Pedro J. Sanz

 

Dep. of C. Science & Engineering

Universitat Jaume-I

Avd Sos Vaynat s/n

E-12071 – Castellón, Spain

 

Email: sanzp@uji.es

URL: http://www3.uji.es/~sanzp/

Tel:  + 34 964 72 82 85

Fax: + 34 964 72 84 86

 

Nationality: Spanish. Date of birth: September 17, 1959

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Curriculum Vitae

June 2015 (last update)

Higher Education and Qualifications

 

 

1985

B.Sc. in Physics by the University of Valencia (Spain)

 

1991

M.Sc in Engineering (CAD/CAM) from the Technical University of Valencia

M.Sc. Cum Laude

1996

Ph.D. in Computer Engineering by the Jaume I University of Castellon

Ph.D. Cum Laude

Languages: Spanish: mother tongue. Fluent English (spoken and written).

 

Bibliographical Sketch

 

 

Pedro J. Sanz is Full Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at Jaume I University (Spain), and head of the Interaction and Robotic Systems Lab. He holds a B.Sc. in Physics by the University of Valencia (1985, Spain), M.Sc in Engineering (CAD/CAM) from the Technical University of Valencia (1989, Spain) and a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering by the Jaume I University of Castellon (1996, Spain). His current research interests are Multisensory based Grasping and Dexterous Manipulation, Telerobotics and Human-Robot Interaction, all of them applied to real life scenarios, including assistive and underwater robotics. Dr. Sanz was a 1996 recipient of the “Best Thesis in Electronics and Computer Science Domains”, National Research Prize, from the “Artigas Spanish Foundation” (Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain). Dr. Sanz has been active since 1990 in R&D within several projects on Advanced Robotics and Multimedia Interfaces. He is author or co-author of a broad range of research publications and is an active member of different scientific societies such as IEEE (RAS & SMC), EUCog and euRobotics.

He has been appointed as Visiting Scientist at different Labs in the Universities: TUM (GERMANY, 200), Blaise Pascal (FRANCE, 2002), Bologna (ITALY, 2008), and Girona (Spain, 2011). He was a Member of the Advisory Committee of the IEEE Systems Council (2008/12, RAS Representative Member). Chair of several Tutorials and Workshops within outstanding International Conferences on Robotics. He has served as Program Committee member of several international conferences and as Editor of some well-known international Journals. Currently is the Coordinator of the National Robotics Network funded by the Spanish Ministry, and his main research interests are devoted to Multisensory based Grasping and Dexterous Manipulation, Telerobotics and Human-Robot Interaction, all of them applied to real life scenarios, including assistive and underwater robotics.

 

Positions Held

 

 

·        Since 1998: Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Jaume I University of Castellon, Spain

Currently Full Professor in Computer Sciene and Artificial Intelligence

·        1991-1998: Department of Mathematics & Informatics, Jaume I University of Castellon, Spain

Assistant Professor in Computer Sciene and Artificial Intelligence

·        1989-1991: Department of Systems Engineering & Automation, Technical University of Valencia, Spain

Different appointments with teaching responsibilities (lectures and laboratory practice) on Robotics and Simulation subjects

·        1986-1990: Spanish Air Force

Lieutenant

 

Research Interests

 

 

My research interests center on the grasping and manipulation skills for any kind of robotic systems. In order to succeed with uncertainty in unstructured domains, different perceptual capabilities are explored and some Artificial Intelligence approaches are investigating, including learning from experience and following a knowledge-based methodology. In particular, the main topics related with this research are: Multisensory based Grasping and Dexterous Manipulation, Telerobotics and Human-Robot Interaction, all of them applied to real life scenarios, including assistive and underwater robotics.

 

Management, International Duties

 

 

2001-2010                    Co-chair of the Interest Group on “Manipulation and Grasping” within the European Robotics Network (EURON).

2004-2008                    Committee Member in the “Education & Training Key Area” within the European Robotics Network (EURON).

2008-2012                    Member of the Advisory Committee of the IEEE Systems Council (RAS Representative Member).

2008-2012                    Member of the Publications Board of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society.

Organizing Committees

 

·        International Summer School on Mobile Manipulators

General Organizer of this School, funded by the Spanish Ministry. It was celebrated on July 13-14, 2015 in the UJI Campus, Spain.

·        IFAC Workshop on Navigation, Guidance and Control of Underwater Vehicles (NGCUV’2015)

Organizer of the Invited Session “Underwater Manipulation”, in conjunction with NGCUV’2015, 28-30 April 2015, Girona, Spain

·        2014 IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots

Humanoids competition Chair, 18-20 November 2014, Madrid, Spain

·        ELMAR2010-SpecialSession

Organizer of the Special Session SS1 “Increasing Autonomy in Underwater Intervention Systems”, in conjunction with the 52nd International Symposium ELMAR-2010, 15-17 September 2010, Zadar, Croatia

·        IURS2007

General Chair of the 7th International UJI Robotics Symposium on Assistive Robots, September 24-28, 2007, Benicàssim, Castellón, Spain

·        IURS2006

Programme Co-Chair of the 6th International UJI Robotics Symposium on Humanoid Robots, September 18-22, 2006, Benicàssim, Castellón, Spain

·        IROS2005-Workshop

Co–Organizer of the Workshop on “Mobile Manipulators: Basic Techniques, New Trends & Applications”, in conjunction with the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, August 1, 2005, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

·        ICMA2005-Tutorial

Organizer of the Tutorial on “Towards Autonomous Manipulation Capabilities for Service Robots”, in conjunction with the IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, July 29, 2005, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

·        IURS2004

General Chair of the 4th International UJI Robotics Symposium on Mobile Manipulators, September 13-17, 2004, Benicàssim, Castellón, Spain

