Financed projects in the 2022 FCT call

In the latest FCT Call for Research and Development Projects in all Scientific Domains, 630 projects were selected for funding, representing an investment of 74.8 million euros. The list of projects recommended for funding and the summary of the results of the call were made available by the end of the month of July. These [...]

Collaborative Projects with Industry under CMU Portugal Large-Scale Program

The Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program (CMU Portugal) has recently attributed an investment of 21M€ to research, of which 11.4 M€ come from the European COMPETE 2020 Program and from the Portugal Foundation for Science and Tegolechnology (FCT). Of this value, 6M€ are through the CMU Portugal Program at CMU while 3.5M€ come from participating Portuguese [...]

Research4COVID19 – Accepted Project

The RESEARCH 4 COVID-19 call, created by FCT in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in collaboration with Agency for Clinical Research and Biomedical Innovation (AICIB), allocated 1.8M€ in funding for projects which showed relevant prospects in the fight against this new disease or mitigation of its negative effects. e-CoVig was one of the submitted Técnico [...]

Using virtual reality to learn about the brain and for patient rehabilitation

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cardiovascular diseases are the number one cause of mortality worldwide, including neurological conditions and cerebrovascular diseases. It is expected that by 2025, 1.5 million European people will suffer a stroke each year,  making the event of a stroke a major cause of disability worldwide. That’s [...]

Newest Marie Curie Fellow – BIGMATH Project

In an era in which Big Data is booming, so are challenges that can only be surpassed with strong theoretical and practical skills. BIGMATH - INNOVATIVE TRAINING NETWORK (ITN) ON BIG Data challenges for MATHematics is an EU funded project that aims to provide a group of young mathematicians with up-to-date training and knowledge [...]

Feedbot, a symbiotic robotic arm for meal assistance

Many different causes can lead someone to be motion impaired. Manuel Marques is a researcher in Computer Vision who suffers from cerebral palsy. For him and his colleagues, his lack of movement control served as inspiration for a robotic aid, since involuntary movements of his arms make it very difficult for him to feed [...]

AHA Project – Using games to improve health

In an increasingly aged society, how can technology help combat a sedentary lifestyle? Serious games are tasks built to be a ludic activity while also being aimed at a process of physical rehabilitation. When motivated by the score and distracted by the game the user ends up experiencing as much physical effort as they would [...]

INSIDE Project – Robots in Health

The ongoing project INSIDE is developing solutions from research to use in real-world interaction scenarios. The initiative was developed from a collaborative effort with the Computer Science Department at CMU and several Portuguese research institutions and companies and one hospital. "The hospital had already setup ongoing sessions, in which the children, accompanied by their parents [...]

ACTICIPATE studies humans to design robots

ACTICIPATE is a project by Mirko Rakovic & José Santos-Victor inserted in the H2020 and Marie Curie programs, that's intended to last 15 months, from June 2017 until August of 2018. Focusing on tasks that require motion, the research is based on examining nonverbal communication, specifically handshakes and other movements of the arms, as well [...]

FUSION vehicle merges academia and the industry

Aimed at the world market, FUSION is an innovative underwater vehicle produced by SRS (Strategic Robot Systems) together with several companies that develop its specialized parts. But its a team from ISR that is responsible for the development of its system of navigation and control, the equivalent to the "intelligence" of the miniaturized submarine, that [...]

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