Pedro Lima

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This paper describes a biologically inspired approach to the modeling and control of multi-agent populations composed by a large number of agents. Individual agents are modeled based on a deterministic Hybrid Automata endowed with input events and continuous-valued outputs. The complexity of population modeling is avoided by assuming a stochastic approach,(More)
A comprehensive review on the chemistry of Spongia sp. is here presented, together with the biological activity of the isolated compounds. The compounds are grouped in sesquiterpene quinones, diterpenes, C21 and other linear furanoterpenes, sesterterpenes, sterols (including secosterols), macrolides and miscellaneous compounds. Among other reports we(More)
—In a team of autonomous drones, individual knowledge about the relative location of teammates is essential. Existing relative positioning solutions for teams of small drones mostly rely on external systems such as motion tracking cameras or GPS satellites that might not always be accessible. In this letter , we describe an onboard solution to measure the(More)
This paper describes the status of the SocRob MSL robotic soccer team as required by the RoboCup 2013 qualification procedures. The team's lat-est scientific and technical developments, since its last participation in RoboCup MSL, include further advances in cooperative perception; novel communication methods for distributed robotics; progressive deployment(More)