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I'm Antonio Valente and I was graduated in Electrical Engineering from University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD), Portugal in 1994, and in 1999 I've taked a MsC degree in Industrial Electronics from University of Minho, Portugal. I've obtained in 2003 a PhD degree at UTAD, working in the field of micro-systems for agriculture. Presently, I'm an Associate Professor with Habilitation in the Department of Engineering, UTAD, and director of the same department. I'm a senior researcher at Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering - Technology and Science (INESC TEC). I was chairman of ICARSC 2015 and local organizer of Robótica 2015, Vila Real, Portugal. I'm also the organizer of Portuguese Micromouse Contest (robotics competition organized annually). My professional interests are in sensors, MEMS sensors, microcontrollers, and embedded systems, with application focus to agriculture.

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2022

Collision avoidance considering iterative Bézier based approach for steep slope terrains

Authors
Santos, LC; Santos, FN; Valente, A; Sobreira, H; Sarmento, J; Petry, M;

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IEEE ACCESS

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2022

FollowMe - A Pedestrian Following Algorithm for Agricultural Logistic Robots

Authors
Sarmento, J; Dos Santos, FN; Aguiar, AS; Sobreira, H; Regueiro, CV; Valente, A;

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2022 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AUTONOMOUS ROBOT SYSTEMS AND COMPETITIONS (ICARSC)

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2022

Path Planning with Hybrid Maps for processing and memory usage optimisation

Authors
Santos, LC; Santos, FN; Aguiar, AS; Valente, A; Costa, P;

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2022 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AUTONOMOUS ROBOT SYSTEMS AND COMPETITIONS (ICARSC)

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2022

An overview of pruning and harvesting manipulators

Authors
Tinoco, V; Silva, MF; Santos, FN; Valente, A; Rocha, LF; Magalhaes, SA; Santos, LC;

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INDUSTRIAL ROBOT-THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ROBOTICS RESEARCH AND APPLICATION

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Purpose The motivation for robotics research in the agricultural field has sparked in consequence of the increasing world population and decreasing agricultural labor availability. This paper aims to analyze the state of the art of pruning and harvesting manipulators used in agriculture. Design/methodology/approach A research was performed on papers that corresponded to specific keywords. Ten papers were selected based on a set of attributes that made them adequate for review. Findings The pruning manipulators were used in two different scenarios: grapevines and apple trees. These manipulators showed that a light-controlled environment could reduce visual errors and that prismatic joints on the manipulator are advantageous to obtain a higher reach. The harvesting manipulators were used for three types of fruits: strawberries, tomatoes and apples. These manipulators revealed that different kinematic configurations are required for different kinds of end-effectors, as some of these tools only require movement in the horizontal axis and others are required to reach the target with a broad range of orientations. Originality/value This work serves to reduce the gap in the literature regarding agricultural manipulators and will support new developments of novel solutions related to agricultural robotic grasping and manipulation.

2021

Delivering Critical Stimuli for Decision Making in VR Training: Evaluation Study of a Firefighter Training Scenario

Authors
Monteiro, P; Melo, M; Valente, A; Vasconcelos Raposo, J; Bessa, M;

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON HUMAN-MACHINE SYSTEMS

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2020

Não robot applied to the development of cognitive skills

Author
Ana Maria da Cruz Freire

Institution
UP-FEUP

2020

Advanced 2.5D Path Planning for agricultural robots

Author
Luís Carlos Feliz Santos

Institution
UTAD

2019

SENSORES INERCIAIS E SISTEMAS INTELIGENTES NA ANÁLISE DA EFICIÊNCIA DAS AÇÕES TÉCNICAS EM DESPORTO: A OTIMIZAÇÃO DOS PADRÕES TÉCNICOS DE ESGRIMA

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Ana Teresa de Oliveira Campaniço

Institution
UTAD

2018

Deteção e monitorização automática de castanheiros com base em imagens aéreas de alta resolução

Author
Pedro Miguel Mota Marques

Institution
UTAD

2018

viStaMPS: Aplicação Informática para Processamento, Manipulação e Visualização de Séries Temporais de imagens SAR

Author
Pedro Manuel Sousa Guimarães

Institution
UTAD