Portuguese intelligent wheelchair receives award |INESC TEC

A Portuguese robotics project whose purpose is to develop an intelligent wheelchair – which has already been tested with patients with cerebral palsy – has now received its fifth award: a Best Paper Award, given during the International Conference on Autonomous Robot Systems and Competitions, which took place in Lisbon in April.

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By Filipe Neves Dos Santos

Filipe Neves dos Santos is from Portugal and works at InescPorto, one of the most leading research institutes in Portugal. He is a robotics researcher since 2003 and a robot enthusiast with a background in localization and navigation systems. Since 2010, he is trying to improve robot capabilities that allow them to understand humans. In 2007, he co-founded a start-up company that develops autonomous aerial vehicles for infrastructure monitoring.

He believes that robots can help humans develop a happy and sustainable society, and can help each person get more time for themselves and to explore the world. He is always looking for robotics news and loves talking about robots and sharing new discoveries and solutions.