La Facultad imparte educación superior científico-tecnológica, desarrolla investigaciones y actividades en las áreas de las Tecnologías de Información y Comunicación (TIC’s) tanto en la Sede Central, como en los Centros Regionales de Azuero, Bocas del Toro, Coclé, Colón, Chiriquí, Panamá Oeste y Veraguas.

Recent Submissions

  • Developing an Interactive Environment Through the Teaching of Mathematics with Small Robots 

    Muñoz, Lilia; Villarreal, Vladimir; Morales, Itza; Gonzalez, Joseph; Nielsen, Mel (2020-03-30)
    The article is the product of the study “Development of innovative resources to improve logical-mathematical skills in primary school, through educational robotics”, developed during the 2019 school year in three public ...
  • Application of pedagogical robotics in learning for children with special needs APRoLeCSNe 

    Rangel, José Carlos; Batista, Karina Ibeth; Salazar, Rodolfo Elías; Pinzón, Cristian Iván (08/23/2013)
    APRoLeCSNe is a project that presents the approach of pedagogical robotics to support the learning methods for children with special learning needs (CSLN). Pedagogical Robotics focuses on inductive learning and guided ...
  • Automatic OSPF Topology map generation using information of the OSPF database 

    Navarro, Manuel; Rangel, José Carlos; Cruz, Edmanuel (02/11/2018)
    Nowadays, different technologies provide support to different areas of our diverse lifestyles around the world. Highly reputable companies are doing important research on the connectivity of multiple devices to the different ...
  • Multiagent System for Semantic Categorization of Places Mean the Use of Distributed Surveillance Cameras 

    Rangel, José Carlos; Pinzón, Cristian (01/09/2019)
    Surveillance systems are quite common in almost every building. The current dimension of these systems is huge and involves a great deal of hardware and human resources for achieving these objectives. This paper proposes ...
  • Semantic Localization of a Robot in a Real Home 

    Bauer, Zuria; Rangel, José Carlos; Cazorla, Miguel; Gomez Donoso, Francisco (11/21/2018)
    In social robotics, it is important that a mobile robot knows where it is because it provides a starting point for other activities such as moving from one room to another. As a contribution to solving this problem in the ...
  • How to add new knowledge to already trained deep learning models applied to semantic localization 

    Cruz, Edmanuel; Rangel, José Carlos; Gomez Donoso, Francisco; Cazorla, Miguel (06/19/2019)
    The capacity of a robot to automatically adapt to new environments is crucial, especially in social robotics. Often, when these robots are deployed in home or office environments, they tend to fail because they lack the ...
  • Robot Semantic Localization Through CNN Descriptors 

    Cruz, Edmanuel; Rangel, José Carlos; Cazorla, Miguel (11/12/2017)
    Semantic localization for mobile robots involves an accurate determination of the kind of place where a robot is located. Therefore, the representation of the knowledge of this place is crucial for the robot. In this paper ...
  • Geoffrey: An Automated Schedule System on a Social Robot for the Intellectually Challenged 

    Rangel, José Carlos; Cruz, Edmanuel; Escalona, Félix; Bauer, Zuria; Cazorla, Miguel; García Rodríguez, José; Martinez Martin, Ester; Gomez Donoso, Francisco (12/02/2018)
    The accelerated growth of the percentage of elder people and persons with brain injury-related conditions and who are intellectually challenged are some of the main concerns of the developed countries. These persons often ...
  • Automatic semantic maps generation from lexical annotations 

    Rangel, José Carlos; Cazorla, Miguel; García Varea, Ismael; Romero González, Cristina; Martínez Gómez, Jesus (03/15/2018)
    The generation of semantic environment representations is still an open problem in robotics. Most of the current proposals are based on metric representations, and incorporate semantic information in a supervised fashion. ...
  • Object Recognition in Noisy RGB-D Data 

    Rangel, José Carlos; Morell, Vicente; Cazorla, Miguel; Orts-Escolano, Sergio; García Rodríguez, José (01/01/2015)
    The object recognition task on 3D scenes is a growing research field that faces some problems relative to the use of 3D point clouds. In this work, we focus on dealing with noisy clouds through the use of the Growing Neural ...
  • Using GNG on 3D Object Recognition in Noisy RGB-D data 

