The team is composed by researchers, PhD students and collaborators of the IRIS – Intelligent Robotics and Systems research group. This is one of the 3 groups of the IEETA ‐ Institute of Electronics and Informatics Engineering of Aveiro research unit, located at Aveiro University in Portugal. This group is well known by its excellent work in multi‐robot systems, robotic soccer, humanoid robotics, industrial applications of robotics, computer vision, autonomous driving and educational robotics.
The group is involved in projects with industry, having recently taken part in projects for the development of AGV technologies, cork manipulation by a robotic arm, development of a robotic lawn mower and the optimization of several industrial setups.
One of the main testbeds this group uses for its research/developments is the RoboCup competition, where it achieved 4 times the first place in world championship robotic soccer tournaments. It has a broad set of activities having participated, at world championship level, in the RoboCup Leagues of Middle Size Soccer, 2D Soccer Simulation, 3D Soccer Simulation (Simulated humanoids), RoboCup@Home, Standard Platform (NAO Robot) and RoboCup Rescue.
Nuno Lau is Assistant Professor at Aveiro University. His research interests are on Intelligent Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, MultiAgent Systems and Simulation. He is the Principal Investigator of the IRIS group. He participated in 14 funded projects and authored more than 100 publications.
Bernardo Cunha is Assistant Professor at Aveiro University. His research interests are on Intelligent Robotics, Computer Vision and Embedded Systems. He was the coordinator of the IEETA Robotics group for several years. Artur Pereira is Assistant Professor. His research interests include Autonomous Driving, Computer Vision and Simulation. He is member of the IRIS group.
José Luís Azevedo is Assistant Professor at Aveiro University. His research interests are on Intelligent Robotics, Industrial Electronics and Embedded Systems. He is member of the IRIS group.
António Neves is Assistant Professor at Aveiro University. His research interests are on Computer Vision, Behavior robotics, Multi‐agent Systems and Data Compression. He is member of IRIS group.
Pedro Fonseca is Assistant Professor at Aveiro University. His research interests are on Intelligent Robotics, Industrial Electronics and Embedded Systems, with previous industrial experience in Robotics. He is a collaborator of the IRIS group.
Luis Paulo Reis is Associate Professor of Minho University. His research interests are on Artificial Intelligence, Intelligent Robotics, Multi‐agent Systems, and Computer Vision. He is collaborator of the IRIS group and member of the Directive Board of LIACC.
Rui Ferreira has an Electrical Engineering Degree. He is collaborator of the IRIS group with strong experience in Programming manipulators, Humanoid robotics, Inverse kinematics and Simulation.
Eurico Pedrosa is a PhD Student on Computer Science at the Minho, Aveiro, Porto Doctoral Programme. He has strong experience in Robotic Mapping, Planning and Simulation.
N Shafii, A Abdolmaleki, R Ferreira, N Lau, LP Reis, Omnidirectional Walking and Active Balance for Soccer Humanoid Robot, Progress in Artificial Intelligence, LNCS, pp 283‐294, Springer, 2013
E Pedrosa, N Lau, A Pereira, Online SLAM Based on a Fast Scan‐Matching Algorithm, Progress in Artificial Intelligence. LNCS 8154, pp 295‐306, Springer, 2013
R Ferreira, LP Reis, AP Moreira, N Lau. Development of an Omnidirectional Kick for a NAO Humanoid Robot. Advances in Artificial Intelligence, IBERAMIA’12, Colombia, LNCS, Springer, 2012
AJR Neves, AJ Pinho, D Martins, B Cunha. An efficient omnidirectional vision system for soccer robots: from calibration to object detection. Mechatronics, 21(2), 2011