Assistant Professor at IST

João Silva Sequeira

Social Robotics & Human-Robot Interaction

Cooperative Robotics

Robot Dynamics Modeling and Control

Networked Robotics

Robot Control Architectures

· Human-robot interaction and robot control. J. Sequeira and M.I. Ribeiro. In Robot Motion and Control: Recent Developments, vol. 335, Springer Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences, pp. 375-390, K. Kozlowski (ed.), 2006

· Semiotics and human-robot interaction. J. Sequeira and M.I. Ribeiro. In Human-Robot Interaction. I-Tech Education and Publishing, 2007

· A World with Robots. M.Isabel Ferreira, João Sequeira, M. Osman Tokhi, Endre Kadar, Gurvinder Virk (Eds). International Conference on Robot Ethics: ICRE2015. Springer Series on Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation: Science and Engineering 84, 2017

In books

In journals

In international conferences

Robotics (MSc in ECE), Spring 2018

 

Portfolio MEEC (MSc ECE), Fall 2017

 

Social Robotics (PhD Programme in ECE), Spring 2018

Teaching

Research interests

Current Students and

Post-Grad Collaborators

Publications

Sofia Ferreira

Bruno Tibério

Jorge Serras

Catarina Lima

João Silva

André Carvalho

Vítor Alveirinho

Pedro Figueiredo

Pedro Neves

Miguel Silva

 

· A Probabilistic Approach to RFID-Based Localization for Human-Robot Interaction in Social Robotics. João Sequeira, Duarte Gameiro. Electronics 6(2), 32, Special Issue on RFID Systems and Applications, doi:10.3390/electronics6020032, April 2017.

· A robot control architecture supported on contraction theory. Jorge Silva, João Sequeira, Cristina Santos. International Journal of Systems Science, June 2016.

· Field Results of a Navigation Architecture with Timing Constraints. Jorge Silva, João Sequeira, Cristina Santos. Journal of Robotics, volume 2015, 2015.

· The Concept of [Robot] in Children and Teens: Some Guidelines to the Design of Social Robots. Isabel Ferreira, João Silva Sequeira. International Journal of Signs and Semiotics Systems, 3(2):35-47, July-December 2014

· A Multimodal Emotion Detection System during Human-Robot Interaction. Fernando Alonso-Martín, María Malfaz, João Sequeira, Javier F. Gorostiza, Miguel A. Salichs. Sensors Journal, vol 13, 2013.

· Distributed Active Traction Control System Applied to the RoboCup Middle Size League. José Almeida, André Dias, Alfredo Martins, João Sequeira, Eduardo Silva. Int. Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, 2013, Vol. 10, 363. Available from www.intechopen.com.

· Robust covariance estimation for data fusion from multiple sensors. J. Sequeira, Antonios Tsourdos, Samuel Lazarus. IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, 10(12), Dec. 2011

· Decentralized Sensor Fusion for Ubiquitous Networking Robotics in Urban Areas. A. Sanfeliu, J. Andrade-Cetto, M. Barbosa, R. Bowden, J. Capitán, A. Corominas, A. Gilbert, J. Illingworth, L. Merino, J. Mirats, P. Moreno, A. Ollero, J. Sequeira, M. Spaan. In Sensors Journal, 10(3):2274-2314,Open access, http://www.mdpi.com/journal/sensors, 2010

· Behavior-Based Cooperation Between Two Mobile Manipulators. J. Sequeira and M.I. Ribeiro. In Journal of Computer-Aided Engineering, 7(3):193-215, 2000

· Embedding Learning in Behaviour-Based Architectures: A Conceptual Approach. J. Sequeira, J. Millan, M.I. Ribeiro, J.M.G. Gonçalves. In Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, 9(2):201-207, April 1998

· Robot Team Control: A Geometric Approach. J. Sequeira, M.I. Ribeiro. In Journal of Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 53:59-71, 2005

· A Semiotic Approach to the Control of Semi-Autonomous Robots. J. Sequeira, M.I. Ribeiro. In International Journal of Systems Science, 37(6):361-376, May 2006.

