I’m a staff researcher working at INL, in the Microfabrication and Exploratory Nanotechnology group lead by prof. Joao Gaspar.
I’m a mechanical engineer, and my expertise is mainly on robotics and haptics. And this year I’m also going to start the PhD Program under the supervision of prof. Cabral.
Currently, I’m involved in a PT2020 project, called Product-In-Touch, whose the main objective is to define and exploit a paradigm to correlate the tactile sensation perceived by a customer to the physical characteristics during the exploration of the surfaces of a car dashboard.
Therefore, I’m writing, also on behalf of prof. Cabral, to propose three different topics as thesis or course project for all the interested students in different disciplines, such as electronics, mechatronics, informatics or computer science.
In attachment there is a document with a short description of each of them. The work-plan I’ve reported for each proposal is merely indicative but congruent with the level of the final results.
Eng. M.Sc. Mechanical Engineer
Micro and Nanofabrication Department
Microfabrication and Exploratory Nanotechnology
Av. Mestre José Veiga s/n
4715-330 Braga – Portugal
T: + 351 253 140 112 – (2123)