The Image Processing and Computer Vision Research Lab (IPCV-LAB) of the University of Costa Rica introduced a new logo that emphasizes the application of its research efforts to robot vision.

A new 3D digital image stabilization algorithm for planetary rovers has been developed at the IPCV-LAB. The testing phase of the algorithm started today. For testing, the real rover platform Clearpath Robotics Husky A200 is being used.

A new frame, as well as a MicroStrain 3DM-GX4-25 IMU and two Point Grey Bumblebee2 stereo cameras have arrived for the Clearpath Robotics Husky A200. The rover is being used for validation of a monocular vial odometry that has been developed at the IPCV-LAB. In the photo, Dr. Geovanni Martinez shows the rover with the new frame and accesories.

Seniors of the Anglo American School visited the IPCV-LAB. Dr. Geovanni Martinez gave them a talk about the research projects that are being conducted for planetary rovers in the IPCV-LAB, particularly about the visual odometry algorithm which has been recently  validated using the real rover platform Husky A200.

All research labs of the School of Electrical Engineering of the University of Costa Rica, including the IPCV-LAB, openned their doors, to show their latest research results. In this occasion, the Dr. Geovanni Martnez talked about the resutls of the experimental validation of the  monocular visual odometry algorithm, which was developed at the IPCV-LAB and tested outdoors in a real robot platform Clearpath Robotics Husky A200. The Rector of the University of Costa Rica, Dr. Henning Jensen, visited also la IPCV-LAB. 

Dr. Geovanni Martinez contributed with a chapter entitled "Intensity-Difference Based Monocular Visual Odometry for Planetary Rovers” to the book “New Development on Robot Vision” published by Springer Verlag, 2014.

The licenciate student Peter De-Ford will give a talk about his licenciate project entitled  Maximum Likelihood Thresholding Based on Four-Parameter Gamma Distribution” at IEEE International Conference on Electrical Engineering, Computing Science and Automatic Control (IEEE CCE-2014), Ciudad del Carmen, Mexico, Sept. 29 - October 3, 2014.

The master student Luis Diego Rojas will present a poster entitled "Cell Counting Based on Local Intensity Maxima Grouping for In-Situ Microscopy" at the IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (IEEE ISBI-2014), Beijing, China, April 28 - May 2, 2014. Congratulations!

Dr. Geovanni Martinez will give a talk entitled "Accurate Segmentation of Single Isolate Human Insulin Crystals for In-Situ Microscopy" at the 24th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Communications and Computaers (IEEE CONIELECOMP 2014), Cholula, Puebla, Mexico, Februsry 26-28, 2014.  

Dr. Martinez explores aerospace research (