·        IURS2003

Programme Co-Chair of the 3rd International UJI Robotics Symposium on Online and Internet Robots: Advanced Techniques for Telemanipulation, September 15-19, 2003, Benicàssim, Castellón, Spain

·        IROS2002-Tutorial

Co–Organizer of the Tutorial T1 (“Towards Intelligent Robotic Manipulation”) for the 2002 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, September 30, 2002, Lausanne, Switzerland

·        EURON-UJI-SummerSchool2002

Organizing Committee Member of the 2nd EURON Summer School of Benicàssim on Visual Servoing, September 16-20, 2002, Benicàssim, Castellón, Spain

·        EURON-UJI-SummerSchool2001

General Chair of the 1st EURON Summer School of Benicàssim on Robotic and Biologically-Inspired Manipulation, September 10-14, 2001, Benicàssim, Castellón, Spain

·        IEA-AIE'98

Organizing Committee Member of the 11th International Conference on Industrial & Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence & Expert Systems, June 1-4, 1998, Benicàssim, Castellón, Spain

 

Program Committees

 

·        NGCUV’2015

IFAC Workshop on Navigation, Guidance and Control of Underwater Vehicles, 28-30 April 2015, Girona, Spain

·        SysCon 2013

The 2013 IEEE International Systems Conference, Orlando, Florida, USA, April 15-18, 2013

·        SysCon 2012

The 2012 IEEE International Systems Conference, Vancouver, Canada, March 19-22, 2012

·        SysCon 2011

The 2011 IEEE International Systems Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, April 4-7, 2011

·        ICCVR'2010

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTATIONAL VISION AND ROBOTICS, Bhubaneswar, India. 22-23 August, 2010

·        RSS'2010

Robotics: Science and Systems Conference, Zaragoza, Spain. June 27-30, 2010

·        SysCon 2010

4rd Annual IEEE International Systems Conference, San Diego, CA, USA, April 5-8th 2010

·        ETFA 2010

The 15th  IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, Bilbao, Spain. September 13 - 16, 2010

·        SysCon 2009

3rd Annual IEEE International Systems Conference, Vancouver (Canada), March 2009

·        ETFA 2009

The 14th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, Mallorca, Spain. September 22 - 26, 2009

·        CI 2009

The Fourth IASTED International Conference on Computational Intelligence, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. August 17 - 19, 2009

·        ASC 2008

The Twelfth IASTED International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing, September 1 – 3, 2008, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

·        ASC 2007

The Eleventh IASTED International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing, August 29 – 31, 2007, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

·        IROS 2006

2006 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, October 9 - 15, 2006, Beijing, China

·        CI 2006

The Fourth IASTED International Conference on Computational Intelligence, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA from August 17, 2009 to August 19, 2009

·        ASC 2006

The Tenth IASTED International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing, August 28 – 30, 2006, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

·        ASC 2005

The Ninth IASTED International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing, 12 – 14, 2005, Benidorm, Spain

·        IROS 2005

2006 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, October 9 - 15, 2006, Beijing, China

·        ICRA 2005

2005 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, April 18-22, 2005, Barcelona, Spain

·        ASC 2004

The Eighth IASTED International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing, September 1 – 3, 2004, Marbella, Spain

·        IROS 2004

2004 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, September 28 - October 2, 2004, Senday, Japan

·        IMG 2004

International Conference on Intelligent Manipulation and Grasping, Genoa - Italy July 1-2, 2004

·        IEA-AIE 2003

The 16th International Conference on International Conference on Industrial & Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence & Expert Systems, June 23-26, Loughborough, England, UK

·        IROS 2002

2002 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, September 30 - October 4, 2002, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

·        RET 2001

1st EURON Workshop on Robotics Education and Training, July 21st, 2001, Weingarten, Germany

Editorial Boards and Journal Reviewer

 

 

2005              Guest Editor for the Special issue on "Pattern Recognition for Autonomous Manipulation in Robotic Systems” of IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Part C.

2005              Guest Editor for the Special issue on "Online and Internet Robots for Telemanipulation” of Journal of Robotic Systems.

2005              (up to now)      Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Part C: Applications and Reviews.

2007              Guest Editor for the Special issue on “Mobile Manipulators” of Robotica (Int Journal).

2008              (2010)  Associate Editor of IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine.

Reviewer of articles for other journals (among others): IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part A; IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation; Pattern Analysis & Applications Journal; Robotics and Autonomous Systems; Intelligent Service Robots; IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine.

Funded Research Projects (since 2004)

 

 

European

2010-2013          Marine Robots and Dexterous Manipulation for Enabling Autonomous Underwater Multipurpose Intervention Missions – TRIDENT (ICT-248497). EU, ICT Programme of the Framework VII. Role: COORDINATOR.

2008-2012          Emergence of Cognitive Grasping through Emulation, Introspection, and Surprise – GRASP (ICT-215821). EU, ICT Programme of the Framework VII. Role: Member of the UJI team.

2006-2010          GROUP OF UNMANNED ASSISTANT ROBOTS DEPLOYED IN AGGREGATIVE NAVIGATION SUPPORTED BY SCENT DETECTION – GUARDIANS (IST-045269). EU, IST Programme of the Framework VI. Role: Member of the UJI team.

National

2015-2018          Multifunctional coopERative marine roBOTs for Intervention DomainS– MERBOTS (DPI2014-57746-C3). Spanish Ministry. Coordinated Project (UJI, UdG, UIB). Role: COORDINATOR.

2012-2014          Multisensory Based Underwater Intervention through Cooperative Marine Robots– TRITON (DPI2011-27977-C03). Spanish Ministry. Coordinated Project (UJI, UdG, UIB). Role: COORDINATOR.

