LARSyS 2018 Annual Meeting

LARSyS 2018 is a two-day event designed to provide an opportunity for LARSyS researchers to engage in interdisciplinary debates about current and future aspects in robotics and systems research with applications in engineering systems with large societal implications.

LARSyS is an associated lab that brings together nearly 400 hundred researchers from 4 R&D units: ISR-Lisboa, IN+, M-ITI, and MARETEC.

LARSyS has the distinctive value of bringing together researchers working in various aspects engineering and engineering systems, as well as to those who have serious interest in exploring these areas together with social scientists and humanists. In addition, it aims to foster the scientific culture of all those involved in specific research areas, as well as of university students and other researchers interested in discussing challenges and new opportunities for robotics and Engineering Systems.

This meeting is an opportunity to create and strengthen bridges, which are fundamental in an institution that is highly multidisciplinary and where a broad variety of practices and approaches coexist. It aims at:

  • Consolidating successful research lines and increasing the level of interaction among them,
  • Discussing new ideas and lines of research that show considerable promise,
  • Identify potential stakeholders and establishing common joint ventures on issues with societal and economic relevance.

This year’s event is also particularly important as we are preparing for the visit of the experts as part of the ongoing evaluation proves organized by FCT. The ability to share the work developed to date, to refine our vision of the thematic lines, and to identify emerging research-ideas for the future will be of utmost importance for the success of the evaluation.

We thank all researchers in the various centres involved in LARSyS Associate Laboratory and acknowledge all the significant progresses attained over last years, which have made this program possible. In particular, we acknowledge all those that have made significant contributions and could not present their work and ideas during the event. As in previous editions, LARSyS 2018 represents a small but qualified sample of all the inspiring work being carried out in the various centres involved in LARSyS Associate Laboratory.

Enjoy the meeting and share your ideas!

José Santos-Victor
António Luís Moreira
Nuno Nunes
Tiago Domingos