It's our great pleasure to invite you to participate in the 9th Portuguese Conference on Automatic Control – CONTROLO’2010, to be held in Coimbra, from 8 to 10 September 2010.

This event is organized in cooperation with APCA and the School of Sciences and Engineering of the University of Coimbra (FCTUC). APCA is the Portuguese Association of Automatic Control, which is a national member organization of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC).

The event is also organized in close cooperation with the Mechanical Engineering Research Center of the University of Coimbra (CEMUC), which activity in automation and robotics is well known.


RoboParty 2009

The University of Minho and "SAR - Soluções de Automação e Robótica" will be organizing the 4th edition of RoboParty. As happened on the previous editions, the events main goal is to teach young people to build a robot in a funny way. There will be sport activities occurring also during the event. There are some news in this years edition.

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Critical Challenge

 Critical Challenge is an event promoted by Critical Move in association with MIT Portugal.

The challenge intends to promote and award research and development activities that will have a direct and lasting impact on the terrestrial transportation sector enhancing the competitiveness of our industry and economy.

Check the details in our Events section.


1ST IEEE Iberian Student Branch Congress

The 1st IEEE Iberian Student Branch Congress was born from an initiative between the Instituto Superior Técnico and the Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco’s Student Branches, with the aim of having together, for the first time in IEEE history, all of the IEEE student members from Portugal and Spain, as well as other students and guests from other IEEE Region 8 countries (Europe, Africa, Middle East and Russia). At this congress, there will be around 20 Iberian Student Branches, represented by more than 60 delegates, that get together to share experiences, develop new skills, socialize, interact with the industry and discuss prominent issues of the various areas of engineering and management.

IEEE's 125th Anniversary

The official IEEE anniversary date is 13 May 2009. Join us throughout the year as we celebrate 125 years of innovation and ingenuity with special events online and across the globe.



"Robótica no Mapa" - Livro Branco sobre a Robótica em Portugal promovido pela Sociedade Portuguesa de Robótica. Sumário executivo aqui.


On you can find the roadmap foreuropean roadmap for robotics.

Strategic Research Agenda for robotics in Europe on 7th July 2009 in Brussels, here.


On  you can find the USA roadmap for robotics, as
it has been presented to the US Congress last week.


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