We have a brand new haptic device at the Top Research Centre Mechatronics (TRCM), University of Agder (UiA), Norway. The WEART TouchDIVER device has just arrived. We would like to especially thank Guido Gioioso and Francesco Abbo for the support. We would also like to thank Domenico Prattichizzo for the inspiring collaboration. WEART connects digital and physical worlds by adding the one sense that is missing: TOUCH. Live a truly immersive VR experience and touch digital objects as you would
Congratulations to all the team at CIEM - Centre for Integrated Emergency Management which is now a priority research centre at University of Agder (UiA). It's a pleasure to be a part of this great research environment. Daniel Romero and I lead the cluster Technologies for Augmenting Response Capabilities in Emergency Management Operations at CIEM.
Glad to see that the research work of my team is very much in line with Meta‘s push on haptics. Haptics is finally getting the attention it deserves. Our team recently presented the following work: Filippo Sanfilippo, Tomas Blažauskas, Gionata Salvietti, Isabel Ramos, Silviu Vert, Jaziar Radianti, and Tim A. Majchrzak. Integrating VR/AR with Haptics into STEM Education. In Proceeding of the 4th International Conference on Intelligent Technologies and Applications (INTAP 2021), Grimstad,
Today, I delivered an invited talk at the 1st Conference on Policing in Smart Cities. Snake Robots – State-of-the-art Snake robots could enable applications in demanding real-life operations, such as explorations of earthquake-hit areas, pipe inspections, fire-fighting and search-and-rescue (SAR) activities. This talk explores challenges and possibilities.
Dear colleagues, In general, bio-inspired robotics are often regarded as mere biomimicry. However, just as airplanes do not flap their wings like birds and automobiles do not walk like horses, it is not always best to imitate the forms and movements of living creatures in the field of engineering. In other words, Bio-inspired Robotics and Biomimetic Robotics are not the same things. Similar problems exist in snake-like robots, where the initial inspiration may come from living organisms, but
Dear Colleagues, Robotics is progressing at a much faster pace than ever before. This progress is synergistically stimulated by the cross-cutting, transformational effects of artificial intelligence (AI) and intelligent technologies. It is crucial to foster a greater awareness of this co-creation process and to give adequate consideration to societal needs, sustainability perspectives, and accountability. This Special Issue is open to interdisciplinary approaches, and it aims at exhibiting the
I am very glad to announce that our work titled "A Multi-Modal Auditory-Visual-Tactile e-Learning Framework" has won the "Best Paper Award" at the 4th International Conference on Intelligent Technologies and Applications (INTAP'21). The awarded poster is: Filippo Sanfilippo, Tomas Blažauskas, Martynas Girdžiūna, Airidas Janonis, Eligijus Kiudys and Gionata Salvietti. A Multi-Modal Auditory-Visual-Tactile e-Learning Framework. In Proc. of the 4th International Conference on Intelligent Tech
The 4th International Conference on Intelligent Technologies and Applications (INTAP'21) was held on 11-13 October, 2021 at the University of Agder (UiA), Grimstad, Norway. INTAP'21 was co-organised by the University of Agder (UiA) and by Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet) with the support of the Top Research Centre Mechatronics (TRCM), UiA, and the Artificial Intelligence Research Group (AIRG), Islamia University of Bahawalpur (IUB), Pakistan. Internationally recognised keynote speakers
Very proud to be part of a big team and to contribute to the vision of the University of Agder (UiA), Norway. Values: Transparency. Trust. Professionalism. Respect. Our academic cultureAcademic freedom. We have a culture of scientific quality, creativity, boldness, critical thinking and ethical reflection. We stand up for the independence of universities and academics. Sustainability. We contribute to achieving the UN's sustainability goals through relevant, interdisciplinary and inclusive re
Today is the World Autism Awareness Day. At the University of Agder, I am supervising our talented PhD Fellow Saishashank Balaji, who is working on a research project titled "A Multi Modal Intervention Framework for Improving Situational Awareness in Autistic Individuals by Predicting Emotional Outbursts". The objective of this work is threefold: i) to utilise commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) sensor technology (i.e., personal sensors as well as environmental sensors) to collect different biosigna
Title Integrating virtual and AUGMENTED reality with WEARable technology into engineering EDUcation (AugmentedWearEdu) Info Start: 01-09-2020 - End: 31-08-2022 Project Reference: 2020-1-NO01-KA203-076540 EU Grant: 243730 EUR Programme: Erasmus+ Key Action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices Action Type: Strategic Partnerships for higher education Coordinator UNIVERSITETET I AGDER GIMLEMOEN 25 4604 KRISTIANSAND http://www.uia.no Organisatio
Three positions open as PhD and Postdoc at University of Agder (UiA) in the following areas: PhD student position: "PhD Research Fellow in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning tools for UAV communications: focus on wireless communications, machine learning, signal processing, and artificial intelligence". PhD student position: "PhD Research Fellow in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning tools for UAV communications: focus on control theory, aerial robotics