J. Barata

J. Barata
Universidade NOVA de Lisboa | NOVA · Department of Electrical Engineering (DEE)

PhD

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September 1991 - present
Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
Position
  • Professor
September 1991 - present
Institute for the Development of New Technologies
Position
  • Research Director
September 1991 - present
Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
Position
  • Professor
Description
  • Professor of: Robotics, Systems Integration, Telerobotics and Autonomous Systems, Robotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems, Introduction to Programming, Real Time Systems, Logic Systems
Education
February 1999 - February 2004
Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
Field of study
  • Electrical Engineering

Publications

Publications (314)
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The 8th International Summer School on Industrial Agents: Autonomous Control in Logistics, Production and Energy Applications will be organized by the Helmut Schmidt University / University of the Federal Armed Forces, Institute for Automation Technology in Hamburg. The summer school will take place from 11th to 15th July 2022. It brings together l...
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The advantages of using collaborative and distributed systems to control and optimise industrial envi-ronments have been explored in recent years. However, the self-organised and dynamic approachesthat deliver these same advantages bring challenges associated with the long-term unpredictabilityof these approaches. The proposed work aims to present...
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div>The advent of Industry 4.0 has shown the tremendous transformative potential of combining artificial intelligence, cyber-physical systems and Internet of Things concepts in industrial settings. Despite this, data availability is still a major roadblock for the successful adoption of data-driven solutions, particularly concerning deep learning a...
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t is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the 7th International Summer School on Industrial Agents: Embedded Intelligence within the Edge and Fog Computing, organized by UNINOVA - Center of Technology and Systems (CTS), which will take place online, on 21-25th of June 2021. The Summer School is technically co-sponsored by RICS - Robotics an...
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Industrial environments are heterogeneous systems that create challenges of interoperability limiting the development of systems capable of working collaboratively from the point of view of machines and software. Additionally, environmental issues related to manufacturing systems have emerged during the last decades, related to sustainability probl...
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The advent of Industry 4.0 has shown the tremendous transformative potential of combining artificial intelligence, cyber-physical systems and Internet of Things concepts in industrial settings. Despite this, data availability is still a major roadblock for the successful adoption of data-driven solutions, particularly concerning deep learning appro...
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Investment in technological research is imperative to stimulate the development of sustainable solutions for the agricultural sector. Advances in Internet of Things, sensors and sensor networks, robotics, artificial intelligence, big data, cloud computing, etc. foster the transition towards the Agriculture 4.0 era. This fourth revolution is current...
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The technological advances brought forth by the Industry 4.0 paradigm have renewed the disruptive potential of artificial intelligence in the manufacturing sector, building the data-driven era on top of concepts such as Cyber–Physical Systems and the Internet of Things. However, data availability remains a major challenge for the success of these s...
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The advent of Industry 4.0 has shown the tremendous transformative potential of combining artificial intelligence, cyber-physical systems and Internet of Things concepts in industrial settings. Despite this, data availability is still a major roadblock for the successful adoption of data-driven solutions, particularly concerning deep learning appro...
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div>The advent of Industry 4.0 has shown the tremendous transformative potential of combining artificial intelligence, cyber-physical systems and Internet of Things concepts in industrial settings. Despite this, data availability is still a major roadblock for the successful adoption of data-driven solutions, particularly concerning deep learning a...
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During the last years, several research activities and studies have presented the possibility to perform manufacturing control using distributed approaches. Although these new approaches aim to deliver more flexibility and adaptability to the shop floor, they are not being readily adopted and utilised by the manufacturers. One of the main challenge...
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The recent advances in technology and the demand for highly customized products have been forcing manufacturing companies to adapt and develop new solutions in order to become more dynamic and flexible to face the changing markets. Manufacturing scheduling plays a core role in this adaptation since it is crucial to ensure that all operations and pr...
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The emerging of the fourth industrial revolution, also known as Industry 4.0 (I4.0), from the advancement in several technologies is viewed not only to promote economic growth, but also to enable a greener future. The 2030 Agenda of the United Nations for sustainable development sets out clear goals for the industry to foster the economy, while pre...
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Today, data scientists in the manufacturing domain are confronted with various communication standards, protocols and technologies to save and transfer various kinds of data. These circumstances makes it hard to understand, find, access and extract data needed for use case depended applications. One solution could be a data pipelining approach enfo...
