with the robotic arms developed for the AEROARMS project and the breakthroughts obtained in projects like Hyfliers. N...
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VideoSummary of our summer course at UNIA

VideoSummary of our summer course at UNIA
This week our professors Aníbal Ollero, Ramiro Martínez de Dios and Ángel Castaño were training a summer course at UNIA with some CATEC's members. Today a videoSummary has been released with an interview to Aníbal and images of the course. See the summary on the video below:
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New appearence of GRVC and AEROARMS on the spanish tv

New appearence of GRVC and AEROARMS on the spanish tv
In the early hours of June 26th a tv report about AEROARMS was broadcasted on spanish tv. The tv documentarists came to the CATEC’s facilities to talk with Aníbal Ollero and Antidio Viguria about this project and its future innovations. Then they came to the GRVC’s laboratories to interview María Polvillo, worker of the group GRVC. You can see again the tv report in the next link: http://www.rtve....

Our presentations at ICUAS ’18

Our presentations at ICUAS ’18
Between the days June 13th and 15th the International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS) took place at the Dallas Marriot City Center in Dallas, TX (USA). During this event our members Aníbal Ollero and Arturo Torres showed the outcome of the AEROARMS and EUROC project investigations. Aníbal Ollero showed the AEROARMS results during the presentation entitled “On the use of the velocit...

Our presence at ISAR ’18

Our presence at ISAR ’18
On June 11th and 12th Aníbal Ollero in conjuction with some of our members were at the 2nd International Symposium on Aerial Robotics in Philadelphia (USA). The topic of the conference was "New systems for industrial contact inspection pipes and bridges by using aerial robotics manipulators", which included presentations of the H2020 projects AEROARMS and AEROBI and explanations about the prototyp...

Summer course at UNIA

Summer course at UNIA
Our professors Aníbal Ollero, Ramiro Martínez de Dios and Ángel Castaño in conjuction with CATEC members Antonio Jiménez, Francisco Alarcón and Miguel Ángel Trujillo will teach several workshops over the course “The future of drones: aerial robotics”. This course will take place at the Cartuja campus of International University of Andalusia (UNIA) on 25, 26 and 27 June. The registrations are open....

Do you want to work with us? We’re hiring!

Do you want to work with us? We’re hiring!
The Robotics Laboratory (GRVC) at the University of Seville (Spain) has opened 8 positions for the new H2020 ERC Advanced Grant GRIFFIN (Principal Investigator Anibal Ollero) dealing with safe and long endurance flapping wing aerial robots with perching and manipulation capabilities. Aerial robotics topics: mechanical and mechatronic design, aerodynamic modelling and control, aerial soft roboti...
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Anibal Ollero elected between the European Innovators of the year

Anibal Ollero elected between the European Innovators of the year
Anibal Ollero has been elected between the 15 European personalities of the year, candidates to the European Leadership Awards. He is one of the three elected Innovator Award candidates: http://interactive.euronews.com/European-Leadership-Award-2018 The Award Gala ceremony is next May 23, 2018 at the Egmont Palace, Brussels. The details are in: http://europeanleadershipawards.eu

New project given to GRVC

New project given to GRVC
The European Research Council (ERC) has granted to the GRVC team leader Aníbal Ollero with an Advanced Grants award grant worth 2,5 millions of euros to keep researching in terms of aerial robotics. This project is called Griffin and is related to investigate the flight limits and work security. Several communications media as Diario de Sevilla or ABC have echoed this news. These are the links ...

Euronews cover AEROARMS Prize

Euronews cover AEROARMS Prize
The international news media EURONEWS has reported about ICT 2017 Overall Prize, awarded to the AEROARMS inspection technology developed by CATEC last November 9th in Budapest. This report was published too on it´s online web euronews.com in English version; http://www.euronews.com/2017/12/04/new-drone-technology-wins-innovation-radar-prize-2017, Spanish version http://es.euronews.com/2017/12/04/e...

Overall Winner Of The Innovation Radar Prize 2017

Overall Winner Of The Innovation Radar Prize 2017
The European Commission 2017 Innovation Radar Prize has been awarded to the AEROARMS innovation developed by CATEC https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/2017-innovation-radar-prize-winners After the 20 pitches of the fourth finalists in each category the Jury, consisting of five members,  decided one award in each of the 5 categories and one Overall Winner. We are the Overall...

