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Mestre em Bioengenharia com especialização em Engenharia Biomédica pela Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal. O meu projeto de dissertação culminou no desenvolvimento de um sistema robótico autónomo capaz de executar tarefas repetitivas em ambiente laboratorial. Neste contexto surgiu o interesse pelo ramo da robótica, no qual pretendi integrar e adquirir mais conhecimentos em áreas como mecânica, eletrónica, ciências da computação e biomédica. Em Setembro de 2016 integrei o grupo CRIIS pertencente ao INESC TEC como engenheira de I&D no desenvolvimento de novas soluções robóticas para responder a necessidades industriais. As minhas principais atividades incluem modelação de sistemas mecânicos e desenvolvimento eletrónico e de software. 

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2022

A kinesthetic teaching approach for automating micropipetting repetitive tasks

Autores
Rocha, C; Dias, J; Moreira, AP; Veiga, G; Costa, P;

Publicação
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADVANCED MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY

Abstract

2021

Searching the Optimal Parameters of a 3D Scanner Through Particle Swarm Optimization

Autores
Braun J.; Lima J.; Pereira A.I.; Rocha C.; Costa P.;

Publicação
Communications in Computer and Information Science

Abstract

2021

Low-cost SARS-CoV-2 vaccine homogenization system for Pfizer-BioNTech covid-19 vials

Autores
Lima, J; Rocha, L; Rocha, C; Costa, P;

Publicação
IAES International Journal of Robotics and Automation (IJRA)

Abstract
<p>The current SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has been affecting all sectors worldwide, and efforts have been targeting the enhancement of people’s health and labour conditions of collaborators belonging to healthcare institutions. The recent vaccines emerging against covid-19 are seen as a solution to address the problem that has already killed up to two million people. The preparation of the Pfizer-BioNTech covid-19 vaccine requires a specific manipulation before its administration. A correct homogenization with saline solution is needed and, therefore, a manual process with a predefined protocol should be accomplished. This action can endanger the operators’ ergonomics due to the repetitive movement of the process. This paper proposes a low-cost prototype incorporating an arduino based embedded system actuating a servomotor to perform an autonomous vials’ homogenization allowing to redirect these healthcare workers to other tasks. Moreover, a contactless start order process was implemented to avoid contact with the operator and, consequently, the contamination. The prototype was successfully tested and recognised, and is being applied during the preparation of the covid-19 vaccines at the hospital pharmacy of <em>Centro Hospitalar de Vila Nova de Gaia/Espinho</em>, <em>E.P.E.</em>, Portugal. It can be easily replicated since the source files to assemble it are provided by the authors.</p>

2021

Three-dimensional scanning system based on a low-cost infrared sensor

Autores
Braun, J; Lima, J; Pereira, AI; Rocha, C; Costa, P;

Publicação
2021 26TH IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES AND FACTORY AUTOMATION (ETFA)

Abstract
Nowadays, with the availability of 3D printers, the scanners for objects are becoming increasingly present since they allow to replicate objects by 3D printing, especially for small scale sizes. However, the majority of these technologies are expensive, due to the complexity of this task. Therefore, this work presents a prototype of a low-cost 3D scanning system for small objects using a point cloud to stereolithography approach where it was already validated in simulation in previous work. This concept has a restriction that the objects must have a uniform shape, i.e, without discontinuities. The architecture is composed of two stepper motors, due to their precision, a rotating plate to allow 360 degrees scans and another rotating structure that allows the infrared distance sensor to scan the object from bottom to top (90 degrees). The prototype was validated in the real scenario with good results. © 2021 IEEE.

2020

Development of an Autonomous Mobile Towing Vehicle for Logistic Tasks

Autores
Rocha, C; Sousa, I; Ferreira, F; Sobreira, H; Lima, J; Veiga, G; Moreira, AP;

Publicação
FOURTH IBERIAN ROBOTICS CONFERENCE: ADVANCES IN ROBOTICS, ROBOT 2019, VOL 1

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