Rui P. Rocha

    Name: Rui P. Rocha, Ph.D.
    Position: Associate Professor
    Website: http://faculty.uc.pt/uc26413
    Office: 1.9
    Internal Phone: 421318
    Email: rprocha@isr.uc.pt




    Rui P. Rocha is a tenured Associate Professor at University of Coimbra, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), and a permanent researcher of the Institute of Systems and Robotics – University of Coimbra. His research interests focus on developing multi-robot systems endowed with cooperative perception, decentralized coordination and resilient autonomy, to be applied in service and assistive robotics, disaster response, ecology, industry, and logistics, for the benefit of humanity and sustainability. He has been involved in several FP6, FP7 and H2020 EU-funded R&D projects developed in consortium, and has been the PI of R&D projects on urban search and rescue robotics, multi-robot patrolling of buildings, and ambient assisted living. He is the co-author of about 90 papers indexed in Scopus, which were published in ISI-indexed scientific journals, book chapters, and proceedings of peer-reviewed international conferences. He has had an intense editorial activity, serving regularly as editor and reviewer in top-journals and top-conferences on Robotics and has also served in the organisation of a few conferences and thematic tracks on Intelligent Robotics. He is currently supervising 2 Ph.D. students and several M.Sc. dissertations, and supervised 2 Ph.D. thesis and 31 M.Sc. dissertations centred in his research interests. He has taught different subjects on ECE, including mobile robotics, algorithms and data structures, software engineering, electronics, and digital systems and microprocessors. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and a Member of the IEEE RAS Technical Committee on Multi-Robot Systems. He received the pre-Bologna Engineering, M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in ECE from Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto in 1996, 1999 and 2006, respectively.

    Supervisor of:
    André Gonçalves Araújo, Ph.D. Student
    João Pedro Chaves Castilho, M.Sc. Student
    Lucyanno Fernandes, M.Sc. Student
    Nuno Sénica, M.Sc. Student
    Daniel Santos, M.Sc. Student
    Roberto Paiva, M.Sc. Student




    Journals

    Leonardo Guevara, R. P. Rocha, Fernando Auat Cheein, Improving the manual harvesting operation efficiency by coordinating a fleet of N-trailer vehicles, Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 185, 106103, Elsevier, 2021
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compag.2021.106103
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0168169921001216?dgcid=coauthor

    P. Menezes, R. P. Rocha, Promotion of Active Ageing through Interactive Artificial Agents in a Smart Environment, SN Applied Sciences, 3, 583, 2021
    http://doi.org/10.1007/s42452-021-04567-8

    M. S. Couceiro, David Portugal, R. P. Rocha, André Araújo, Fostering Human-Robot Cooperative Architectures for Search and Rescue Missions in Urban Fires, Simulation, 97, 3, 177-194, SAGE, 2021
    https://doi.org/10.1177/0037549720964548
    https://doi.org/10.1177/0037549720964548

    Book Sections

    G. Dos Santos Martins, David Portugal, R. P. Rocha, mrgs: A Multi-Robot SLAM Framework for ROS with Efficient Information Sharing, Robot Operating System (ROS), Anis Koubaa, 45-75, Springer, Cham, 2021
    https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-45956-7_3

    Conferences

    André Araújo, M. S. Couceiro, D. Datsenko, J. F. Ferreira, R. P. Rocha, Constrained Formation Tracking of an Aquatic Multi-Robot System with a Self-Organized Map for Autonomous Robots, 2021 IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2021), Prague, Czech Republic, 2021

    R. Baptista Agostinho, Luis Rama, R. P. Rocha, P. Menezes, Energy Expenditure: Automatic Measurement of Energy Expenditure Associated with Physical Exercise, 26th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science ECSS2021, 2021

    Journals

    M. S. Couceiro, David Portugal, R. P. Rocha, André Araújo, Fostering Human–Robot Cooperative Architectures for Search and Rescue Missions in Urban Fires, Simulation, Sage Publications, 2020
    https://doi.org/doi.org/10.1177/0037549720964548

    Filipe Araujo, Andre Gomes, R. P. Rocha, Towards Optimal Convergecast in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks, Ad Hoc Networks, 107, 102214, Elsevier, 2020
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adhoc.2020.102214

    Nuno Lau, L. Reis, R. P. Rocha, Special issue on Intelligent Robotics, Applied Sciences, MDPI, 2020

    Conferences

    Leonardo Guevara, R. P. Rocha, Fernando Auat Cheein, Route planning for multiple N-trailers in manual harvesting operations, 2020 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2020), Workshop on Perception, Planning and Mobility in Forestry Robotics (WPPMFR 2020), IEEE, Las Vegas, NV, USA, 2020

    Joao Falcao, P. Menezes, R. P. Rocha, Automatic Identification of Wireless Sensor Network Topology in a IoT Domestic Setup and Discovery of User Routines, In Proc. of IEEE Int. Conf. on Omni-layer Intelligent Systems (COINS 2020), Barcelona, Spain, 2020
    https://doi.org/10.1109/COINS49042.2020.9191423

    Joao Falcao, P. Menezes, R. P. Rocha, Automatic Identification of the Wireless Sensor Network Topology in a IoT and Discovery of User Routines, EEE COINS 2020, 2020

    R. P. Rocha, A. de Almeida, M. Tavakoli, Water based magnification of capacitive proximity sensors: Water containers as passive human detectors, IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2020
    https://doi.org/10.1109/IROS45743.2020.9340877

