29/09/2017 - New article published in Sensors together with PhD. Student Matheus Machado, Master Student Pedro Ribeiro and Prof. Silvia Botelho from NAUTEC-FURG. The paper is also a cooperation with Prof. Pedro Núñez from UNEX-Spain. The work shows the lastest advances in "Object Classification in Semi Structured Enviroment Using Forward-Looking Sonar".

15/09/2017 - Organizing the Roboday in one of the largest fair about technologies to high school students (Mostratec) together with the team of IEEE RAS South Brazil Chapter.

01/09/2017 - Several articles accepted to be published together with many students and colleagues from FURG in the IEEE LARS, SIBGRAPI (DeepDive), ICMLA, ENIAC and SBAI in welding robotization, deep learning applications and mobile robotics.

01/07/2017 - Today I am become a Vice-Chair of the RAS Chapter in the IEEE South Brazil Section together with the Chair Prof. Rodrigo Guerra (UFSM) and the Secretary Prof. Danilo Perico (FEI).

13/06/2017 - New paper published in the SAC 2017 - Automated seam tracking system based on passive monocular vision for automated linear robotic welding process in cooperation with students and colleagues of the NAUTEC-FURG. Copyrighted version available in ACM.

01/01/2017 - New paper about Single Image Restoration in Participating Medium in cooperation with Joel Gaya, Felipe Codevilla, Amanda Duarte and Silvia Botelho - Pre-print available to download on arXiv.

12/12/2016 - Talk presentation in Spanish Universities: Universidad de Zaragoza, Universidad de Girona, Universidad de Extremadura. Cooperation in the scopus of the CAPES/DPGU project - UFMG/FURG/UNEX.

30/10/2016 - Awards - Best Latin American PhD dissertation on Robotics 2015/2016 (CTDR/LARS) of my PhD Thesis  and Best Latin American MSc thesis on Robotics 2015/2016 (CTDR/LARS) of the work coadvisored by me (Matheus Machado advisored by Prof. Silvia Botel). 2nd Place on the PhD Dissertation Contest on Image Processing/Computer Vision/Computer Graphics in Brazil (WTD/SIBGRAPI). News in the UFMG website (Robotics and Computer Vision).

04/07/2016 - Demo video of the article accepted to be published in the IEEE IROS 2016 entitled Real-Time Monocular Underwater Obstacle Avoidance authored by Paulo Drews-Jr, Emili Hernandez (CSIRO-AU), Alberto Elfes (CSIRO-AU), Erickson R. Nascimento(UFMG-BR) and Mario Campos(UFMG-BR). The draft version of the paper is available in ResearchGate. The copyrighted version will be available in IEEExplorer.

15/05/2016 - Available Matlab code of the UDCP (Underwater Dark Channel Prior) and DCP (Dark Channel Prior) on Section "Codes" in the website.

13/03/2016 - Published paper on IEEE Computer Graphics and Application entitled Underwater Depth Estimation and Image Restoration Based on Single Images in collaboration with Prof. Mario Campos and Erickson Nascimento (UFMG) and Prof. Silvia Botelho (FURG). The draft version of the paper is available in the ResearchGate. The copyrighted version can be found in IEEE.

10/01/2016 - News in a local newspaper about our cooperation with prof. Luiz Felipe Cestari Dumont (IO-FURG) about prediction of the shrimp harvesting on the Patos Lagoon estuary (In Portuguese). Prof. Karina Machado, Eng. Thiago Turra , Eng. Matheus Bauer and MSc. Pedro Puciarelli also collaborate in this project.

01/10/2015 - Presentation of the paper Automatic Restoration of Underwater Monocular Sequences of Images on IEEE IROS 2015 on Youtube. It was developed in collaboration with Dr. Alberto Elfes (ASL - CSIRO - Australia), Prof. Mario Campos and Erickson Nascimento (UFMG - Brazil). Slides for downloading and Paper available for downloading on ResearchGate.

