Acronym USORA
Name Unified Solution of Remote Access in Practical Vocational Engineering Education
Funding Reference EU - LEONARDO DA VINCI 2013-1-PT1-LEO05-15527
Dates 2013-10|2015-09

USORA is a project of innovation transfer under the Leonardo Da Vinci Life Learning Programme.
The USORA project focuses on the fact that there is a lack of skilled worker force in ICT and robotic sector due to its rapid growth. There is growing gap between the industry need and available skilled workforce, especially due to the rise of Asian manufacturers and engineers and competition with Europe.

The aim of the USORA project for its 2 years of development is to carry out the following activities:

  • Perform a deep analysis of the current industrial and educational situation, study methods and student behavior in the target sector.
  • Adapting the DistanceLab and VirtualLab systems according to the acquired knowledge.
  • Establishing the Remote Lab prototype system in Portugal.
  • Integrating the robotic platform developed in Portugal with a new e-environment.
  • Piloting the solution in Portugal, Germany and Estonia.
Research Groups Intelligent Robots and Systems Group (IRSg)
Project Partners ARTICACC; ITT Group; it:matters; VKHK (Võrumaa Kutsehariduskeskus); HBO (Hochuschule Bochum); IST-ID (Association of Instituto Superior Técnico for Research and Development); INETE (Institute of Technical Education)
ISR/IST Responsible
Rodrigo Ventura