    P. Menezes, R. P. Rocha, Multi-agent approach to foster regular physical activity in elderly users, In Proc. of 20th IEEE Int. Conf. on Autonomous Robot Systems and Competitions (ICARSC 2020), pp. 325-331, Ponta Delgada, Portugal, 2020
    https://doi.org/10.1109/ICARSC49921.2020.9096129

    Roman Prykhodchenko, R. P. Rocha, M. S. Couceiro, People Detection by Mobile Robots Doing Automatic Guard Patrols, 20th IEEE Int. Conf. on Autonomous Robot Systems and Competitions (ICARSC 2020) , 300-305, IEEE, Ponta Delgada, Portugal, 2020
    https://doi.org/10.1109/ICARSC49921.2020.9096147

    Conferences

    G. Dos Santos Martins, R. P. Rocha, Fernando Pais, P. Menezes, ClusterNav: Learning-Based Robust Navigation Operating in Cluttered Environments, 2019 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation - ICRA2019, 2019

    M. S. Couceiro, David Portugal, J. F. Ferreira, R. P. Rocha, SEMFIRE: Towards a new generation of forestry maintenance multi-robot systems, 2019 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration , 270-276, IEEE, Paris, France, 2019

    Conferences

    G. Dos Santos Martins, Fernando Pais, R. P. Rocha, P. Menezes, Synergy of Distributed Agents in a Smart Home to Promote Physical Activity in Elderly Users, Workshop on Robots for Assisted Living, 2018 IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IEEE, Madrid, Spain, 2018
    https://www.idiap.ch/workshop/iros2018/files/10f-document.pdf

    Journals

    David Portugal, R. P. Rocha, Performance Estimation and Dimensioning of Team Size for Multi-Robot Patrol, IEEE Intelligent Systems, 32, 6, 30-38, IEEE, 2017
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MIS.2017.4531222

    Conferences

    Farzan M. Noori, David Portugal, R. P. Rocha, M. S. Couceiro, On 3D Simulators for Multi-Robot Systems in ROS: MORSE or Gazebo?, Proc. of 15th IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics 2017 (SSRR 2017), 19 - 24 , Shanghai, China, 2017
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/SSRR.2017.8088134
    http://ap.isr.uc.pt/archive/NPRC17-SSRR17.pdf

    J. Rosa, R. P. Rocha, Exportation to the Cloud of Distributed Robotic Tasks Implemented in ROS , Proc. of 32nd ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2017) , 235 - 240 , Marrakech, Morocco, 2017
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3019612.3019703

    Journals

    David Portugal, R. P. Rocha, Cooperative Multi-Robot Patrol with Bayesian Learning, Autonomous Robots, 40, 5, 929-953, Springer US, 2016
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10514-015-9503-7
    http://mrl.isr.uc.pt/archive/598.pdf

    Book Sections

    R. P. Rocha, Foreword., Fractional Order Darwinian Particle Swarm Optimization: Applications and Evaluation of an Evolutionary Algorithm, Micael Couceiro, Pedram Ghamisi, v-vi, Springer International Publishing , 2016
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-19635-0
    http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319196343

    Conferences

    R. Chandra, R. P. Rocha, Knowledge-Based Framework for Human-Robots Collaborative Context Awareness in USAR Missions, 2016 IEEE International Conference on Autonomous Robot Systems and Competitions (ICARSC 2016), 335-340, IEEE, Bragança, Portugal, 2016
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICARSC.2016.50
    http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=7781999&isnumber=7781934

    Journals

    J. Santos, M. S. Couceiro, David Portugal, R. P. Rocha, A Sensor Fusion Layer to Cope with Reduced Visibility in SLAM, Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, 80, 3, 401-422, Springer, 2015
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10846-015-0180-8

    A. Fernandes, M. S. Couceiro, David Portugal, J. Santos, R. P. Rocha, Ad Hoc Communication in Teams of Mobile Robots using Zigbee Technology, Computer Applications in Engineering Education, 23, 5, 733-745, Wiley Periodicals, 2015
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cae.21646

    R. P. Rocha, Special Issue on Autonomous Robot Systems - Guest Editorial, Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, 77, 2, p.p. 247-247, Springer, 2015
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10846-014-0130-x

    A. Araújo, David Portugal, M. S. Couceiro, R. P. Rocha, Integrating Arduino-based Educational Mobile Robots in ROS, Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, 77, 2, pp. 281-298, Springer, 2015
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10846-013-0007-4

    M. S. Couceiro, A. Fernandes, R. P. Rocha, N. M. F. Ferreira, Understanding the Communication Complexity of the Robotic Darwinian PSO, Robotica, 33, 1, pp. 157-180, Cambridge University Press, 2015
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0263574714000058

    Book Sections

    G. Dos Santos Martins, David Portugal, R. P. Rocha, On the Usage of General-Purpose Compression Techniques for the Optimization of Inter-Robot Communication, Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics, Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering (LNEE) , J. Filipe, O. Gusikhin, K. Madani, J. Sasiadek, vol. 370, 223-240, Springer-Verlag, 2015
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-26453-0_13

    Conferences

    M. S. Couceiro, R. P. Rocha, F. M. L. Martins, Towards a Predictive Model of an Evolutionary Swarm Robotics Algorithm, Proc. of 2015 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC 2015), p.p. 2090 - 2096, Sendai, Japan, 2015
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CEC.2015.7257142

    Journals

    M. S. Couceiro, F. M. L. Martins, R. P. Rocha, N. Ferreira , Mechanism and Convergence Analysis of a Multi-Robot Swarm Approach Based on Natural Selection, Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, 76(2), pp 353-381, Springer, 2014
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10846-014-0030-0

