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RICS @ GBW17

RICS @ GBW17
RICS was selected to participate in the Green Business Week 2017 (GBW17) event, organized by both AIP Foundation and the Portuguese Government. The Riverwatch experiment (FP7 Echord project) was exhibited and Professor Jose Barata gave a talk in the AcquaLive conference about "Alqueva - Weed detection and removal systems".
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“Indústria 4.0 – Economia Digital” – Leiria – Portugal

“Indústria 4.0 – Economia Digital” – Leiria – Portugal
The RICS group was represented by Professor José Barata in Leiria – Portugal at a national event for the “Indústria 4.0 – Economia Digital”, in the 30th of January. The event was opened by the Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa and counted also with the presence of the Economy Minister Manuel Caldeira Cabral, among other national personalities. More details can be found here.
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RICS was selected as finalist of the UAE Awards for Good in Dubai

RICS was selected as finalist of the UAE Awards for Good in Dubai
"The UAE Drones for Good Award is dedicated to transforming the innovative technologies behind civilian drones into practical, realisable solutions for improving people’s lives today." RICS was selected for the UAE Awards for Good Finals, that will be held in February 16th – 18th 2017 in Dubai. There, the competitors will demonstrate in front of the judging panel, the finalists and the public. https://dronesforgood.ae/ The submitted project, called "Drones 4Right2Life" is based on a robotic team (ASV & aquatic drone) aiming to offer a monitoring solution for critical paths and ear...
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José Barata attended the IEEE IECON 2016 -  The 42nd Annual Conference of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, between the 24th and the 27th of October, in Florence - Italy
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RICS was at the “IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society” – Budapest

RICS was at the “IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society” – Budapest
André Lourenço presented the paper "Context-aware Switching between localisation methods for robust bobot navigation: a Self-Supervised learning approach", co-authores by Raul Guilherme, Francisco Marques, Ricardo Mendonça, Pedro Santada and José Barata, at the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC) Society Conference (October 10 & 11, 2016). This paper describes part of the results achieved in the Robo-Partner EU-Project.
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Urban-Architect role in Smart-Cities

Urban-Architect role in Smart-Cities
The RICS group is starting to work on the the Smart Cities research field. The first step on this research was made defending the role of the Urban-Architect in the production of these spaces. Catiele Lima, a urban architect from the group, has participated in the 7th bi-annual conference PLURIS (Planejamento Urbano, Regional, Integrado e Sustentável – Planning Urban, Regional, Integrated and Sustainable). The topics of the event were the contrasts, contradictions and urban complexities – challenges for the XXI century. In this context, the RICS presentation has shown the analysis of the “s...
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