Luís M. M. Custódio

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The SocRob project was born as a challenge for multidisciplinary research on broad and generic approaches for the design of a cooperative robot society, involving Control, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence researchers. A case study on Robotic Soccer played by a team of 3 robots has started two years ago and was first tested last year during RoboCup98.(More)
RoboCup is an international initiative with the main goals of fostering research and education in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, as well as of promoting science and technology to world citizens. The idea is to provide a standard problem where a wide range of technologies can be integrated and examined, as well as being used for project-oriented(More)
A three-level functional architecture for a team of mobile robots is described in detail, including the deenition of the role assigned to each level, the main concepts involved, and the corresponding implementation for each individual robot. The architecture is oriented towards teams of fully autonomous cooperative robots, able to carry out diierent types(More)
Nowadays, we can see an increasing amount of robotic systems for purposes of continuously growing complexity. Some of these applications require, not just a single robot, but a group or team of robots that must work together to accomplish the goal. This raises some problems related to the coordination of several robots that must be handled accordingly.(More)
This paper describes an approach to the design of a population of cooperative robots based on concepts borrowed from Systems Theory and Artificial Intelligence. The research has been developed under the SocRob project, carried out by the Intelligent Systems Laboratory at the Institute for Systems and Robotics-Instituto Superior Técnico (ISR/IST) in Lisbon.(More)
In this paper, an architecture for an emotion-based agent and its application to a real robot, situated in a semi-structured environment, is presented. This architecture corresponds to an improved version of the one proposed by Maçãs et. al.. Both were developed based on a particular interpretation of the neuro-physiological findings of Damásio and LeDoux,(More)