2009-2011          Reconfigurable AUV for Intervention – RAUVI (DPI2008-06548-C03). Spanish Ministry. Coordinated Project (UJI, UdG, UIB). Role: COORDINATOR.

2004-2007          A Complete Autonomous Manipulation System based on Data Fusion and Learning Techniques for Service Robots (DPI2004-01920). Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology. Role: COORDINATOR.

 PhD Thesis Adviser

 

 

1.Marín R. “The UJI Online Robot: A Distributed Architecture for Pattern Recognition, Autonomous Grasping and Augmented Reality”. Univ. Jaume I, Spain, 2002. European doctorate.

2.      Recatalá G. “Visual determination, tracking and execution of 2D grasps using a behavior-inspired approach”. Univ. Jaume I, Spain, 2003. European doctorate.

3.      Morales A. “Learning to predict grasp reliability with a multifinger robot hand by using visual features”. Univ. Jaume I, Spain, 2004. European doctorate.

4.      Prats M. “Robot Physical Interaction through the combination of Vision, Tactile and Force Feedback”. Univ. Jaume I, Spain, 2009. European doctorate. This PhD Thesis has been the recipient of the “G. Giralt PhD Award”, Sweden, April 2011, for the best PhD Thesis in Europe in the field of robotics. This award is given by the European Robotics Research Network – EURON.

5.      Wirz R. “Interacción Hombre-Robot a través de Internet: Arquitecturas, Protocolos de Red y Aplicaciones”. (in Spanish) Univ. Jaume I, Spain, 2009.

 International Journals (JCR Selected Publications)

 

 

1.     Jorge Sales, Jose V. Martí, Raúl Marín, Enric Cervera, and Pedro J. Sanz. "CompaRob: The Shopping Cart Assistance Robot". International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, Volume 2016, Article ID 4781280, 15 pages.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/4781280

2.     J. Carlos García, Patrão, B., Almeida, L., Pérez, J., Menezes, P., Dias, J., and Sanz, P. J., “Design and Evaluation of a Natural Interface for Remote Operation of Underwater Robots”, IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, 2015. DOI:10.1109/MCG.2015.118

3.     J. Pérez, Sales, J., Fernández, J. Javier, García, J. Carlos, Sanz, P. J., Marín, R., and Prats, M., “Exploring 3-D Reconstruction Techniques: A Benchmarking Tool for Underwater Robotics”, Robotics & Automation Magazine, IEEE, vol. 22, Pages 85–95, 2015. DOI: 10.1109/MRA.2015.2448971.

4.     E. Cervera, García, J. Carlos, and Sanz, P. J., “Toward the Robot Butler: The HUMABOT Challenge”, Robotics & Automation Magazine, IEEE, vol. 22, Pages 8–17, 2015. DOI: 10.1109/MRA.2015.2418511

5.     D. Fornas, J. Sales, A. Peñalver, J. Pérez, J.J. Fernández, R. Marín and P.J. Sanz. ‘Primitive shape fitting in point clouds: a practical approach to improve autonomous underwater grasp specification’. Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence (2015). DOI: 10.1080/0952813X.2015.1024495

6.     A. Peñalver, Pérez, J., Fernández, J. Javier, Sales, J., Sanz, P. J., García, J. Carlos, Fornas, D., and Marín, R., “Visually-guided manipulation techniques for robotic autonomous underwater panel interventions”, Annual Reviews in Control, vol. 40, 2015, Pages 201–211. DOI:10.1016/j.arcontrol.2015.09.012.

7.     Pere Ridao, Marc Carreras, David Ribas, Pedro J. Sanz, Gabriel Oliver. "Intervention AUVs: The next challenge (Review)". Annual Reviews in Control, Volume 40, 2015, Pages 227–241. DOI:10.1016/j.arcontrol.2015.09.015.

8.     D. Ribas, Ridao, P., Turetta, A., Melchiorri, C., Palli, G., Fernádez, J., and Sanz, P. J., “I-AUV Mechatronics Integration for the TRIDENT FP7 Project”, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, vol. PP, no. Issue: 99, pp. 1 - 10, 2015. DOI: 10.1109/TMECH.2015.2395413.

9.     José J Fernández, Mario Prats, Pedro J Sanz, Juan C García, Raul Marin, Mike Robinson, David Ribas, Pere Ridao, “Grasping for the Seabed: Developing a New Underwater Robot Arm for Shallow-Water Intervention”, in Robotics & Automation Magazine, IEEE, vol. 20 (4), pp. 121 – 130, 2013. DOI: 10.1109/MRA.2013.2248307.

10.  Jose Vicente Marti, Jorge Sales, Raul Marin and Pedro Sanz, “Multi-Sensor Localization and Navigation for Remote Manipulation in Smoky Areas”, in International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems Vol. 10, 01/2013. DOI: 10.5772/55808.

11.  G. De Novi, C. Melchiorri, J.C. García, P.J. Sanz, P. Ridao, G. Oliver, "A New Approach for a Reconfigurable Autonomous Underwater Vehicle for Intervention", in IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine, 25 (11), pp. 32-36, Nov.-2010. DOI: 10.1109/MAES.2010.5638803.