    M. S. Couceiro, David Portugal, R. P. Rocha, N. M. F. Ferreira, “Marsupial Teams of Robots: Deployment of Miniature Robots for Swarm Exploration under Communication Constraints”, Robotica, 32(7), pp. 1017-1038, Cambridge University Press, 2014
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0263574713001185

    M. S. Couceiro, P. A. Vargas, R. P. Rocha, “Bridging the Reality Gap between the Webots Simulator and e-puck Robots, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 62(10), pp. 1549–1567, Elsevier, 2014
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.robot.2014.05.007
    http://www2.isr.uc.pt/~micaelcouceiro/webotsepuck/about.html

    A. Araújo, David Portugal, M. S. Couceiro, J. Sales, R. P. Rocha, Desarrollo de un Robot Móvil Compacto Integrado en el Middleware ROS , Revista Iberoamericana de Automática e Informática Industrial (RIAI) , 11, 3, 315-326 , Elsevier , 2014
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.riai.2014.02.009
    http://home.isr.uc.pt/~davidbsp/publications/Journal_2014_IberoAmericana.pdf

    M. S. Couceiro, C. M. C. Figueiredo, R. P. Rocha, N. M. F. Ferreira, Darwinian Swarm Exploration under Communication Constraints: Initial Deployment and Fault-Tolerance Assessment, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Vol 62, No 4, pp. 528-544, Elsevier, 2014
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.robot.2013.12.009

    M. S. Couceiro, P. A. Vargas, R. P. Rocha, N. M. F. Ferreira, Benchmark of Swarm Robotics Distributed Techniques in a Search Task, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Vol 62, No 2, pp. 200–213, Elsevier, 2014
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.robot.2013.10.004

    Book Sections

    M. S. Couceiro, A. R. Lopes, N. M. F. Ferreira, A. G. Ferreira, R. P. Rocha, Mathematical Methods in Engineering, Toward the Concept of Robot Society: A Multi-Robot SLAM Case Study, In N. M. F. Ferreira, J. A. Tenreiro Machado, pp. 57-66, Springer Verlag, 2014
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-7183-3_6

    Conferences

    F. Araújo, J. Santos, R. P. Rocha, Implementation of a Routing Protocol for Ad Hoc Networks in Search and Rescue Robotics, Proceedings of 2014 IEEE Wireless Days (WD'14), IEEE, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2014

    F. Ferrer Sales, David Portugal, R. P. Rocha, People Detection and Mapping System for a Mobile Robot using a RGB-D Sensor, Proc. of 11th Int. Conf. on Informatics in Control , Automation and Robotics (ICINCO 2014), p.p. 467-474, Vienna, Austria, 2014

    G. Dos Santos Martins, David Portugal, R. P. Rocha, A Comparison of General-Purpose FOSS Compression Techniques for Efficient Communication in Cooperative Multi-Robot Tasks, Proc. of 11th Int. Conf. on Informatics in Control , Automation and Robotics (ICINCO 2014), p.p. 136-147, Vienna, Austria, 2014

    David Portugal, C. Pippin, R. P. Rocha, H. Christensen, Finding Optimal Routes for Multi-Robot Patrolling in Generic Graphs, Proc. of 2014 IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2014), pp. 363-369, IEEE, Chicago, IL, USA, 2014

    M. S. Couceiro, R. P. Rocha, Understanding Firefighters Behavior for Human-Robot Cooperation in Urban Fires, Proc. of 23rd IEEE Int. Symp. on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2014), Workshop on Developmental and Bio-Inspired Approaches for Memory and Emotion Modelling in Cognitive Robotics, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, 2014

    J. Santos, M. S. Couceiro, David Portugal, R. P. Rocha, Fusing Sonars and LRF data to Perform SLAM in Reduced Visibility Scenarios, Proc. of IEEE Int. Conf. on Autonomous Robot Systems and Competitions (ICARSC 2014), pp. 116 - 121, Espinho, Portugal, 2014

    Journals

    P. Drews Jr, P. Núñez, R. P. Rocha, M. Campos, J. Dias, Novelty Detection and Segmentation based on Gaussian Mixture Models: a Case Study in 3D Robotic Laser Mapping, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 61 (12), pp. 1696-1709, Elsevier, 2013
    http://dx.doi.org/0.1016/j.robot.2013.06.004

    David Portugal, R. P. Rocha, Distributed Multi-Robot Patrol: A Scalable and Fault-Tolerant Framework, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 61, 12, 1572–1587, Elsevier , 2013
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.robot.2013.06.011

    M. S. Couceiro, R. P. Rocha, N. M. F. Ferreira, A PSO Multi-Robot Exploration Approach Over Unreliable MANETs, Advanced Robotics, 27, 16, pp. 1221-1234, Robotics Society of Japan , 2013
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01691864.2013.819605

    David Portugal, R. P. Rocha, Multi-Robot Patrolling Algorithms: Examining Performance and Scalability, Advanced Robotics, 27, 5, 325-336, Robotics Society of Japan, 2013
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01691864.2013.763722

    Book Sections

    David Portugal, R. P. Rocha, Retrieving Topological Information for Mobile Robots Provided with Grid Maps, Agents and Artificial Intelligence, Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) series, Joaquim Filipe and Ana Fred, 358, 204–217, Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, 2013
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-36907-0_14

