Team Affiliation: 
Robolab, University of Extremadura
Type of Challenge: 
RoCKIn @Home Challenge
Short Team Description: 
The Ursus team is a multidisciplinar group of students, academics and robotics enthusiasts from different universities that work together in designing, building and programming intelligent service and social robots. Our current platform is Ursus, a two-arm mobile manipulator designed and built by our team that can be acquired commercially by request. We have also developed a component-oriented, distributed robotics framework called RoboComp that is used as the underlying software to build, integrate, maintain and deploy all algorithms and functional parts running in the robots. Finally, our team is currently working on a new cognitive, multimodal, HRI-oriented, agent-based architecture called CORTEX, that gathers together agents around a shared graph representation of the robot and its environment. We are configuring this architecture to exhibit the behaviors needed in RoCKIn.
Team Description Paper : 
Team members: 
PhD Marco Antonio Gutiérrez Giraldo
Prof. Pablo Bustos
Dr. Luis J. Manso
PhD Mario Haut
MSc Mercedes Paoletti
Prof. Ismael García Varea
Prof. Jesus Martínez
PhD Agustin Sanchez
PhD Adrian Romero-Garcés
Prof. Rebeca Marfil
BSc Daniel Gallegos
PhD Cristina Romero