All my efforts in this area were done in cooperation with my master and Ph.D. student Gabriel Afonso. He was certainly the brightest and one of the most dedicated persons I had the opportunity to guide. We have designed and built several systems together for the Cutlery Industry and planed to do several others… since he suddenly passed away (August 2012), I just didn’t had the courage or the motivation to work in this area again.

Afonso, G, Pires, JN, “Objectos de Informação Geométrica para Programação de Robôts Industriais – Caso de teste usando uma Tarefa de Lixagem de Peças Metálicas”, Robótica, nº69, Novembro, 2007.

Afonso, G, Pires, JN, Estrela, N, “Force control experiments for industrial applications: a test case using an industrial deburring example”, Assembly Automation Journal, Emerald Publishing, Vol.26, N2, 2007 (DOI: 10.1108/01445150710733414)