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The advent of the Industry 4.0 initiative has made it so that manufacturing environments are becoming more and more dynamic, connected but also inherently more complex, with additional inter-dependencies, uncertainties and large volumes of data being generated. Recent advances in Industrial Artificial Intelligence have showcased the potential of th...
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The fundamental role played by "new technologies" to enhance the manufacturing infrastructure, products and services is confirmed by the strategies, roadmaps and initiatives established by the developed countries such as EU-28, US, China and Japan. Putting the light on Europe, the key priorities for manufacturing are aligned with the Industry 4.0 s...
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NOVAAS Reference Implementation of Industrie4.0 Asset Administration Shell using web-technologies
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The Fourth industrial revolution to be successfully implemented requires higher levels of creativity and innovation in the collaboration, design and composition of its cyber-physical building blocks. Powering industry 4.0 by creativity and innovation triggers efforts for better understanding of human creativity concepts and its intersection with cy...
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Product dimensional variability is a crucial factor in the quality control of complex multistage manufacturing processes, where undetected defects can easily be propagated downstream. The recent advances in information technologies and consequently the increased volume of data that has become readily available provide an excellent opportunity for t...
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This editorial introduces the special issue in the Elsevier journal Computers in Industry that analyses how the digital transformation of manufacturing is speeded up by two important drivers: cloud services and resource virtualization, which are vital for implementing the main building blocks - Cyber Physical Production Systems and Industrial Inter...
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The production scheduling has attracted a lot of researchers for many years, however most of the approaches are not targeted to deal with real manufacturing environments, and those that are, are very particular for the case study. It is crucial to consider important features related with the factories, such as products and machines characteristics...
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Autonomous multirotor drones as a popular type of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have a tremendous potential to facilitate activities such as logistics, emergency response, recording video, capturing special events, and traffic management. Despite the potential benefits the possibility of harming people during operation should be considered. This...
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Cyber-physical systems (CPS) emerge as a new idea to implement new manufacturing paradigms. There paradigms aim at answering the socio-economic factors that characterise modern enterprises, such as mass customisation and new markets. The authors propose an architecture that performs distributed diagnosis. The proposed solution uses artificial immun...
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The market demand has changed in recent years due to increased interest in more customized and diversified products by the consumers, leading to a change in production lines, which are becoming more flexible and dynamic. At the same time, the amount of data available in the factories is growing more and more, thereby the number of errors in the pro...
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This paper presents a human-aware navigation system for mobile robots targeted to cooperative assembly in intra-factory logistics scenarios. To improve overall efficiency of the operator-robot ensemble, assembly stations and operators are modelled as cost functions in a layered cost map supporting the robot navigation system. At each new sensory up...
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Resilience measurement can be viewed as a multicriteria hierarchical decision making problem since calculating the final level of resilience involves measuring different criteria, at several hierarchical levels, and then merging the information together. In this paper, a resilience model for disaster rescue networks is discussed with a full-reinfor...
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The proliferation of Information and Communication Technologies allowed the development of new solutions to be applied at the shop-floor and all the tools which helps the manufacturers. Hence, new solutions such as cyber-physical production systems, data analytics and knowledge management were developed and proposed to solve the well-known issues,...
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The manufacturing industry represents a data rich environment, in which larger and larger volumes of data are constantly being generated by its processes. However, only a relatively small portion of it is actually taken advantage of by manufacturers. As such, the proposed Intelligent Data Analysis and Real-Time Supervision (IDARTS) framework presen...
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Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) are creating new market opportunities and business models for all kind of European Industries. CPS-based platforms are increasing in their size and target application areas in a steady manner. However, even if progress is made every day supported by continuous technological advancements, CPS application and deployment i...
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In the last decades, several research initiatives suggested new solutions regarding the interoperability and interconnectivity among heterogeneous production components and all the actors that somehow interact within the shop-floor. However, most of the proposed data representations are focused on the description of the production capabilities. In...
