Institute of Systems and Robotics—University of Coimbra (ISR-UC) is a Portuguese private, non-profit research institution. ISR-UC promotes advanced multidisciplinary R&D in the areas Mobile Autonomous Robotics, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Search and Rescue Robotics, Robotic Manipulation, Computer Vision, Medical Robotics, Assistive Technologies, Biomedical Engineering, Advanced Industrial Automation Technologies and Intelligent Energy Systems. ISRUC gives special attention to international scientific research cooperation with centers of excellence, as well as to training and education Initiatives. ISR was founded in 1992 with the global purpose of setting up a first class multi-disciplinary research team, able to carry out leading edge research in several important areas of science and technology, with a special emphasis in systems and robotics. ISR has also developed strong links with industry, either existing national and international companies, or promoting the creation of spin-offs.