Ricard Campos

Researcher at the VICOROB group of the University of Girona

Depart. of Computer Architecture and Technology
Polytechnic School - P-IV Building, University of Girona
17071 Girona, Spain
Short CV

I'm a researcher at the Computer Vision and Robotics Group (VICOROB) of the University of Girona, and a member of the Underwater Vision and Robotics Research Center (CIRS). My research interests are focused on 3D reconstruction from optical data, especially on the problem of robust surface reconstruction from corrupted point sets, usually appearing in real-world applications.

Academic Formation:
  • PhD in Technology (UdG, 2014)
  • Master in Automation, Computation and Systems (UdG, 2010)
  • Information Systems Engineer (UdG, 2009)
  • Computer Science Engineer (UdG, 2007)
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R. Campos and R. Garcia. Surface meshing of underwater maps from highly defective point sets. Journal of Field Robotics (in press). [PDF]

A. Mallios, E. Vidal, R. Campos, M. Carreras. Underwater caves sonar data set. The International Journal of Robotics Research, Volume: 36, issue: 12, page(s): 1247-1251. October 2017. [PDF]

N. Gracias, R. Garcia, R. Campos, N. Hurtos, R. Prados, A. S. M. Shihavuddin, T. Nicosevici, A. Elibol, R. L. Neumann, J. Escartín. Chapter 7. Application Challenges of Underwater Vision in Computer Vision for Vehicle Technology: Land, Sea & Air (A. Lopez, A. Imiya, and T. Padjla, eds.), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK, Feb 2017, DOI: 10.1002/9781118868065.ch7 [Link]

R. Garcia, N. Gracias, T. Nicosevici, R. Prados, N. Hurtos, R. Campos, J. Escartín, A. Elibol, R. Hegedus, L. Neumann. Chapter 4. Exploring the Seafloor with Underwater Robots Computer Vision for Vehicle Technology: Land, Sea & Air (A. Lopez, A. Imiya, and T. Padjla, eds.), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK, Feb 2017, DOI: 10.1002/9781118868065.ch4 [Link]

J. Escartín, C. Mével, S. Petersen, D. Bonnemains, M. Cannat, M. Andreani, N. Augustin, A. Bezos, V. Chavagnac, Y. Choi, M. Godard, K. Haaga, C. Hamelin, B. Ildefonse, J. Jamieson, B. John, T. Leleu, C. J. MacLeod, M. Massot-Campos, P. Nomikou, J. A. Olive, M. Paquet, C. Rommevaux, M. Rothenbeck, A. Steinfuhrer, M. Tominaga, L. Triebe, R. Campos, N. Gracias, R. Garcia. Tectonic structure, evolution, and the nature of oceanic core complexes and their detachment fault zones (13°20'N and 13°30;N, Mid Atlantic Ridge) Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 18, 1451–1482, 2007. [PDF]


J. Escartin; F. Leclerc; M. Catherine; C. Mathilde; S. Petersen; N. Augustin; N. Feuillet; D. Christine; A. Bezos; D. Bonnemains; V. Chavagnac; Y. Choi; M. Godard; K. A. Haaga; C. Hamelin; B. Ildefonse; T. Leleu; J. Jamieson; B. E. John; C. J. MacLeod; M. M. Campos; P. Noumikou; J.-A. Olive; M. Paquet; C. Rommevaux-Jestin; M. Rothenbeck; A. Steinfürer; M. Tominaga; L. Triebe; R. Campos; N. Gracias; R. Garcia; M. Andreani. First direct observation of coseismic slip and seafloor rupture along a submarine normal fault and implications for fault slip history. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 450, pp. 96 - 107. (Holland): Elsevier B.V., 2016. [PDF]

N. Gracias, R. Garcia, R. Campos, R. Prados, J. Bosch, A. Elibol, T. Nicosevici, L. Neumann, J. Quintana. Omnidirectional Underwater Surveying and Telepresence. Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Marine Technology (MARTECH), Instrumentation Viewpoint 19 Barcelona, Spain, 2016. [PDF]

J. D. Hernández, K. Istenič, N. Gracias, N. Palomeras, R. Campos, E. Vidal, R. García and M. Carreras. Autonomous Underwater Navigation and Optical Mapping in Unknown Natural Environments. Sensors 2016, 16(8), 1174 [PDF]

R. Campos, N. Gracias, and P. Ridao. Underwater Multi-Vehicle Trajectory Alignment and Mapping Using Acoustic and Optical Constraints. Sensors 2016, 16(3), 387 [PDF]


R. Campos, N. Gracias, A. Palomer, and P. Ridao. Global Alignment of a Multiple-Robot Photomosaic using Opto-Acoustic Constraints. IFAC Workshop on Navigation, Guidance and Control of Underwater Vehicles. IFAC-PapersOnLine, Volume 48, Issue 2, 2015, Pages 20-25, ISSN 2405-8963. [PDF]

R. Campos, R. Garcia, P. Alliez, and M. Yvinec. A Surface Reconstruction Method for In-Detail Underwater 3D Optical Mapping. International Journal of Robotics Research, 34(1):64-89, 2015. eISSN: 1741-3176, ISSN: 0278-3649. [PDF] [HAL]


