Intelligent Systems Research Group
Área de Sistemas Inteligentes (ASI)
The Intelligent Systems research unit - an interdisciplinary research group at the IIT - is focused on the study and application of advanced techniques to facilitate decision making in the exploitation and planning of systems, equipment and industrial processes.
Making use of the most advanced techniques and technology, we design, develop and put into operation ‘made to measure’ systems to facilitate decision making in complex problems such as the long- and short-term planning of large electrical companies, (MORSE or DECA projects), the diagnosis and maintenance of equipment and industrial plants (DENISE-MAINTENANCE), the automatic identification of vehicles in road traffic or the automatic guidance of autonomous vehicles (VISICOPTER).
In general, the research projects we undertake provide solutions to the real problems of the companies with which we collaborate and facilitate their business activities, in many cases leading to greater profitability in the short term.
We have our own tools for the construction of Information Systems OLAP, Knowledge-Based Systems, and for the Analysis, Prediction and Mining of Data, all of which enable us to provide effective solutions to many of the problems we are asked to study and solve.
The ASI carries out most of its activities in the electrical, gas, agricultural transport and health sectors.
The fields of activity of the ASI and the techniques employed are rapidly selected and modified in accordance with changes in technology and the interests of industry.
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Relevant research projects
- Forecasting and data mining
Optimal management of wind power generation in the Spanish electricity market.
Developed for: EGL España S.L.. May/2008-Nov/2008.
Development of new algorithms for monitoring the Spanish electricity market.
Developed for: Endesa. Feb/2008-Feb/2009.
Load and distributed generation forecasting for an efficient management of distribution networks.
Developed for: EVERIS. Sep/2007-Mar/2009.
Analysis of the natural gas demand.
Developed for: Comisión Nacional de la Energía. Sep/2007-Jul/2008.
SGO: Development of an integrated bidding computer system for the Spanish electricity market.
Developed for: Endesa. Feb/2004-Jul/2004.
- Modeling, simulation and optimization
MORSE: Simplified model of the electricity Spanish sector, for strategic medium and long term analysis.
Developed for: Indra-Endesa. Feb/2007-Feb/2008.
Development of models for estimating the quality of an intelligent distribution network.
Developed for: Eliop. Sep/2007-Dec/2009.
Development of a dynamic simulator for the transport gas network.
Developed for: Socoin ingeniería y construcciones industriales. Jun/2007-Oct/2007.
Platform for integral intelligent management of offers and demands of parking places.
Developed for: Tuplaza Movilida y Desarrollo S.L. May/2007-Mar/2008.
- Reliability, maintenance and diagnosis
Effective planning of the maintenance applied to a distributed electrical system by integration of information coming from exploitation of the systems, its maintenance and the quality of service to reach.
Developed for: ENDESA Distribución. Mar/2008-Mar/2010.
System for detection and diagnosis of anomalies in the operation of combined-cycle power plants.
Developed for: Iberdrola Generación. Nov/2003-Oct/2004.
Integrated management for diagnosis and maintenance of power systems based on intelligent multi-agent systems.
Developed for: Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia. Jan/2007-Dec/2008.
Defining a monitoring and maintenance management system for electrical substations.
Developed for: ELDU. Jun/2008-Sep/2008.
- Artificial vision & Mobile robotics
Development of an auto-pilot system for the VISICOPTER helicopter. Application to aerial image acquisition to support precision agriculture.
Developed for: Univ. Pontificia Comillas. Oct/2005-Oct/2007.
System based in a small helicopter and mobile robots for efficient generation of resources maps. Application to the precise spreading and minimization of pesticides.
Developed for: MEC. Oct/2007-Oct/2010.
Integrate platform for automatic analysis and validation of highway traffic images.
Developed for: Ministerio de Industria Turismo y Comercio. Jan/2007-Dec/2008.
SISCANT II - Development and certification of advanced systems of control for UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles).
Developed for: Ministerio de Industria, Turismo y Comercio. Dec/2005-Jun/2008.
Modelling and quantifying maintenance strategies and human actions.
Developed for: Consejo de Seguridad Nuclear. Nov/2005-Nov/2009.
Interconnection control center requirements of railway power system.
Developed for: ADIF. Dec/2006-Dec/2008.
Design and integration of embedded systems in trains.
Developed for: SEPSA (Sistemas Electrónicos de Potencia). Jul/2007-Jun/2010.
- Forecasting and data mining
| E.F. Sánchez-Úbeda, A. Berzosa, "Modeling and forecasting industrial end-use natural gas consumption", Energy Economics. vol. 29, no. 4, pp. 710-742, July 2007. |
- Artificial intelligence applied to maintenance diagnosis and reliability
| J. Pascual, M.A. Sanz-Bobi, D. Contreras, "Intelligent system for assisting elderly people at home", 2008 International Conference on Health Informatics (HEALTHINF). ISBN: 978-989-8111-16-6, Madeira, Portugal, 28-31 January 2008
- Mobile Robots and artificial vision
| A. Sánchez, M.A. Sanz-Bobi, "A neural-based model for fast continuous and global robot location", Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems. vol. 46, no. 3, pp. 221-243, July 2006. |