Contacts

joao.silva.sequeira@tecnico.ulisboa.pt

tel: +351 218418057

IST, North Tower, ISR, Room 8.14, Av. Rovisco Pais 1, 1049-001, Lisbon, Portugal

Projects  |

Draft of a book on Robotics

(in Portuguese)

 

Introdução à Robótica

Caps 1 a 6,

· Humans and Robots: A New Social order in Perspective ?. João Sequeira. Presented at ICRESS 2017, Lisbon, 20-21 October, 2017

· Dependability in Robotics as a Consensus Problem. João S. Sequeira. To be presented at IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2017, December 5-8, Macau SAR, China, 2017

· Social Environments Modeling from Kinect Data in Robotics Applications. Catarina Lima, João Sequeira. To be presented at the Int. Conf. on Computer Human Interaction Research and Applications, CHIRA 2017, Funchal, Madeira, October 31—November, 2017

· Evaluation of Experiments in Social Robotics: Insights from the MOnarCH Project. João Sequeira. Procs. 26th IEEE Int. Symp. on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2017, Lisbon, Portugal, August 28– September 1, 2017

· Making Believe or Just Pretending: The Problem of Deception in Children/Robots Interaction. Isabel Ferreira, João Sequeira. Procs. 19th Int. Conf. on Climbing and Walking Robots and Support Technologies for Mobile Machines (CLAWAR 2016), London, 12-14 September 2016

· Lessons from the MOnarCH Project. João Sequeira, Isabel Ferreira. Procs. 13th Int. Conf. on Informatics in Control, Automation, and Robotics (ICINCO 2016), Lisbon, 29-31 July 2016

· Designing a Robotic Interface for Children: The Monarch Robot Example. Isabel Ferreira, João Sequeira. Procs. 19th Int. Conf. on Climbing and Walking Robots and Support Technologies for Mobile Machines (CLAWAR 2016), London, 12-14 September 2016

· Reaction Sphere Actuator. António Craveiro, João Sequeira. Procs. 20th IFAC Symposium in Aerospace, ACA 2016, August 2016, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada (Best Paper Award—2nd prize)

· Assessing Human-Robot Interaction: The Role of Long-Run Experiments. João Sequeira, Isabel Ferreira. Procs of CLAWAR 2015, 18th Int. Conf. on Climbing and Walking Robots, 6-9 September, Hangzhou, China (Best paper award)

· RFID-Based People Detection for Human-Robot Interaction. Duarte Gameiro, João Sequeira. Procs. Robot2015, 19-20 November Lisbon, Portugal, 2015.

· Spacecraft Parameter Estimation Using S-Estimator. T. Milhano, J. Sequeira, E. Di Sotto. Procs. of GNC 2014: 9th International ESA Conference on Guidance, Navigation and Control Systems, 2-6 June 2014, Oporto, Portugal

· Using S-Estimators in Parameter Identification. Tiago Milhano, João Sequeira, Emanuele Di Sotto. Procs. FUSION 2013, Istambul, Turkey, July 2013

 

· Viability Study on Supervisory Control for a Solar Powered Train. Beatriz Féria, João Sequeira. Procs. SIMULTECH 2013, Iceland, July 2013

 

· Navigation Architecture for Mobile Robots with Temporal Stabilization of Movements. Jorge Silva, Cristina Santos, João Sequeira. Procs. ROMOCO 2013

· Scale Estimators in Target mapping From an Aerial Vehicle. José Sousa, João Sequeira. Procs. 2013 IFAC Autonomous Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, Gold Coast, Australia, June 2013

· A Stability Analysis for a Dynamical Robot Control Architecture. Jorge Silva, João Sequeira, Cristina Santos. Procs. 2013 IFAC Autonomous Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, Gold Coast, Australia, June 2013

· Dynamical Systems in Robot Control Architectures: A Building Block Perspective. João Sequeira, Cristina Santos, Jorge Silva. Procs.12th Int. Conf. on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, ICARCV 2012, Guangzhou, China, 2012.

· S-estimators in mapping applications. J. Sequeira, Antonios Tsourdos, Hyo-Sang Shin. Procs. of the 15th Int. Conf. On Information Fusion, FUSION 2012, Singapore, 2012

· Timed Trajectory Generation Combined with an Extended Kalman Filter for a Vision-Based Autonomous Mobile Robot. J. Silva, C. Santos, J. Sequeira. Procs. of the 12th International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems, IAS-12, Jeju Island, Korea, 2012

 

· Designing Transformers for the Power Supply of a Transmission Line Inspection Robot. Fernando Silva, Diogo Lopes, João Sequeira. Procs. of the 7th Annual CIGRÉ Canada Conference on Power Systems, Montreal, Canada, 2012

 

· Motorbike Modeling and Control. J. Sequeira, M. de Vittori. Procs. of the ICINCO 2012 - 9th Int. Conf. on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics, ICINCO 2012, Rome, Italy, 2012

 

· Transmission Line Inspection Robots: Design of the Power Supply System. J. Caxias, F.A. Silva, J. Sequeira. In 2010 1st International Conference on Applied Robotics for the Power Industry, Montreal, Canada, October 5-7, 2010.

