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Robotics in Industry and Intelligent Systems

At CRIIS, we work closely with Companies, other Institutes and Universities, following the motto from Research and Development to Innovation, Design, Prototyping and Implementation.

At our Centre, we address the following main research areas: Navigation and Localisation of Mobile Robots, Intelligent Sensors and Control of Dynamical Systems, 2D/3D Industrial Vision and Advanced Sensing, Mobile Manipulators, Special Structures and Architectures for Robots, Human Robot Interfacing and Augmented Reality, Future Industrial Robotics and Collaborative Robots, Vertical Integration, IoT, and Industry 4.0.

Latest News

Largest student and young professionals event with INESC TEC’S cooperation

The IEEE Student and Young Professionals Congress 2018 (IEEE SYP Congress 2018), which is the largest student and young professionals event for the Region 8 of IEEE (Europe, Africa, Middle East), takes place between 25 and 29 July at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP).

08th August 2018

Industry and Innovation

Project MANUFACTUR4.0 with the collaboration of INESC TEC

The seminar of the project MANUFACTUR4.0 - Technologies for the Naval and Metal Working Industries, took place on 9 July at the Portuguese Association of Metallurgical, Metal Industries and related Industries (AIMMAP) in Porto.

14th July 2018

Industry and Innovation

INESC TEC presents solutions for agricultural sustainability

INESC TEC participated in the fifth edition of AgroIN 2018, an annual Management event for the Agribusiness sector, organized by IFE Portugal and the magazine Vida Rural, which took place at the Estoril Congress Center on 18 April. The theme of this edition was “Sustainability pays off”. 

20th June 2018

Industry and Innovation

INESC TEC participates in new European project associated with digital skills

DIVA, the new European project with INESC TEC’s cooperation, aims to implement the use of digital technologies in agriculture, agroofood, forestry and environment sectors. It was one of the four projects approved in more than 80 submitted applications. The kickoff meeting took place on 12 April in Brussels, in which all partners involved were present.

15th June 2018

Industry and Innovation

INESC TEC’s robotics wins two competitions at a national festival

Researchers from INESC TEC’S Centre for Robotics and Intelligent Systems (CRIIS) along with elements from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP) won two of the four senior competitions at the National Robotics Festival 2018 that took place in Torres Vedras from 25 to 29 April and was promoted by the Portuguese Robotics Society.

04th June 2018

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Featured Projects

SAFER-1

Safery verification for robotic software

2018-2021

COBOTIS

Human-robot interaction for collaborative robotics

2018-2021

FDControlo

Importância dos hospedeiros alternativos (plantas, insetos, vitis abandonada) na dispersão da doença da flavescência dourada (FD) da vinhda e das populações de scapholdeus titanus nas sub-regiões vitivinículas do Cávado e do Lima

2018-2022

DroneTool

Service to develop a prototype of a drone end-effector for leaf harvesting

2017-2019

RIDDIG-1

Fábrica Digital

2017-2018

SistemaDPA

Sistema DPA para Espalhador de Estrume (sem ISOBUS) e Análise Química (NIR sensor) para Cisterna em Ambiente ISOBUS.

2017-2018

MANUFACTUR4.0

Desenvolvimento e implementação de tecnologias inteligentes e inovadoras nos setores industriais naval e metalomecânico

2017-2019

Water4Ever

Optimizing water use in agriculture to preserve soil and water resources

2017-2020

Palcus

Sistema de Controlo de Máquinas Cénicas

2017-2018

ROMOVI

ROMOVI: Robô Modular e cooperativo para Vinhas de encosta

2017-2019

ScalABLE4.0

Scalable automation for flexible production systems

2017-2020

BIOTECFOR

Bionegócios e Tecnologia para a valorização eficiente dos recursos florestais endógenos no Norte de Portugal e Galiza

2017-2018

UnVirtual

Serviço de engenharia e desenvolvimento de robôs para jogo Unvirtual

2017-2018

GOTECFOR

Tecnologia para a mobilização e aproveitamento de Biomassa Florestal na agroindústria

2017-2020

DM4Manufacturing

DM4Manufacturing: Aligning Manufacturing Decision Making with Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

2016-2019

SmartFarming-1

Ferramenta avançada para operacionalização da agricultura de precisão

2016-2018

SmartFarming

Ferramenta avançada para operacionalização da agricultura de precisão

2016-2018

AdaptPack

Desenvolvimento de sistemas robóticos de paletização adaptativos e modulares de elevada flexibilidade

2016-2019

ATM

Advanced tools management

2016-2018

Inspectum

Sistema de Visão Artificial para Inspeção de Marcações Típicas em Pneus

2016-2017

TRiHo

RDH - Robot de Distribuição Hospitalar

2016-2018

PrecisionCork

PRECISIONcork - Medida e Controlo em Linha de Parâmetros Chave de Processo e de Qualidade de Produto

2016-2018

ColRobot

Collaborative Robotics for Assembly and Kitting in Smart Manufacturing

2016-2019

TEXTILPRINT

Desenvolvimento e programação de um novo sensor de resina, programação de cabeças de impressão, apoio ao desenvolvimento de software de monitorização e diagnóstico remoto a instalar nas máquinas de impressão textil

