Instituto Superior Técnico

The Association of Instituto Superior Técnico for Research and Development (IST-ID) is a private not-for-profit institution, fostering knowledge transfer and promoting the involvement of national and foreign researchers in RD&I projects in their areas of expertise across different fields of engineering, science and technology and architecture. IST-ID has a large participation of the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), the largest and most reputed school of engineering, science and technology in Portugal, with long tradition in teaching, and excellence in research, innovation and training activities. The research team is part of one of ISTs research centers, the Institute for Systems and Robotics (ISR-Lisbon) and has been involved in multidisciplinary research activities in the areas of Robotics and Information Processing, and doctoral programs CMU-PT, IST-EPFL and the recent FCT RBCog. The team has several humanoid robotic platforms (including an iCub) and brings ample experience on robotics, computer vision and bio-inspired systems to AHA as evidenced by the large number of national and international in such areas in which the involved researchers have worked (CAVIAR, MIRROR, CONTACT, ROBOTCUB, FIRST-MM, HANDLE, ROBOSOM, POETICON++ ,URUS, BIOLOOK, DICORE2S, HDA, MAIS-S, SEAGULL), some with a strong component of technology transfer to national and international companies.


Prof. Alexandre Bernardino is an Assistant Professor (Tenured) at the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering of IST-Lisboa and Senior Researcher of the Institute for Systems and Robotics and Adjunct Coordinator of the Computer and Robot Vision Laboratory. He has participated in several national and international research projects. He was principal investigator of national projects BIOLOOK and HDA and technical manager of EU project HANDLE. He published more than 100 research papers on top journals and peer-reviewed conference proceedings in robotics, vision and cognitive systems. He has been associate editor in large robotics conferences and reviewer for multiple journals and conferences. His interests focus on the application of computer vision, machine learning, cognitive science and control theory to advanced robotics and automation systems.

Prof. José Santos-Victor is a Full Professor at IST and a researcher at the Institute for Systems and Robotics (ISR), where he founded the Computer and Robot Vision Lab (VisLab). He was the principal investigator in several international R&D projects and networks in the areas of Computer Vision and Robotics (NARVAL, SMART, CAMERA, OMNIVIEWS, VIRSBS, CAVIAR, MIRROR, CONTACT, ROBOTCUB, FIRST-MM, ROBOSOM). He is a member of the program committee of various international conferences on computer vision and robotics and he has published numerous journal and conference papers in those areas. He was an associated editor of IEEE Transactions on Robotics and the Journal of Robotics and Autonomous Systems. He is the coordinator of the FCT doctoral program RBCob (Robotics, Brain and Cogntion)

Prof. José Gaspar received the PhD from IST in 2003. He is currently an Assistant Professor at IST and a researcher at the Institute for Systems and Robotics (IST/ISR). He has participated in national and international research projects (FP6 and FP7 EU) on visual sensor design, scene modelling, navigation and integration of robots with camera networks. He has published articles in international journals and conferences on robotics and computer vision.

Dr. Ricardo Ferreira is a post-doc researcher at the Computer Vision Laboratory in Institute for Systems and Robotics (VisLab/ISR). He received his M.Sc. degree in 2006 and his PhD degree in 2010, both from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Lisbon. He was a co-PI in the EU research project RoboSoM and currently in the EU project Poeticon++.

Dr. Plinio Moreno López graduated in B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, B.Sc. Computer Science and M.Sc. in Computer Science by the Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia) in 1998, 2000 and 2002 respectively. He also completed a PhD degree in Electrical and Computers Engineering by the Instituto Superior Técnico (Lisbon, Portugal) in 2008.