Grasping T-ROBOT

Results on tactile robot grasping published in IEEE Transactions on Robotics

MVPR researchers Janne Laaksonen and Ville Kyrki have, together with international collaborators, published results how robots can estimate grasp stability using tactile sense in IEEE Transactions on Robotics. The article is related to the GRASP project supported by the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission. Article is available in IEEE Xplore.


IAPR governing board membership

Prof. Heikki Kälviäinen from MVPR was reselected to the IAPR governing board

Professor Kälviäinen from MVPR was reselected to represent Pattern Recognition Society of Finland in the governing board of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR). Prof. Kälviäinen has been a member of the board since 2006. Finland's other representative is Professor Janne Heikkilä from University of Oulu.

IAPR is an international association of non-profit, scientific or professional organizations (being national, multi-national, or international in scope) concerned with pattern recognition, computer vision, and image processing in a broad sense. IAPR is one of the leading networks for international co-operation in the research field.


Research visits

MVPR researchers are visiting Czech Technical University

Professor Kälviäinen from MVPR is visiting Center for Machine Perception (CMP) in Czech Technical University in Praha until October, 2011. In addition, doctoral student Nataliya Strokina from MVPR is joining the visit for April 27, 2011 - May 3, 2011. The aim of the visits is to promote the existing research collaboration between MVPR and CMP.

The visits are hosted by Professor Jiri Matas. CMP is an intenationally acknowledged top-level vision group which has hosted, for example, ECCV.


Guest lecture

by Prof. Sebastien Lefevre Tue 12.4.

Professor Sebastien Lefevre from University of South Brittany will give a talk on Multivariate morphological approaches applied to object detection and segmentation. The talk will be on Tue 12.4. and will begin at 13:00 in room 6532.


Journal Award

Charles E. Ives Journal Award to MVPR researchers

The Journal of Imaging Science and Technology (JIST) article by Tuomas Eerola from MVPR et al. was selected as the best article in 2010 by Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS & T). The article is related to the DigiQ project and introduces a new approach for print quality inspection. Ref: IS&T 2011 Honors and Awards.