Category Archives: I&D

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 […]

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. More related work here.

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

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 […]

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.

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 […]

TCP/IP client-server app for the Kassow Cobot

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 […]

Updates: media files

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.

HoloLens: check our developments in mixed reality

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

jnpDrone: Engineering is FUN!

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 […]

Palestrante convidado do XII Congresso de Construção Metálica e Mista

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 […]

Convite: Lançamento de livro e sessão i4.0

Convite para o lançamento do livro “Automação e Controlo Industrial – Indústria 4.0”, 16 de Maio, 16:45, na Livraria Bertrand, Centro Comercial Alma em Coimbra. Link para Evento: https://www.facebook.com/events/574257482983099/

AUTOMAÇÃO E CONTROLO INDUSTRIAL

AUTOMAÇÃO E CONTROLO INDUSTRIAL Autómatos, sensores e controladores automáticos industriais são alguns dos temas abordados, destacando-se ainda as introduções a tecnologias essenciais nesta área: Matlab, Visual Studio C# e Arduino. Um livro que me deu muito prazer a escrever e que mereceu o apoio da Siemens 🙂 #lidel #lidelditora #automação #controlo #industrial #controloindustrial #tecnologias

O livro “Automação e Controlo Industrial – Indústria 4.0” já está nas livrarias.

Finalmente, depois de um cuidado tempo de produção, o livro “Automação e Controlo Industrial – Indústria 4.0” já está nas livrarias e pode ser adquirido online. Aqui vão alguns dos sites que encontrei na web: Site da editora (LIDEL): https://www.lidel.pt/pt/catalogo/engenharia-ciencias-da-terra/automacao/automacao-e-controlo-industrial/ Site da ALMEDINA: https://www.almedina.net/product_info.php?products_id=51597 Site da BERTRAND: https://www.bertrand.pt/livro/automacao-e-controlo-industrial-j-norberto-pires/23018263 Site da FNAC: https://www.fnac.pt/Automacao-e-Controlo-Industrial-Norberto-J-Pires/a6767060 Site da WOOK: […]