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3D printed, Arduino controlled, 4 axis robot manipulator for general purpose applications.

“E se…”: A cheia e a incúria

Infelizmente, mais uma vez, todo o vale do Mondego sofreu mais uma cheia que destruiu bens, meios de produção industriais e agrícolas, afetou transportes e deixou com o coração nas mãos vários milhares de pessoas. Tudo isto, para além de desanimador, é absolutamente desesperante. É verdade que no Inverno chove e, apesar de darem nomes […]

Keynote speech at “Morning Insights – Industry 4.0”

I’ll be giving a keynote speech at the DSPA (Data Science Portuguese Association) Morning Insights initiative dedicated to Industry 4.0, that will take place in Lisbon on the 28 of November 2019. Take a look to the program bellow and register in the site 🙂 Registration: https://www.eventbrite.pt/e/bilhetes-morning-insights-on-industry-40-78966748671

Springer-Nature Journal: Current Robotics Reports

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 […]

Keynote speaker at SIMS2020 – NTNU (Norway)

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).

Robótica@DEC-FCTUC

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

Workshop sobre Indústria 4.0 na FCTUC

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 […]

SECOP2019 – Brasília

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 🙂

Kassow Cobot and ActiveSpace AGV1 DEMO APP

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. The system was designed, modeled and simulated […]

EMERALD 2019 best paper award in the news.

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 Best Paper Award 2019: “Is one of the most exceptional pieces of work the team has seen throughout 2018”

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 […]

Videos section UPDATED

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 🙂

Universidade de Verão da Universidade de Coimbra

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 […]

Paper Industry: a big challenge.

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.

25 anos da Siemens Porto (Freixieiro, Maia)

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

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 […]

Systems developed for teaching

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.

Concurso de Inovação – EMAF

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 […]

Indústria 4.0: Uma ideia estratégica para Coimbra

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 […]

Dentistry Systems: dental implant applications

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.

Glass Industry: systems and applications

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/

iParque: Coimbra Science and Technology Park

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 […]

Cutlery Industry: systems and applications

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 […]