12.  M. Prats, P.J. Sanz and A.P del Pobil. “Reliable non-prehensile door opening through the combination of vision, tactile and force feedback”. Journal of Autonomous Robots, 29(2), pp. 201-218, 2010. Previously published online: May 14, 2010; http://www.springerlink.com/content/6071654pp4515m23/

13.  M. Prats, P.J. Sanz and A.P del Pobil. “A framework for compliant physical interaction: the grasp meets the task”. Journal of Autonomous Robots (special issue on autonomous mobile manipulation), 28(1), pp. 89-111, 2010. Previously published online: September 23, 2009; http://www.springerlink.com/content/tv4920v2t8g88106/

14.  R. Marín, G. León, R. Wirz, J. Sales, J. M. Claver, P. J. Sanz, J. Fernández. “Remote Programming of Network Robots Within the UJI Industrial Robotics Telelaboratory: FPGA Vision and SNRP Network Protocol”. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics. Vol. 56, No. 12, pp. 4806-4816. December 2009.

15.  Recatalá, Gabriel; Carloni, Raffaella; Melchiorri, Claudio; Sanz, Pedro J; Cervera, Enric; del Pobil, Ángel P. “Vision-Based Grasp Tracking for Planar Objects”. IEEE Trans. on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (Part C). Vol. 38, No. 6, pp. 844-849. 2008.

16.  M. Prats, P.J. Sanz, E. Martínez, R. Marín, A.P. del Pobil. Manipulación autónoma multipropósito en el robot de servicios Jaume-2. Revista iberoamericana de automática e informática industrial (RIAI), Vol. 5, pp. 25-37, 2008.

17.  Prats, M.; Sanz, P.J.; del Pobil, A.P.; Martinez, E.; Marín, R. “Towards Multipurpose Autonomous Manipulation with the UJI Service Robot”. Robotica, Cambridge Univ. Press, Vol 25, Part 2, pp. 245-256. 2007.

18.  Raul Wirz, Raul Marin, Pedro J. Sanz. “Remote Programming over Multiple Heterogeneous Robots: A Case Study on Distributed Multirobot Architecture”. Industrial Robot: An International Journal. Vol. 33 No. 6, pp. 431-442. 2006.

19.  Antonio Morales, Pedro J. Sanz, Angel P. del Pobil and Andrew H. Fagg. “Vision-based three-finger grasp synthesis constrained by hand geometry”. Robotics and Autonomous Systems. 54, pp. 496-512. 2006.

20.  Sanz PJ, Requena A, Iñesta JM, del Pobil AP.  “Grasping the not-so-obvious: Vision-Based Object Handling for Industrial Applications”. IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine. Vol 12, Issue 3, pp. 44-52. 2005.

21.  Marin R., Sanz, P.J., Nebot P., Wirz R. “A Multimodal Interface to Control a Robot Arm via Web: A Case Study on Remote Programming”. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics (Special Section on Human-Robot Interface).  Vol. 52, Issue 6, pp.1506 – 1520. 2005.

22.  P.J. Sanz, R. Marín, J.S. Sánchez “Includding Efficient Object Recognition Capabilities in Online Robots: From a Statistical to a Neural-Network Classifier”. IEEE Trans. on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (Part C). Vol. 35, No. 1, pp.87-96. 2005.

23.  R. Marín & P.J. Sanz “Grasping Determination Experiments within the UJI Robotics Telelab”. Journal of Robotic Systems 22 (4), pp. 203-216. 2005.

24.  R. Marín, P.J. Sanz, A.P. del Pobil. “The UJI Online Robot: An Education and Training Experience”. Journal of Autonomous Robots, Special Issue “Internet and On-Line Robots”. No. 15, pp. 283-297. 2003.

25.  R. Marín, P.J. Sanz, A.P. del Pobil. “Teleoperated Robot System Via Web: The UJI Telerobotic Training System”. International Journal of Robotics and Automation, Special Issue on Web-based Robotics and Automation. Volume 17/Number 3/2002, paper 105, ACTA Press, 2002.

26.   Sanz, P.J., Iñesta, J.M., del Pobil, A.P. "Planar Grasping Characterization Based on Curvature-Symmetry Fusion", Applied Intelligence, Vol. 10, pp. 25-36. 1999.

27.   R. Marín, P.J. Sanz, O. Coltell, J.M. Iñesta, F. Barber, and D. Corella. "Student Teacher Communication Directed to Computer based Learning Environments", Displays (Elsevier Science)           , Vol. 17, pp. 167-178. 1997.

 Other International Journals

 

 

1.      M Prats, D Ribas, N Palomeras, J C García, V Nannen,·S Wirth, J J Fernández, J P Beltrán, R Campos, P Ridao, P J Sanz, G Oliver, M Carreras, N Gracias, R Marín, A Ortiz. Reconfigurable AUV for intervention missions: a case study on underwater object recovery. Intelligent Service Robotics, vol 5 (1), pp. 19-31, 2012. DOI: 10.1007/s11370-011-0101-z. Published online 4 October 2011: http://www.springerlink.com/content/d715441x8885527g/

2.      Juan C. García, Mario Prats, Raúl Marín and Pedro J. Sanz. “USER INTERFACE ORIENTED TO THE SPECIFICATION OF UNDERWATER ROBOTIC INTERVENTIONS”. Journal of Maritime Research, vol VIII (2), pp. 49-62, 2011.

3.  R Mario Prats, Ester Martínez, Pedro J. Sanz, Angel P. del Pobil. The UJI librarian robot. Intelligent Service Robotics, Vol. 1, pp. 321-335, 2008.

4.  Raul WIRZ, Raul MARIN, Joseph FERNANDEZ, Pedro J. SANZ. Remote Programming of Multirobot Systems within the UPC-UJI Telelaboratories: System Architecture and Agent-Based Multirobot Control. INT. JOURNAL OF INTELLIGENT CONTROL AND SYSTEMS, Vol. 13, pp. 120-127, 2008.

5.  P.J. Sanz, J. Domingo, A.P. Del Pobil, J. Pelechano. An Integrated Approach to Position a Robot Arm in a System for Planar Part Grasping. Advanced Manufacturing Forum, Vol. 1, pp. 137-148, 1996.

