Universidad Politécnica de Madrid - Computer Vision Group
The Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) is one of the most important technical universities in Spain. This public institution holds more than 220 research groups which are highly involved with external companies. The Centre for Automation and Robotics (CAR) has recently been created as a joint research centre by the UPM and the largest Spanish research institution CSIC (Spanish National Research Council). One of the involved research groups is the Computer Vision Group which is part of the School for Industrial Engineering at the UPM. The group has a background in computer vision and automatic control fields with a large experience in industrial oriented applications. It is focused on the research of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) using visual algorithms for detection and tracking, and with classic and soft-computing techniques for visual servoing. The group is composed by 2 professors, 1PhD in Engineering, 3 PhD candidates and 4 master students.
What motivates us
The Computer Vision Group (CVG) at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid has an extended experience working with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Vision - using this kind of platform for a widely set of tasks, like inspection of electric lines, surveillance i.e. or using an onboard visual platform to detect and follow vehicles of suspicious objects, and most recently for collision avoidance. This expertise together with the large experience in industry collaborations, makes our research group highly suitable for the tasks of the OMNIWORKS experiment. During the period of the experiment a large set of real tests in hard environment conditions will be done being the proper opportunity to increase the robustness of the developed control systems and visual algorithms.