    A. Luz, M. S. Couceiro, David Portugal, R. P. Rocha, H. Araújo, G. Dias, Comparison of Classification Methods for Golf Putting Performance Making, Computational Intelligence and Decision Making - Trends and Applications, From Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation: Science and Engineering Bookseries, Ana M. Madureira, Cecília Reis and Viriato M. Marques, 61, pp. 35-45, Springer Verlag, 2013
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-4722-7_4

    M. S. Couceiro, F. M. L. Martins, F. Clemente, R. P. Rocha, N. M. F. Ferreira, Towards a Further Understanding of the Robotic Darwinian PSO, Computational Intelligence and Decision Making - Trends and Applications, From Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation: Science and Engineering Bookseries, Ana M. Madureira, Cecília Reis and Viriato M. Marques, 61, pp. 13-22, Springer Verlag, 2013
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-4722-7_2

    Conferences

    J. M. Luz, M. S. Couceiro, David Portugal, R. P. Rocha, H. Araújo, G. Dias, Comparison of Classification Methods for Golf Putting Performance Analysis, Computational Intelligence and Decision Making - Trends and Applications, From Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation: Science and Engineering Bookseries, 61, pp. 35-45, Springer Verlag, Coimbra, Portugal, 2013
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-4722-7_4

    David Portugal, R. P. Rocha, Scalable, Fault-Tolerant and Distributed Multi-Robot Patrol in Real World Environments, Proc. of 2013 IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2013), Pages 4759-4764, Tokyo, Japan, 2013

    J. Santos, David Portugal, R. P. Rocha, An Evaluation of 2D SLAM Techniques Available in Robot Operating System, Proc. of 11th IEEE Int. Symp. on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR 2013), Linköping, Sweden, 2013

    N. Ferreira , M. S. Couceiro, A. Araújo, R. P. Rocha, Multi-Sensor Fusion and Classification with Mobile Robots for Situation Awareness in Urban Search and Rescue using ROS, Proc. of 11th IEEE Int. Symp. on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR 2013), Linköping, Sweden, 2013

    David Portugal, M. S. Couceiro, R. P. Rocha, Applying Bayesian Learning to Multi-Robot Patrol, Proc. of 11th IEEE Int. Symp. on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR 2013), Linköping, Sweden, 2013

    R. P. Rocha, David Portugal, M. S. Couceiro, F. Araújo, P. Menezes, J. Lobo, The CHOPIN project: Cooperation between Human and rObotic teams in catastroPhic INcidents, Proc. of 11th IEEE Int. Symp. on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR 2013), Linköping, Sweden, 2013

    M. S. Couceiro, R. P. Rocha, N. M. F. Ferreira, P. A. Vargas, Darwinian Robotic Swarms for Exploration with Minimal Communication, Proc. of 2013 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC 2013), p.p. 127-134, IEEE, Cancun, Mexico, 2013
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CEC.2013.6557562

    M. S. Couceiro, R. P. Rocha, N. M. F. Ferreira, Fault-Tolerance Assessment of a Darwinian Swarm Exploration Algorithm under Communication Constraints, Proceedings of 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2013), pp. 2000-2005, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2013

    David Portugal, M. S. Couceiro, R. P. Rocha, Concurrent Bayesian Learners for Multi-Robot Patrolling Missions, Proceedings of Workshop on Towards Fully Decentralized Multi-Robot Systems: Hardware, Software and Integration, 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2013), Karlsruhe, Germany, 2013

    A. Araújo, David Portugal, M. S. Couceiro, R. P. Rocha, Integrating Arduino-based Educational Mobile Robots in ROS, In "Proc. of IEEE 13th Int. Conf. on Autonomous Robot Systems and Competitions (Robotica 2013)", pp. 8-13, Lisbon, Portugal, 2013
    http://www.dem.isel.pt/robotica2013/docs/Robotica13_proceedings.pdf

    M. S. Couceiro, David Portugal, R. P. Rocha, A Collective Robotic Architecture in Search and Rescue Scenarios, Proc. of 28th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, 64-69, Coimbra, Portugal, 2013

    Journals

    M. S. Couceiro, J. A. T. Machado, R. P. Rocha, N. M. F. Ferreira, A fuzzified systematic adjustment of the robotic Darwinian PSO, In Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Vol. 60, Issue 12, pp. 1625-1639, 2012
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.robot.2012.09.021

    M. S. Couceiro, David Portugal, N. Gonçalves, R. P. Rocha, J. Miguel, A. Luz, C. M. C. Figueiredo, G. Dias, A Methodology for Detection and Estimation in the Analysis of the Golf Putting, Pattern Analysis and Applications, Springer, 2012
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10044-012-0276-8

    M. S. Couceiro, R. P. Rocha, N. M. F. Ferreira, J. A. T. Machado, Introducing the Fractional Order Darwinian PSO, Signal, Image and Video Processing, Fractional Signals and Systems Special Issue, Springer, 2012

    M. S. Couceiro, F. M. L. Martins, R. P. Rocha, N. M. F. Ferreira, Analysis and Parameter Adjustment of the RDPSO - Towards an Understanding of Robotic Network Dynamic Partitioning based on Darwin's Theory, International Mathematical Forum, Vol. 7, Issue 32, pp. 1587-1601, Hikari, Ltd., 2012

    M. S. Couceiro, C. M. C. Figueiredo, A. Luz, N. M. F. Ferreira, R. P. Rocha, A Low-Cost Educational Platform for Swarm Robotics, International Journal of Robots, Education and Art, IJREA, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp. 1-15, 2012