 

· Multiagent Coordination by Auctioning POMDPs. M.T.J. Spaan, N. Gonçalves, J. Sequeira.In 2010 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2010), Anchorage, Alaska, May 3-8, 2010

 

· Task Assignment in Active Surveillance. N. Gonçalves, J. Sequeira. In 14th Portuguese Conference on Artificial Intelligence, EPIA 2009, Aveiro, Portugal, October 12-15, 2009

 

· Multiagent Coordination by Auctioning POMDP Tasks. M.T.J. Spaan, N. Gonçalves, J. Sequeira. In Multi-Agent Sequential Decision Making in Uncertain Systems Workshop at the 8th Int. Conf. on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, MSDM/AAMAS 2009, Budapest, Hungary, May 10-15,

 

· Robust covariance estimation in sensor data fusion. J. Sequeira, A. Tsourdos, S.B. Lazarus. In 2009 IEEE Int Workshop on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics, Univ. of Denver, Colorado, USA, November 2009.

· ISRobotNet: A Testbed for Sensor and Robot Network Systems. M. Barbosa, A. Bernardino, D. Figueira, J. Gaspar, N. Gonçalves, P. Lima, P. Moreno, A. Paliani, J. Santos-Vitor, M. Spaan, J. Sequeira. In 2009 IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. On Intelligent Robots and Systems, St Louis, USA, October 2009.

· Measuring motion expressiveness in wheeled mobile robots. J. Sequeira. In European Robotics Symposium 2008, Czech Republic, March 2008.

· Kinematic modeling of Stewart-Gough platforms. P. Cruz, R. Ferreira, J. Sequeira. In 2nd International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics, ICINCO 2005, Barcelona, Spain September  2006.

· Automatic parallel parking of car-like robots. M. Florêncio, P. Agostinho, J. Sequeira. In 37th International Symposium on Robotics, ISR 2006, Munich, Germany, May 2006

· Modeling and Control of a Biped Robot. N. Gonçalves, P. Silva, J. Sequeira, M.I. Ribeiro. In 5th IFAC Symposium on Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles, IAV 2004, Lisbon, July 2004

 

· A geometric approach to single and multiple robot control. J. Sequeira, M.I. Ribeiro. In 7th IFAC Symposium on Robot Control, Syroco 2003, Wroclaw, Poland, September 2003

 

· A layered approach to multiple robot control. J. Sequeira, M.I. Ribeiro. In 9th IEEE International Conference on Methods in Automation and Robotics, MMAR 2003, Miedzyzdroje, Poland, August 2003.

 

· Hybrid control of semi-autonomous robots. J. Sequeira, M.I. Ribeiro. In IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2004, Sendai, Japan, September 2004

 

· Low Cost Sensing for Autonomous Car Driving in Highways. A. Gonçalves, A. Godinho, J. Sequeira. In 4th Int. Conf. on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics, ICINCO 2007, Robotics and Automation - Vol. 1, Angers, France, May, 2007.

 

· RIOL - Robotic Inspection Over Power Lines. L. Tavares, J. Sequeira. In 6th IFAC Symposium on Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles, IAV 2007, Toulouse, France, September, 2007

Unpublished

Contacts

Teaching  |

Projects

Current R&D activities

 

· MOnarCH (FP7-ICT-2011-9-601033), Coordinator

 

· Helianto

 

Past R&D activities

 

· General Co-Chair of ICRE 2015, ICRESS 2017

 

 

· Feasibility Study of In-Flight Model Validation and Performance Analysis of Launchers GNC

· Autonomous Inertia Estimation (PTTI Initiative)

· URUS (FP6-2005-ICT-6-045062)

· RIOL

· SACOR

· COOPERA

 

Editorial activities

Draft of a book on problems, with solutions, on control of linear systems (continuous time)

 

Introduction to Control - Problems with solutions