Carme Torras

International projects

2015-2018:
``Assistive interactive robotic system for support in dressing" (I-DRESS) (European CHIST-ERA 2014 Call). Partners: University of West of England, IDIAP Research Institute, and CSIC. Project coordinator: Carme Torras.

2011-2014:
``Intelligent observation and execution of actions and manipulations" (IntellAct) (CogSys STREP Project FP7-ICT-269959). Partners: Syddansk Universitet, Universitat Gottingen, Universitaet Innsbruck, Aachen Technische Universitat, Jozef Stefan Institute, and CSIC. Project leader for CSIC: Carme Torras.

2010-2013:
``Gardening with a Cognitive System" (GARNICS) (CogSys STREP Project FP7-ICT-247947). Partners: Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Universität Göttingen, Linkopings Universitet, and CSIC. Project leader for CSIC: Carme Torras.

2006-2010:
``Perception, Action & Cognition through Learning of Object-Action Complexes" (PACO-PLUS) (CogSys Integrated Project IST-4-27657). Partners: Universität Karlsruhe, Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan, Universität Göttingen, Aalborg University, Jozef Stefan Institute, Leiden University, University of Edinburgh, ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories, and CSIC. Project leaders for CSIC: Carme Torras, Juan Andrade-Cetto.

1996-99:
``Parallel Computing Modelling for Industrial Problems (PARALIN)" (INCO-DC Project No. 950845). Partners: MATRA Cap Systèmes SA, Union Iberoamericana de Tecnología SA, Empresa Eléctrica Pehuenche SA, Centro de Investigación Minera y Metalúrgica de Chile, Administración de Usinas y Transmisiones Eléctricas de Uruguay, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, Universidad de Chile, INRIA-Rocquencourt, Universidad de la República de Uruguay, and UPC. Project leader for UPC: Mateo Valero.

1993-96:
``Nonlinear Mathematical Modeling: Theoretical and Numerical Aspects" (Commission of the European Communities Contract ERB CI1*-CT92-0046). The partners are: Universidad de Chile, CNRS de Luminy, Bayreuth Universität, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Université Clermont, and CSIC-UPC. Project leader for CSIC-UPC: Carme Torras.

1992-95:
``Robot Control based on Neural Network Systems" (CONNY) (ESPRIT III Type-A No. 6715). Partners: MBB-ERNO, Thompson, CRAM, Mimetics, University College of London, Framatome and UPC. Project leader for UPC: Carme Torras.

1992-95:
``Planning RObot Motion" (PROMotion) (ESPRIT III BRA No. 6546). Partners: LAAS-CNRS, Université de Paris VI, Utrecht University, Universita di Roma, INRIA de Sophia-Antipolis, and UPC. Project leaders for UPC: Carme Torras, Federico Thomas.

1992-95:
``Behavioural Learning: Combining Sensing and Action" (B-LEARN II) (ESPRIT III BRA No. 7274). Partners: Universität Karlsruhe, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Università di Torino, Universität Dortmund, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Università di Genoa, and UPC. Project leaders for UPC: Luis Basañez, Carme Torras.

1989-93:
``Self-organization and Analogic Modeling using Subsymbolic Computing" (SUBSYM) (ESPRIT II BRA No. 3234). Partners: Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Lappeenrranta University Technology, Rolf Nevanlinna Institute, Universität Hamburg, Université Libre de Bruxelles, and CSIC. Project leader for CSIC since 1991: Carme Torras.

1984-88:
``Implementing sensor-based assembly robot systems with visual instruction" (US-Spain Joint Research Committee). In cooperation with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York. Project leader for UPC: Luis Basañez.



European networks and working groups

2016-17:
``Safe multi-modal interaction with robot manipulators (SAMMIR)" (i-Link Call). Partners: Umea University, Ben-Gurion University, University of West of England, Pal Robotics, and CSIC. Coordinator: Carme Torras.

1999-2004:
``European Robotics Research Network (EURON II)" (Network of Excellence, CEC). Partners. Leader for CSIC: Carme Torras.

1999-2004:
``European Robotics Research Network (EURON I)" (Network of Excellence, CEC). Partners. Leader for CSIC: Carme Torras.

1993-96:
``Neural and Computational Learning (NeuroCOLT)" (Esprit III Working Group). Partners: London University, Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science of SMC at Amsterdam, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, Université di Milano, Technische Universität Graz, University of Helsinki, RWTH Aachen, Université de Mons, and UPC. Leader for UPC: Felipe Cucker.

1993-96:
``Hazardous Environment ROboticS" (HEROS) (Scientific Network, Human Capital and Mobility Program, CEC). Partners: IMAG/ INRIA de Grenoble, LAAS/CNRS de Toulouse, Università di Genoa, Scuola Superiore S. Anna de Pisa, University of Oxford, University of Leuven, Universität Karlsruhe, and CSIC. Leader for CSIC: Federico Thomas.

1989-91:
``Acquisition of Behavioral Knowledge for Autonomous Systems Operating in Real Environments" (B-LEARN) (ESPRIT II BRA 3352, Consortium 3275). Partners: Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Universidad de Udine, Universidad de Torino, Universität Karlsruhe, Fraunhofer-Institut für Information Technology, Universidad de Genoa, and UPC. Leaders for UPC: Luis Basañez and Carme Torras.



Spanish projects

2015-18:
``Robots para el manejo de ropa" (TextilRob) (CSIC-201550E028). Project leader: Carme Torras.

2015-17:
``Instructing robots using natural communication skills" (RobInstruct) (TIN2014-58178-R). Project leader: Francesc Moreno.

2013-17:
``Manipulación robotizada de objetos deformables" (MANIPlus) (CSIC-201350E102). Project leader: Carme Torras.

2011-15:
``Modelos cinemáticos y técnicas de aprendizaje para robots de estructura innovadora" (CINNOVA) (CSIC-201150E088). Project leader: Carme Torras.

2010-12:
``Modelos perceptivos y técnicas de aprendizaje para robots de servicios" (APREN) (CSIC-201050E052). Project leader: Carme Torras.

2000-03:
``Navegación autónoma de robots guiados por objetivos visuales" (DPI2000-1352-C02-01). Project leader: Enric Celaya.

2000-03:
``Resolución de sistemas de ecuaciones cinemáticas para la simulación de mecanismos, posicionado interactivo de objetos y conformación de moléculas" (CICYT TIC2000-0696). Project leader: Federico Thomas.

1999-2002:
``Computación mediante restricciones en robótica y gestión de recursos" (CICYT TAP99-1086-C03-01). Project leader: Carme Torras.

1997-2000:
``Navegación basada en visión de robots autónomos en entornos no estructurados" (CICYT TAP97-1209). Project leader: Enric Celaya.

1996-99:
``Análisis de restricciones espaciales y su aplicación al diseño mecánico y a la simulación de tareas robotizadas" (CICYT TIC96-0721-C02-01). Project leader: Federico Thomas.

1993-96:
``Técnicas subsimbólicas para satisfacción de restricciones, visión y robótica" (CICYT TAP93-0451). Project leader: Pedro Meseguer.

1991-94:
``Redes neuronales realimentadas y auto-organizativas para la identificación, el control y la optimización de sistemas" (CICYT TIC-91-0423). Project leader: Carme Torras.

1988-91:
``Razonamiento espacial automático mediante restricciones" (CICYT, TIC-88-0197). Project leader: Carme Torras.