Cracow University of Technology posted this:A propulsion/drive system of aquatic vessels.Both proposed side fins drive systems have similar features which are realized by slightly different mechanisms dependant on the room inside vehicles hull. Those features are as follows: - multi-functionality, - ability to generate an extra driving force, - significant increase of swimming speed, - reduction of robot unwanted hull movements during swimming with side fins enabling proper work of onboard equipment and sensors etc. (for solutions in robots imitating fish); - increasing the dynamic of swimming depth changes; - wide range of change of direction of thrust force (also reverse thrust). - unlimited range of change of thrust around axis of rotation of side fins, - ability to dynamically stabilize heel movement of the hull - no change in the direction of rotation of the main engine transferred into oscillatory motion of lateral fins, - less energy consumption, - frequency of oscillation at a level of several Hz
University of Vigo posted this:Automated thickness measurement system for pantograph contact stripsUVIGO researchers have developed an accurate and reliable system for monitoring the durability of pantograph components preventing manual operator inspection. Based on artificial vision, this system measures the remaining thickness of the graphite layers of the collector strips. Automatic processing of collected data generates a 3D model of the strips, analyzing it to detect cracks and wear, which is crucial for pantograph maintenance.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:LARES Robotic Solutions for telecareThe research group in Intelligent Systems GSI, from the Automatic Department of Alcalá University, proposes a solution for telecare and telemedicine based on a network of sensors, an autonomous robot and a health database, designed to prevent accidents of dependent people in an efficient way and offering solutions to different needs still not covered in the market. This service focuses on dependent patients and their caregivers to improve their quality of life. The system also proposes e- health databases for new medical applications with large data volumes.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Location system and navigation assistance for blind people, using artificial vision.Robesafe group from Alcalá University is developing an assistance navigation system for blind people to guide them in structured indoor environments (such as corridors, distributors, rooms ...) and outdoor environments as well, using the merger between a GPS sensor and artificial vision. The system will show the path to follow to get to a destination, using acoustic information obtained by a synthesizer voice, similar to how the current GPS navigators do it. The group is interested in reaching commercial agreements with technical assistance with companies dedicated to the designing of mobility assistance systems for blind people.
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CITCEA-UPC posted this:Technology transfer in renewable energies, power electronics, energy control, electrical vehicles...CITCEA-UPC is a technology transfer center which was created in 2001 within the UPC (Universitat PolitÃ¨cnica de Catalunya, BarcelonaTech), and it is specialized in responding to electrical and electronic technological challenges. The aim of the center is to receive these challenges and solve them by creating a functional prototype that will serve the companies to eventually develop a new commercial product or to solve a new technological problem created by the growth and evolution of the society.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Ultrasonic localization and positioning system for extensive indoor spaces.GEINTRA is a research group from the Department of Electronics of the University of Alcala. The group has developed an ultrasonic system, with a friendly configuration, calibration and deployment, which can be intended to cover extensive indoor spaces. The system works in a GPS-like mode. It uses active beacons and is privacy-oriented, without any node limits being located at the same time. The algorithms used allow to deal with noise problems, multipath propagation and near-far effectswhat gives the system a centimeter precision. The group is looking for companies working in automation, computer or telecommunication sectors to achieve technical collaboration agreements.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Intelligent Transport System for the optimzation of indoor shared resources: routes, communication channels and sensor networks.GEINTRA is a research group from the Electronics Department of the University of Alcala. The group offers solutions for route selection and digital control with adaptive sampling. It is an useful system for transport optimization and functionality of indoor mobile units. With competitive advantages such as travel time optimization, selective use of the wireless communication channel and energy cost reduction for sensors distributed in the environment. The group is looking for industrial automation companies to achieve technical cooperation agreements and licensing agreements.
UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE posted this:Control system that allows drones to flight autonomouslyResearchers from the University of Alicante have developed a control system, which allows a greater versatility in flight for UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles also colloquially called drones). With this system a vehicle can switch between different flight plans or define in real time the optimum aircraft movement depending on the environment and the information received by its sensors. Moreover, this system also includes a communication mechanism that allows a ground station to define new flight plans while the aircraft is in the air. This system is a significant advance over existing systems, as latter ones require prior planning to take off and have a reduced flexibility when the vehicles are in flight. It is applicable to all types of aircraft using the communication protocol MAVLINK.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Video surveillance system and intelligence monitoritation.GEINTRA is a research group from the Department of electronics of the University of Alcala. They offer solutions for video surveillance and intelligent monitoring from the information provided by different sensors. This technological solution can be use in different applications, among which highlights people detection and object identification and tracking. Their main advantages are its versatility to be used with different objectives and in different operating environments, the intelligence of the process and control system (extracting reliable statistics, position and orientation, size, counting, mobility and other physics of the object). The group is looking for security companies, companies working in events planning or gauging control, to achieve technical collaboration agreements.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Capacity control and people counting system.GEINTRA, a research group from the department of electronics of the University of Alcala, offers a technological solution for people counting allowing an accurately real-time people counting. The system can count the exact number of people accessing a particular enclosure (building, shopping malls, nightclubs, etc.) which allows to take appropriate actions based on the number of people who are inside the controlled room (it informs to the authorities of the number of people, it can be used for the ventilation activation adapted to the needs, restricted access, etc.). GEINTRA is looking for companies working in technological or telecommunications sectors to achieve cooperation or license agreements.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Automated control and supervision system for pharmaceutical manufacturing environments.GEINTRA is a research group from the Department of Electronics of the University of Alcala. The group has developed a system which gives the opportunity to control and supervise the environments conditions for pharmaceutical products manufacture. GEINTRA is looking for companies working in Agrofood and Pharmaceutical sectors to achieve commercial agreements with technical assistance.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Blind spot assitance device to exit maneuver in perpendicular and angled parking.Innovative Sensing and Intelligent System is a Spanish research group from the Department of Automatic of the University of Alcala has developed a technology which describes an assistance device for exit maneuvers when the car is parked in perpendicular or angled parking. The invention consists of one or two cameras one settled up on the right lateral back and/or another one on the previous part. The system provides automatically an audible or visual alarm to inform the driver that some vehicles are approaching the exit lane. The group seeks automotive companies to achieve license, commercial or collaborative agreements with technical assistance.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Procedure to repair clustered roads in failure and ARP-Path/All-Path network bridgeThe research group GIST.Netserv from the Department of Automatic of Alcala University has developed a technology that describes mechanics, that are used in transparent bridges networks that has learning resources of origin addresses with the type known as All-path (also called Fastpath and ARP -Path), allow clustered repair of all roads used by a link when it fails, in such a way that a single broadcast frame informs the entire network to the list of destination address in failure and therefore it requires its way to be repaired. The group seeks companies in communications, computer and electronic sector to reach licensing agreements, collaboration and commercial agreements with technical assistance.
UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE posted this:Autonomous vehicles for transport of materials in warehousesBased on current SLAM techniques, researchers have developed new algorithms with important improvements in the map creation, association and location processes. In this way, the vehicle reaches a better adaptation to the space and organization of the warehouse. In other words, the vehicle can be adapted to the place and it is not necessary to adapt the place to the vehicle. The main innovative aspects are: • The vehicles have a high level of autonomy, due to the dynamic planning of paths. • Avoid collisions because the system can modify the path in real time. • The definition of new paths without modification of the environment avoids costly investments.
Fundació URV posted this:New secure electronic ticket system with revocable anonymity and transferabilityThe use of Information Technologies (IT) in the day-by-day operations is growing dramatically. Nowadays, it is possible to perform a lot of actions at home and there are not temporal restrictions. The electronic tickets are an example, we can buy a transport ticket or a movie ticket. In this sense, the smart-phones are a key element because users can buy the e-ticket from any place and can carry tickets while they are moving, and validate them in order to get access to the service. Moreover, the e-ticketing systems must offer the same properties of the paper tickets, i.e. they must be secure, anonymous and transferable. Our system provides a secure method that is anonymous and that allows the ticket transferability between users. We are interested in licensing our method. The e-ticketing system proposed can be used in differents services, so that service providers can adapt the system in order to meet their requirements. The system provides to the users the same properties of some of the paper tickets. The tickets are anonymous and users can transfer them to other users without the interaction of the ticket issuer or the provider. The privacy for the users must be seriously taken into account. The acceptance of a system that could control all the movements of a determined user could lead to a privacy threat. Thus, the users could be reluctant to use a system without the proper privacy protection. Moreover, each user could send her ticket and grant permission to another user. Nonetheless, if one user does some fraud the anonymity can be revoked and the user is identified. The system can be deployed in the cloud for the service providers. The users can use their smart-phones to obtain, use or transfer the e-tickets.