22/07/2015 - Video Demo of the Microalgae Classification project - from previously published paper: Drews-Jr, P. et al. Microalgae classification using semi-supervised and active learning based on Gaussian mixture models. Journal of the Brazilian Computer Society , v. 19, p. 411-422, 2013. Link in the Elsevier, and Link for download of the pre-print version on Researchgate

01/07/2015 - Accepted Paper on IEEE IROS 2015 - Automatic Restoration of Underwater Monocular Sequences of Images - In collaboration with Dr. Alberto Elfes (ASL - CSIRO - Australia), Prof. Mario Campos and Erickson Nascimento (UFMG - Brazil) . Available for downloading on ResearchGate.

01/04/2015 - Accepted Paper on IEEE OCEANS 2015 - Real-Time Localization and Dense Mapping in Underwater Environments from a Monocular Sequence - In collaboration with Alejo Concha, Javier Civera (Universidad de Zaragoza). Available for downloading on ResearchGate.

30/01/2015 -  Accepted Paper on IEEE ICRA 2015 - Attitude Control for an Hybrid Unmanned Aerial Underwater Vehicle: A Robust Switched Strategy with Global Stability together with Armando Alves Neto and Leonardo Mozelli (both from UFSJ-Brazil), and Mario Campos (UFMG-Brazil). Available for downloading on ResearchGate. Available video (poster) of the presentation in ICRA 2015.

18/05/2014 - Accepted Paper on IEEE/RSJ IROS 2014 - A new concept of aerial and underwater vehicle... Hybrid Unmanned Aerial Underwater Vehicle (HUAUV) together with Armando Alves Neto (UFSJ-Brazil) and Mario Campos (UFMG-Brazil). Available for downloading on ResearchGate and IEEE explorer.

16/04/2014 - Talk about Mobile Robotics in IFSUL-Charqueadas (Slides - in portuguese) - Noticia sobre a Palestra no site do IFSUL-Charqueadas.

13/04/2014 - Accepted paper on IEEE/IAPR ICPR 2014 - Generalized Optical Flow Model for Scattering Media - Paulo Drews-Jr, Erickson Nascimento, Arthur Xavier and Mario Campos, 2014. Available for downloading on ResearchGate.

13/02/2014 - Published paper on International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems - A Novel Robust Scene Change Detection Algorithm for Autonomous Robots Using Mixtures of Gaussians - Luis J. Manso, Pedro Núñez, Sidnei da Silva and Paulo Drews-Jr, 11:18, 2014. doi: 10.5772/57360.

01/12/2013 - Published paper on Underwater Images Workshop in ICCV 2013 (Australia) - Transmission Estimation in Underwater Single Images - Paulo Drews-Jr, Erickson Nascimento, Felipe Moraes, Silvia Botelho and Mario Campos

27/11/2013 - Tutorial about ROS and a new Paper about Change Detection in ICAR 2013

12/09/2013 - Event in Cáceres/Spain - Workshop Hispano-Brasileiro in Robótica Autonoma e Inteligencia Robótica (Whisbra)

08/09/2013 - Publication in Journal of Brazilian Computer Society - Microalgae classification using semi-supervised and active learning based on Gaussian mixture models - DOI: 10.1007/s13173-013-0121-y

17/07/2013 - Interview in TV FURG about robotics and automation group - NAUTEC (in portuguese) 

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05/07/2013 - Publication in Journal Robotics and Autonomous Systems Journal (RAS) - Novelty detection and segmentation based on Gaussian mixture models: A case study in 3D robotic laser mapping - DOI: 10.1016/j.robot.2013.06.004

01/05/2013 - News about our visit to European Universities (in portuguese)

26/04/2013 - News about our ICRA paper (in portuguese)

14/03/2013 - NAVCOMP - Symposium on Computing and Automation for Offshore Shipbuilding (in portuguese)

13/03/2013 - News about the First test in South Brazil using Underwater Vehicles (in portuguese)

23/10/2012 - News about the Best Paper Award Ceremony of ENIA/BRACIS 2012 (in portuguese)

07/08/2012 - Event - I Workshop INCT Mar COI - Curitiba - Brazil (in portuguese) 

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01/03/2012 - Publication in Journal of Brazilian Computer Sciente - Space D* - A path-planning algorithm for multiple robots in unknown environments - DOI: 10.1007/s13173-012-0071-9

2010 - 2017 -- Desenvolvido pelo Centro de Ciências Computacionais - C3