International Book

 

1.       “Robot Physical Interaction through the combination of Vision, Tactile and Force Feedback”. Mario Prats, Ángel P. del Pobil, Pedro J. Sanz. Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics, Volume 84 2013. ISBN: 978-3-642-33240-1 (Print) 978-3-642-33241-8 (Online). http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-33241-8

International Book Edition (http://sic.uji.es/publ)

 

1.       “METHODOLOGY AND TOOLS IN TELEMANIPULATION SYSTEMS VIA INTERNET”. Ed by Marin R, Sanz PJ, & Schilling K. University of Jaume I Publishing. ISBN 84-8021-462-7, Spain. 2004.

2.      “MOBILE MANIPULATORS: BASIC TECHNIQUES, NEW TRENDS & APPLICATIONS”. Ed by Sanz PJ, Marin R & Vincze M. University of Jaume I Publishing. ISBN 84-8021-560-7, Spain. 2006.

3.      “RECENT PROGRESS IN ASSISTIVE ROBOTS”. Ed by Sanz PJ, Recatalá G & Balaguer, C. University of Jaume I Publishing. ISBN 978-84-8021-669-2, Spain. 2008.

4.      “HUMANOID ROBOTS”. Ed by Angel P. del Pobil, Antonio Morales & Pedro J. Sanz. University of Jaume I Publishing. ISBN 978-84-8021-667-8, Spain. 2008.

International Book Chapters (since 1996)

 

 

1.      Javier Pérez, Jorge Sales, Antonio Peñalver, J. Javier Fernández, Pedro J. Sanz, Juan C. García, Jose V. Martí, Raul Marín and David Fornas. “Robotic Manipulation within the Underwater Mission Planning context: A Use Case for Benchmarking”, Book Chapter in “Motion and Operation Planning of Robotic Systems: Background and Practical Approaches”, Carbone, Giuseppe, Gomez-Bravo, Fernando (Eds.) Springer, Mechanisms and Machine Science, Vol. 29. ISBN 978-3-319-14704-8, 2015

2.      Raul Wirz, Raul Marín, and Pedro J. Sanz. “Design and Educational Issues within the UJI Robotics Telelaboratory: A User Interface Approach”. Advances in Telerobotics, S.G. Tzafestas (ed.), Web-Based control and Robotics Education, Intelligent systems, control and Automation: Science and Engineering 38, DOI 10.1007/978-90-481-2505-0_10. Springer Science, 2009.

3.      R. Marín, R. Wirz, P. J. Sanz, and J. Fernández. “Internet-Based Tele-Laboratory: Remote Experiments using the SNRP Distributed Network Architecture”. Advances in Telerobotics, Ed. By M Ferre et al., Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics (STAR), Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, pp. 405-421, ISBN 978-3-540-71363-0. 2007.

4.      Chinellato E, Morales A, Sanz PJ, Del Pobil AP. “Validation of Features for Characterizing Robot Grasps”. Artificial Neural Nets Problem Solving Methods, Ed by J.Mira, J.R.Alvarez, Lecture Notes on Computer Science 2687, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp.193-200, ISBN 3-540-40211-X. 2003.

5.      R. Marin, J.S. Sanchez, P.J. Sanz. “Design and Evaluation of a Telerobotic System with Object Recognition Capabilities”. Applied Informatics-Artificial Intelligence and Applications; Advances in Computer Applications. M.H. Hamza. ACTA Press, pp. 12-16. ISBN 0-88986-313-X. 2001.

6.      Raül Marín, Pedro J Sanz. Telerobotic Training System through the web: low level architecture”. Telematics Applications in Automation and Robotics. K Schilling & H Roth, IFAC Publications, Elsevier Science Ltd., pp. 79-83. ISBN 0-08-043856-3. 2001.

7.      Raül Marín, Pedro J Sanz, Antonio J Jimeno, Jose M Iñesta. “Design of a Telerobotic Interface System by using Object Recognition Techniques”. Advances in Pattern Recognition. FJ Ferri, JM Iñesta, A Amin, P Pudil. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 1876, Springer-Verlag, pp. 832-841. ISBN 3-540-67946-4. 2000.

8.      Marín R, Recatalá G, Sanz P J, Iñesta J M, del Pobil A P. “Telerobotic System Based on Natural Language and Computer Vision”. Tasks and Methods in Applied Artificial Intelligence. A.P. del Pobil, J. Mira and M. Ali, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 1416, Springer-Verlag, pp. 353-364. ISBN 3-540-64574-8. 1998.

9.      Coltell O, Llach J, Sanz P J, Ruíz C, Carreres D. “Alternative Communication Interface for Severely Handicapped People Based on Multimedia Human-Computer Interaction System”. Tasks and Methods in Applied Artificial Intelligence. A.P. del Pobil, J. Mira and M. Ali. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 1416, Springer-Verlag, pp. 638-647. ISBN 3-540-64574-8. 1998.

10.   Iñesta JM, Sanz PJ, del Pobil AP. “An Automatic Transformation from Bimodal to Pseudo-binary Images”. Image Analysis and Processing, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, A. del Bimbo, Springer-Verlag, Vol. 1310, pp. 231-238. ISBN 3-540-63507-6. 1997.

11.   Sanz PJ, del Pobil AP, Iñesta JM. “Curvature-Symmetry Fusion in Planar Grasping Characterization from 2D Images”. Industrial and Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems. D. Potter, M. Matthews, M. Ali Eds. Gordon & Breach Science Publishers, pp.45-52. ISBN 90-5699-615-0. 1997.

