Robot sponsorship and NatGeo Mission

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SenseSeat is an egg-shaped chair that isolates you from your surroundings in an immersive experience. It can lean back, change colours, play stereo music or even alter the temperature around you. Developed at M-ITI the currently operational chair sits at the Cristiano Ronaldo hotel in Madeira. From the experience of developing SenseSeat and the

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Luís Vidigal Award 2018

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The Luís Vidigal Prize awards, every year, a cash sum and recognition to the student author whose thesis gathers the best scientific, innovation and quality characteristics. João Domingos, tutored by Professor João Xavier, has won the 2018 edition for his Master's thesis: “A Step Towards Distributed Control of Massive-scale Networks.” The award was announced at the opening

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Back to the future

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  The Institute for Systems and Robotics-Lisbon stands, today, on 26 years of achievements. All the projects, students, dreams and goals that have come by the North Tower of Alameda, culminate in the high-quality research done today and the multicultural environment of challenging practices and intellectual stimulation. In this year to come, ISR|Lisboa will continue on,

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Year at a glance

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Year at a glance As 2018 comes to an end it's time to look back on a full year of intensive research, plenty of activities and events, a great number of achievements and publications and thousands of interactions with the general public. An extended thank you to those who most regularly welcomed the students who

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Winter Solstice 2018

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Winter Solstice Celebrations 2018 On the 17th of December ISR celebrated an early solstice with a dynamic gathering, which included a gift exchange, plenty of socialization and a much-awaited surprise activity. ISR members were present in weight and had to overcome a series of challenges in the moulds of an entertaining "escape game", a trial only surpassed

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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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