Category: Opinion

Social computing, a range of possibilities

Currently, humans communicate and interact by means of the new technologies designated for social use. The structure of social computing incorporates systems that facilitate both group and individual communication between citizens.

Visit of Kenji Matsui, director of the Robotics and Design Centre of the Osaka Institute of Technology

Professor Kenji Matsui, visited us last week. He is the Director of the Robotics and Design Centre of the Osaka Institute of Technology. We’ve been collaborating with this centre for years and now it will be one of the three building blocks of the new Biodesign centre, which is being setup in Osaka by the Japanese government.

The importance of master’s degrees for R+D+i researchers

Innovation is currently essential in the modern world. Many businesses see R+D+i as their strongest ally however there is a disparity between them and research groups, this impedes talented young people from working in areas of their interest.

Javier Prieto joins the Salamanca City Council’s talent recruitment programme, to develop his project in the BISITE Group

I wanted to congratulate Javier Prieto, who has successfully become the fourth researcher in the programa de atracción del talento (talent recruitment program) launched by Salamanca’s City Council.

Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning in collaboration with Saya Fujino

Today I wanted to tell you about our collaboration with Saya Fujino. She has been with us since several months and we are very glad to have her in our group.

Denisa Kera collaborates with the BISITE Group thanks to a Marie Curie scholarship

Recently we have been receiving many international visitants at our labs. Some researchers come for short stays while others come for longer periods, as in the case of Denisa Kera, who will be with us until 2020. She comes from Charles University, Prague. Dr. Kera is a philosopher and designer and experiments with various creative strategies for public participation in emerging issues of science and technology.

Energy efficiency and efficient resource management are important to the BISITE Research Group

In recent years, the energy sector has been subject to many controversies among citizens. The price of “light” and the excess contamination caused by non-renewable energy sources are the themes of never-ending public debates. Researchers in this field work on creating systems that reduce expenses and contamination through the increased use of renewable energies.

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, a palpable change for the better

The artificial intelligence shown in old science fiction movies is rapidly converting into a reality, a process that has started a few years ago. Machines can already reason and perform tasks that closely imitate human behaviour. One of the priorities of the researchers at BISITE is to work for the autonomy and connection of electronic devices.  

The revolution of the Internet of Things (IoT)

Technological development has taken us beyond the simple connection between people and is evolving towards a connection between all kinds of objects. Thanks to sensors and other types of mechanisms, it is possible for objects to interconnect and interact with each other.