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I am a Senior Researcher at the center for Robotics and Autonomous Systems at INESC TEC. I graduated in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, first with a MSc degree in 2009 and with a PhD degree in 2014. Since 2009, I have been working on Surface and Underwater Robotics, researching on Control, Guidance, Localization and Coordination of marine robots.

My activities have been developed in the context of several national and international projects, among which the following are highlighted: Lajeado (development of an AUV for dam inspection); FP7 ICARUS (Integrated Components for Assisted Rescue and Unmanned Search operations); and FLEXUS (Flexible Unmanned Surface vehicles for the Internet of moving things), funded by H2020 RAWFIE project.

I am also involved in the development of several robotic systems and at the origin of several prototypes such as the autonomous surface vehicle FLEXUS and the autonomous underwater vehicle SHAD.

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2018

Experimental evaluation of shore to unmanned surface vehicle Wi-Fi communications

Authors
Coelho, A; Lopes, M; Ferreira, B; Campos, R; Ricardo, M;

Publication
2018 Wireless Days, WD 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 3-5, 2018

Abstract

2017

A lightweight docking station for a hovering AUV

Authors
Cruz, NA; Matos, AC; Almeida, RM; Ferreira, BM;

Publication
2017 IEEE OES International Symposium on Underwater Technology, UT 2017

Abstract
The concept of underwater docking stations has long been proposed to support the long term deployment of AUVs, but the number of successful solutions is still very disappointing. Hovering type AUVs can navigate arbitrarily slow, simplifying the docking maneuver and the requirements for the receiving structure. This paper describes a docking system that was developed to extend the mission duration of the MARES AUV, a man portable hovering type AUV. Given the wide range of operational scenarios and configurations of this AUV, one of the design requirements was to have a simple modular structure, that could easily be reconfigured to support different vehicle configurations, deployment scenarios and docking maneuvers. The paper provides details of the mechanical aspects, the onboard electronic subsystems, and the general operational procedure, as well as preliminary data from the first trials. © 2017 IEEE.

2017

Flexible unmanned surface vehicles enabling future internet experimentally-driven research

Authors
Ferreira, B; Coelho, A; Lopes, M; Matos, A; Goncalves, C; Kandasamy, S; Campos, R; Barbosa, J;

Publication
OCEANS 2017 - Aberdeen

Abstract

2017

STRONGMAR Summer School 2016 — Joining theory with a practical application in Underwater Archeology

Authors
Marques, MM; Salgado, A; Lobo, V; Carapau, RS; Rodrigues, AV; Carreras, M; Roca, J; Palomeras, N; Hurtos, N; Candela, C; Martins, A; Matos, A; Ferreira, B; Almeida, C; de Sa, FA; Almeida, JM; Silva, E;

Publication
OCEANS 2017 - Aberdeen

Abstract

2017

Unmanned Maritime Systems for Search and Rescue

Authors
Matos, A; Silva, E; Almeida, J; Martins, A; Ferreira, H; Ferreira, B; Alves, J; Dias, A; Fioravanti, S; Bertin, D; Lobo, V;

Publication
Search and Rescue Robotics - From Theory to Practice

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2018

Analyzing Chatbots Data with Data Mining

Author
Ana Catarina Dias Amaral

Institution
UP-FEUP

2017

Rover submarino

Author
José Tiago Cardoso Meireles

Institution
UP-FEUP