Workshop at the ERF 2021

This Tuesday, 13 April the workshop “Autonomy in Aerial Robotics for Inspection and Maintenance” was presented at the European Robotics Forum 2021, this year held as a virtual event. The euRobotics Board and local organising committee decided to postpone a physical ERF in Rotterdam for the next year. The ERF is the largest event of the robotics and artificial intelligence community in Europe. T...

Workshop at the ERF 2021

Workshop at the ERF 2021
The ERF (European Robotics Forum) 2021, the most influential meeting of the robotics community in Europe, will be held this year online from 13-15 April 2021. Interview by Steve Doswell with Anibal Ollero at the ERF 2020. This year the head of GRVC and Professor of the University of Seville Anibal Ollero will organize with Jacob Rodriguez (Endesa-Enel), Stephane Menoret (Thales Group) an...
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ICRA 2021 Aerial Robotics Workshop

ICRA 2021 Aerial Robotics Workshop
This year we will co-organize the ICRA2021 workshop on "Resilient and Long-Term Autonomy for Aerial Robotics Systems". All the info below. Abstract This workshop will be devoted to analyzing two main challenges related to aerial robotics: their resilience and the ability to perform long term missions. Resilience is related to the ability of the system to provide some degree of redundancy, robust...

An article in the journal “20 Minutos” about AERIAL-CORE

An article in the journal “20 Minutos” about AERIAL-CORE
AERIAL-CORE is developing pioneering innovations in the field of unmanned aerial vehicles applied to the supervision and maintenance of facilities thanks to artificial intelligence. Anibal Ollero, head of the GRVC and scientific advisor of FADA-CATEC: “AERIAL-CORE is an example of how technology can help people and how innovation is put at the service of society to avoid risks in work at height...

Expansión: “Spain in the drone sector, leaders both in Europe and globally”

Expansión: “Spain in the drone sector, leaders both in Europe and globally”
The Spanish newspaper “Expansión”, one of the most important economic press in Spain, analyzes the importance of Spain in the drone sector, leaders both in Europe and globally. Anibal Ollero, head of the GRVC, and the University of Seville had a special mention thanks to the “12 HORIZON2020 projects, 4 national projects and 12 contracts with companies. The AERIAL-CORE project appears in the ...

Article in Business Insider about the AERIAL-CORE project

Article in Business Insider about the AERIAL-CORE project
Anibal Ollero, head of the GRVC and scientific advisor of FADA-CATEC explained in an interview published in Business Insider the capabilities of the AERIAL-CORE project. Professor Anibal Ollero, explain the three different areas the project is focused on:“The first is inspection at long distances; the second, handling; the third, a new activity that we have called 'aerial co-working', which con...

EuropaPress: “AERIAL-CORE projects intend to consolidate European leadership in aerial robotics applications”

EuropaPress: “AERIAL-CORE projects intend to consolidate European leadership in aerial robotics applications”
EuropaPress news agency has published in section PortalTIC about the AERIAL-CORE project. AERIAL-CORE pretend to consolidate European leadership in inspection and maintenance with Artificial Intelligence (AI) Anibal Ollero, head of the GRVC and scientific advisor of FADA-CATEC explained: “It’s an example how technologies can help the people and the innovations is at the service of society to av...

Anibal Ollero and the AERIAL-CORE project for reduce the risks of working at height

Anibal Ollero and the AERIAL-CORE project for reduce the risks of working at height
Professor Aníbal Ollero, head of the GRVC, has eexplained for the journal El Español the AERIAL-CORE project. The objective of this project is to develop the technologies necessary for a drone system to be able to inspect and manipulate large facilities in a semi-autonomous way. Professor Anibal Ollero, the project coordinator clarifies: “The aerial robot not only has to take data and images, i...

4 New Phd from GRVC

4 New Phd from GRVC
This past year 2020 four members from GRVC have obtained the Doctor´s degree. Francisco Alarcón – Thesis: “Accurate navigation applied to landing maneuvers on mobile platforms for unmanned aerial vehicles” Tin Muskardin – Thesis: “Autonomous landing of fixed-wing aircraft on mobile platforms” Margarida Costa Faria – Thesis: “Autonomous 3D Online Exploration of Large Unknown Environments...

Anibal Ollero in the presentation of the Andalucía I+D+I

Anibal Ollero in the presentation of the Andalucía I+D+I
Yesterday, 15th of December 2020, the Professor Anibal Ollero was in the presentation of the Magazine “Andalucía I+D+I” in La Casa de ABC de Sevilla. The Magazine includes the article “Drones that are inspired by the mythological griffin” with an interview to Anibal Ollero. In this interview the head of GRVC laboratory at the University of Seville and 2019 Rei Jaume I award in New Technologies,...

