The following videos show several prototypes designed for the ceramic industry. Several publications and awards resulted from these efforts which are also here briefly presented.

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  1. M.Sc. thesis “Um Sistema de des-paletização para empresas do sector cerâmico”, Universidade de Coimbra, setembro de 2004;
  2. Pires, JN, Paulo, Sérgio, “High efficient robotic de-palletizing system for the non-flat ceramic industry”, ICRA 2003 – IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Taiwan, September 2003;
  3. Pires, JN, Paulo, Sérgio, “Robotic de-palletizing System for the non-flat Ceramic Industry”, Industrial Robot, An International Journal, Vol. 30, Nº2, pp.152-158, MCB University Press, 2003;
  4. Pires, JN, Sérgio, P., Complete robotic inspection line using PC-based control, supervision and parameterization software, Elsevier Robotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Vol. 21, Number 1, February 2005;

Related publications:

  1. Pires, JN, Sá da Costa, JMG, “Object-Oriented and Distributed Approach for Programming Robotic Manufacturing Cells“, IFAC Journal Robotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Volume 16, Number 1, pp. 29-42, March 2000 (DOI: 10.1016/S0736-5845(99)00039-3);
  2. Pires, JN, Object‐oriented and distributed programming of robotic and automation equipment, Industrial Robot, An International Journal, MCB University Press, July 2000 (IF 2016: 1,213)
  3. Pires, JN, “Handling production changes on-line: example using a robotic palletizing system for the automobile glass industry”, Assembly Automation Journal, MCB University Press, July 2004 (Volume 24, Number 3), 2004;
  4. Pires, JN, “Semi-autonomous manufacturing systems: the role of the HMI software and of the manufacturing tracking software”, Elsevier and IFAC Journal Mechatronics, Vol. 15, Number 10, 2005;
  5. Pires, JN, “Interfacing industrial robotic systems with manufacturing tracking and control software: a choice for semi‐autonomous manufacturing systems”, Volume 32, nº3, Industrial Robot, An International Journal, MCB University Press., 2005;
  6. Welding Robots, Tecnology, Systems Issues and Applications”, 1st edition, J. Norberto Pires et al, 978-1-85233-953-1 (Printed version) 978-1-84628-191-4 (Online eBook version), Springer, London (UK), 2006;
  7. Industrial Robots Programming, Building Applications for the Factories of the Future”, 1st edition. J. Norberto Pires, ISBN: 978-0-387-23325-3 (Printed version) 978-0-387-23326-0 (Online eBook version), Springer, New-York (USA), 2007;
  8. Automação industrial”, 5ª edição, revista e aumentada, J. Norberto Pires, ISBN: 978-972-8480-31-8, Lidel, 2012.


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