12.   Sanz PJ, Iñesta JM, del Pobil AP. “Towards an Automatic Determination of Grasping Points from an Artificial Vision Approach”. Industrial and Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems. T. Tanaka, S. Ohsuga and M. Ali Eds. Gordon & Breach Science Publishers. Pp. 767-772. ISBN 2-8844-9198-8. 1996


International Conferences (since 2002, Refereed Selected Publications)

 

 

1.     N. Palomeras, Peñalver, A., Massot-Campos, M., Villacrosa, G., Negre, P. Lluís, Fernández, J. J., Ridao, P., Sanz, P. J., Oliver, G., and Palomer, A., “I-AUV Docking and Intervention in a Subsea Panel”, in IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Chicago, USA, pp. 2279 – 2285, 14-18 Sept. 2014. DOI: 10.1109/IROS.2014.6942870

2.     P. Ridao, Carreras, M., Ribas, D., Sanz, P. J. et al. ‘Intervention AUVs: The Next Challenge’, 19th IFAC World Congress (2014), Volume # 19 | Part# 1. Cape Town, South Africa, pp. 12146-12159. DOI 10.3182/20140824-6-ZA-1003.02819

3.     A. Peñalver, Pérez, J., Fernández, J. J., Sales, J., Sanz, P. J., García, J. C., Fornas, D., and Marín, R., “Autonomous Intervention on an Underwater Panel mockup by using Visually-Guided Manipulation Techniques”, in 19th IFAC World Congress (2014), Volume # 19 | Part# 1. Cape Town, South Africa, pp. 5151-5156. DOI 10.3182/20140824-6-ZA-1003.02545

4.     Javier Pérez, Jorge Sales, Raúl Marín, Pedro J. Sanz. “Online Tool for Benchmarking of Simulated Intervention Autonomous Underwater Vehicles: Evaluating Position Controllers in Changing Underwater Currents”. 2014 Second International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Modelling and Simulation (AIMS2014). 18-20 November, 2014. Madrid, Spain. pp.: 246-251. ISBN: 978-1-4799-7600-3.

5.     L. Santos, J. Sales, P. J. Sanz and J. Dias, "Cognitive Skills Models: Towards Increasing Autonomy in Underwater Intervention Missions", Second international workshop on Cognitive Robotics Systems: Replicating Human Actions and Activities, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS'2013), November 3-8, 2013, Tokyo Big Sight, Japan, 2013, Conference Link: http://www.crs2013.org/.

6.     J. Sales, L. Santos, P. J. Sanz, J. Dias, and J. C. García, “Increasing the autonomy levels for underwater intervention missions by using learning and probabilistic techniques,” in First Iberian Robotics Conference, ROBOT’2013, Madrid, Spain, 28-29 November 2013, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Volume 252, 2014, pp 17-32, Print ISBN: 978-3-319-03412-6, Online ISBN: 978-3-319-03413-3, Series ISSN: 2194-5357, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-03413-3_2.

7.     P. J. Sanz, A. Peñalver, J. Sales, D. Fornas, J. J. Fernández, J. Pérez, J. Bernabé, "GRASPER: A Multisensory Based Manipulation System for Underwater Operations", IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC'13), Manchester, UK, 13-16 October 2013.

8.     P. J. Sanz, J. Pérez, A. Peñalver, J. J. Fernández, D. Fornas, J. Sales, "GRASPER: HIL Simulation Towards Autonomous Manipulation of an Underwater Panel in a Permanent Observatory", OCEANS’13 MTS/IEEE conference, San Diego, CA, USA, 23-26 September 2013

9.     Mario Prats, J. Javier Fernández, Pedro J. Sanz, “Combining Template Tracking and Laser Peak Detection for 3D Reconstruction and Grasping in Underwater Environments”. Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, pp. 106-112, October 7-12, 2012. Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal. 978-1-4673-1735-1/12/S31.00

10.  Mario Prats, Javier Pérez, J. Javier Fernández, Pedro J. Sanz, “An Open Source Tool for Simulation and Supervision of Underwater Intervention Missions Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, pp. 2577-2582, October 7-12, 2012. Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal. 978-1-4673-1735-1/12/S31.00

11.  Mario Prats, Juan C. García, J. Javier Fernández, Raúl Marín, Pedro J. Sanz, “Towards specification, planning and sensor-based control of autonomous underwater intervention”. Proceedings of the 18th World Congress IFAC (The International Federation of Automatic Control), pp. 10361-10366, Milano (Italy) August 28 - September 2, 2011. DOI: 10.3182/20110828-6-IT-1002.02456

12.   Mario Prats, Juan C. García, J. Javier Fernández, Raúl Marín, Pedro J. Sanz, “Advances in the specification and execution of underwater autonomous manipulation tasks”. Proceedings of OCEANS 2011, pp.1-5 (ISBN: 978-1-4577-0086-6), Santander (España) June 6-9, 2011. DOI: 10.1109/Oceans-Spain.2011.6003619

13.   N. Palomeras, J. C. García, M. Prats, J. J. Fernández, P. J. Sanz, P. Ridao, "Distributed Architecture for Enabling Autonomous Underwater Intervention Missions", "4th Annual IEEE International System Conference", pp. 159-164, San Diego (USA), April-2010.

14.   J. C. García, J. J. Fernández, P. J. Sanz, R. Marín, "Increasing Autonomy within Underwater Intervention Scenarios: The user interface approach", "4th Annual IEEE International System Conference", pp. 71-75, San Diego (USA), April-2010.

15.   J.C. García, M. Prats, P.J. Sanz, R. Marín, O. Belmonte, "Exploring Multimodal Interfaces For Underwater Intervention Systems", Proceedings of the ICRA 2010 Workshop on Multimodal Human Robot Interfaces, pp. 37-41, Anchorage (Alaska), May-2010.

