Laboratories

Laboratories

Robotics Laboratory

A 97 m² laboratory equipped for experimentation with autonomous robots and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The laboratory has a camera localisation system that allows for precise recognition of position of robots and their tracking.
The laboratory currently has 2 robotic arms:
  • a Franka Panda arm with 7 degrees of freedom, integrated in ROS and with vision-based tactile sensors (Digit.ml) that allow precise control of contact.
  • a UR5e arm (Universal Robots) installed on a mobile platform (KAIROS+) to carry out manipulation tasks in collaboration with people.
The laboratory also has 5 fully equipped Pioneer mobile robots, 1 NAO humanoid robot and 1 AscTec Pelican quadrotor UAV. In addition to an eye-tracking system and a stereoscopic head, the laboratory also has the necessary equipment for environment perception from the robots, such as RGBD cameras or laser and LiDAR scanners.

Microelectronics Laboratory

A 29m² laboratory for the design, testing and characterisation of microelectronic chips. Available equipment includes Hameg power supplies, Tektronix 1, 2 and 4-channel function generators, precision LCR meters, Tektronix oscilloscopes with up to 54 channels at 500MHz, a dual-channel picoamperimeter, acquisition cards and other general-purpose measurement equipment.
It also has a Leica microscope with digital output, LED illumination and optical zoom and two up to 400 degrees JBC digital soldering stations, one by contact and the other by hot air flow. In addition, it has commercial purpose-built cameras for prototype evaluation: ADC micro multispectral camera, BOA Pro/Sherlock camera and time-of-flight and event cameras.

Virtual Reality Laboratory

This laboratory is designed to carry out research into multi-person applications of virtual and augmented reality. It has 56 m² of floor space which can be used for multi-person virtual reality applications in which the participants are co-located (i.e., in the same space). It can be easily reconfigured into four separate ‘pods’ of 14 m² each, enabling research of applications in which the participants are distributed around the world. 
The lab also has several computers for carrying out graphics rendering, along with various types of virtual reality hardware for experimentation, including optical tracking and immersive audio.

Maker Lab

An environment to develop the creativity of CiTIUS researchers through projects oriented towards manufacturing and electronics. It has approximately 45 m² and has two thermofusible filament 3D printing machines, an ultraviolet light-curing 3D printing machine, computer numerical control (CNC) cutting machines, a stock of small electronic components, fixed and mobile workbenchs and the necessary tools to carry out this type of work.