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The Industrial Robotics and Automation Laboratory: New Challenges for Manufacturing and Smart Production is focused on developing cognitive, sensitive, collaborative and safe robot-based automation solutions for manufacturing applications, which support digital transformation, smart sensing and man-machine interaction, and advanced control initiatives in industry.

Created in 2010, the laboratory hosts 15 researchers, 9 on a permanent basis, from INESC TEC’s research centres, CRIIS and CESE.

Location: FEUP Campus, Porto

Research Area

Research Areas

  • Cyber-Physical Systems (Advanced Sensing and Embedded Systems);
  • Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) (Vertical and Horizontal Integration);
  • Additive Manufacturing;
  • Artificial Vision (Perception and Monitoring);
  • Collaborative Robotics (Advanced Man-Machine Interfaces);
  • Automatic / Predictive Control.
Centre and Stakeholders

INESC TEC

CESE
CentreEnterprise Systems Engineering
CRIIS
CentreRobotics in Industry and Intelligent Systems

Stakeholders

FEUP
UniversityFaculty of Engineering of the University of Porto
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Projects

AutoClass

Automatic Classification and Quality Control for Car Tyres

2012-2014

STAMINA

Sustainable and reliable robotics for part handling in manufacturing automation

2013-2017

CARLoS

CooperAtive Robot for Large Spaces manufacturing

2013-2015

CLARISSA

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

2014-2016

ColRobot

Collaborative Robotics for Assembly and Kitting in Smart Manufacturing

2016-2019

CoopWeld

Robótica colaborativa para soldadura de componentes em construção metálica

2015-2017

Inspectum

Sistema de Visão Artificial para Inspeção de Marcações Típicas em Pneus

2016-2017

Prototypes

Prototypes developed at Laboratory of Industrial Robotics and Automation

Igor

Mobile manipulator designed for operating in logistics warehouses in the Automotive Industry - PSA Peugeot Citroen - STAMINA

Carlos

Mobile manipulators for riveting operations in the Naval Industry - ATEIN Naval, ASTILLEROS JOSE VALIÑA

Collaborative robotic cells

Collaborative robotic cells for welding operations in the Metal Industry (Norfer - COOPWELD and CLARISSA)

Robotic cell

Robotic cell for picking operations in the Footwear Industry (CEI).

Programming industrial manipulators

Programming industrial manipulators by demonstration for painting operations (FLUPOL - SIIARI).

Contacts