MHYRO: Best Application Paper Award

MHYRO: Best Application Paper Award
Members of GRVC Robotics Laboratory at the University of Seville have won IEEE IROS 2020 as the Best Application Paper Award with the paper: MHYRO: Modular HYbrid RObot for contact inspection and maintenance in oil and gas plants by A. Lopez-Lore, P. J. Sanchez-Cuevas, A. Suarez, A. Ollero and G. Heredia. IROS (International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems), with more than 21.0...

Free access to IROS 2020

Online presentations in IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2020) from 25/10/20 to 30/11/20 - FREE ACCESS F. J. Maldonado, J. Á . Acosta, J. Tormo-Barbero, P. Grau, M. M. Guzmán and A. Ollero , «Adaptive Nonlinear Control For Perching of a Bioinspired Ornithopter». Proceedings of the 2020 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (...

Professor Aníbal Ollero, Andalusian Award for Engineering and Industry 2020

The Andalusian Awards for Engineering and Industry were created in 2015 with the aim of promoting the industrial development of Andalusia. This year the award has gone to the robotics professor at the Higher Technical School of Engineering of the University of Seville Aníbal Ollero. Professor Ollero, King Jaume I award winner, is currently one of the greatest European experts in drone technology. ...

Prof. Aníbal Ollero Baturone has been elected as Academic of the Royal Galician Academy of Sciences.

Real Academia Galega de Ciencias: "Our good friend and colleague Prof. Anibal Ollero Baturone, currently professor of Systems Engineering and Automation at the University of Seville. Who in the first years of creation of the Higher School of Industrial Engineers of Vigo, was the professor's first Department of Automation and Electronics. He was elected on October 8 academic of the Royal Galician ...

GRVC is looking for a researcher assistant in manipulation robotics

GRVC is looking for a researcher assistant in manipulation robotics
The GRVC offers a position as research assistant at full time for the development of applications with lightweight manipulation robots. Candidates must meet the following requirements: Have the degree in industrial engineering, mechatronics, aerospace engineering, or electronics. Basic knowledge in manipulation robotics: kinematics, dynamics, control. Use of 3D CAD software: CATIA, Solid Wo...

GRVC at the ICUAS 2020

GRVC at the ICUAS 2020
The GRVC will have an important presence at the International Conference of Unmanned Aerial Systems (ICUAS 2020) September 1-4 (http://www.uasconferences.com/2020_icuas/). The Conference is hybrid with physical presence in Athens and on-line. The GRVC researchers are authors of 6 papers to be presented at the Conference. 15:20 – 15:40 Wednesday B3.2 A Geometrical Approach Based on 4D...

GRVC at ICRA 2020

GRVC at ICRA 2020
ICRA is the largest robotics meeting in the world and is the flagship conference of the IEEE Robotics & Automation Society and GRVC has some presentations. López López, Ricardo Tuesday 2nd of June 2020 at 15:15 in Biologically-Inspired Robots I (TuC19) Gómez Eguíluz, Augusto Thursday 4th of June 2020 at 14:30 on  a Workshop on Unconventional Sensors in Robotics: "ASAP: Adaptive Scheme fo...

AERIAL-CORE “Virtual” General Meeting

AERIAL-CORE “Virtual” General Meeting
The 2nd AERIAL-CORE “Virtual” General Meeting was held on May 5 – 6 with the attendance of more than sixty persons from the 15 organizations that participate in the project. Due to the exceptional situation associated to the COVID-19 virus, the University of Zurich organized a videoconference that facilitated the realization of the presentations from all the partners. This second meeting wa...
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GRVC at the European Robotics Forum 2020

GRVC at the European Robotics Forum 2020
The GRVC had a significant presence in the European Robotics Forum 2020, held at the Trade Fair and Congress Centre of Malaga (FYCMA) from 3rd to March 3rd to 5th. The ERF is the largest event of the robotics and artificial intelligence community in Europe, attended by more than 800 experts and entrepreneurs.The GRVC showed in its stand at the Congress Centre prototypes of biomorphic aerial robots...

Workshop at ERF 2020

Workshop at ERF 2020
Click here to download the Program and visit GRVC for more information.   One of the most important robotics events of Europe is going to start: European Robotics Forum, also known as ERF. This meeting will be held this year at Málaga (Spain) from 3 to 5 March. The reception will be organised in the Palacio de Ferias de Málaga, the venue that hosts the European Robotics Forum, in th...