    Book Sections

    David Portugal, R. P. Rocha, Measuring Variables Effect to Statistically Model the Multi-Robot Patrolling Problem by Means of ANOVA, Technological Innovation for Value Creation, Luis M. Camarinha-Matos, Ehsan Shahamatnia, Gonçalo Nunes, Vol. 372, Pages: 199-206, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Berlin, 2012
    10.1007/978-3-642-28255-3_22

    Conferences

    M. S. Couceiro, C. M. C. Figueiredo, David Portugal, R. P. Rocha, N. M. F. Ferreira, Initial Deployment of a Robotic Team - A Hierarchical Approach Under Communication Constraints Verified on Low-Cost Platforms, In Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS'2012), Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal, 2012

    M. S. Couceiro, R. P. Rocha, C. M. C. Figueiredo, J. M. Luz, Multi-Robot Foraging Based on Darwin’s Survival of the Fittest, Proc. of IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems 2012 (IROS 2012), Pages 801-806, Vilamoura, Portugal, 2012

    David Portugal, R. P. Rocha, Decision Methods for Distributed Multi-Robot Patrol, In Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR’2012), College Station, Texas, USA, 2012

    M. S. Couceiro, F. M. L. Martins, R. P. Rocha, N. M. F. Ferreira, Introducing the Fractional Order Robotic Darwinian PSO, In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Aerospace and Sciences - ICNPAA’2012, Vienna University of Technology, Austria, 2012

    A. Araújo, David Portugal, M. S. Couceiro, C. M. C. Figueiredo, R. P. Rocha, Small and Compact Mobile Robots: Surveying and Comparing Platforms, n Proceedings of the AUTOMATICS International Conference (AUTOMATIC 2012), Sozopol, Bulgaria, 2012

    David Portugal, R. P. Rocha, Measuring Variables Effect to Statistically Model the Multi-Robot Patrolling Problem by means of ANOVA, In Proceedings of the 3rd Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems (DoCEIS'12), p.199-206, Costa da Caparica, Lisbon, Portugal, 2012
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-28255-3_22

    A. Araújo, David Portugal, M. S. Couceiro, C. M. C. Figueiredo, R. P. Rocha, TRAXBOT: Assembling and Programming of a Mobile Robotic Platform, In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART'2012), Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal, 2012

    David Portugal, R. P. Rocha, Extracting Topological Information from Grid Maps for Robot Navigation, In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART'2012), Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal, 2012

    Book Sections

    David Portugal, R. P. Rocha, A Survey on Multi-Robot Patrolling Algorithms, Technological Innovation for Sustainability, Proc. of 2nd Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems (DoCEIS 11), In Luis M. Camarinha-Matos, Vol. 349, pp. 139-146, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Costa da Caparica, Lisbon, Portugal, 2011
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-19170-1_15
    WOS:000292495500015

    Conferences

    M. S. Couceiro, N. M. F. Ferreira, F. M. L. Martins, R. P. Rocha, F. Clemente, “Statistical Significance Analysis of the R-DPSO, In Proc. of Int. Symp. on Computational Intelligence for Engineering Systems (ISCIES'2011), Coimbra, Portugal, 2011

    David Portugal, R. P. Rocha, On the Performance and Scalability of Multi-Robot Patrolling Algorithms, In Proc. of 9th IEEE Int. Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR’2011), pp. 50-55, Kyoto, Japan, 2011

    M. S. Couceiro, R. P. Rocha, N. M. F. Ferreira, “Ensuring Ad Hoc Connectivity in Distributed Search with Robotic Darwinian Particle Swarms, In Proc. of 9th IEEE Int. Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR’2011), pp. 284-289, Kyoto, Japan, 2011

    M. S. Couceiro, R. P. Rocha, N. M. F. Ferreira, A Novel Multi-Robot Exploration Approach based on Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithms, In Proc. of 9th IEEE Int. Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR’2011), pp. 327-332, Kyoto, Japan, 2011

    M. S. Couceiro, N. M. F. Ferreira, R. P. Rocha, O Conceito da Sociedade Robótica - Evidências Extraídas a Partir de GridSLAM Cooperativo em Player/Stage, 6º Congresso Luso-Moçambicano de Engenharia, Maputo, Moçambique, 2011

    M. S. Couceiro, N. M. F. Ferreira, R. P. Rocha, Multi-Robot Exploration based on Swarm Optimization Algorithms, In Proc. of 7th European Nonlinear Dynamics Conference (ENOC’2011), Rome, Italy, 2011

    David Portugal, R. P. Rocha, Partitioning Generic Graphs into k Regions”, In Proc. of 6th Iberian Congress on Numerical Methods in Engineering (CMNE’2011), Coimbra, Portugal, 2011

    David Portugal, R. P. Rocha, Partitioning Generic Graphs into k Balanced Subgraphs, 6th Iberian Congress On Numerical Methods in Engineering (CMNE 2011), Coimbra, Portugal, 2011

    David Portugal, R. P. Rocha, A Survey on Multi-Robot Patrolling Algorithms, Proc. of 2nd Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems (DoCEIS 11), Vol. 349, pp. 139-146, Springer Berlin Heidelberg (ISBN 978-3-642-19169-5), Costa da Caparica, Lisbon, Portugal, 2011
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-19170-1_15
    WOS:000292495500015

    Conferences

    P. Núñez, P. Drews Jr, A. Bandera, R. P. Rocha, M. Campos, J. Dias, Change Detection in 3D Environments Based on Gaussian Mixture Model and Robust Structural Matching for Autonomous Robotic Applications, In Proc. of 2010 IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS'2010), pages 2633-2638, Taipei, Taiwan, 2010
    WOS:000287672001159

