Category Archives: Projetos

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).

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

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 🙂

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 […]

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/

Competitividade disruptiva: uma estratégia para o futuro

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 […]

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 […]

Additive-Manufacturing Developments

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), […]

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 […]

Sobre o livro “Automação e Controlo Industrial – Indústria 4.0”

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 […]

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: […]

3D Printing of Large Metallic Parts

Suppose that you want to 3D-Print a large metallic part getting information directly from a CAD package… Suppose that you want the process steps to be handled FULLY AUTOMATICALLY. Suppose that you want to use laser or wire-arc additive manufacturing for material deposition. Suppose that you want to be able to tune the process parameters […]

I&D

I&D in this section I’ll list projects, software and other subjects that catch my attention (namely students projects) like, for example, the jnpDrone project. Other sites contain supplemental information: jnpDrone on Facebook vídeos on Facebook channel iTunesU about Robotics …