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My name is Vítor Hugo Pinto and I am an INESC TEC junior investigator and teaching assistant at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Porto. In the past, I have held an Innovation for Services award at FEUP.

I have received my Masters Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Porto in 2015, and I am currently enroled in my Ph.D. in Robotic Systems at the University of Porto.

My main research interests are the Autonomous Robotic Systems and Mobile Robotics.

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Publications

2021

Open Hardware and Software Robotics Competition for Additional Engagement in ECE Students - The Robot@Factory Lite Case Study

Authors
Pinto, VH; Sousa, A; Lima, J; Gonçalves, J; Costa, P;

Publication
Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering - CONTROLO 2020

Abstract

2021

Modeling of an Elastic Joint: An Experimental Setup Approach

Authors
Pinto, VH; Lima, J; Gonçalves, J; Costa, P;

Publication
Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering - CONTROLO 2020

Abstract

2021

Design, Modeling, and Control of a Single Leg for a Legged-Wheeled Locomotion System with Non-Rigid Joint

Authors
Pinto, VH; Goncalves, J; Costa, P;

Publication
Actuators

Abstract
This article presents an innovative legged-wheeled system, designed to be applied in a hybrid robotic vehicle’s locomotion system, as its driving member. The proposed system will be capable to combine the advantages of legged and wheeled locomotion systems, having 3DOF connected through a combination of both rigid and non-rigid joints. This configuration provides the vehicle the ability to absorb impacts and selected external disturbances. A state space approach was adopted to control the joints, increasing the system’s stability and adaptability. Throughout this article, the entire design process of this robotic system will be presented, as well as its modeling and control. The proposed system’s design is biologically inspired, having as reference the human leg, resulting in the development of a prototype. The results of the testing process with the proposed prototype are also presented. This system was designed to be modular, low-cost, and to increase the autonomy of typical autonomous legged-wheeled locomotion systems.

2021

Model of a DC Motor with Worm Gearbox

Authors
Pinto, VH; Gonçalves, J; Costa, P;

Publication
Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering - CONTROLO 2020

Abstract

2021

State Estimation of Over-Sensored Systems Applied to a Low-Cost Robotic Manipulator

Authors
Moreira, J; Pinto, VH; Goncalves, J; Costa, P;

Publication
Applied Sciences

Abstract
There is an increasing demand for robotic manipulators to perform more complex and versatile tasks. In order to fulfill this need, expeditious calibration and estimation techniques are required as a first step for the correct usage of the manipulator. This article aims at finding a subset of these algorithms that could be used in a generic manipulator and should allow for its prompt use. Two models for the representation of the pose of the manipulator are described and used in the state estimation problem. The results of the implementation are tested, and some performance metrics are obtained.

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2017

Integração de um Manipulador numa Embarcação Robótica

Author
André Filipe Sousa Pinto

Institution
UP-FEUP