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The level of intelligence in monitoring & controlling systems are increasing dramatically. The critical issue for an autonomous resilient system is detecting the anomalous behavior through standard patterns to react properly and on time. In cyber-physical systems with the interaction of humans and machines, this will be more complicated. Deceptive...
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Nowadays technology follows us everywhere. However, it is often overlooked when dealing with social issues, despite how easily it might improve the life of countless handicapped individuals. In other words, small pieces of software, under the form of games, can help the individual remain focus and go through treatments and therapies effortlessly. B...
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There are several research initiatives that tackle gesture recognition. Nevertheless the interaction between the input devices and an application level is still a hard task that has to be accomplished each time a new system is being developed. The objective of this research work is to facilitate that endeavor by introducing a new generic software l...
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A Developmental Coordination Disorder can be identified when children show motor skills either below the expected levels considered adequate to their physical age or the opportunities provided for their learning. This problem affects four to six percent of school-age children, meaning that, from a very early stage of their life, they have several d...
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Computers and technology can play a key role in supporting learning, namely for students with special educational needs. Nevertheless, despite the emphasis the society puts on the use of technology and its fast proliferation in the area of education, few initiatives focus on the specific needs of children with disabilities. Motivated by this gap, t...
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The scheduling of household smart load devices play a key role in microgrid ecosystems, and particularly in underpowered grids. The management and sustainability of these microgrids could benefit from the application of short-term prediction for the energy production and demand, which have been successfully applied and matured in larger scale syste...
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p class="0abstract">Enterprises are adopting the Internet of Things paradigm as a strategy to improve competitiveness. But enterprises also need to rely on their legacy systems, which are of vital importance to them and normally difficult to reconfigure or modify, their mere replacement being usually not affordable. These systems constitute, theref...
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With the advent of the Industry 4.0 movement, smart multiagent-based cyber-physical systems (CPS) are being more and more often proposed as a possible solution to tackle the requirements of intelligence, pluggability, scalability and connectivity of this paradigm. CPS have been suggested for a wide array of applications, including control, monitori...
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The liberalization of energy markets and shift towards intensive distributed use has provoked a change in the operating paradigm of electricity distribution networks. The continuity and the reliability of the distribution networks in the context of these new paradigms require structural and functional changes. The concept of Smart Grid allows the a...
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Markets and consequently manufacturing companies are facing an unprecedented challenge. The constant markets demand of more and more customized and personalized products combined with the recent evolution of information technologies, brought to the manufacturing world the integration of new solutions previously unimaginable in a production environm...
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Nowadays smart cities are becoming more and more a hot topic in the technological world. Some different approaches emerged and many city departments approved investigation and implementation of the smart city technology in their cities. The implementation of these processes is becoming a landmark for the modern cities. This paper proposes a generic...
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Thriving and challenging market trends led to changes in the manufacturing industry. Production lines that need to adapt to customisable products on the fly emerged. By applying communication and sensors to the shop-floor, along with Industry 4.0 principles, this became a possibility. The growing amount of sensors led to an exponential boom of the...
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Stand-alone micro-grids have emerged within the smart grids field, facing important challenges related to their proper and efficient operation. An example is the self-sustainability when the micro-grid is disconnected from the main utility, e.g., due to a failure in the main utility or due to geographical situations, which requires the efficient co...
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With the increasing customization of products there was a need to create new manufacturing systems that were able to satisfy these needs of the market. The Reconfigurable Manufacturing System (RMS) emerges as a more recent approach allowing the reconfiguration of the line and all the manufacturing systems. The balancing line is a common problem in...
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In modern manufacturing, high volumes of data are constantly being generated by the manufacturing processes. However, only a small percentage is actually used in a meaningful way. As part of the H2020 PERFoRM project, which follows the Industry 4.0 vision and targets the seamless reconfiguration of robots and machinery, this paper proposes a framew...
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With the constant evolution of markets, new paradigms have emerged. Those new paradigms require solutions more versatile and able to cope with the unexpected changes. The world of manufacturing involves many risks and in order to reduce initial investments it is frequent to use virtual environments like simulators. This document presents a function...