2016-2018

CoopWeld

Robótica colaborativa para soldadura de componentes em construção metálica

2015-2017

iMAN

iMAN - Intelligence for advanced Manufacturing systems

2015-2018

Submarino_Whale

Elaboração do projeto técnico de um dispositivo de controlo pneumático para equilíbrio hidrostático de um submersível

2015-2015

AutoClassII

Automatic Classification and Quality Control for Car Tires

2015-2018

FOCUS

Advances in FOrestry Control and aUtomation Systems in Europe

2014-2016

CLARISSA

The European Robotics Initiative for Strengthening the Competitiveness of SMEs in Manufacturing by integrating aspects of cognitive systems

2014-2016

STAMINA

Sustainable and reliable robotics for part handling in manufacturing automation

2013-2017

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Laboratories

Laboratory of Industrial Robotics and Automation

Laboratory of Mobile Robotics and Internal Logistics

Laboratory of Robotics for Agriculture and Forestry

Publications

CRIIS Publications

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2018

Preventing Wine Counterfeiting by Individual Cork Stopper Recognition Using Image Processing Technologies

Authors
Costa, V; Sousa, A; Reis, A;

Publication
Journal of Imaging

Abstract

2018

SQUIRLROB: A DO IT YOURSELF ARDUINO AND SMARTPHONE HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE PLATFORMS FOR ROBOTICS EDUCATION

Authors
Costa, V; Santos, D; Sousa, A;

Publication
INTED2018 Proceedings

Abstract

2018

Design of an Embedded Multi-Camera Vision System - A Case Study in Mobile Robotics

Authors
Costa, V; Cebola, P; Sousa, A; Reis, A;

Publication
Robotics

Abstract

2018

Design of an Embedded Multi-Camera Vision System - A Case Study in Mobile Robotics

Authors
Costa, V; Cebola, P; Sousa, A; Reis, A;

Publication
Robotics

Abstract
The purpose of this work is to explore the design principles for a Real-Time Robotic Multi Camera Vision System, in a case study involving a real world competition of autonomous driving. Design practices from vision and real-time research areas are applied into a Real-Time Robotic Vision application, thus exemplifying good algorithm design practices, the advantages of employing the "zero copy one pass" methodology and associated trade-offs leading to the selection of a controller platform. The vision tasks under study are: (i) recognition of a "flat" signal; and (ii) track following, requiring 3D reconstruction. This research firstly improves the used algorithms for the mentioned tasks and finally selects the controller hardware. Optimization for the shown algorithms yielded from 1.5 times to 190 times improvements, always with acceptable quality for the target application, with algorithm optimization being more important on lower computing power platforms. Results also include a 3-cm and five-degree accuracy for lane tracking and 100% accuracy for signalling panel recognition, which are better than most results found in the literature for this application. Clear results comparing different PC platforms for the mentioned Robotic Vision tasks are also shown, demonstrating trade-offs between accuracy and computing power, leading to the proper choice of control platform. The presented design principles are portable to other applications, where Real-Time constraints exist. © 2018 by the authors.

2018

Robot localization system in a hard outdoor environment

Authors
Conceição, T; dos Santos, FN; Costa, P; Moreira, AP;

Publication
Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing

Abstract
Localization and mapping of autonomous robots in a hard and unstable environment (Steep Slope Vineyards) is a challenging research topic. Typically, the commonly used dead reckoning systems can fail due to the harsh conditions of the terrain and the Global Position System (GPS) accuracy can be considerably noisy or not always available. One solution is to use wireless sensors in a network as landmarks. This paper evaluates a ultra-wideband time-of-flight based technology (Pozyx), which can be used as cost-effective solution for application in agricultural robots that works in harsh environment. Moreover, this paper implements a Localization Extended Kalman Filter (EKF) that fuses odometry with the Pozyx Range measurements to increase the default Pozyx Algorithm accuracy. © Springer International Publishing AG 2018.

Supervised Theses

2017

Desenvolvimento de um controlador modular para LeanAGV baseado na norma IEC 61131-3

Author
Luís Tiago da Silva Costa

Institution
UP-FEUP

2017

SUCESSO DA GESTÃO DE PROJETOS DE DESENVOLVIMENTO DE SISTEMAS DE INFORMAÇÃO - O CASO DOS PROJETOS EM INSTITUIÇÕES PÚBLICAS

Author
Antero Manuel de Carvalho Gonçalves

Institution
UTAD

2017

Desenvolvimento de um robô de baixo custo para o concurso Micromouse

Author
Samir Pinto Mehmeti

Institution
UTAD

2017

Rede de sensores para o auxílio ao idoso dependente no Domicilio

Author
Vítor Manuel Caldeira Afonso

Institution
UTAD

2017

Análise da variabilidade da frequência cardíaca em indivíduos saudáveis e doentes

Author
Cristina Monteiro Pinto

Institution
UTAD

Facts & Figures

169R&D Services and Consulting (k€)

2016

39Researchers

2016

21Academic Staff

2016