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Pere Renom

“We have given you, O Adam, no visage proper to yourself, nor endowment properly your own, in order that whatever place, whatever form, whatever gifts you may, with premeditation, select, these same you may have and possess through your own judgement and decision […] We have made you a creature neither of heaven nor of earth, neither mortal nor immortal, in order that you may, as the free and proud shaper of your own being, fashion yourself in the form you may prefer.”
Oration on the Dignity of Man – Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

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Lives of videogames

published on 27.11.2019

The lives of videogames are the parameter that controls the operability of the character in the virtual world. But in the real world there are also lives of videogame. In the report we will know the life of the professional videogame player, that of the coach, the caster, the teacher and the videogame developer. We […]

Mobile 5G

published on 26.06.2019

The Mobile World Congress is one of the most important technological events in the world. Since 2006 it is celebrated in Barcelona. The “Quèquicom” program visits it to find out where mobile phones are moving on. In relation to design, they have not moved much in recent years. All companies have very similar models, with […]

Ravel’s bolero

published on 10.10.2018

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) was a French composer of the 20th century. From his father, a Swiss engineer, he inherited perfectionism, and from his mother, of Basque origin, the attraction for the Spanish musical aesthetic. He composed some forty works for piano, vocal, chamber and symphonic music. The best known is the bolero, an order of […]

Artificial intelligence

published on 16.05.2018

Artificial intelligence (AI) was born between the 40s and 50s of the 20th century, as a computer discipline. One of its main founders was the British mathematician Alan Turing. Among his many contributions there is a test to discern if a machine shows intelligent behavior or not. To pass the test, it is necessary to […]

Impressive

published on 9.04.2018

3D printing is a technology for manufacturing three-dimensional objects by superimposing layers of material, that is why it is also called additive manufacturing. In the last 15 years it has grown a lot in the industrial field since it allows to develop prototypes cheaper than the usual technique of molds for injected plastic, without limitation […]

The caganer

published on 18.04.2017

It is often said that Catalans are eschatological. They have the “caganer”, a figure of the Christmas manger of a man defecating, they also have the “tió” a trunk of tree that shits gifts at Christmas, and in the industrial field they have the company Roca, one of the most important of the world in […]

The adventure of submarine Ictineu

published on 19.01.2016

During the nineteenth century Narcís Monturiol designed and built the submarines Ictíneo I and II. A century and a half later Pere Forès has continued the adventure. After 10 years of work, on November 5, 2015 the submarine Ictíneo 3 submerged to 1,000 meters deep in the Canyon of Villefranche-sur-Mer (France) and obtained official certification. […]

Designing the Catalan keyboard

published on 14.01.2014

The program Quèquicom proposes to the linguistic engineer Lluís de Yzaguirre from the UPF, and to the member of Softcatalà Joan Montané, the design of a new keyboard adapted to the Catalan language. With this new keyboard would be possible to write faster and reduce injuries to hands and wrists. The QWERTY keyboard finally has […]

Robots: improving nature

published on 22.10.2012

A robotic scalpel made in the Politechnical University of Catalonia adapts to heartbeat and makes the surgeon to operate with greater precision because it has the feel of operating a stopped heart. A submarine robot that can rescue a black box at 500 meters depth, the Girona 500, and a small slave who cleans the […]

Low cost satellits

published on 2.11.2011

The aerospace industry is a sector with so high investment that only large agencies like NASA or ESA, or the multinational companies can afford. An international team of students and engineers of UPC is developing a project to send a satellite into space for less than 1,200 euros. The challenge is part of the “N-Prize” […]