Regional: Robotics activities in Portugal-an overview

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EEC/European Union structural and cohesion funds have helped various Portuguese universities, research institutions, and companies to progress the research in the robotics field considerably and consequently. The Portuguese scientific community has been internationally active on exploring different topics in robotics toward more intelligent devices such as artificial perception systems, multirobotic cooperation, or multisensing autonomous robots. Pursuing the historical characteristics of ocean explorers, the Portuguese robotic researchers have been developing unmanned vessels and robotic submarines. The RAS Chapter is responsible for the organization of a large annual event on robotic competitions named Festival de Robotica. This effort motivated other initiatives by promoting robotics as an opportunity for a new technological market within Portugal.

Original languageBritish English
Article number6096031
Pages (from-to)96-97+109
JournalIEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2011


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