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Ph.D Theses [M.Sc][Final Year]
  • Quantitative movement analysis in the rehabilitation of neurological disorders using vision and wearable sensorsSofija Spasojević, Ph.D. Thesis, March 2018, (Instituto Superior Técnico, co-supervised at the School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade) - PDF file (3 Mbytes)
  • Towards automatic long term Person Re-identification System in video surveillanceAthira Nambiar, Ph.D. Thesis, September 2017 - PDF file (4 Mbytes)
  • Humanoid Robot Head Continuous Calibration for Active Stereo Vision, using Non-Linear Filtering TechniquesNuno Moutinho, Ph.D. Thesis, July 2017 - PDF file (14 Mbytes)
  • Hardware, software and control design considerations towards low-cost compliant quadruped robots, Alexandre Tuleu, Ph.D. Thesis, within the IST-EPFL Joint Doctoral Initiative, June 2017 - PDF file (6 Mbytes).
  • Automatic Detection of Melanomas Using Dermoscopy ImagesCatarina Barata, Ph.D. Thesis, April 2017 - PDF file (5 Mbytes)
  • Visual planning of humanoid robot locomotion considering world geometry and frictionMartim Brandão, Ph.D. Thesis, February 2017, (Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, co-supervised at IST/ISR) - PDF file (16 Mbytes)
  • Automatic Person Re-Identification for Video Surveillance ApplicationDario Figueira, Ph.D. Thesis, June 2016 - PDF file (9 Mbytes)
  • Grasping for the Task — Human Principles for Robot HandsRavin de Sousa, Ph.D. Thesis, within the IST-EPFL Joint Doctoral Initiative, January 2016 - PDF file (10 Mbytes)
  • A methodology for training and evaluating Pedestrian Detectors: towards practical applications, Matteo Taiana, Ph.D. Thesis, December 2015 - PDF file (20 Mbytes)
  • Visuomotor Coordination in Reach-to-Grasp Tasks: From Humans to Humanoids and Vice Versa, Luka Lukic, Ph.D. Thesis, within the IST-EPFL Joint Doctoral Initiative, June 2015 - PDF file (25 Mbytes).
  • Learning and Sensorimotor Coordination of Anthropomorphic Robotic Systems, Bruno Duarte Damas, Ph.D. Thesis, 2014 - PDF file (5.6 Mbytes). Best PhD Thesis Award by the Portuguese Robotics Society.
  • A Probabilistic Approach for Stereo Visual Egomotion, Hugo Miguel Gomes da Silva, Ph.D. Thesis, 2014 - PDF file (6 Mbytes).
  • Visual Control of Legged Robots for Locomotion in Complex Environments using Central Pattern Generators, Sébastien Gay, Ph.D. Thesis, within the IST-EPFL Joint Doctoral Initiative, January 2014 - PDF file (42 Mbytes).
  • High-level planning of dexterous in-hand manipulation using a robotic hand, Urbain Prieur, Ph.D. Thesis, September 2013 - PDF file (14 Mbytes).
  • Dexterous Mechanical Systems for Intuitive Telemanipulation in Minimally Invasive Surgery, Ricardo Beira, Ph.D. Thesis, within the IST-EPFL Joint Doctoral Initiative, February 2013 - PDF file (5.6 Mbytes).
  • Developmental approach to early language learning in humanoid robots, Jonas Hornstein, Ph.D. Thesis, March 2013 - PDF file (3.8 Mbytes).
  • A Computational Approach on the Co-Development of Visual Sensorimotor Structure, Jonas Ruesch, Ph.D. Thesis, April 2013 - PDF file (8.9 Mbytes).
  • Object component models using Gabor filters for visual recognition, Plinio Moreno López, Ph.D. Thesis, September 2008 - PDF file (1.8Mbytes).
  • A Developmental Roadmap for Learning by Imitation in Robots, Manuel Cabido Lopes, Ph.D. Thesis, May 2006 - PDF file (4.3 Mbytes).
  • Binocular Head Control with Foveal Vision: Methods and Applications, Alexandre Bernardino, Ph.D. Thesis, April 2004 - PDF file (4.1 Mbytes).
  • Mosaic-based Visual Navigation for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles, Nuno Gracias, Ph.D. Thesis, June 2003 - PDF file (5.1 Mbytes).
  • Omnidirectional Vision for Mobile Robot Navigation, José Gaspar, Ph.D. Thesis, May 2003 - PDF file (7.6 Mbytes).
  • Maximum Likelihood 3D Reconstruction From One or More Uncalibrated Views Under Geometric Constraints, Etienne Grossmann, Ph.D. Thesis, October 2002 - PDF file (1.9 Mbytes).
  • A Holistic Approach to Mobile Robot Navigation using Omnidirectional Vision, Niall Winters, Ph.D. Thesis, (University of Dublin, Trinity College, Ireland, co-supervised at IST/ISR) - October 2001 - PDF file (4.5 Mbytes).
  • Global Matching: optimal solution to correspondence problems, João Lourenço Teixeira Lopes de Sousa Maciel, Ph.D. Thesis - August 2001 - PDF file (2.7 Mbytes).
