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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 reaches the podium at the 8th edition of the Crédito Agrícola Entrepreneurship and Innovation award

The SpecTOM and Smart Trap projects were acknowledged at the 8th edition of the Crédito Agrícola Entrepreneurship and Innovation award, an initiative that rewards innovative projects, with economic viability and significant benefits for society. SpecTOM won the Agro-Industry 4.0 category and Smart Trap (new designation is AgIoTrap) won the Born from Knowledge (BfK) award, granted by the National Innovation Agency (ANI). INESC TEC's Technology Licensing Office (SAL) supported the participation of said projects in this initiative.

09th March 2022

Industrial and Systems Engineering

INESC TEC develops autonomous robot to prevent pests, diseases, and insects in mountain vineyards

INESC TEC, in partnership with Pulverizadores Rocha, developed a sprayer robot for mountain vineyards, within the scope of the PRYSM project. This technology will decrease the use of pesticides and promote a more sustainable agriculture, as it will improve the spraying process by dispensing the right amount of product in the required places.

08th March 2022

Industrial and Systems Engineering

INESC TEC leads project to improve productivity and quality of wine production

The Centre for Robotics in Industry and Intelligent Systems (CRIIS) and the Centre for Applied Photonics (CAP) at INESC TEC will develop an automatic platform to integrate robotic-assisted intelligent photonics sensors, with artificial intelligence and systems biology.  

10th January 2022

Industrial and Systems Engineering

Autonomous robots to spray vines tested for the first time in Portugal

The first demonstration event of the European project SCORPION – focusing on the development of autonomous robots to spray mountain vineyards, without wasting chemicals, and with environmental and economic benefits - took place this month, at INESC TEC and at Quinta do Seixo (Pinhão)-  

29th November 2021

Networked Intelligent Systems

Researchers from INESC TEC resort to light spectrum to assess the ripeness of grapes in the Douro region

Researchers from the Centre for Applied Photonics (CAP) and the Centre for Robotics in Industry and Intelligent System (CRIIS) developed a mobile platform dedicated to the metabolic monitoring in precision viticulture. The solution integrates advanced sensors using light to measure the organic changes that occur in the plant, in order to ensure the harvest's high quality. This is the first technology of its kind in the world, and is being tested in the Douro region, at Quinta do Seixo and Quinta dos Aciprestes.

04th October 2021

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Featured Projects

FORM_I40

Formação Indústria 4.0

2022-2022

AI4RWeld

AI for Robotic Welding Parametrization and Inspection

2022-2022

IMMC

Industrial Mobile Manipulator Challenge

2022-2022

InOlive

Sistema de monitorização inteligente para prevenção de pragas e doenças no olival

2021-2023

SMARTDRYING

Sistema Inteligente para Secagem de Lamas de ETAR em Estufa

2021-2023

Zypho 4.0

Desenvolvimento de soluçôes inteligentes de recuperação, armazenamento e gestão de energia térmica em edificios de serviços

2021-2023

OptiLog

Otimização do sistema logístico da área Litografia

2021-2022

AR4Steel

Sistema de Realidade Aumentada Projetada para a Industria da Construção Metálica

2021-2021

SPIN

Solução de Pulverização de Precisão Inteligente

2021-2023

SCORPION

Cost effective robots for smart precision spraying

2021-2023

MirrorLabs2

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

2021-2021

REDVILE

AR/VR for Training and Learning

2021-2022

iFishCan

Intelligent waste & loss monitoring test bed for the Fish Can industry

2021-2022

SMARTCUT

Diagnóstico e Manutenção Remota e Simuladores para Formação de operação e manutenção de Máquinas Florestais

2020-2023

RDH4COVID

Solução Robótica Autónoma com Reboque para a Desinfeção de Superfícies Para

2020-2021

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

2020-2024

PFAI4.0

Programa de Formação Avançada Industria 4.0

2020-2021

iiLab

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

2020-2023

Trilogy

Robotics, Welding and Knowledge, for the future of robotic welding

2020-2021

MetalCut40

Desenvolvimento de sistemas periféricos funcionais a integrar numa célula robotizada para corte por plasma

2020-2022

VINCI7D

Impressão funcional robotizada em peças com geometrias complexas

2020-2023

INCAFO

Identificação de Castas através da folha

2020-2023

SIAP

Sistema de Inteligência Artificial para Deteção e Alerta de Riscos sobre o Património

2020-2022

XWeld

Planning, Accuracy and 3D sensing for full automation robotic welding

2020-2021

PRODUTECH4SC

PRODUTECH sustentável & circular - soluções inovadoras, sustentáveis e circulares com impacto na fileira das tecnologias de produção

2020-2023

Replant

Implantação de estratégias colaborativas para a gestão integrada da floresta e do fogo

2020-2023

SMARTFARM40

Soluções inteligentes para uma agricultura sustentável, preditiva e autónoma

2020-2023

PAC

Portugal AutoCluster for the Future

2020-2023

SMARTAGEING

Sistema de Apoio à Decisão para o Envelhecimento de Vinho do Porto Branco

2020-2023

Continental FoF

Fábrica do Futuro da Continental Advanced Antenna

2020-2023

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

2020-2022

SAFECoating

Safety Enhanced Collaborative Robotic Coating Cell

2020-2021

ROBOCARE

Plataformas Robóticas para Culturas Protegidas de Precisão Inteligentes

2020-2022

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

2019-2022

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”

