CAD/CAE AND VIRTUAL REALITY
RESEARCH GROUP

Florin GIRBACIA

Product Design and Robotics Department
University Transilvania of Brasov
Eroilor 29, 500036
garbacia@unitbv.ro
Tel/Fax +(40)(268) 418 967
 / +(40) 724 789745

STUDIES:

  • Oct., 2003 - present, Transilvania University of Brasov, Faculty of Technological Engineering, Product Design and Robotics Departament, phd.thesis: Development of a virtual reality multimodal interface for computer aided design.
  • Oct., 2003 - June, 2004, Transilvania University of Brasov, Faculty of Technological Engineering, Product Design and Robotics Departament, Master in Power transmission of systems mechanical engineering.
  • Oct., 1998 - June, 2003, Transilvania University of Brasov, Faculty of Technological Engineering, Diplomat Engineer in Technological Engineering.

EXPERIENCE:

  • March. 2007 - April 2007 Research stage in the "MERVI" Project at Berna University of Applied Science, Swiss.
  • Nov. 2006 - Dec 2006 Research stage in the "VEGA" Project at Politecnico di Bari, Italy.
  • May 2005 - May 2008 Researcher in the european project FP6 IST-16565 "VEGA" - Virtual Reality in Product Design and Robotics
  • Sept. 2004 – Dec. 2005 Research stage in the "Digital Factory" Project at Fraunhofer IPA Stuttgart, Germany.
  • Jan. 2004 - Nov. 2005 Researcher in the national project CNCSIS cod 170 - "Interfata de realitate virtuala pentru simularea mecanismelor articulate utilizând teoria sistemelor multicorp"
  • Oct. 2003 - Nov. 2005 Researcher in the european project FP5 G1MA-CT-2002-04038 "ADEPT" -Advanced computer aided Design of Ecological Products and Technologies integrating green energy sources.
  • Jul. 2002 - Sept. 2003,Design engineering , Hibrom SRL Brasov, Romania.

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Programming language: Visual C++, VRML, Delphi, Visual Basic, OpenGL, Turbo Pascal.
  • CAD Software: CATIA V5, ProEng Wildfire, Solidworks, Inventor, AutoCAD.
  • Engineering software: MATLAB, LabView, MathCAD
  • Mechanics and Mechanical Systems.
  • Software: Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, Corel Draw, Ulead VideoStudio.
  • Operating systems: Windows, Linux.

LANGUAGES

  • Romanian - native language
  • English
  • French

PAPERS:

  • Girbacia, F., Tehnologii de realitate virtuala aplicate in proiectarea asistata de calculator, accepted paper at RoCHI 2007 conference , Constanta 21-22 septembrie 2007.
  • Girbacia, F., Talaba, D., An approach for integration of Virtual Reality technologies in Proceedings of Computer Aided Design, Advanced Study Institute on Product Engineering: Tools and Methods on Virtual Reality, 30 May – 06 June Chania,Creete, pp. 277- 289,2007.
  • Girbacia, F., Design review of cad models using virtual reality technologies, Proceedings of Conference on Advanced Engineering in Mechanical Systems 2007, Cluj,pp.319-322,  2007.
  • Girbacia, F. ,Talaba, D., Augmented reality interface for Computer Aided Design, Procedings  of PRASIC 2006, 9-10 November, Brasov, 2006, ISBN (10)973-635-825-9.
  • Girbacia, F. ,Talaba, D., Multimodal virtual reality interface for computer aided design, Procedings  of CADAM 2006 Conference, Supetar, Croatia, pp. 27-29, 2006, ISBN 953-714-19-0.
  • Girbacia, F., Runde,C., Butaru, T., Sisca, S., Talaba, D. An interactive multi wall projected virtual environment for virtual reality based design and manufacturing simulation, Proceedings of 12th International Conference on Machine Design and Production, Kusadasi, Turkey,2006, pp.633-646, ISBN 975-429-251-5.
  • Girbacia, F., Butnaru, T.,Talaba, D. Mobile robot navigation using augmented reality technologies, Procedings  of Comefim 2006 Conference, pp. 82-87, Cluj, 2006, ISSN 1221-5872.
  • Girbacia, F. ,Talaba, D., Paunescu, T., Augmented reality interface for off-line programming of an industrial robot, Procedings  of Robotica 2006 Conference, Iasi, 2006.
  • Girbacia, F., Talaba, D, ”Virtual Reality interface for teleoperation of a mobile robot ” Procedings  of  TMCE,Chisinau, vol. II,pp.60-64, Chisinau. Pp 408-411,2005, ISBN 9975-9875-6-7.
  • Butnaru, T., Girbacia, F., Antonya, Cs., Talaba, D. New 11 DOF haptic device based on wires for large scale immersive environments, Virtual Concept 2006, 26 nov -1 dec 2006, Cancun, Mexico. ISBN 2-287-48363-2.
  • Talaba, D.,Mogan, Gh., Antonya, Cs., Girbacia, F., Butnaru T.,Sisca, S., Aron, C. Virtual Reality in Product Design and Robotics, Workshop on Virtual Reality in Product Engineering and Robotics: Technology and Applications, Special issue of: Bulletin of the Transilvania University of Brasov,Brasov,2006. ISSN 1221-5872.
  • Runde, C., Decker F., Talaba, D., Girbacia, F.,” A multi server multi user approach for distributed virtual environments”, Workshop on Virtual Reality in Product Engineering and Robotics: Technology and Applications, Special issue of: Bulletin of the Transilvania University of Brasov ISSN 1221-5872, Brasov, 2006.
  • Talaba, D., Mogan, Gh., Antonya, Cs., Girbacia, F., Butnaru, T., Sisca, S., Aron, C. Virtual Reality Technology and Applications in Product Design and Robotics, PRASIC '06, Brasov,2006, ISBN 973-635-825-9.
  • Talaba, D., Sandu, F., Girbacia, F., Florescu, O. Augmented Reality Applications for Maintenance Using Mobile Communications, Proceedings of the WETIT 2006 Conference, Cluj-Napoca, 2006.
  • Butnaru, T., Girbacia, F., Tirziu, F., Talaba, D.,”Mobile robot system controlled throught    mobile comunication system” Product Engineering, Springer Publisher, pp 433- 442 , 2004, ISBN 1-4020-2932-2.

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