Fun Robotic Outdoor Guide
FROG proposes to develop a guide robot with a winning personality and behaviors that will engage tourists in a fun exploration of outdoor attractions. The work encompasses innovation in the areas of vision-based detection, robotics design and navigation, human-robot interaction, affective computing, intelligent agent architecture and dependable autonomous outdoor robot operation. Collaborative project funded through the Seventh Framework Program.
SMEs: IDMind (Portugal), YDreams (Portugal)
Academia: Universiteit van Amsterdam (Netherlands), Universiteit Twente (Netherlands), Universidad Pablo de Olavide (Spain), Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (United Kingdom)
Start: October 2011
The SocialRobot project is funded within the FP7, Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP). Through knowledge transfer and creation of strategic synergies between the partners the project aims the development of an integrated robotic and ICT-based care&wellness services system to support the elderly to remain active and independent in their preferred environment.
SMEs: IDMind (Portugal), Citard Services (Cyprus)
Academia: Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal, Coordinator), University of Cyprus (Cyprus)
Start: November 2011
knowledge environment for interacting ROBOt SWARMs
The objective of the ROBOSWARM project is to develop an open knowledge environment for self-configurable, self-learning and robust robot swarms usable in domestic and public area applications - cleaning, patrolling, semantic mapping, escorting and other. This project has been supported within the IST priority of the Sixth Framework.
Partners: IdMind (Portugal), Fatronik (Spain), ELIKO (Estonia), TUT (Estonia), Inria (France), HUT (Finland), U. of Oulu (Finland), KTH (Sweden), UGDIST (Italy)
IdMind Role: system integration coordenation
Start: November 2006
Conclusion: April 2009
Swarm in action
The SocRob project, acronym for "Society of Robots" or "Soccer Robots", its a Multi-Agent and Cooperative Robotics project being developed by the Intelligent Systems Laboratory of the Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica / Instituto Superior Tecnico.
- Preliminary draft of the robot structure design
- Selection of the robot components, namely: sensors, actuators for locomotion and kick system, control systems for the power drivers and processing units.
- Robot electronics implementation and assembly on the robot.
- Low level control and protocols
Start: September 2003
Robot with kick system
Partnership project supported by Agencia de Inovacao (ADI) through the POSI program, envolving the following partners:
- (Project Leader) IdMind
- Instituto Superior Tccnico, IST/ISR
- Regimento de Sapadores Bombeiros de Lisboa � Camara Municipal de Lisboa (RSBL)
- University of South Florida - Perceptual Robotics Laboratory (USF � PRL)
Summary: This projects goal was the construction of a Search and Rescue (SaR) robot, designed to operate in environments hostile to human presence or otherwise not reachable, like those resulting from an earthquake.Click here to visit Raposa Projects page.
Start: March 2003
Conclusion: March 2005
ArtSBot - Art & Science Project
As a result of a partnership project with the artist Leonel Moura and Instituto Superior Tecnico university - namely Instituto Sistemas Robotica, IdMind developed and built a fleet of painting robots capable of producing artwork autonomously.
Each robot has color sensors, to measure the color on the ground he stands on, and two different color markers. According to its program, each robot makes a decision about its locomotion paths (forward, circular, stop and go, etc.) and which marker to use (or none) at any given moment, based on its color readings. The robots are also capable of avoiding other robots, so that no colisions occur on its way through the painting.
- Robots design and construction
- Sensor and software redesign to meet the project specifications
Leonel Moura - Symbiotic Art Expo, Galeria Antonio Prates, Lisboa
This project from the Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica goal is to use a team of robots for cooperative search and rescue operations.
- Configuration of the sensors and actuators on the ground robot, and development of associated software.
- Configuration of the sensors of the aerial blimp. Hardware and software solution for a PC based remote operation