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 […]
Our 3D printing efforts were highlighted yesterday (our national day – 10 of June) in the 90 seconds of science (90 segundos de ciência) radio program. Read and listen the broadcast here.
Check here our latest developments using mixed reality for industrial robot programming and path visualization. In the future, programming should be visual and completely accessible to non-specialists in programming and in robotics, because the collaborative work will be more efficient and attractive. J. Norberto Pires
Check here some of the projects I’ve done in industry, to work better and be more efficient, to teach, to demonstrate principles and also to have FUN (don’t forget to have fun, it’s really important)! Because, no matter what you do, what is your motivation, engineering is really a lot of FUN! The one I’m […]
No passado dia 16 de Maio foi apresentado na Bertrand (Contro Comercial Alma, Coimbra) o meu mais recente livro: “Automação e Controlo Industrial – Indústria 4.0“. A sessão, que contou com a presença de Reitor da Universidade de Coimbra (Amilcar Falcão), Vice-Reitor para Empreendedorismo (Luís Silva), Diretor de Automação da Siemens (António Mira), a Professora […]
Additive-manufacturing robotic systems, manufacturer independent software and recent developments The following site show our later (public) developments on additive-manufacturing using robots. Other major developments are being carried out, but are not public yet 🙂 This is a join effort between me, along with Teresa Vieira, Daniel Gatões and others, at the Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal), […]
During my professional and academic path I received several recognition awards. Check here for a the list (not complete) of awards I received about my work 🙂
My list of books was updated, including the latest 2 books for the Portuguese speaking market (which includes Brasil, Angola, Mozambique and all portuguese speaking African countries, Goa, India and Macau), but also the near to come Springer-Nature book on Additive-Manufacturing and a new product launched by Springer-Nature: Science Videos. We’ll launch soon a collection […]
A inclusão da realidade virtual na robótica, especialmente na robótica industrial, pode ser vantajosa? Pode, e muito, revela um estudo inédito realizado na Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra (FCTUC), em resposta a um desafio lançado pela DOLL Engineering, empresa alemã que desenvolve sistemas robóticos para a indústria. A inclusão da realidade […]
É com prazer que anuncio que farei uma palestra a convite no XII Congresso de Construção Metálica e Mista, o qual decorrerá em Coimbra, no Convento de São Francisco, nos dias 21 e 22 de Novembro de 2019. A palestra terá o título: “Impressão 3D de metais. Técnicas e processos de simulação. Uma plataforma robótica […]
No próximo 16 de maio, pelas 16h45, é apresentado o livro “Automação e Controlo Industrial – Indústria 4.0”, da autoria do docente da Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra, Norberto Pires. “É um livro sobre inovações científicas e técnicas nesta área”, explica o autor. “É um manual também, no sentido em que é […]