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INESC TEC’s Manufacturing Systems Engineering Unit (UESP) is working on the European project APPS4aME – Engineering Apps for advanced Manufacturing Engineering, where the purpose is to develop a set of apps to support Manufacturing Systems Engineering in order to increase productivity and reliability in small series.
The PhD dissertation by Miguel Pinto, a researcher at INESC TEC’s Robotics and Intelligent Systems Unit (ROBIS), was chosen by the Portuguese Robotics Society (SPR) as the best robotics dissertation in the country. Defended on 18 January 2013, the researcher’s dissertation was considered the one with the highest technical and scientific quality.
This is the first Portuguese eco-efficiency software. The ECOPLANNER was developed in partnership with INESC TEC and makes it possible to calculate water and energy consumption, as well as gas emissions and wastes.
The Portuguese Robotics Society (SPR) has recently selected a PhD dissertation by an INESC TEC researcher/FEUP student as the best in the field. The dissertation is about an “intelligent” surveillance robot.
In 2014, deep-sea fishermen will have free access to wireless broadband Internet between the cities of Póvoa de Varzim and Porto.
INESC TEC has just sold another underwater robot to Brazil, following the partnership with the Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF) which in 2011 led to the sale of robot TriMARES to monitor the Lajeado dam and the respective reservoir in that South American country.
Every month, this section will honour a collaborator for an exceptional contribution in his/her area of activity. BIP’s Editors will have the final choice. However, the cooperation of every Unit Coordinator is precious since they will be the ones suggesting which collaborator should be distinguished.
On 1 June, INESC TEC’s Telecommunications and Multimedia Unit (UTM) will be kicking off project “PCSA – Place characterization from sensing and acting”, a project whose purpose is to characterise locations based on data from virtual sensors.
On 1 May, INSEC TEC’s Telecommunications and Multimedia Unit (UTM) started a project where the purpose is to develop energy efficient radio transceivers to transmit data.
The Telecommunications and Multimedia Unit (UTM) of INESC TEC has recently kicked-off project SIVIC - Portable Integrated System for Cardiovascular Monitoring, which aims to develop a wearable device for monitoring coronary and heart conditions. More specifically, this device will monitor electrocardiograms (ECG) and the state of stent-grafts (endografts) after EVAR (endovascular aneurysm repair) procedures.
INESC TEC’s Telecommunications and Multimedia Unit (UTM) was invited to join project AAL4ALL (Ambient Assisted Living for All). The invitation came from the project consortium and increases the participation of INESC TEC in this work as the team already included INESC TEC’s Information and Computer Graphics Systems Unit (USIG).
On 31 May, INESC TEC will be concluding the CONVERGENCE, a project that gathered 12 partners from six European countries.
The president of the Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering of Porto (INESC Porto), José Manuel Mendonça, defended today that investing in new technology-based companies is "the only way" to create jobs in Portugal.
For now it is simply a pilot communication station running at the Edifício Transparente near the coast at the Foz do Porto, Portugal, but the purpose of INESC TEC and the Porto Digital Association is to provide free broadband Internet along the seashore between the cities of Porto and Póvoa de Varzim starting next year. The pilot will be testing wireless communications between the Edifício Transparente and the sardine fishing boats at the Port of Matosinhos. In the future, the goal is to extend free Internet access to all users at a maximum of five nautical miles.
On 19 April, INESC TEC’s Innovation and Technology Transfer Unit (UITT) promoted a session to present six business projects to Invicta Angels, whose associates are individual venture capitalists.
A researcher at the University of Minho is coordinating a national robotics project where the aim is to develop a wheelchair that can be controlled by head and body movements, voice commands, facial expressions and even thoughts.
A Portuguese robotics project whose purpose is to develop intelligent wheelchair – which has already been tested with patients with cerebral palsy – has now received its fifth award: a Best Paper Award, given during the International Conference on Autonomous Robot Systems and Competitions, which took place in Lisbon in April.
Technology is controlled by head movements, voice commands, facial expressions and thoughts.
The paper “Operations research in healthcare: a survey” had the highest number of views in 2011 and in 2012 in the journal International Transactions in Operational Research.
INESC TEC has recently integrated the team of the European project ELECTRA – European Liaison on Electricity grid Committed Towards long-term Research Activities. This is an integrated research project (IRP) on smart grids where the main goal is to strengthen the EERA Joint Programme on Smart Grids. The project duration is 48 months.