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Institute for Systems and Robotics, Lisbon


ISR – Instituto Superior Técnico
Torre Norte - 7º Piso
Av.Rovisco Pais, 1
1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal

Organization's Description:

ISR-Lisbon is located at the North tower of the Lisbon campus of IST (Lisbon Technology Institute) and is organized in 6 research groups/labs: Dynamical Systems and Ocean Robotics; Mobile Robotics; Computer and Robot Vision; Signal and Image Processing; Intelligent Systems, and Evolutionary Systems and Biomedical Engineering.

ISR-Lisbon gives special attention to international scientific research cooperation and to training and education initiatives through master, doctoral and post-doctoral programs. Grants are available for foreign students and researchers who wish to enroll in these programs.

Ever since its foundation, and in close cooperation with IST, ISR-Lisbon has been committed to meeting the following main strategic objectives:

  • promote scientific research and technological development in Robotics, Information Processing and associated areas;
  • promote active intellectual collaboration among researchers with varied backgrounds and perspectives acquired in different kinds of science (e.g., experimental, computational and theoretical), different sectors (university, industry, governmental and regional administration) and different regions;
  • provide education and research experience for graduate and undergraduate students, post-doctoral researchers, and industrial fellows, providing exposure to leading-edge research and introducing the students to large-scale collaborative research ventures;
  • promote the diffusion of scientific results through publications and by organizing seminars, conferences, exchange visiting programs and scientific meetings at a national or international setting;
  • increment the scientific exchange among Portuguese Universities and these and other foreign Universities and similar institutions, through the exchange of researchers and students, and the participation in joint ventures;
  • promote and support integrated graduate programs leading to Master and Doctor degrees;
  • promote the participation in research projects with national or international Universities, R&D institutions and industrial companies;

Research team
ISR-Lisbon has a research team of 124 researchers, 32 of them hold a Ph.D. degree and are University Professors, Invited Scientists (MIT) or Post-Doc researchers. They are responsible for the supervision of 65 post-graduate and 27 undergraduate students.

International Collaborative Research
ISR-Lisbon is engaged in several international collaborative projects. Two types of cooperation are specially noteworthy: firstly, participation in R&D projects in conjunction with universities and research centres of excellence, as well as European businesses with recognized competence, under the auspices of programs funded by the Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation, European Community and other agencies; and secondly, training and education initiatives, primarily through master, doctoral and post-doctoral programs for Portuguese and foreign researchers.

Phone: 351 21 8418289
Fax: 351 21 8418291