    Rangel, José Carlos; Morell, Vicente; Cazorla, Miguel; Orts-Escolano, Sergio; García Rodríguez, José (10/01/2015)
    The object recognition task on 3D scenes is a growing research field that faces some problems relative to the use of 3D point clouds. In this work, we focus on dealing with the noise in the clouds through the use of the ...
  • Finding the Place: How to Train and Use Convolutional Neural Networks for a Dynamically Learning Robot 

    Cruz, Edmanuel; Rangel, José Carlos; Gomez Donoso, Francisco; Bauer, Zuria; Cazorla, Miguel; García Rodríguez, José (10/15/2018)
    For a robot, the ability to adapt his knowledge automatically and customize its behavior is a key feature. Furthermore, a robot should be able to carry out its tasks at a long-term basis, performing it seamlessly in presence ...
  • Computing Image Descriptors from Annotations Acquired from External Tools 

    Rangel, José Carlos; Cazorla, Miguel; García Varea, Ismael; Martínez Gómez, Jesus; Fromont, Élisa; Sebban, Marc (11/28/2015)
    Visual descriptors are widely used in several recognition and classification tasks in robotics. The main challenge for these tasks is to find a descriptor that could represent the image content without losing representative ...
  • An augmented reality application for improving shopping experience in large retail stores 

    Cruz, Edmanuel; Orts-Escolano, Sergio; Gomez-Donoso, Francisco; Rizo, Carlos; Rangel, Jose Carlos; Mora, Higinio; Cazorla, Miguel (02/24/2018)
    In several large retail stores, such as malls, sport or food stores, the customer often feels lost due to the difficulty in finding a product. Although these large stores usually have visual signs to guide customers toward ...
  • Irrigation System Through Intelligent Agents Implemented With Arduino Technology 

    Salazar, Rodolfo; Rangel, José Carlos; Pinzón, Cristian; Rodríguez, Abel (11/01/2013)
    The water has become in recent years a valuable and increasingly scarce. Its proper use in agriculture has demanded incorporate new technologies, mainly in the area of ICT. In this paper we present a smart irrigation system ...
  • LexToMap: lexical-based topological mapping 

    Rangel, José Carlos; Martínez Gómez, Jesus; García Varea, Ismael; Cazorla, Miguel (11/30/2016)
    Any robot should be provided with a proper representation of its environment in order to perform navigation and other tasks. In addition to metrical approaches, topological mapping generates graph representations in which ...
  • Semi-supervised 3D object recognition through CNN labeling 

    Rangel, José Carlos; Martínez Gómez, Jesus; Romero González, Cristina; García Varea, Ismael; Cazorla, Miguel (04/01/2018)
    Despite the outstanding results of Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) in object recognition and classification, there are still some open problems to address when applying these solutions to real-world problems. Specifically, ...
  • Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence—UCAmI 

    Espinilla, Macarena; Villarreal, Vladimir; McChesney, Ian (Sensors — Open Access Journal, 09/13/2019)
    The Ubiquitous Computing (UC) idea envisioned by Weiser in 1991 [1] has recently evolved to a more general paradigm known as Ambient Intelligence (AmI) that represents a new generation of user-centred computing environments ...
  • Object recognition in noisy RGB-D data using GNG 

    Rangel, José Carlos; Morell, Vicente; Cazorla, Miguel; Orts-Escolano, Sergio; García-Rodríguez, José (Pattern Analysis and Applications, 04/26/2016)
    Object recognition in 3D scenes is a research field in which there is intense activity guided by the problems related to the use of 3D point clouds. Some of these problems are influenced by the presence of noise in the ...
  • Scene classification based on semantic labeling 

    Rangel, José Carlos; Cazorla, Miguel; García-Varea, Ismael; Martínez-Gómez, Jesus; Fromont, Élisa; Sebban, Marc (07/14/2015)
    Finding an appropriate image representation is a crucial problem in robotics. This problem has been classically addressed by means of computer vision techniques, where local and global features are used. The selection ...

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