Real-world problems at the largest AI Conference

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The Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) is a 40-year-old conference, considered nowadays as the largest and most influential in Artificial Intelligence, with usual participation numbers in the orders of the thousands. With 5,000 registered participants in 2016 and 8,000 in 2017, the exponential interest towards the field is making it a very

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Official visit by Antonio Tajani, European Parliament President

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On Friday the 29th of September, Antonio Tajani, the President of the European Parliament visited ISR-Lisboa to meet the researchers and robot of the MOnarCH project (coordinated by João Sequeira). After watching a news report on the project the President's curiosity was sparked because of how the project focused on social robotics by using

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LARSyS Annual Meeting 2018

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The 2018 LARSyS Annual Meeting was a success!   For two full days researchers from ISR, IN+, M-ITI and Maretec gathered at Pavilhão do Conhecimento to exchange knowledge and debate future challenges and opportunities. The Associate Laboratory of Robotics and Engineering Systems (LARSyS) brings together nearly 400 researchers from four Research and Development units. This year's two-day

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The Walkbot could help improve the floor you walk on

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TecInnov is a competition that aims to support the development of innovative ideas from students and researchers at Instituto Superior Técnico. This annual initiative is a partnership with Tales, a European company that works in several areas (defense, mobility, transportation and information systems) and it's also where the idea for Walkbot was born. Walkbot is

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IST Distinguished Lecture by Andrew Teel

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An introduction to (stochastic and non-stochastic) hybrid dynamical systems Prof. Andrew Teel, U.California, Santa Barbara Nov. 4, 14h30, Abreu Faro Amphitheater (with the support of ISR and DEEC) Abstract:  In this talk, I will provide an introduction to hybrid dynamical systems.   In the initial treatment, no random effects will be considered in the models. Subsequently,

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SPR Best PhD Thesis Award

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The Sociedade Portuguesa de Robótica (Portuguese Society for Robotics) awards every year the Best Doutoral dissertation in the scientific areas of robotics and related domains.  The SPR-2015 prize was awarded to Dr Bruno Damas with a thesis entitled Learning and Sensorimotor Coordination of Anthropomorphic Robotic Systems defended in October 2014, developed in the Computer and Robot Vision Lab

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