    David Portugal, C. H. Antunes, R. P. Rocha, A Study of Genetic Algorithms for Approximating the Longest Path in Generic Graphs, In Proc. of 2010 IEEE Int. Conf. on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC’2010), pages 2539-2544, Istambul, Turkey, 2010
    WOS:000295015302023

    M. S. Couceiro, A. R. Lopes, N. M. F. Ferreira, A. G. Ferreira, R. P. Rocha, “The Concept of Robot Society: Evidence Taken From Multi-Robot SLAM, In Proc. of Mathematical Methods in Engineering International Symposium (MME’10), Coimbra, Portugal, 2010

    P. Drews Jr, R. P. Rocha, M. Campos, J. Dias, Deteção de Mudanças de Forma em Mapas 3D Baseados em Nuvens de Pontos, In Proc. of XVIII Congresso Brasileiro de Automática, Bonito, Brazil, 2010

    P. Drews Jr, R. P. Rocha, M. Campos, J. Dias, Detecção de Mudanças e Recuperação de formas em mapas 3D baseados em nuvens de pontos, CBA 2010 - XVIII Congresso Brasilerio de Automática, Bonito/MS, Brasil, 2010

    P. Drews Jr, P. Núñez, R. P. Rocha, M. Campos, J. Dias, Novelty Detection and 3D Shape Retrieval using Superquadrics and Multi-Scale Sampling for Autonomous Mobile Robots, In Proc. of 2010 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation (ICRA’2010), pages 3635-3640, Anchorage, Alaska, USA, 2010
    WOS:000284150001136

    M. S. Couceiro, N. M. F. Ferreira, R. P. Rocha, Mathematical Modeling and Simulation of Flying Robots, In Proc. of Int. Workshop Robocontrol 2010 — Applied Robotics and Automation, Bauru, São Paulo, Brazil, 2010

    David Portugal, R. P. Rocha, MSP Algorithm: Multi-Robot Patrolling based on Territory Allocation using Balanced Graph Partitioning, In Proc. of 25th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC’2010), Special Track on Intelligent Robotic Systems (ROBOT), pp. 1271-1276, Sierre, Switzerland, 2010

    Book Sections

    J. Monteiro, R. P. Rocha, Generic Real-Time Motion Controller for Differential Mobile Robots, Robotics, Contemporary Robotics, Challenges and Solutions, In Aleksandar D. Rodic (editor), ISBN 978-9-53307-038-4 (hardcover), ISBN 978-9-53761-939-8 (ebook), pp. 163-186, In-Tech Education and Publishing, 2009

    F. Ferreira, I. Amorim, R. P. Rocha, J. Dias, “T-SLAM: Registering Topological and Geometric Maps for Robot Localization in Large Environments, Multisensor Fusion and Integration for Intelligent Systems, an edition of the selected papers from the IEEE Int. Conf. on Multisensor Fusion and Integration for Intelligent Systems 2008, In Hernsoo Hahn, Hanseok Ko and Sukhan Lee (editors), Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering (LNEE), vol. 35, ISBN 978-3-642-19169-5, pp. 423-438, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2009

    Conferences

    P. Núñez, P. Drews Jr, R. P. Rocha, M. Campos, J. Dias, Novelty Detection and 3D Shape Retrieval based on Gaussian Mixture Models for Autonomous Surveillance Robotics, In Proc. of 2009 IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS'2009), pages 4724-4730, St. Louis, MO, USA, 2009
    WOS:000285372902146

    P. Núñez, P. Drews Jr, R. P. Rocha, J. Dias, Data Fusion Calibration for a 3D Laser Range Finder and a Camera using Inertial Data”, In Proc. of 4th European Conf. on Mobile Robots (ECMR'2009), pp. 31-36, Mini/Dubrovnik, Croatia, 2009

    Book Sections

    R. P. Rocha, J. Dias, Sharing Information Efficiently in Cooperative Multi-Robot Systems, In Encyclopedia of E-Collaboration, Ned Kock, pp. 561-568, IGI Global, 2008
    http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-59904-000-4.ch085

    Conferences

    P. Freitas, R. P. Rocha, Adapting Wiki Pages: Presentation to People with Different Patterns of Preferences and Needs, In Proc. of IASK Int. Conf. E-Activity and Leading Technologies 2008 (E-ALT2008), pp. 43-48, Madrid, Spain, 2008

    I. Amorim, R. P. Rocha, J. Dias, Mobile robotic surveillance systems: Detecting and evaluating changes in 3D mapped environments, In Proc. of 2nd Israeli Conference on Robotics (ICR 2008), Herzlia, Israel, 2008

    J. Monteiro, R. P. Rocha, “RACbot-RT: Robust Digital Control for Differential Soccer-Player Robots, In Proc. of 14th Portuguese Conference on Pattern Recognition (RecPad 2008), Coimbra, Portugal, 2008

    L. Duarte, R. P. Rocha, RAClearning: a Survey of Reinforcement Learning Techniques Applied to Robot Soccer, In Proc. of 14th Portuguese Conference on Pattern Recognition (RecPad 2008), Coimbra, Portugal, 2008

    R. P. Rocha, F. Ferreira, J. Dias, Multi-Robot Complete Exploration using Hill Climbing and Topological Recovery, In Proc. of 2008 IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS’2008), pages 1884-1889, Nice, France, 2008
    WOS:000259998201081

    F. Ferreira, I. Amorim, R. P. Rocha, J. Dias, T-SLAM: Registering Topological and Geometric Maps for Robot Localization in Large Environments, In Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Multisensor Fusion and Integration for Intelligent Systems (MFI 2008), pages 392-398, Seoul, Korea, 2008
    WOS:000265022100094