16.   P. J. Sanz, P. Ridao, G. Oliver, C. Melchiorri, G. Casalino, C. Silvestre, Y. Petillot, A. Turetta, "TRIDENT: Marine Robots and Dexterous Manipulation for Enabling Autonomous Underwater Multipurpose Intervention Missions", in the 7th IFAC Symposium on Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles, Lecce (Italy), Sept-2010. DOI: 10.3182/20100906-3-IT-2019.00034

17.   P.J. Sanz, M. Prats, P. Ridao, D. Ribas, G. Oliver and A. Orti, "Recent progress in the RAUVI Project. A reconfigurable Autonomous Underwater Vehicle for Intervention", 52- th International Symposium ELMAR-2010, pp. 471-474, Zadar, Croatia, Sept-2010.

18.   Prats, M.; Sanz, P.J.; del Pobil, A.P. “Vision-Tactile-Force Integration for Robot Physical Interaction”. In Proc of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Page(s): 3975 - 3980. Kobe, Japan, May 2009.

19.   Prats, Mario; Martinet, Philippe; Lee, Sukhan; Sanz, Pedro J. “Compliant physical interaction based on external vision-force control and tactile-force combination”. In Proc IEEE Intl. Conf. on Multisensor Fusion and Integration for Intelligent Systems (MFI), Page(s): 405 - 410, 2008.

20.   Prats, Mario; Sanz, Pedro J.; del Pobil, Angel P. “A framework for compliant physical interaction based on multisensor information”. In Proc IEEE Intl. Conf. on Multisensor Fusion and Integration for Intelligent Systems (MFI), Page(s): 439 - 444, 2008.

21.   Speth, Johannes; Morales, Antonio; Sanz, Pedro J. “    Vision-based grasp planning of 3D objects by extending 2D contour based algorithms”. In Proc. IEEE/RSJ Intl. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Page(s): 2240 - 2245, Nice, France, 2008.

22.   Sales, J.; Beltran, R.; Sanz, P.J.; Marin, R.; Wirz, R.; Leon, G.; Claver, J.; Alemany, J. “The UJI industrial robotics telelaboratory: Real-time vision and networking”. In Proc. IEEE/RSJ Intl. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Page(s): 4136 - 4136, Nice, France, 2008.

23.   Prats, M.; Sanz, P.J.; del Pobil, A.P. “Task-Oriented Grasping using Hand Preshapes and Task Frames”. In Proc of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Page(s): 1794 – 1799, Rome, Italy, 2007.

24.   Mario Prats; Angel P. del Pobil; Pedro J. Sanz. “A Control Architecture for Compliant Execution of Manipulation Tasks”. In Proc. IEEE/RSJ Intl. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Page(s): 4472 - 4477, Beijing, China, 2006.

25.   Wirz, R.; Marin, R.; Ruzafa, J.F.; Sanz, P.J. “Remote Programming of Multirobot Systems within the UPC-UJI Telelaboratories: System Architecture and Agent-Based Multirobot Control”. In Proc. IEEE Distributed Intelligent Systems: Collective Intelligence and Its Applications, Page(s): 219 – 224, 2006.

26.   Prats, M.; Sanz, P.J.; del Pobil, A.P. “Model-based tracking and hybrid force/vision control for the UJI librarian robot”. In Proc. IEEE/RSJ Intl. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Page(s): 1090 - 1095, Edmonton, Canada, 2005.

27.   Prats, M.; Sanz, P.J.; del Pobil, A.P. “Perception-based search and manipulation in a semi-structured environment”. In Proc. Intl. Conf. on Advanced Robotics (ICAR), Page(s): 749 - 754, 2005.

28.   Gabriel Recatalá, Pedro J. Sanz, Enric Cervera, Angel P. del Pobil. “Visual servoing for the tool-to-object positioning with respect to welding points”. Special Session "Welding Robots: Technology, System Issues and Applications" within IEEE Mechatronics & Robotics International Conference (MechRob). Aachen, Germany, 2004.

29.   Gabriel Recatalá, Pedro J. Sanz, Enric Cervera, Angel P. del Pobil. “Filter-based control of a gripper-to-object positioning movement”. In proc. of IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man & Cybernetics, pp. 5423-5428, The Hague, Holland, October 2004.

30.   E. Jiménez, R. Marín, P. J. Sanz. “A Soft Computing Classifier Based on Fourier Descriptors within Online Robots Context”. In proc. of IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man & Cybernetics, pp. 4838-4843, The Hague, Holland, October 2004.

31.   J. Sales, R. Fernández, J.M. Jiménez, R. Marín and P.J.Sanz. “Telecontrol of an Industrial Robot Arm by Means of a Multimodal User Interface: A Case Study”. In proc. of IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man & Cybernetics, pp. 76-81, The Hague, Holland, October 2004.

32.   Prats M, Ramos-Garijo R, Sanz PJ, Del Pobil AP. “Recent Progress in the UJI Librarian Robot”. In proc. of IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man & Cybernetics, pp. 5227-5232, The Hague, Holland, October 2004.

33.   G. Recatalá, P.J. Sanz, E. Cervera, and A.P. del Pobil. Grasp-based visual servoing for gripper-to-object positioning. In Proc. IEEE/RSJ Intl. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Page(s): 118 - 123 vol.1, Sendai, Japan, September 2004.

34.   P. J. Sanz, R. Marín and S. Dabic. “Improving 2D Visually-Guided Grasping Performance by Means of new Geometric Computation Techniques”. In Proc. Intelligent Manipulation and Grasping Int. Conference (IMG04), pp.559-564. Genoa, Italy, July 2004.

