Emilio Garcia-Fidalgo

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Vessel maintenance entails periodic visual inspections of the internal and external parts of the hull in order to detect the typical defective situations affecting metallic structures, such as coating breakdown, corrosion, cracks, etc. The main goal of project MINOAS is the automation of the inspection process, currently undertaken by human surveyors, by(More)
Vessel maintenance entails periodic visual inspections of internal and external parts of the hull in order to detect the typical defective situations affecting metallic structures, such as cracks, coating breakdown, corrosion, etc. The main goal of the EU-FP7 project MINOAS is the automation of the inspection process, currently undertaken by human(More)
Vessel maintenance entails periodic visual inspections of internal and external parts of the hull in order to detect the typical defective situations affecting metallic structures. Nowadays, robots are becoming more and more important regarding these inspection tasks, since they can collect the requested information and, thus, prevent humans from performing(More)
Seagoing vessels have to undergo regular visual inspections in order to detect the typical defective situations affecting metallic structures, such as cracks and corrosion. These inspections are currently performed by ship surveyors manually at a great cost. To make ship inspections safer and more cost-efficient, this paper presents a Micro-Aerial Vehicle(More)
We propose an appearance-based loop closure detection algorithm based on binary features and a Bag-of-Words scheme. Unlike other approaches that build the visual dictionary offline, we introduce an indexing method for binary features, which, in combination with an inverted index, enable us to obtain loop closure candidates in an online manner. These(More)
This paper describes GLOC3, a general software control architecture intended for unmanned vehicles. Applying a criterion of maximizing software maintainability and reusability, as well as fulfilling the monitoring and logging needs that arise from any experimental platform, this architecture is based on a single minimalist generic component. Besides, this(More)