2019-2021

PIVOTBOT

Pivot robotizado para realização de operações agrícolas

2019-2021

Jales

TRABALHOS DE INTERFEROMETRIA SAR NA ÁREA MINEIRA DE JALES

2019-2019

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

Espalhadores e Cisternas inteligentes

2019-2022

SAFE

Sistema de Monitorização e Alerta Florestal

2019-2022

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

2018-2021

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

2018-2022

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

2018-2022

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

2017-2022

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

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

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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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2022

Realistic 3D Simulation of a Hybrid Legged-Wheeled Robot

Authors
Soares, IN; Pinto, VH; Lima, J; Costa, P;

Publication
Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems

Abstract
In order to study the behavior and performance of a robot, building its simulation model is crucial. Realistic simulation tools using physics engines enable faster, more accurate and realistic testing conditions, without depending on the real vehicle. By combining legged and wheeled locomotion, hybrid vehicles are specially useful for operating in different types of terrains, both indoors and outdoors. They present increased mobility, versatility and adaptability, as well as easier maneuverability, when compared to vehicles using only one of the mechanisms. This paper presents the realistic simulation through the SimTwo simulator software of a hybrid legged-wheeled robot. It has four 3-DOF (degrees of freedom) legs combining rigid and non-rigid joints and has been fully designed, tested and validated in the simulated environment with incorporated dynamics. © 2022, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

2022

Design and Modelling of a Modular Robotic Joint

Authors
Rocha, M; Pinto, VH; Lima, J; Costa, P;

Publication
Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems

Abstract
The industry tends to increasingly automate as many processes as possible, and to make this possible, they often resort to the use of robotic arms. This paper presents the development of a proposal for a modular joint for robotic arms that allows: to obtain the best possible torque/weight ratio; to be controlled in speed and/or position; to communicate with other joints and external microcontrollers; to keep the cost as low as possible; and to be easily reconfigurable. The proposed prototype was validated with real results. © 2022, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

2022

Active Learning Strategies for Sustainable Engineering

Authors
Duarte, AJ; Malheiro, B; Silva, MF; Ferreira, PD; Guedes, PB;

Publication
Handbook of Research on Improving Engineering Education with the European Project Semester - Advances in Higher Education and Professional Development

Abstract
Engineering aims to improve the quality of daily life on a planet with limited resources. This chapter describes how the European Project Semester offered by the School of Engineering of the Porto Polytechnic contributes to make engineering undergraduates conscious of their environmental and societal impact. The program is a project-based active learning framework where problem-solving is supported by intercultural communication and creativity, ethical and sustainable reasoning, and global contextual analysis. This analysis shows that it fosters scientific, technical, and interpersonal competencies, emphasizing ethical and sustainable design as recommended by several reference institutions through the testimonials left on the project reports and the evolution perceived by the participants during the semester. These findings are supported by a sample of 45 projects conducted by 228 students from 23 countries and 65 degrees. All projects aimed to have a lasting impact on the future engineering practice of participants and, somehow, transform the world positively.

2022

A kinesthetic teaching approach for automating micropipetting repetitive tasks

Authors
Rocha, C; Dias, J; Moreira, AP; Veiga, G; Costa, P;

Publication
The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology

Abstract

2022

Robotics and the European Project Semester

Authors
Silva, MF; Duarte, AJ; Ferreira, PD; Guedes, PB;

Publication
Handbook of Research on Improving Engineering Education with the European Project Semester - Advances in Higher Education and Professional Development

Abstract
Robotics is a multidisciplinary subject that typically involves mechanics, electronics, and computer science concepts. For this reason, robotic projects are particularly well suited to the European Project Semester framework since they allow students with different backgrounds to contribute to the overall team objective in their specific knowledge areas. This chapter briefly presents illustrative examples of robotic projects that have been developed by teams of students participating in the European Project Semester at the School of Engineering of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto. It concludes by presenting and discussing student feedback, namely on the program and the projects developed.

Supervised Theses

2021

Integration of Combined Fast and Slow Electric Vehicle Charging

Author
Luiz Fernando Vieira Dias

Institution
UP-FEUP

2021

Developing asset management indicators and visualisation of information to improve long-term planning tools for water supply systems

Author
Pedro Nogueira Fernandes Aguiar Costa

Institution
UP-FEUP

2021

DESENVOLVIMENTO E INDUSTRIALIZAÇÃO DE UM MARCO PARA CONTENTORES ENTERRADOS DE RESÍDUOS

Author
ANTÓNIO JORGE PINTO COSTA VASQUES

Institution
IPP-ISEP

2021

A computer language for agroecological extension -an appropriate technology to the context of Serra da Capivara Territory, Brazilian Caatinga

Author
Maxim Simões de Abreu Jaffe

Institution
UP-FEUP

2021

Computer Vision System for Alphanumeric Code and Symbol Recognition in Welding Blueprints

Author
Francisco Tomé Macedo Martins Santos Moreira

Institution
UP-FEUP

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