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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
Industrial and Systems Engineering

INESC TEC will create a 3D digital design tool

The creation of a digital 3D factory twin is one of the goals of the European project “Better Factory”, with INESC TEC as one of the partners.

20th October 2020

Industrial and Systems Engineering

INESC TEC Project has €300K to support SMEs in the agro-technology sector

The DEMETER project, in which INESC TEC participates through its Centre for Robotics in Industry and Intelligent Systems (CRIIS) provides €300K to support the integration and interoperability of innovative technology solutions on farms across Europe. The first open call “Develop” aims to engage start-ups and SMEs in the development of products for implementation in the agricultural sector.

01st October 2020

Industrial and Systems Engineering

INESC TEC tested a disinfection robot at a hospital in Valongo

INESC TEC’s Centre for Robotics in Industry and Intelligent Systems (CRIIS) developed a robotic system for disinfecting surfaces contaminated with COVID-19. Autonomous Robot for Disinfection at Hospitals (RADAR) was tested this Wednesday, July 29, at the S. Martinho Hospital, in Valongo.

30th July 2020

Industrial and Systems Engineering

INESC TEC developed an automation system to make factories highly flexible

The development of scalable and flexible automation systems, which enable the optimisation and maintenance of production lines in real time, thus adapting the automation of a factory according to the immediate needs of production. 

23rd July 2020

Industrial and Systems Engineering

INESC TEC awarded with several accolades by the Portuguese Robotics Society

The ICARSC'2020 conference - 20th IEEE International Conference on Autonomous Robot Systems and Competitions - awarded several works developed in the field of robotics in 2019. The researchers from INESC TEC's Centre for Robotics in Industry and Intelligent Systems (CRIIS) received three awards: “SPR Award for Innovation and Technology Transfer in Robotics”, honourable mention in the “SPR Award for the Best National Master’s Thesis in Robotics” and the first prize of the “Industrial Robot journal Best Paper Award”.

26th May 2020

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Featured Projects

AI_REGIO

Regions and DIHs alliance for AI-driven digital transformation of European Manufacturing SMEs

2020-2023

BetterFactory

Grow your manufacturing business’ — ‘Better Factory'

2020-2024

NOVATERRA

INTEGRATED NOVEL STRATEGIES FOR REDUCING THE USE AND IMPACT OF PESTICIDES, TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE MEDITERRANEAN VINEYARDS AND OLIVE GROVES

2020-2023

iiLab

Ampliação da Infraestrutura Tecnológica do INESC TEC para a Transformação Digital da Indústria

2020-2022

RADAR

RADAR - Robô Autónomo para Desinfeção em Ambiente hospitalar

2020-2020

PNEUMA

PNEUMA - Sistema de ventilação com recurso a um balão auto-insuflável

2020-2020

Agrobit

Mowing Robot

2020-2021

PRySM

PRecision Sprayer Ground Robot

2020-2021

SAFECoating

Safety Enhanced Collaborative Robotic Coating Cell

2020-2020

CPPS101

Cyber-physical production systems

2020-2020

MirrorLabs

Creating similar learning environment for students all over Europe for human-robot coproduction

2020-2020

CrossLOG

AUTOMATIC MIXED-PALLETIZING FOR CROSS-DOCKING LOGISTICS CENTERS

2019-2022

SMARTPVD

Novas soluções inteligentes para aplicação e utilização de revestimentos em PVD

2019-2021

STEEL40

STEEL40 - Proposta de Prestação de Serviços Consultoria Especializada em Tecnologia Industrial

2019-2019

DEMETER

Building an Interoperable, Data-Driven, Innovative and Sustainable European Agri-Food Sector

2019-2023

T4CDTKC

Training 4 Cotec, Digital Transformation Knowledge Challenge - Elaboração de Programa de Formação “CONHECER E COMPREENDER O DESAFIO DAS TECNOLOGIAS DE TRANSFORMAÇÃO DIGITAL”

2019-2020

PIVOTBOT

PIVOTBOT - Pivot robotizado para realização de operações agrícolas

2019-2021

Jales

TRABALHOS DE INTERFEROMETRIA SAR NA ÁREA MINEIRA DE JALES

2019-2019

AgRoBoFood

agROBOfood: Business-Oriented Support to the European Robotics and Agri-food Sector, towards a network of Digital Innovation Hubs in Robotics