Iberian Robotics winners of the Challenge 3 of the MBZIRC

Iberian Robotics winners of the Challenge 3 of the MBZIRC
The Iberian Robotics team formed by the University of Seville, the Centro Avanzado de Tecnologías Aeroespaciales (CATEC) and the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) in Lisbon has won Challenge 3 of the MBZIRC International Robotics Competition, which can be considered the most important competition in the world of robotics. The General Coordinator of Iberian Robotics ("Team Leader") has been Profe...

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

Do you want to work with us? We’re hiring!
The GRVC Robotics Laboratory at the University of Seville (https://grvc.us.es/), which is a main actor in Europe for aerial robotics,  has opened 10 positions for Senior Researchers (SR), Postdocts (PD), PhDs (PhD) and Senior Engineers ( SE) to work on  cutting edge aerial robotics projects (design, mechatronics, perception, control, planning and learning) including the ERC Adv...

Start of H2020 Aerial-Core project

Start of H2020 Aerial-Core project
Last December 10-11 we had the Kick-off meeting of the new H2020 AERIAL-CORE project in Seville.  All the Work-packages were introduced in the meeting. Particular attention was devoted to the Work-package 2 Specification and Design. The main Management aspects were also discussed.  The Agenda included a visit to the new facilities of the GRVC Robotics Laboratory of the University of Seville. Fo...

Anibal Ollero will receive the Rei Jaume I Prize on November 25th

Anibal Ollero will receive the Rei Jaume I Prize on November 25th
Next november 25th, in a Ceremony chaired by His Majesty King Felipe VI, at "Lonja de los Mercaderes" in Valencia, it will take place the "Rei Jaume I" awards ceremony, where Prof. Aníbal Ollero Baturone will receive the "New  technologies" award. Aníbal is the head of the GRVC Robotics Laboratory at the University of Seville, scientific advisor at the Centre for Advanced Aerospace Technologies (C...

More than 50% of the spanish papers at IROS 2019 were from GRVC

More than 50% of the spanish papers at IROS 2019 were from GRVC
This year the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robotic Systems (IROS) has been held in Macau (China) between November 4th and 8th and 6 out of the 11 spanish papers were from GRVC. The GRVC head Aníbal Ollero and the members Pedro Sánchez and Julio L. Paneque presented several papers produced this year inside projects such as the ERC Advanced Grant project GRIFFIN, Multidrone, AERO...

Presentation of RIMA 1st call in Seville

Presentation of RIMA 1st call in Seville
This Tuesday October 8th the 1st call of RIMA network was presented in an event which count on with the presence of GRVC, FADA-CATEC and CTA. The presentation took place at Parque Aerópolis in Seville, a place where this kind of events are usually held. Apart from explaining how the RIMA network operates, the initiative Robotics DIH was also presented by Silvia de los Santos from CTA as a service ...

Upcoming of ROBOT 2019

Upcoming of ROBOT 2019
After its last edition in Lisbon in 2015, the Fourth Iberian Robotics Conference (ROBOT 2019) will be held at the School of Engineering of the Porto Polytechnic (Portugal). This event shows in every edition all the new advances in aerial robotics research produced inside the Iberian Peninsula. Despite this fact contributions from another countries are accepted. The previous editions of ROBOT we...

Upcoming of RED-UAS 2019

Upcoming of RED-UAS 2019
This year in November the 2019 International Workshop on Research, Education and Development on Unmanned Aerial System (RED-UAS) will be held in Cranfield (UK). This workshop is focused in the UAS research and development, bringing together experts from academia, industry and government. This workshop is held every two years. The latest RED-UAS were held in Linköping (Sweden) in 2017 and in Can...

Upcoming of ICUAS 2020

Upcoming of ICUAS 2020
In 2020 the International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles will be held for first time outside of the US, in practice in Athens (Greece). These conferences approaches the issues of integration of manned-unmanned aviation into the national airspace, legal, ethical and privacy issues, regulations, benefits of unmanned aviation to society, UAS/RPAS design for safety, reliability a...

GRVC presence in Jornadas de AUTOMÁTICA 2019

GRVC presence in Jornadas de AUTOMÁTICA 2019
This year the GRVC professors Ramiro Martínez De Dios and Ángel Castaño came near to the 2019 AUTOMÁTICA Seminars to show several posters of projects like AEROARMS or the national project for EMASESA called SAAIC. These conferences had been held this year in Ferrol (Spain) from September 4th to 6th. The AUTOMATICA Seminars are a very important yearly date for the spanish academia experts in...

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...

Rei Jaume I awards ceremony

Rei Jaume I awards ceremony
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...