    J. Monteiro, R. P. Rocha, RACbot-RT: Robust Digital Control for Differential Soccer-Player Robots, In Proc. of 5th Int. Conf. on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO’08), pages 225-228, Funchal, Portugal, 2008
    WOS:000258901100040

    J. Monteiro, R. P. Rocha, Robust Digital Control for Differential Soccer-Player Robots, In Proc. of 8th Conf. on Autonomous Robot Systems and Competitions, pp. 45-50, Aveiro, Portugal, 2008

    Journals

    F. Ferreira, L. Davim, R. P. Rocha, J. Dias, V. Santos, Presenting a Technique for Registering Images and Range Data Using a Topological Representation of a Path within an Environment, Journal of Automation, Mobile Robotics & Intelligent Systems, 1(3), ISSN 1897-8649, pp. 47-55, Jamris journal, 2007

    R. P. Rocha, A. Cunha, J. Varandas, J. Dias, Towards a New Mobility Concept for Cities: Architecture & Programming of Semi-Autonomous Electric Vehicles, Industrial Robot, 34(2), Emerald journals, pages 142-149, 2007
    WOS:000245524100019

    Book Sections

    R. P. Rocha, J. Dias, Efficiently Sharing Information in Cooperative Multi-Robot Systems, Encyclopedia of E-Collaboration, In Ned Kock (editor), ISBN 978-1-59904-000-4 (hardcover), ISBN 978-1-59904-000-1 (ebook), pp. 561-568, IGI Global, Hershey, New York, 2007

    Conferences

    F. Ferreira, L. Davim, R. P. Rocha, V. Santos, J. Dias, Using Local Features to Classify Objects having Printable Codes, In Proc. of 5th Workshop on European Scientific and Industrial Collaboration on promoting Advanced Technologies in Manufacturing (WESIC’07), Warsaw, Poland, 2007

    A. Cunha, J. Varandas, J. Dias, R. P. Rocha, S. Van der Spek, Towards a New Mobility Concept for Cities, Nova Terra Connected Cities, Interreg IIIC Network publication, pp. 27-31, 2007

    Conferences

    R. P. Rocha, J. Dias, A. Cunha, J. Varandas, Towards a New Mobility Concept for Cities: Architecture & Programming of Semi-Autonomous Electric Vehicles”, In Proc. of 12th IASTED Int. Conf. on Robotics and Applications (RA’2006), ISBN 0-88986-595-7, pp. 96-101, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 2006

    R. P. Rocha, Efficient Information Sharing and Coordination in Cooperative Multi-Robot Systems, In Proc. of II European-Latin-American Workshop on Engineering Systems (SELASI’2006), Porto, Portugal, 2006

    Thesis

    R. P. Rocha, “Building Volumetric Maps with Cooperative Mobile Robots and Useful Information Sharing: a Distributed Control Approach based on Entropy, Ph.D. Thesis, Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto, Portugal, 2006, Supervised by

    Journals

    R. P. Rocha, J. Dias, A. Carvalho, Cooperative Multi-Robot Systems: a study of Vision-based 3-D Mapping using Information Theory”, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 53(3–4), ISSN 0921-8890, pp. 282-311, Elsevier, 2005
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.robot.2005.09.008

    Conferences

    R. P. Rocha, J. Dias, A. Carvalho, Exploring Information Theory for Vision-Based Volumetric Mapping, In Proc. of IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS’2005), pp. 2409-2414, Edmonton, Canada, 2005

    J. Martins, R. P. Rocha, J. Lobo, J. Dias, RAC Robotic Soccer Small-Size Team: Control Architecture and Global Vision, In Proc. of Scientific Workshop of Robótica’2005 National Robotics Festival, Coimbra, Portugal, 2005

    J. Rodrigues, S. Brandão, J. Lobo, R. P. Rocha, J. Dias, “RAC Robotic Soccer Small-Size Team: Omnidirectional Drive Modelling and Robot Construction, In Proc. of Scientific Workshop of Robótica’2005 National Robotics Festival, Coimbra, Portugal, 2005

    R. P. Rocha, J. Dias, A. Carvalho, “Entropy Gradient-based Exploration with Cooperative Robots in 3-D Mapping Missions, In Proc. of ICRA’2005 Workshop on Cooperative Robotics, Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Barcelona, Spain, 2005

    R. P. Rocha, J. Dias, A. Carvalho, “Cooperative Multi-Robot Systems: a Study of Vision-based 3-D Mapping using Information Theory”, In Proc. of IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation (ICRA’2005), pp. 386-391, Barcelona, Spain, 2005

    Journals

    R. P. Rocha, J. Dias, A. Carvalho, Entropy-based 3-D Mapping with teams of Cooperative Mobile Robots: a simulation study, Technical Report, 16 pages, ISR - Coimbra, 2004

    Conferences

    R. P. Rocha, J. Dias, A. Carvalho, Assessing Information Utility in Cooperation-based Robotic Systems, In Proc. of 11th International Conference on Advanced Robotics (ICAR’2003), pp. 840-845, Coimbra, Portugal, 2003

    R. P. Rocha, J. Dias, A. Carvalho, Assessing Information Utility in Cooperation-based Robotic Systems., ICAR2003 - the 11th International Conference on Advanced Robotics, pp. 1693–1698, Coimbra, Portugal, 2003