  • 3D Motion and Dense Structure Estimation: Representations for Visual Perception and the Interpretation of Occlusions, César Augusto dos Santos Silva, PhD Thesis - May 2001 - PDF file (2 Mbytes).
  • Visual Perception for Mobile Robots: From Percepts to Behaviours, José Santos-Victor, Ph.D. Thesis - November 1994 (in English) PDF file (1.8 Mbytes).

M.Sc Theses [Ph.D][Final Year]
  • Anticipation in Human-Robot Cooperation: A recurrent neural network approach for multiple action sequences prediction, Paul Schydlo, MSc. Thesis in Electrical and Computer Engineering, IST, December 2017. PDF file (4.9 Mbytes). Best MSc Thesis Award by the Portuguese Robotics Society.
  • Monitoring Human State in a Robotic Assistive Platform: Data Acquisition and Person Detection Systems, Christian Vismara, MSc. Thesis in Computer Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, July 2015 (co-supervised at IST/ISR). PDF file (13 Mbytes).
  • Object Manipulation from Simplified Visual Cues, Giovanni Saponaro, MSc. Thesis in Computer Engineering (Artificial Intelligence Systems), Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, March 2009 (co-supervised at IST/ISR). PDF file (5.7 Mbytes).
  • From Pixels to Objects - Enabling a spatial model for humanoid social robots, Dario Figueira, MSc. Thesis, Electrical and Computer Engineering, IST - Nov. 2008. PDF file (9 Mbytes).
  • Mechanical Design of an Anthropomorphic Robot Head, Ricardo Beira, MSc. Thesis, Conception engineering, IST - Dec. 2007. PDF file (4.5 Mbytes).
  • Recognizing Speech with Anthropomorphic Models For Voice Synthesis: applications to humanoid robots, Cláudia Soares, MSc. Thesis, Electrical and Computer Engineering, IST - Nov. 2007. PDF file (1.8 Mbytes).
  • 3D model-based tracking with one omnidirectional camera and particle filters, Matteo Taiana, MSc. Thesis, Electrical and Computer Engineering, IST & Politecnico di Milano - Oct. 2007. PDF file (1.9 Mbytes).
  • PREDGRAB - Predição de Trajectórias de Alvos Móveis - Aplicação ao controlo de um braço robot., Paulo Carreiras, MSc. Thesis (in Portuguese), Electrical and Computer Engineering, IST - Set. 2007. PDF file (2.5 Mbytes).
  • Visual Tracking of Articulated Objects: an application to the Human Hand., Ricardo Marranita, MSc. Thesis - November 2005. PDF file (3 Mbytes).
  • Vision Based Station Keeping and Docking for Floating Robots, Sjoerd van der Zwaan , MSc. Thesis - May 2001 - PDF file (1.2 Mbytes).
  • Integração de Comportamentos Visuais para Robótica Móvel, (The Integration of Visual Behaviours for mobile robots), Vitor Manuel da Silva Costa, MSc. Thesis - February 1999 (in Portuguese) PDF file (1.5 Mbytes).
  • Uma Estratégia de Navegação para Robots Móveis em Ambientes Interiores, (A strategy for Indoor Robot Navigation), Raquel Frizera Vassallo, (Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo, Vitoria, Brasil, co-supervised at IST/ISR), MSc. Thesis - December 1998 (in Portuguese) PDF file (911 Kbytes).
  • Application of Robust Estimation to Computer Vision: Video Mosaics and 3-D reconstruction, Nuno Gracias, MSc. Thesis - April 1998 (in English) PDF file (3Mbytes).
  • Estimacão de Movimento Próprio de um Observador Monocular (Egomotion Estimation of a Monocular Observer), César Augusto dos Santos Silva, MSc. Thesis - January 1997 (in Portuguese) PDF (1 Mbytes).
  • Seguimento Binocular de Alvos Móveis baseado em Imagens Log-Polar (Binocular Tracking of Moving Targets using Log-Polar Images), Alexandre Bernardino, MSc. Thesis - January 1997 (in Portuguese) PDF (3 Mbytes).
  • Visão para Robótica Móvel: Deteccão de Obstáculos sobre pavimento Plano, José Gaspar, M.Sc Thesis - September 1994 (in Portuguese), PDF file (626 Kbytes)

Final Year Theses [Ph.D][M.Sc]
  • Técnicas de segmentação de cor para seguimento de alvos – aplicação à aprendizagem de tarefas em Robots humanóides, Julio Perez, Alexandre Bernardino, José Santos–Victor, Tech. Report, March 2005 (in Portuguese), PDF file (580 Kbytes)
  • Appearance–based Landmark Selection and Reliability Evaluation for Topological Navigation of an Aerial Vehicle, Lorenz Gerstmayr, Alexandre Bernardino, José Santos–Victor, Tech. Report, March 2004 (in English), PDF file (14 Mbytes)
  • Vision Based control of an Autonomous Blimp (VIDEOBLIMP), Filipe Manuel da Silva Metelo, Luís Ricardo Garcia Campos, Final Year Project, September 2003 (in English), PDF file (1.6 Mbytes)