SEIDROB Sister Society of IEEE-RAS

SEIDROB Sister Society of IEEE-RAS
Anibal Ollero, head of the GRVC and President of the Spanish Society for Research and Development in Robotics (SEIDROB) has signed an agreement with Satoshi Tadokoro, President of the IEEE Robotics & Automation Society (RAS) by which SEIDROB becomes Sister Society of IEEE-RAS. The agreement, which is reported in the web of IEEE RAS (http://www.ieee-ras.org/), promotes becoming membership of b...

Available positions at GRVC

Available positions at GRVC
The Group of Robotics, Vision and Control at the University of Seville (Spain), has currently several research positions available to work in projects mainly dealing with aerial robotics and unmanned aerial systems. We are looking for highly motivated candidates with a Msc/PhD degree on Electrical Engineering, Aerospace, Computer Science, or related areas, to join our research teams. The succes...

ARCOW project classified for the Final of European Robotics Challenges (EUROC)

ARCOW project classified for the Final of European Robotics Challenges (EUROC)
ARCOW project, coordinated by the GRVC-USE group, has been classified to the Final Stage of the European Robotics Challenges (EUROC). EUROC is a cascade-funding project from the UE FP7 ICT program that is structured in three Challenges. More than 30 teams started in the first Stage of Challenge3 (Plant Servicing and Inspection) and only two of them have been classified for the final StageIII. T...

GRVC researchers won EU Drone Award

GRVC researchers won EU Drone Award
A team composed by Airbus DS, FADA-CATEC and GRVC (Universidad de Sevilla), represented by Airbus won the prize for best drone based application at the EU Drone Awards. The award was collected in the European Parlament, last January 24, by Juan Ramón Astorga (Manufacturing Engineering department at the CBC plant, Puerto de Santa Maria, Cadiz), Antidio Viguria (FADA-CATEC) and Anibal Ollero (GR...

GRVC at 2016 IEEE Conferences

GRVC  at 2016 IEEE Conferences
GRVC had a relevant participation in the IEEE 2016 Conferences. In ICRA (Stockholm, Sweden, 16-21 May 2016) Professor Ollero delivered the keynote talk "Aerial robotic manipulation. Where are we going?" He also co-organized the successful Workshop "Aerial Robotics Manipulation: from Simulation to Real-Life" (http://www.aerial-manipulation-workshop.com/agenda.html) where he delivered the ...

IEEE ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION AWARD

IEEE ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION AWARD
The IEEE Technical Committee on "Aerial Robotics and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles", co-chaired by the GRVC Director Anibal Ollero, was distinguished, between the 38 existing Technical Committees, with the RAS Most Active Technical Committee Award (see http://www.ieee-ras.org/about-ras/latest-news/716-2016-ras-award-recipients-announced). The award was received at the Awards Luncheon during the annual...

GRVC in the European Robotics Forum

GRVC  in the European Robotics Forum
GRVC was present at the last European Robotics Forum (21-23 March 2016, Ljubljana, Slovenia), you can find the pdf version of the program here. The ARCAS project, coordinated by Prof. Anibal Ollero, GRVC Director, was selected to be presented in the session "Step Change Results from FP7 Projects", March 21 afternoon,organized by the European Commission. Moreover the AEROARMS project was presente...

FP/ ARCAS Concluded with excellent results

FP/ ARCAS Concluded with excellent results
The project Aerial Robotics Cooperative Assembly Systems (ARCAS), funded by the European Commission under FP7, has concluded with excellent results achieving all its objectives. The final review was in Luxembourg last January 20-21. ARCAS has demonstrated, for the first time, indoor and outdoor aerial robotics manipulators (helicopters and multi-rotors), with 6/7 DoF robotic arms, and recently ...

GRVC in IROS 2015

GRVC in IROS 2015
This year, the International Conference on Intelligent Robot and System (IROS) was held in Hamburg (Germany). IROS 2015 had 2541 registrations and a reserved space for booths during the 6 days exhibition. The Robotics, Vision and Control Group (GRVC) presented three papers and had a joint booth with DLR exhibiting the ARCAS and AEROARMS projects. In the booth, DLR exhibited the Flettner helicopte...

AEROARMS project started

AEROARMS project started
The project AEROARMS (AErial RObotic system integrating multiple ARMS and advanced manipulation capabilities for inspection and maintenance, http://www.aeroarms-project.eu/) was launched last June in the kick-off meeting held in the School of Engineering of the University of Seville. This project, coordinated by Professor Aníbal Ollero, is funded by the European Commission program Horizon 2020 for...