    Book Sections

    R. P. Rocha, Fostering Cooperation among Intelligent Machines: State of the Art, Technical Report, ISR - Coimbra, 2002

    Journals

    R. P. Rocha, State of the Art of Mobile Robotics in Portugal, Robótica – Revista Técnico-Científica, nº 43, 2001

    Conferences

    R. P. Rocha, A. Carvalho, Stochastic and Coloured Petri Nets for Modelling and Designing of AGV Systems, In Proc. of 10th Int. Conf. on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM’2000), Maryland, Washington, U.S.A., 2000

    Thesis

    R. P. Rocha, Development of an AGV Management System, M.Sc. Thesis, Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto, Portugal, 1998, Supervised by

    Journals

    P. Leitão, C. Martins, R. P. Rocha, Integration of CNC Machines in Flexible Manufacturing Cell, Proc. of ESPRIT 5629 Project, Centro de CIM do Porto (CCP), Portugal, 1995

    Conferences

    C. Martins, R. P. Rocha, Manufacturing Cell Monitoring Process, Proc. of ESPRIT 5629 Project, Centro de CIM do Porto (CCP), Portugal, 1995


    Ph.D. Thesis

    Micael Couceiro, Evolutionary Robot Swarms under Real-World Constraints (4/2014) Supervised by N. M. F. Ferreira and Rui P. Rocha


    David Portugal, Effective Cooperation and Scalability in Mobile Robot Teams for Automatic Patrolling of Infrastructures (3/2014) Supervised by Rui P. Rocha


    M.Sc. Thesis

    Tiago Brito Novo, EXAMINER: 3D Multi-Robot Exploration in Irregular Terrains (3/2021) Supervised by David Portugal and Rui P. Rocha


    Ricardo Luís Baptista Agostinho, BodyEnergyExpenditure: Automatic Measurement of Energy Expenditure Associated to Physical Exercise (6/2020) Supervised by Rui P. Rocha and Paulo Menezes


    João Sanches, Semantic Mapping with a Mobile Robot Using a RGB-D Camera (2/2019) Supervised by Rui P. Rocha


    Frederico Vaz , Localization of an UUV using multiple USVs, trilateration and sensor data fusion (9/2018) Supervised by Rui P. Rocha


    João Pedro Carvalho Rosa, CloudRobotics - Distributed Robotics using Cloud Computing (7/2018) Supervised by Rui P. Rocha


    João Pedro Paulo, RobotShepherding – Teleoperation of a fleet of robots through a Smartphone (7/2017) Supervised by Rui P. Rocha


    Francisco Couceiro, SmartLocator - Indoor Human Localization using a Smartphone (7/2017) Supervised by Rui P. Rocha


    João Pedro Paulo, RobotShepherding - Teleoperation of a fleet of robots through a Smartphone (7/2017) Supervised by Rui P. Rocha


    Daniel Marcelino, Navegação de Robôs Móveis em Formação (9/2016) Supervised by Rui P. Rocha


    Rui Pires Carvalho, CoopExp - Cooperative Multi-Robot Exploration (9/2016) Supervised by Rui P. Rocha


    Daniela Filipa Aires Nobre, RoboCops II - Patrulhamento de Edifícios com Equipas de Robôs Móveis (9/2016) Supervised by Rui P. Rocha


    João Rosa, Distributed Robotics using Cloud Computing (7/2016) Supervised by Rui P. Rocha


    Diogo Amorim, Seguimento de um Humano por um Robô Companheiro (7/2016) Supervised by Rui P. Rocha


    André Gomes, CHOPIN-MANET II - Ad Hoc Communication for Search and Rescue Robotics (7/2015) Supervised by Filipe Araújo and Rui P. Rocha


    Francisco Ferrer Sales, SLAM and Localization of People with a Mobile Robot using a RGB-D Sensor (7/2014) Supervised by David Portugal and Rui P. Rocha


    Gonçalo Dos Santos Martins, A Cooperative SLAM Framework with Efficient Information Sharing over Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (7/2014) Supervised by David Portugal and Rui P. Rocha


    Eduardo do Val Martins, CHOPIN-CCO - Command Center of Operations for Search and Rescue Missions with Human and Robotic Teams (6/2014) Supervised by Rui P. Rocha and Paulo Menezes


    Gonçalo Augusto, RobotTeamSim - 3D Visualization of Cooperative Mobile Robot Missions in Gazebo Virtual Environment (9/2013) Supervised by Micael Couceiro and Rui P. Rocha


    João Alexandre Martins, MRSLAM - Multi-Robot Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (9/2013) Supervised by David Portugal and Rui P. Rocha


    N. L. Ferreira, MRsensing - Environmental Monitoring and Context Recognition with Cooperative Mobile Robots in Catastrophic Incidents (9/2013) Supervised by Micael Couceiro and Rui P. Rocha


    João Pedro Machado dos Santos, SmokeNav - Simultaneous Localization and Mapping in Reduced Visibility Scenarios (9/2013) Supervised by David Portugal and Rui P. Rocha


    Walter Miani, Arduino programming using Matlab and Simulink (9/2012) Supervised by David Portugal and Rui P. Rocha


    Amadeu Fernandes, Comunicação Ad Hoc em Equipas de Robôs Móveis Utilizando a Tecnologia ZigBee (9/2012) Supervised by David Portugal and Rui P. Rocha


    André Gonçalves Araújo, ROSint - Integration of a mobile robot in ROS architecture (7/2012) Supervised by David Portugal and Rui P. Rocha


    David Portugal, RoboCops: A Study of Coordination Algorithms for Autonomous Mobile Robots in Patrolling Missions (9/2009) Supervised by Rui P. Rocha