IoT

Today, the IoT or Internet of Things world is one of the fastest growing technology sectors, both in terms of its potential and its ubiquity. The great ability to miniaturize allows creating lightweight devices with different sensing elements. Our research aims to create platforms that enable us to quickly monitor and understand complex systems. At…

Data Science

In this area we implement advanced solutions such as Python and specialized libraries such as OpenCV, TensorFlow and PyTorch. We use these resources to develop computer vision algorithms, supporting early diagnosis of diseases through medical image analysis. Exploring trained convolutional neural networks (CNNs) allows us to identify regions of interest and biological markers. This process…

Digital Twin & XR

Digital Twin is a project that synergizes robotics and virtual reality.  One of the many applications we have chosen to implement is that of a material recognition system to optimize the separation of unsorted municipal waste. Therefore, tackling an open problem of considerable importance. A robotic arm, integrated with a computer vision system, is responsible…

Robotics

The desire to research and experiment day after day leads us to create and manufacture products. We use them in virtual environments where we can experiment, design, and create software. Nonetheless, the final challenge is to concretely design the object capable of bringing back to the real environment the knowledge learned in the virtual environment.…

Synthetic Data

Synthetic data is one of the many tools provided by artificial intelligence. Its generation consists of starting with a real dataset that has its own probability distribution, then training a machine learning (or deep learning) model to learn that probability distribution as accurately as possible. Finally, the synthetic data is creagted after training, extracting samples…

Generative AI

We use generative AI, especially advanced models like ChatGPT-4, to develop innovative applications focusing on user support, enhanced by real-time analysis of the application context. ChatGPT-4 is able to deeply understand the context and make targeted suggestions to provide an immersive experience to the end user by simultaneously processing text and images. This synergy between…

NLP

Natural Language Processing is a discipline that focuses on developing algorithms and computer systems that can understand, interpret, and interact with human language in a similar way to humans. The technology uses a combination of computational linguistics and artificial intelligence. It enables computers to analyze, interpret, and respond to human text and speech. Systems that…

Computer Vision

Computer Vision is a branch of Artificial Intelligence (AI) that aims to emulate human vision to extract relevant and useful information in different contexts from multimedia files such as images or videos. In the Innovation Lab, this technology is used for a wide variety of tasks. They range from search and rescue scenarios, with the…

SAMOTHRACE

The Samothrace Project is led by the University of Catania as the main Proponent. The project team is composed of 25 members, including public entities (Universities and Research Centres), as well as, private economic stakeholders (predominantly IT companies). Samothrace is funded by the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP), Mission 4, Component 2 Investment 1.5…