35.   Gabriel Recatalá, Pedro J. Sanz, Enric Cervera, Angel P. del Pobil. “Grasp-based visual servoing for the manipulation of planar objects”. In Proc. Intelligent Manipulation and Grasping Int. Conference (IMG04), pp. 549-554. Genoa, Italy, July 2004.

36.   Morales, E. Chinellato, P.J. Sanz, A.H. Fagg and A.P. del Pobil. “Vision based planar grasp synthesis and reliability assessment for a multifinger robot hand: a learning approach”. In Proc. Intelligent Manipulation and Grasping Int. Conference (IMG04), pp.565-570. Genoa, Italy, July 2004.

37.   R. Carloni, G. Recatalá, C. Melchiorri, P J. Sanz and E. Cervera. Homography-Based Grasp Tracking for Planar Objects”. In proc. of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 795-800, New Orleans (USA), April 2004.

38.   Prats M, Ramos-Garijo R, Sanz PJ, Del Pobil AP. “Autonomous Localization and Extraction of Books in a Library”. In Proc. of Intelligent Autonomous Systems Conference (IAS8), pp. 1138-1145. Amsterdam, March 2004.

39.   Marín R, Sanz PJ. “DISTANCE LEARNING VIA THE UJI ROBOTICS TELELAB”. In Proc. of Second International Conference on Multimedia and Information & Communication Technologies in Education (m-ICTE2003), Badajoz (Spain). ISBN 84-96212-12-2, 2003.

40.   Sanz PJ, Marín R, Sánchez JS. “Fast object recognition methods for the UJI Online Robot”. In proc. of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man & Cybernetics, pp. 2791-2796, Washington D.C., USA, 2003.

41.   Ramos-Garijo R., Prats M, Sanz PJ, Del Pobil A. P. “An Autonomous Assistant Robot for Book Manipulation in a Library”. In proc. of IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man & Cybernetics, pp. 3912-3917, Washington D.C., USA, 2003.

42.   Marín R, Sanz PJ, Nebot P, Esteller R. “Multirobot Internet-Based Architecture for Telemanipulation: Experimental Validation”. In proc. of IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man & Cybernetics, pp. 3565-3570, Washington D.C., USA, 2003.

43.   Marín R, Sanz PJ, Nebot P, Esteller R. “The Internet-Based UJI Tele-Lab: System Architecture”. In proc. of IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man & Cybernetics, pp.4904-4909, Washington D.C., USA, 2003.

44.   Marín R, Sanz PJ. “The Human-Machine Interaction Through the UJI telerobotic Training System”. In Proc. of IASTED International Conference on Robotics and Applications, Salzburg (Austria), pp. 47-52. 2003.

45.   Sanz PJ, Marín R, Sánchez JS. “Exploring new object recognition techniques for online robots”. In Proc. of IASTED International Conference on Robotics and Applications, Salzburg (Austria), pp. 41-46. 2003.

46.   Marín R, Sanz PJ, Arregui M. “Recent Educational Experiences by Using the UJI Online Robot”. In Proc. of International Conference on Network Universities and E-learning, UPV (Spain). ISBN 84-9705-369-9, 2003.

47.   Marín R, Sánchez JS, Sanz PJ. “Object recognition and incremental learning algorithms for a web-based telerebotic system”. In Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), pp. 2719-2724, Washington D.C. (USA), ISBN 0-7803-7273-5, 2002.

48.   Marín R, Sanz PJ, Sánchez JS. “A very high level interface to teleoperate a robot via web including augmented reality”. In Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), pp. 2725-2730, Washington D.C. (USA), ISBN 0-7803-7273-5, 2002.

49.   Marín R, Vila P, Sanz PJ, Marzal A. “Automatic Speech Recognition to Teleoperate a Robot via Web”. In Proc. of IEEE/RSJ Intl. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Vol 2, PP. 1278-1283, Lausanne, Switzerland. ISBN 0-7803-7398-7, 2002.

50.   Marín R, Sanz PJ, Del Pobil AP. “A Predictive Interface Based on Virtual and Augmented Reality for Task Specification in a Web Telerobotic System”. In Proc. of IEEE/RSJ Intl. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Vol 3, PP. 3005-3010, Lausanne, Switzerland. ISBN 0-7803-7398-7, 2002.

51.   Morales A, Sanz PJ, Del Pobil AP, Fagg AH. “An experiment in constraining vision-based finger contact selection with gripper geometry”. In Proc. of IEEE/RSJ Intl. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Vol 2, PP. 1693-1698, Lausanne, Switzerland. ISBN 0-7803-7398-7, 2002.

52.   Morales A, Sanz PJ, Del Pobil AP. “Vision-Based Computation of Three-Finger Grasps on Unknown Planar Objects”. In Proc. of IEEE/RSJ Intl. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Vol 2, PP. 1711-1716, Lausanne, Switzerland. ISBN 0-7803-7398-7, 2002.

53.   Recatala G, Sorg M, Leupold J, Sanz PJ, Del Pobil AP. “Visual grasp determination and tracking in 2D dynamic scenarios”. In Proc. of IEEE/RSJ Intl. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Vol 1, PP. 25-30, Lausanne, Switzerland. ISBN 0-7803-7398-7, 2002.

54.   Marín R, Sanz PJ. “Augmented Reality to Teleoperate a Robot through the Web”. In Proc. of 15th IFAC Triennial World Congress (IFAC), pp. 2640-2644. Barcelona (Spain), ISBN: 0-08-044184-X, July 2002.

55.   Marín R, Sanz PJ. “Telerobotic Training System Through the web: A case study”. In Proc. of International Conference on Learning Networks (NL 2002), pp. 136-141. Tech. University of Berlin (Germany). ISBN 3-906454-31-2, 2002