Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto

CRIIS – Centre for Robotics in Industry and Intelligent Systems

Prof. António Paulo Moreira


The Centre for Robotics in Industry and Intelligent Systems (CRIIS) from INESC TEC develops advanced solutions in automation and industrial robotics, including mobile robots and manipulators, integrating intelligent control and sensing systems. It pursues four main research topics, namely:

  • Mobile manipulators;
  • Collaborative robots;
  • Sensors and intelligent systems;
  • Robots for agriculture.

Further information is available at http://criis.inesctec.pt/

School of Engineering of the Porto Polytechnic

CRAS – Centre for Robotics and Autonomous Systems

Prof. Eduardo Silva


The Centre for Robotics and Autonomous Systems (CRAS) from INESC TEC conducts research and development activities in autonomous robotic systems, mobile robotics and multi-robot mobile systems for inspection, monitoring and mapping, with applications in security, energy, environment, aquaculture, oceanography, marine biology, resource extraction, among other sectors. These activities are supported by research in perception, navigation, control, localization, coordination, and automatic data acquisition and processing.

It has a 600 square meter free indoor area for robot development and test (including robotic soccer field, rescue and urban robotics scenarios, UAV, construction areas and other spaces). Additional facilities support the research such as dedicated micro-soldering room, PCB fabrication, machine workshop, and administrative support and research labs.