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News by Robotics and Autonomous Systems

Networked Intelligent Systems

INESC TEC project for the development of digital technologies to safeguard archaeological heritage

In November, INESC TEC launched the SHIELD project, focused on adapting an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) against looting activities at archaeological sites.

26th November 2020

Networked Intelligent Systems

INESC TEC supports ABB Marine & Ports in the development of an optimisation tool for the O&M in offshore wind farms

INESC TEC, as the coordinator of the European project ATLANTIS – The Atlantic Testing Platform for Maritime Robotics: New Frontiers for Inspection and Maintenance of Offshore Energy Infrastructures, is supporting ABB Marine & Ports for the development of an optimisation software that aims to improve the inspection and maintenance of offshore wind farms, in order to reduce costs and increase the efficiency, safety and sustainability of these structures.

26th November 2020

Networked Intelligent Systems

INESC TEC tests technology to detect marine litter remotely

The testing phase of the Spectrometer for Marine Litter project, led by the Centre for Robotics and Autonomous Systems (CRAS), took place between September 16 and 25, in Faial (Azores). The objective was to test the potential of using hyperspectral sensors for the remote detection of marine litter in coastal areas and shallow waters.

20th October 2020


INESC TEC developed a ventilator to support Portuguese hospitals

A team of engineers and physicians led by the Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC) and the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP) developed the PNEUMA, a low-cost and easy to assemble ventilator with a self-inflating bag, in order to support Portuguese hospitals addressing the new coronavirus.

08th April 2020

Networked Intelligent Systems

INESC TEC initiates the 35th anniversary celebrations with Open Class to the city

The first Open Class will focus on the circumnavigation trip of the School Ship Sagres.

28th February 2020

Networked Intelligent Systems

INESC TEC and ESA will test technology to detect plastics in the sea

INESC TEC signed a contract with the European Space Agency’s (ESA) General Support Technology Programme (GSTP) to test sensor-based perception technologies capable of detecting plastics in coastal areas and shallow waters.

30th January 2020

Industrial and Systems Engineering

INESC TEC leads the first European centre to test robots at offshore wind farms.

The first European centre for the real-time testing of marine robots is led by INESC TEC. The Atlantis Teste Center will be set up in Viana do Castelo and enable the validation of robotic solutions in the most extreme weather conditions of the Atlantic Ocean, namely concerning the assessment and maintenance of offshore wind infrastructures.

21st January 2020


INESC TEC technologies present at Marinetech 2019

With proven international experience in the Marine Technologies area, INESC TEC was on the spotlight at the Marinetech event, organised by the Hydrographic Institute (IH), and at the workshop "Linking Earth Observation data and Sustainable Development across the Atlantic", organised by the IH and the Air Centre, which were an opportunity for Portuguese and foreign experts from the Sea sector to discuss the challenges of linking Earth observation data and sustainable development in the Atlantic.

16th December 2019

Networked Intelligent Systems

INESC TEC equips School Ship Sagres to study atmospheric electricity and climate change

INESC TEC, together with the Portuguese Navy, within the scope of the SAIL (Space-Atmosphere-Ocean Interactions in the marine boundary Layer) project, is helping to equip the School Ship Sagres to study atmospheric electricity and climate change. Therefore, the vessel is being transformed into a true scientific laboratory that will allow a pioneer study in these two topics.

20th November 2019


INESC TEC highlighted at AED Days 2019

Speakers from BOEING, Airbus, Embraer, Bell Helicopter or OGMA; interventions from the Minister of National Defence, João Gomes Cravinho, the Secretary of State of Economy, João Neves, the Secretary of State for Internationalization, Eurico Dias; attendance of the AICEP President and the Ambassador of Canada at the networking dinner; conferences, workshops, B2B Meetings, pitches, technology exhibitions and industrial visits. The AED Days 2019 event had all this and much more.

13th November 2019

Computer Science

The project to further develop INESC TEC’s knowledge in the fields of robotics has started

The goal of the project is to consolidate the knowledge in the ​​robotics area and to promote cooperation ties between INESC TEC and other European research institutions with experience in this field.

24th October 2019

Networked Intelligent Systems

INESC TEC’s robotics participates in NATO’s exercise

Between 11 and 27 September, INESC TEC participated in one the largest experimentation exercises of unmanned marine systems of Europe called Recognized Environmental Picture (REP), which took place in Portugal (Tróia and Sesimbra). 

01st October 2019

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