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Hugo Costelha started to work at Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, School of Technology and Management (IPLeiria\ESTG) in 2007. In 2010 he concluded his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon, with the thesis "Robotic Tasks Modelling and Analysis Based on Discrete Event Systems". In 2012 he joined the ROBIS group at INESCTEC. Since 2013 he is an Adjunct Professor at IPLeiria\ESTG, focusing in the field of applied industrial robotics and field robotics, and working mainly in projects in partnership with companies.

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2021

Developing an OPC UA Server for CNC Machines

Authors
Martins, A; Lucas, J; Costelha, H; Neves, C;

Publication
Procedia Computer Science

Abstract

2021

Laying Ground for Automated Manhole Inspection: A Review

Authors
Jorge, F; Costelha, H; Neves, C;

Publication
Advances in Science, Technology and Innovation

Abstract
Although advances have been made in reducing the time needed for manhole inspection, the procedure is still mostly done manually, with workers having to enter and visually assess the areas being inspected. There is also a growing need to have these structures inspected regularly, in order to prevent casualties and services interruption, as well as the higher cost of rebuilding instead of repairing these structures, which is possible only if pathologies are identified at early stages. This situation renders the task a good target for automation. This paper reviews a set of existing manhole, tunnel and duct inspection systems to ascertain the main features required for the task, as well as the technologies currently used. Most of the present-day solutions are rather expensive and cumbersome, requiring the deployment of relatively heavy equipment and specialized personnel to operate them. With the recent development of laser range sensors and depth (RGBD) cameras with small form factors and weights, the development of solutions with higher portability and lower cost become feasible. Such a solution could improve considerably the rate at which manholes are inspected, and the technology could be used to generate textured models to be analyzed and reported by a remotely located specialist, both online and offline. The work presented here lays the ground for the development of such a system in our research group who has been working on low-cost systems for the generation of 3D textured models for automated inspection. © 2021, Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

2020

Supporting the Design, Commissioning and Supervision of Smart Factory Components through their Digital Twin

Authors
Martins, A; Costelha, H; Neves, C;

Publication
2020 IEEE International Conference on Autonomous Robot Systems and Competitions (ICARSC)

Abstract

2020

Monocular Camera Calibration for Autonomous Driving — a comparative study

Authors
Martins, PF; Costelha, H; Bento, LC; Neves, C;

Publication
2020 IEEE International Conference on Autonomous Robot Systems and Competitions (ICARSC)

Abstract

2020

User-Experience with Haptic Feedback Technologies and Text Input in Interactive Multimedia Devices

Authors
Silva, B; Costelha, H; Bento, LC; Barata, M; Assuncao, P;

Publication
Sensors

Abstract
Remote control devices are commonly used for interaction with multimedia equipment and applications (e.g., smart TVs, gaming, etc.). To improve conventional keypad-based technologies, haptic feedback and user input capabilities are being developed for enhancing the UX and providing advanced functionalities in remote control devices. Although the sensation provided by haptic feedback is similar to mechanical push buttons, the former offers much greater flexibility, due to the possibility of dynamically choosing different mechanical effects and associating different functions to each of them. However, selecting the best haptic feedback effects among the wide variety that is currently enabled by recent technologies, remains a challenge for design engineers aiming to optimise the UX. Rich interaction further requires text input capability, which greatly influences the UX. This work is a contribution towards UX evaluation of remote control devices with haptic feedback and text input. A user evaluation study of a wide variety of haptic feedback effects and text input methods is presented, considering different technologies and different number of actuators on a device. The user preferences, given by subjective evaluation scores, demonstrate that haptic feedback has undoubtedly a positive impact on the UX. Moreover, it is also shown that different levels of UX are obtained, according to the technological characteristics of the haptic actuators and how many of them are used on the device.

Supervised
thesis

2019

HAPTIC DEVICES FOR ADVANCED INTERACTION WITH MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS

Author
Bruno Miguel Lopes e Silva

Institution
IES_Outra

2019

Analisys of an RGBD Camera for Manhole Inspection

Author
Filipe Castanheira Jorge

Institution
IES_Outra

2017

Sistema de Alinhamento de Garrafas usando Visão

Author
Filipe Caetano

Institution
IPLeiria

2016

AGV para ambiente interior

Author
Cristiano Justino

Institution
IPLeiria

2016

PN-RTE - Petri Net Robotic Task Execution

Author
Pedro Santos

Institution
Outra