J. Escartín, D. Bonnemains, C. Mevel, M. Cannat, S. Petersen, N. Augustin, A. Bezos, V. Chavagnac, Y. Choi, M. Godard, K. Haaga., C. Hamelin, B. Ildefonse, J. W. Jamieson, B. E. John, T. Leleu, M. Massot-Campos , P. Nomikou, J.-A. L. Olive, M. Paquet, C. Rommevaux, M. Rothenbeck, A. Steinführer, M. Tominaga, L. Triebe, R. Garcia, and R. Campos Insights into the internal structure and formation of striated fault surfaces of oceanic detachments from in situ observations (13°20'N and 13°30'N, Mid-Atlantic Ridge). Fall AGU 2014 Meeting, San Francisco, USA, 15-19 Dec. 2014. (invited abstract)

R. Garcia, N. Gracias, R. Campos, R. Prados, L. Neumann, T. Nicosevici, and J. Escartin. 3-D Mapping for the Characterization of the Seafloor using an Underwater Robot within the MUMAP Project. International Symposium on Naval Architecture and Maritime (INT-NAM), Istanbul, Turkey, 2014.

E. Galceran, R. Campos, N. Palomeras, D. Ribas, M. Carreras, and P. Ridao. Coverage Path Planning with Realtime Replanning and Surface Reconstruction for Inspection of 3D Underwater Structures using Autonomous Underwater Vehicles. Journal of Field Robotics, 2014. [PDF]

A.S.M. Shihavuddin, N. Gracias, R. Garcia, R. Campos, A. Gleason, and B. Gintert Automated Detection of Underwater Military Munitions Using Fusion of 2D and 2.5D Features From Optical Imagery. Marine Technology Society Journal, 48(4), 2014. ISSN: 0025-3324. DOI: 10.4031/MTSJ.48.4.7 [PDF]


Ricard Campos, Rafael Garcia, Pierre Alliez, and Mariette Yvinec. Splat-based surface reconstruction from defect-laden point sets. Graphical Models, Volume 75, Issue 6, November 2013, Pages 346-361, ISSN 1524-0703 [PDF] [HAL]

R. Campos, N. Gracias, R. Prados, and R. Garcia. Merging bathymetric and optical cues for in-detail inspection of an underwater shipwreck. Instrumentation Viewpoint, 2013. [PDF]

P. Ridao, D. Ribas, N. Palomeras, M. Carreras, A. Mallios, N. Hurtós, N. Gracias, Ll. Magí, R. Garcia, R. Campos, R. Prados, and J. Escartín. Operational validation of Girona500 AUV. Instrumentation Viewpoint, 2013. [PDF]

N. Gracias, P. Ridao, R. Garcia, J. Escartin, M. LHour, F. Cibecchini, R. Campos, M. Carreras, D. Ribas, N. Palomeras, L. Magí, A. Palomer, T. Nicosevici, R. Prados, R. Hegedus, L. Neumann, F. de Filippo, and A. Mallios. Mapping the moon: Using a lightweight auv to survey the site of the 17th century ship La Lune. In Proceedings of the MTS/IEEE OCEANS conference, June 2013. [PDF]


M. Prats, D. Ribas, N. Palomeras, J. C. García, V. Nannen, S. Wirth, J. J. Fernández, J. P. Beltrán, R. Campos, P. Ridao, P. J. Sanz, G. Oliver, M. Carreras, N. Gracias, R. Marín, and A. Ortiz. Reconfigurable AUV for intervention missions: a case study on underwater object recovery. Intelligent Service Robotics, 5(1):19-31, 2012. [PDF]

P. Nomikou, J. Escartín, P. Ridao, D. Sakellariou, R. Camilli, V. Ballu, M. Moreira, C. Mével, A. Mallios, C. Deplus, M. Andreani, O. Pot, R. Garcia, L. Rouzie, T. Gabsi, R. Campos, N. Gracias, N. Hurtós, L. Magi, N. Palomeras, and D. Ribas. Preliminary submarine monitoring of Santorini caldera: Hydrothermal activity, and seafloor deformation. Poster in Volcanism of the Southern Aegean in the frame of the broader Mediterranean area 10-12, October 2012.

J. Quintana, R. Campos, R. Garcia, J. Freixenet, N. Gracias, S. Puig, and J. Malvehy. A novel acquisition device for total body photography. World Congress of Dermoscopy (Abstract), 2012.


J. Quintana, R. Campos, N. Gracias, J. Freixenet, and R. Garcia. 3D skin mapping for melanoma detection. Medical Image Computing Conference (MICCAT2011), 2011.

R. Garcia, R. Campos, and J. Escartín. High-resolution 3D reconstruction of the seafloor for environmental monitoring and modelling. In IROS 2011, Workshop on Robotics for Environmental Monitoring, September 2011.

R. Campos, R. Garcia, and T. Nicosevici. Surface reconstruction methods for the recovery of 3D models from underwater interest areas. In OCEANS, 2011 IEEE - Spain, pages 1-10, 2011. [PDF]

S. Zandara, P. Ridao, D. Ribas, R. Campos, and A. Mallios. Kornati bathymetry survey data-set for navigation and mapping. In Control Automation (MED), 2011 19th Mediterranean Conference on, pages 443-448, 2011. [PDF]


J. Escartin, R. Garcia, R. Prados, R. Campos, T. Barreyre, and Bathyluck09 Science Party. Image seafloor mosaics: Acquisition, processing, and role on deep-sea observatory planning and implementation. Geophysical Research Abstracts, 12. [PDF]


R. Campos, J. Ferrer, M. Villanueva, L. Magí, and R. Garcia. Trinocular system for 3D motion and dense structure estimation. Instrumentation Viewpoint, 2009.