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Manuel F. Silva nasceu a 11 de abril de 1970. Obteve os graus de Licenciado, Mestre e Doutor em Engenharia Eletrotécnica e de Computadores pela Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, em 1993, 1997 e 2005, respetivamente. Atualmente é Professor Coordenador no Departamento de Engenharia Eletrotécnica do Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto e Investigador Principal do Centro de Robótica na Indústria e Sistemas Inteligentes do INESC TEC. É autor de mais de 150 publicações em revistas e conferências internacionais e tem estado envolvido em vários projetos de I&D. Também tem estado ativamente envolvido na organização de várias conferências internacionais, integra a equipa de gestão da Associação CLAWAR e foi Presidente da Sociedade Portuguesa de Robótica. Os seus interesses de investigação centram-se em modelação, simulação, robótica industrial, robótica móvel, robótica de inspiração biológica e educação em engenharia.

Tópicos
de interesse
Detalhes

Detalhes

  • Nome

    Manuel Santos Silva
  • Cargo

    Investigador Sénior
  • Desde

    03 janeiro 2012
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Publicações

2024

Vision Robotics for the Automatic Assessment of the Diabetic Foot

Autores
Mesquita, R; Costa, T; Coelho, L; Silva, F;

Publicação
Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering

Abstract
Diabetes, a chronic condition affecting millions of people, requires ongoing medical care and treatment, which can place a significant financial burden on society, directly and indirectly. In this paper we propose a vision-robotics system for the automatic assessment of the diabetic foot, one the exams used for the disease management. We present and discuss various computer vision techniques that can support the core operation of the system. U-Net and Segnet, two popular convolutional network architectures for image segmentation are applied in the current case. Hardcoded and machine learning pipelines are explained and compared using different metrics and scenarios. The obtained results show the advantages of the machine learning approach but also point to the importance of hard coded rules, especially when well know areas, such as the human foot, are the systems’ target. Overall, the system achieved very good results, paving the way to a fully automated clinical system. © 2024, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

2024

The CrossLog System Concept and Architecture

Autores
Silva, F; Rebelo, M; Sobreira, H; Ribeiro, F;

Publicação
Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering

Abstract
Logistics chains are being increasingly developed due to several factors, among which the exponential growth of e-commerce. Crossdocking is a logistics strategy used by several companies from varied economic sectors, applied in warehouses and distribution centres. In this context, it is the objective of the “CrossLog – Automatic Mixed-Palletizing for Crossdocking Logistics Centers” Project, to investigate and study an automated and collaborative crossdocking system, capable of moving and managing the flow of products within the warehouse in the fastest and safest way. In its scope, this paper describes the concept and architecture envisioned for the crossdocking system developed in the scope of the CrossLog Project. One of its main distinguishing characteristics is the use of Autonomous Mobile Robots for performing much of the operations traditionally performed by human operators in today’s logistics centres. © 2024, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

2024

A Study of Virtual Reality Applied to Welder Training

Autores
Couto, M; Petry, R; Silva, F;

Publicação
Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems

Abstract
Welding is a challenging, risky, and time-consuming profession. Recently, there has been a documented shortage of trained welders, and as a result, the market is pushing for an increase in the rate at which new professionals are trained. To address this growing demand, training institutions are exploring alternative methods to train future professionals. The emergence of virtual reality technologies has led to initiatives to explore their potential for welding training. Multiple studies have suggested that virtual reality training delivers comparable, or even superior, results when compared to more conventional approaches, with shorter training times and reduced costs in consumables. This paper conducts a comprehensive review of the current state of the field of welding simulators. This involves exploring the different types of welding simulators available and evaluating their effectiveness and efficiency in meeting the learning objectives of welding training. The aim is to identify gaps in the literature, suggest future research directions, and promote the development of more effective and efficient welding simulators in the future. The research also seeks to develop a categorical system for evaluating and comparing welding simulators. This system will enable a more systematic and objective analysis of the features and characteristics of each simulator, identifying the essential characteristics that should be included in each level of classification. © 2024, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

2023

Modelling and Simulation of Robotic Luggage Transport at OPO Airport

Autores
Pereira, M; Silva, MF; Siqueira, A;

Publicação
ROBOTICS IN NATURAL SETTINGS, CLAWAR 2022

Abstract
Due to the lack of unskilled labour force that has been verified in the last years, several processes have been automated, both at industrial and services level. In terms of logistics tasks and transport of materials, it is increasingly common to use mobile robots, given the advantages that this equipment presents. This is also the case in airports, where the adoption of these vehicles to perform several tasks is becoming visible. Considering the possibility of using mobile robots to transport luggage at the Francisco Sa, Carneiro Airport, this paper presents the development of a simulation model and the analysis of several scenarios, with different number of vehicles, in order to understand the time that passengers would have to wait for their luggage, in case this task is automated. The final objective is to determine the number of vehicles required and the changes that need to be made to the airport's operation in order to ensure a level of service identical to (or better than) that currently achieved, with these operations being carried out by human operators.

2023

Modeling and Simulation of a Crossdocking System with an Integrated AS/RS

Autores
Alves, J; Silva, MF; Ribeiro, F;

Publicação
ROBOT2022: FIFTH IBERIAN ROBOTICS CONFERENCE: ADVANCES IN ROBOTICS, VOL 2

Abstract
Logistics chains are being increasingly developed due to several factors, among which the exponential growth of e-commerce. Cross-docking is a logistics strategy used by several companies from varied economic sectors, applied in warehouses and distribution centres. In this context, it is the objective of the CrossLog - Automatic Mixed-Palletizing for Crossdocking Logistics Centers Project, to investigate and study an automated and collaborative crossdocking system, capable of moving and managing the flow of products within the warehouse in the fastest and safest way. In its scope, this paper describes the modelling and simulation of a crossdocking system, with an integrated AS/RS, to analyse possible alternatives including not only the fast movement of products, but also its storage in case needed. Different scenarios were modelled and simulated, on the FlexSim software, and the obtained results for each one were critically analysed to draw conclusions on the best storage policy.

Teses
supervisionadas

2022

Adaptive Grasping Planning: A Novel Unified and Modular Grasping Pipeline Architecture” (Planeamento de preensão adaptável: uma nova arquitetura de pipeline de agarramento unificado e modular)

Autor
João Pedro Carvalho de Souza

Instituição
UTAD

2022

Leveraging asset management policies with analytics for multi-dependent and heterogeneous multi-asset systems

Autor
Luís Filipe da Silva Magalhães Dias

Instituição
UP-FEUP

2022

Atributos do alojamento local determinantes para avaliação da satisfação e da insatisfação do consumidor

Autor
Ricardo Jorge Rego das Neves

Instituição
UP-FEP

2022

Verification of Distributed Algorithms with the Why3 tool

Autor
Carla Isabel Novais da Cruz

Instituição
UM

2022

P2P Flexibility Markets to Support the Coordination between the Transmission System Operator and Distribution System Operator

Autor
João de Sá Marques

Instituição
IES_Outra