2019-2023

Rosin

Active managed Buildings with Energy performaNce Contracting

2019-2020

Smart-Fertilizers

SMART FERTELIZERS - Espalhadores e Cisternas inteligentes

2019-2021

SAFE

Sistema de Monitorização e Alerta Florestal

2019-2020

ROBOTICA2019

ROBOTICA2019

2019-2019

PBA

Unified Framework for Mobile Robots

2018-2019

HORSE

Collaborative Robotics for Industrial Coating Cells

2018-2020

Refinacao4.0

Serviços de consultoria especializada para desenvolvimento e operacionalização de provas de conceito

2018-2019

MetBots

Metabolomic robots with self-learning artificial intelligence for precision agriculture

2018-2020

SAFER

Safery verification for robotic software

2018-2021

GOTECFOR

Tecnologia para a mobilização e aproveitamento de Biomassa Florestal na agroindústria

2018-2020

COBOTIS

Human-robot interaction for collaborative robotics

2018-2021

COATING4.0

ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF AN INNOVATIVE REMOTE PROCESS MANAGEMENT AND MONITORING SOLUTION (4.0)

2018-2019

FED

Ferradura, programação intuitiva para aplicações de soldadura robotizada

2018-2019

DIVA

Boosting innovative DIgitech Value chains for Agrofood, forestry and environment

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

2018-2021

DroneTool

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

2017-2019

Fasten

Flexible and Autonomous Manufacturing Systems for Custom-Designed Products

2017-2021

FAMEST

Footwear, Advanced Materials, Equipment's and Software Technologies

2017-2021

PRODUTECH_SIF

Soluções para a Indústria de Futuro

2017-2021

Water4Ever

Optimizing water use in agriculture to preserve soil and water resources

2017-2020

RIDDIG

Fábrica Digital

2017-2019

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

2017-2020

AGRINUPES

Integrated monitoring and control of water, nutrients and plant protection products towards a sustainable agricultural sector

2017-2020

Palcus

Sistema de Controlo de Máquinas Cénicas

2017-2017

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

2017-2020

UnVirtual

Serviço de engenharia e desenvolvimento de robôs para jogo Unvirtual

2017-2018

DM4Manufacturing

DM4Manufacturing: Aligning Manufacturing Decision Making with Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

2016-2021

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

2016-2019

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

MarineEye

MarinEye - A prototype for multitrophic oceanic monitoring

2015-2017

BLUECOM+

Connecting Humans and Systems at Remote Ocean Areas using Cost-effective Broadband Communications

2015-2017

ENDURE

Enabling Long-Term Deployments of Underwater Robotic Platforms in Remote Oceanic Locations

2015-2017

iMAN

iMAN - Intelligence for advanced Manufacturing systems

2015-2019

Submarino_Whale

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

2015-2015

CINMarS

Combining Space and Maritime NetWorks

2015-2017

VAMOS

Viable Alternative Mine Operating System

2015-2019

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

SUNNY

Smart UNmanned aerial vehicle sensor Network for detection of border crossing and illegal entrY

2014-2018

SCAN

Aquaculture Calibration System

2014-2015

TURTLE

Autonomous Support System for SubSea Operations

2014-2015

STAMINA

Sustainable and reliable robotics for part handling in manufacturing automation

2013-2017

CARLoS

CooperAtive Robot for Large Spaces manufacturing

2013-2015

OCHERA

Optimal Control: Health, Energy and Robotics Applications

2013-2015

ROBARQ

Robotic Technologies for Non-Standard Design and Construction in Architecture

2013-2015

Evologics-CRIIS

Real Time LBL Data Fusion for Acoustic Modems

2013-2015

RoboNoise

Acoustic data acquisition using a glider

2013-2013

SmartManufacturing

Smart Manufacturing and Logistics

2013-2015

Cooperation

Cooperation and Perception for Augmented Autonomy

2013-2015

ICARUS-CRIIS

Integrated Components for Assisted Rescue and Unmanned Search operations

2012-2015

EDA-SAVEWATE-CRIIS

System of Autonomous Vehicles for Water Environments for Defense

2012-2015

SUB.2-CRIIS

Propelled underwater vehicle carrying energy, electronic and computing systems on board, capable of operating autonomously without being connected to the operator

2012-2015

AutoClass

Automatic Classification and Quality Control for Car Tyres

2012-2014

COGNAT

Underwater Glider Navigation for Acoustic Tomography

2011-2013

PRODUTECH_PTI

Innovative processes and technologies for the manufacturing industry

2011-2014

PACRI

High-level programming for industrial robotic cells: capturing human body motion

2011-2014

Lajeado

Intelligent System for georeferenced monitoring of reservoirs with autonomous vehicles

