Cookies Policy
We use cookies to improve our site and your experience. By continuing to browse our site you accept our cookie policy. Find out More
Close
  • Menu
About

About

Hugo Ferreira is currently a senior researcher/engineer at INESCTEC Robotics Centre. He has an electrical engineering degree from the Porto Polytechnic Institute (ISEP-IPP).   Main scientific interests are: Autonomous Systems and Mobile Robotics. He works with marine robotics, underwater and surface vehicles, sonar and positioning systems.  Currently, he is working on several projects involving perception and navigation.    He is also teaching at the Superior School of Hospitality and Tourism, Polytechnic Institute of Porto

Interest
Topics
Details

Details

001
Publications

2017

Underwater navigation sensors calibration in inland water spaces

Authors
Matias, B; Almeida, J; Ferreira, A; Martins, A; Ferreira, H; 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

Abstract

2016

MarinEye - A tool for marine monitoring

Authors
Martins, A; Dias, A; Silva, E; Ferreira, H; Dias, I; Almeida, JM; Torgo, L; Goncalves, M; Guedes, M; Dias, N; Jorge, P; Mucha, AP; Magalhaes, C; Carvalho, MDF; Ribeiro, H; Almeida, CMR; Azevedo, I; Ramos, S; Borges, T; Leandro, SM; Maranhao, P; Mouga, T; Gamboa, R; Lemos, M; dos Santos, A; Silva, A; Frazao e Teixeira, BFE; Bartilotti, C; Marques, R; Cotrim, S;

Publication
OCEANS 2016 - SHANGHAI

Abstract
This work presents an autonomous system for marine integrated physical-chemical and biological monitoring - the MarinEye system. It comprises a set of sensors providing diverse and relevant information for oceanic environment characterization and marine biology studies. It is constituted by a physical-chemical water properties sensor suite, a water filtration and sampling system for DNA collection, a plankton imaging system and biomass assessment acoustic system. The MarinEye system has onboard computational and logging capabilities allowing it either for autonomous operation or for integration in other marine observing systems (such as Observatories or robotic vehicles. It was designed in order to collect integrated multi-trophic monitoring data. The validation in operational environment on 3 marine observatories: RAIA, BerlengasWatch and Cascais on the coast of Portugal is also discussed.

2016

Multiple robot operations for maritime search and rescue in euRathlon 2015 competition

Authors
Matos, A; Martins, A; Dias, A; Ferreira, B; Almeida, JM; Ferreira, H; Amaral, G; Figueiredo, A; Almeida, R; Silva, F;

Publication
OCEANS 2016 - SHANGHAI

Abstract
This paper presents results of the INESC TEC participation in the maritime environment (both at surface and underwater) integrated in the ICARUS team in the euRathlon 2015 robotics search and rescue competition. These relate to the marine robots from INESC TEC, surface (ROAZ USV) and underwater (MARES AUV) autonomous vehicles participation in multiple tasks such as situation assessment, underwater mapping, leak detection or victim localization. This participation was integrated in the ICARUS Team resulting of the EU funded project aimed to develop robotic tools for large scale disasters. The coordinated search and rescue missions were performed with an initial surface survey providing data for AUV mission planning and execution. A situation assessment bathymetry map, sidescan sonar imaging and location of structures, underwater leaks and victims were achieved, with the global ICARUS team (involving sea, air and land coordinated robots) participating in the final grand Challenge and achieving the second place.

2016

TURTLE - A robotic autonomous deep sea lander

Authors
Silva, E; Martins, A; Almeida, JM; Ferreira, H; Valente, A; Camilo, M; Figueiredo, A; Pinheiro, C;

Publication
OCEANS 2016 MTS/IEEE Monterey, OCE 2016

Abstract
This paper presents a new concept for a deep sea lander system combining both sea bottom permanence characteristics with autonomous repositioning functionalities and efficient ascent/descent motion in the water column. © 2016 IEEE.