The winning project is based on a system of speech recognition and biometric signals for the reprogramming of robots. IMANcorp Foundation has participated as a main sponsor in the Tournament in Management and Engineering Skills competition (TIMES), organized by the European Students of Industrial Engineering and Management (ESTIEM), celebrated at UPC Campus in Terrassa.
During the contest, in collaboration with the company specialized in robotics and technology, KUKA, the Foundation launched a challenge linked to innovation whose purpose was to develop solutions around "achieving greater communication between robots and humans". This initiative is part of the Innovation to Succeed (I2S) program of the IMANcorp Foundation.
At the end of the day, a total of eight teams, made up of students from different engineering firms, have presented their proposals. The winning project is based on a system of speech recognition and biometric signals for reprogramming the robot. Its ease of programming, without the need for great knowledge, and a hands-free system, which facilitates the performance of other tasks during programming, has won it the first place in the competition.
Biometrics is an identification technology based on the recognition of a physical and non-transferable characteristic of people, such as fingerprint, vein pattern recognition or facial recognition.
Xavier Núñez, manager of IMANcorp Foundation, has been part of the jury awards together with Gloria Serrano, Director of Institutional Relations of Leitat, an entity which the Foundation maintains a collaboration agreement to innovate and entrepreneur.
The winning team will travel to the semi-final of the contest that will be celebrated next February in Lyon to compete for a place in the final of the 2018 edition of TIMES at European level. Semi-final and Final in which IMANcorp Foundation will assist, again, as a jury.