Tag Archives: SPECS

The Flywalk

A new way to get meaningful info from minute creatures Although not known for its beauty or its brains, the common fruit fly has won the devotion of scientists around the world thanks to its many traits that make it … Continue reading

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The Brain, Music and Artificial Intelligence

The SPECS lab puts their stuff on display in Barcelona! The Spanish Society of Neuroscience, has declared 2012 Neuroscience Year in Spain. The year-long celebration serves as a way to bring neuroscience to the public and promote the dissemination of … Continue reading

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iCub: the Robot Dj

The iCub and a human jam together on the Reactable At the Synthetic, Perceptive, Emotive and Cognitive Systems group (SPECS) at the Universidad Pompeu Fabra (UPF) in Barcelona, it’s just your average Jam session. Fellow music makers include a PhD … Continue reading

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iCub Never Forgets a Face…

Check out a new model for face recognition software from SPECS! Many mammals have an amazing ability to recognize objects under distinct conditions. Tasks that may seem simple are in fact only possible thanks to the great complexity of the … Continue reading

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Europe’s Integrative Technology

Robots for stroke patients and more… The video above features the LOPES  (Lower Extremity-Powered ExoSkeleton) developed by Dr. ir Herman van der Kooij  and his team at the University of Twente, Netherlands to assist stroke patients who are learning how … Continue reading

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Robots and Royalty

icub meets Spain’s Prince and Princess of Asturias, Don Felipe and Doña Letizia at the Campus Party Milenio, Granada The event is being celebrated from the 12th -26th of October to mark the  the millennium of the Kingdom of Granada. … Continue reading

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BCBT 2011

The  4th edition of the Barcelona Cognition, Brain and Technology 2 week summer school Check out the programme organized by SPECS, the Synthetic Perceptive, Emotive and Cognitive Systems Group of Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona.

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