University of Girona

The University of Girona is a public institution devoted to excellence in teaching and research and to participating in the progress and development of society through the creation, transmission, diffusion and criticism of knowledge related to sciences, technology, humanities, social sciences and arts. The Computer Vision and Robotics Research Group (VICOROB) are devoted to the research related to the areas of computer vision, image processing and robotics. VICOROB is composed of 42 members (10 PhDs) and in the period 2007-2019 has participated in 43 European and Spanish Research Projectsand 36 Industry Contracts, has supervised 55 PhD/MSc theses and published 200+ articles in journals, 50+ book chapters and 300+ conference reports in the last 12 years. Since its foundation in 1993, VICOROB has created 5 companies: DSET, AQSENSE, Coronis Computing SL, OPSIS Vision Technologies and IQUA Robotics. For further details, please click here.

The VICOROB research team of the University of Girona has a strong experience in the design and development of hovering AUV prototypes with high-resolution image mapping capabilities. 5 AUV prototypes have been designed during the last 10 years, all of them having a different conceptual design.


During the last years the team has worked on the development of advanced image processing techniques for the 2D and 3D mapping of the seafloor, as well as with the fusion of these techniques with navigation data coming from state of the art navigation sensors (DVL, gyros, USBL) together with global optimization techniques to face large-scale maps. Map based navigation and Simultaneous Localization and Mapping of underwater robots using both acoustics and/or video images is currently one of the main topics of research. VICOROB has also a long experience in intelligent control architectures and has contributed in mission control systems, behaviour-based architectures, robot learning and path planning for AUVs. Finally, the group has expertise in mechatronics and software integration. UdG has consistently shown in the past that it can afford a proper intellectual setting for researchers in order to train in the interdisciplinary field of cooperative autonomous robotics.

In DeeperSense the UDG team will be responsible for the…
  • main responsibility for the development and testing associated with UC3
  • coordination of efforts related to Training data generation for which it is workpackage leader.
  • UDG will also contribute to the development of the other use-cases, and will be involved in all stages of development, from concepts definition to field validation, and in the dissemination and exploitation activities.