It is my pleasure to inform that a new and exciting journal in the area of Robotics, where I have the honor to serve as Section Editor in Robotics in Manufacturing, is being prepared by Springer-Nature. Journal Website: https://www.springer.com/journal/43154 The new journal is named Springer-Nature Current Robotics Reports and the first issue will appear in […]
It’s my pleasure to announce that I’ll be doing an INVITED KEYNOTE SPEECH, entitled “Intelligent robot based additive-manufacturing systems”, at the forthcoming 3rd International Symposium on Small-Scale Intelligent Manufacturing Systems, that will take place at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
Knowledge takes us far. I’ll be doing an invited plenary talk at the XII Congresso de Construção Metálica e Mista, 21-22 of November, Convento de São Francisco, Coimbra, Portugal
Acabado de receber pelo correio 🙂 O conhecimento leva-nos longe!
Robótica no Departamento de Engenharia Civil da FCTUC Aula aberta no Departamento de Engenharia Civil, sobre Robótica e Automação (também na Engenharia Civil). Dia 16 de Outubro, pelas 16:00, no Departamento de Engenharia Civil da FCTUC (Sala AFD 3.3). Se estiver por perto, apareça 🙂 Link: https://www.uc.pt/fctuc/dec/imagensedocumentos/ano_letivo_2019_2020/dec_em_destaque/Template_CdP_DEC_16.out.2019
Durante o Workshop em Indústria 4.0 organizado na Universidade de Coimbra, com a participação da Indústria e da Academia. Esta é uma área estratégica para a UC, bem identificada pela sua unidade UC Business. Na foto, o painel final com Marco Reis (Engenharia Química, organizador), Enrique Del Castillo (Penn State University, USA) e César Toscano […]
No SECOP2019, num painel sobre Indústria 4.0, com Luís Filipe Monteiro, Secretário de Estado do Governo Digital (Ministério da Economia) e André Arruda (Governo do Estado de São Paulo, Prodesp). No final, com Laura Serapico, organizadora do evento. Foi uma sessão muito estimulante. Obrigado 🙂
Engineering is FUN!!! We just tested our mobile manipulator prototype at ActiveSpace Automation headquarters. It’s basically a Kassow Cobot on top of a ActiveSpace AGV1, a Barret Hand and a remote application that enables the user to ask the system to pick and place parts. Check videos bellow. More related work here.
The award recently received about our work on additive-manufacturing was in the Portuguese News. Check a few of the online news bellow. University of Coimbra Press Release. Newspaper Público. Newspaper As Beiras. Sapo24 News. TheWorldNews. Newspaper Campeão das Províncias. Lusa News Network. AICEP Portugal Global Newspaper TecnoAlimentar
Emerald Message: “Congratulations! Your article ‘Advances in robotics for additive/hybrid manufacturing: robot control, speech interface and path planning‘ published in Industrial Robot has been selected by the editorial team as an Outstanding Paper in the 2019 Emerald Literati Awards. Your article was chosen as a winner as it is one of the most exceptional pieces of […]
I just updated the videos section of this site. The idea is to report some of the robotic and automation systems we developed for several purposes: scientific projets and demonstrators, industrial projects, laboratory demonstrators, technology and scince spreading, etc. Take a look 🙂
Começo amanhã a minha participação na Universidade de verão da Universidade de Coimbra: Programa Geral; Program de Engenharia Mecânica. É uma iniciativa muito importante para a universidade, pois pretende mostrar uma escola preparada para os desafios do século XXI. Da minha parte, porque participo nas minhas áreas de especialidade, gostaria de vos dizer o que […]
Devoloping systems for the paper imdustry is a real challenge. In fact, handling paper for packaging, labeling or wrapping poses all sort of difficulties. The link bellow reports a few robotic syatems, an related publications, we developed for the paper industry. Enjoy them.
A Siemens Porto (Freixieiro, Maia) comemorou os seus 25 anos no dia 9 de Julho de 2019. Para além disso, inaugurou vários centros de co-criação, em áreas como o i4.0, a segurança, etc. Foi muito interessante assistir ao seu rodmap, mas também rever muitos dos amigos da Siemens e de empresas associadas à Siemens. Parabéns […]
Robot programming evolved a lot. It is becoming accessible to non-specialists and that will contribute to the raise of a robotic society, i.e., a society where robots and humans coexiste as coworkers, sharing also daily tasks. See some of our developments on robot programming, namely technologies developed to achieve that goal. Link for videos/papers/books about […]
We developed many systems, special applications and software dedicated to teaching robotics, automation and control. Those systems were designed and built to enable students to experiment some of the concepts, technologies and systems covered in my disciplines. Check details here.
We organize the EMAF Innovation Contest since 18 years ago. The EMAF (biggest Portuguese industrial exhibition in Mechanical Engineering, Robotics and Machines) intends to reinforce the R & D and innovation components of the event, highlighting its crucial importance for the development of the production technology industry. In this framework, it launched the challenge for […]
Este programa foi gravado durante da apresentação do livro “Controlo e Automação Industrial – Indústria 4.0” que se realizou no dia 16 de Maio, na livraria Bertrand (Centro Comercial ALMA em Coimbra). O “E se…” é um Programa de J. Norberto Pires, para o Coimbra Canal, com a realização de Rijo Madeira. Este episódio, pela […]
We developed several systems and technologies to be applied to dentistry systems, namely to study dental implants and optimize its placement. This work was fully tested and results are very interesting. See videos and papers HERE.
The following videos are parte of my collection of episodes on Industrial Robotics that were produced by the University of Coimbra to its iTunesU channel.
We designed several systems for the automobile glass industry, namely to handle, pack, deburr, palletize, quality control, etc. Please follow the link bellow to see some of the systems we designed for a partner company 🙂 Link: http://www.jnorbertopires.pt/glass-industry/
I started with this park in the summer of 2007, when the project was basically an idea. Under my administration, we prepared all the projects, obtained the necessary funds and kick-started the construction. We also designed all the communication plan and made the first agreements with companies that choose iParque to be their location. We […]
We’ve designed several applications and systems for the cutlery industry, namely during the M.Sc. thesis of Gabriel Afonso done in cooperation with the partner company IVO Cutlery. His outstanding work in this area was planned to proceed for a Ph.D. project. Since he passed away I never wanted to work in this area again, although […]
Following the demonstration of a TCP/IP client-server app to command a Kassow Cobot, the following app uses those servers to implement a SPEECH INTERFACE. The demonstration can be seen in the following link:
No dia 27 de Junho estarei na conferência “Competitividade disruptiva: uma estratégia para o futuro“, organizada pelo Portugal Financial Forum com o apoio do Jornal Económico, entre outras entidades (ActivTrades, Axians e ISCAP – Instituto Superior de Contabilidade e Administração do Porto). Num mundo globalizado a luta pela competitividade não dá tréguas, daí que hoje […]
New generation cobots are getting space in modern industrial applications, namely when humans and machines must operate closely. We are exploring several outstanding machines to be able to design advanced applications for the new industry 4.0 reality. Check out bellow a VIDEO about an APP designed to operate with the new Kassow Cobot (equipped with […]
I just updated the MEDIA section with videos about our efforts in the ceramic industry, glass industry, Cutlery industry, Anoto applications for welding, jnpDrone developments and jnpHAND developments. Check them out HERE.
Check here latest videos about recent efforts on low cost 3D printed robotic hands for biomedical applications. Link: http://www.jnorbertopires.pt/jnphand/ The ~presented videos show/demonstrate some of our efforts to design and build fully operational 3D printed robotic hands. The focus here is mainly on the tools used to design the hand, and also how to optimize […]