Ribeiro is Full Professor and Distinguished Professor at the Electrical and Computer
Engineering Department of Instituto Superior Técnico (IST),
the School of Engineering of the Universidade de Lisboa.
She was Director of the Institute for Systems and Robotics (ISR)
from Jan.06 to Jul.07. At ISR she carries out R&D work in the
area of autonomous robotics. She founded and was the responsible of the Mobile
Robotics Laboratory (LRM) from 1994 to 2009 that in 2010 integrated the
Intelligent and Robots Systems Group.
Her research interests include
indoor and outdoor land mobile robot navigation, cooperative
robotics and cooperative navigation, maping and world model and
She leads or is involved in a number of national and international R&D
projects in the areas of
Remote Handling for ITER, Mobile Robotics Navigation, Environment Reconstruction and Mobile
Robotics Cooperation. She was the Chair of the IFAC
Technical Committee on Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles (2005-2008) and a
member of the Education key area of EURON.
She has been actively involved in R&D and university mangement activities. She was
adviser of the board of FCT (the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology) for the areas of R&D projects and units from 2008 to 2011,
and Vice-President of IST for Administrative and Financial affairs in 2012 and 2013. She was an ellected member of the School Council of IST from
December 2013 to January 2016, and Vice-President from june 2014 to January 2016.
From February 2016 to August 2017 she was a member of the Board of FCT. She was selected as one of the "Women in Science" by Ciência Viva.
Recent teaching activities (in portuguese)
Robotics and Mathematics, September 17-19, 2007, Coimbra,
Portugal. Member of the Organizing Committee.
Conference on Automatic Control, September 11-13, 2006,
Lisbon, Portugal. Member of the Organizing Committee.
5th IFAC Symposium on
Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles, July 5-7 2004, Lisbon,
Portugal. General Chair.
3rd Portuguese Robotics Festival, May 2003, Lisbon, Portugal.
Member of the Organizing Committe, responsible for the Scientific
10th Mediterranean Conference on Automation and Control, July 2003, Lisbon, Portugal. Responsible for the Local Arrangements
and member of the IPC.
Summer School on Cooperative Robotics,
sponsored by EURON-the European Robotics Research Network.
Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, September 2003.
Co-chair together with Alessandro Saffiotti.
IEEE International Conference on Circuits and Systems, September
2003, Lisbon, Portugal. Responsible for the Local Arrangements.
list of scientific publications
in pdf available through ISR web page
Isabel Ribeiro et all, "The Remote Handling Systems for ITER ", plenary invited talk at SOFT2010,
26th Symposium on Fusion technology, Porto Portugal, 2010. pdf
Isabel Ribeiro, "Uma Viagem ao Mundo dos Robots ",
texto da palestra proferida, em Setembro de 2004, na Fundação
Calouste Gulbenkian integrada no ciclo de colóquios
Despertar para a Ciência 2004, Junho de 2005. pdf
Selected pedagogical publications
Isabel Ribeiro, "Obstacle Avoidance ", Instituto de
Sistemas e Robótica, Instituto Superio Técnico,
Novembro de 2005. pdf
Isabel Ribeiro, "Kalman and Extended Kalman Filters:
Concept, Derivation and Properties", Instituto de Sistemas e
Robótica, Instituto Superio Técnico, Fevereiro de
2004. pdf file (627KB)
Isabel Ribeiro, "Gaussian Probability Density Functions:
Properties and Error Characterization", Instituto de
Sistemas e Robótica, IST, February 2004. pdf
file (2.3MB) .
Isabel Ribeiro, "Análise de
Sistemas Lineares", IST Press, 2 volumes, Março
Isabel Ribeiro, O ciclo Predição-
Emparelhamento-Filtragem na Localização de Robots
Móveis, acetatos da lição de Agregação,
Instituto Superior Técnico, October 1999. zip
file (3.3MB) .
Isabel Ribeiro, "Introduction to Kalman Filtering: a set of
two lectures", 2000. pdf
file (378 KB) .
Isabel Ribeiro, "Notas Dispersas sobre Filtragem de Kalman",
Centro de Analise e Processamento de Sinais, Instituto Superior
Tecnico, Junho de 1989. ps.gz
file (80K) .
Divulgation publications (in Portuguese)
Isabel Ribeiro, "Robots Móveis", Enciclopédia
Nova Activa Multimédia, Volume de Tecnologias, pags.
226-227, 2004. pdf file (1.3MB)
Isabel Ribeiro, "Sensores em Robótica",
Enciclopédia Nova Activa Multimédia, Volume de
Tecnologias, pags. 228-229, 2004. pdf
Isabel Ribeiro, "Navegação em Robótica
Autónoma", Enciclopédia Nova Activa
Multimédia, Volume de Tecnologias, pags. 232-233, 2004.
pdf file (1.2MB)