2010-2014

SIIARI

System to increase the use of Artificial Intelligence in Industrial Robotics

2010-2012

SIIARI-ROB

System to increase the use of Artificial Intelligence in Industrial Robotics

2010-2012

TRIMARES

Underwater vehicle to monitor dams in Brazil

2010-2011

INSTEAD

Intelligent Systems to detect failures in multidimensional processes

2010-2013

CRO

Perception-Driven Coordinated Multi-Robot Motion Control

2010-2012

RobVigil

Collaborative and intelligent surveillance robot for the security area

2010-2012

WWECO

Environmental Assessment and Modeling of Wastewater Discharges using Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Bio-optical Observations

2009-2011

Team
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Laboratories

Laboratory of Industrial Robotics and Automation

Laboratory of Mobile Robotics and Internal Logistics

Laboratory of Robotics and IoT for Smart Precision Agriculture and Forestry

Publications

CRIIS Publications

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2020

Detecting and Solving Tube Entanglement in Bin Picking Operations

Authors
Leao, G; Costa, CM; Sousa, A; Veiga, G;

Publication
Applied Sciences

Abstract
Manufacturing and production industries are increasingly turning to robots to carry out repetitive picking operations in an efficient manner. This paper focuses on tackling the novel challenge of automating the bin picking process for entangled objects, for which there is very little research. The chosen case study are sets of freely curved tubes, which are prone to occlusions and entanglement. The proposed algorithm builds a representation of the tubes as an ordered list of cylinders and joints using a point cloud acquired by a 3D scanner. This representation enables the detection of occlusions in the tubes. The solution also performs grasp planning and motion planning, by evaluating post-grasp trajectories via simulation using Gazebo and the ODE physics engine. A force/torque sensor is used to determine how many items were picked by a robot gripper and in which direction it should rotate to solve cases of entanglement. Real-life experiments with sets of PVC tubes and rubber radiator hoses showed that the robot was able to pick a single tube on the first try with success rates of 99% and 93%, respectively. This study indicates that using simulation for motion planning is a promising solution to deal with entangled objects.

2020

Visual Trunk Detection Using Transfer Learning and a Deep Learning-based Coprocessor

Authors
Aguiar, AS; Dos Santos, FN; Miranda De Sousa, AJM; Oliveira, PM; Santos, LC;

Publication
IEEE Access

Abstract

2020

Reinforcement Learning in Navigation and Cooperative Mapping

Authors
Cruz, JA; Cardoso, HL; Reis, LP; Sousa, A;

Publication
2020 IEEE International Conference on Autonomous Robot Systems and Competitions, ICARSC 2020, Ponta Delgada, Portugal, April 15-17, 2020

Abstract

2020

Controller for Real and Simulated Wheelchair With a Multimodal Interface Using Gazebo and ROS

Authors
Cruz, AB; Sousa, A; Reis, LP;

Publication
2020 IEEE International Conference on Autonomous Robot Systems and Competitions, ICARSC 2020, Ponta Delgada, Portugal, April 15-17, 2020

Abstract

2020

Vineyard trunk detection using deep learning – An experimental device benchmark

Authors
Pinto de Aguiar, ASP; Neves dos Santos, FBN; Feliz dos Santos, LCF; de Jesus Filipe, VMD; Miranda de Sousa, AJM;

Publication
Computers and Electronics in Agriculture

Abstract

Supervised Theses

2019

Towards “Industrie 4.0” in the context of investment casting industry

Author
Isabel Maria Lousada Soares Figueiredo

Institution
UP-FEUP

2019

Robotic Manipulation of Deformable Objects

Author
Mauricio García Hernández

Institution
UP-FEUP

2019

HAPTIC DEVICES FOR ADVANCED INTERACTION WITH MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS

Author
Bruno Miguel Lopes e Silva

Institution
IES_Outra

2019

Sistema automatizado de produção de rolhas capsuladas

Author
Francisco Manuel Silva Matos

Institution
UP-FEUP

2019

Analisys of an RGBD Camera for Manhole Inspection

Author
Filipe Castanheira Jorge

Institution
IES_Outra

Facts & Figures

39Researchers

2016

19Proceedings in indexed conferences

2020

22Papers in indexed journals

2020