Professor Coordinator at the School of Technology and Management, Polytechnic of Leiria, Portugal, Hugo Costelha received his PhD in 2010 in the field of Robotics by the Technical University of Lisbon. He is currently a researcher at INESC Coimbra, having developed extensive work in the field of autonomous robotic systems with sensory and actuation capacity, where it is necessary to develop intelligent systems supported by the integration of different hardware and software modules.
He has collaborated mainly with the industry of the Leiria region in the scope of R&D projects, as well as in the scope of the final undergraduate projects and master’s dissertations supervision. In the scope of his teaching activity, he has been responsible for the Advanced Robotics course in the master’s degree in Electrotechnical and Computer Engineering and the Robotics and Computer Vision course of the Degree in Electrotechnical and Computer Engineering.
He was one of the founders of the ROBiTECH (Advanced Robotics and Smart Factories) research group. He has also participated in several competitions in the field of robotics, particularly mobile robotics, having been twice part of the national champion in the Autonomous Driving competition of the Portuguese Robotics Open. He has also collaborated in the organization of several international conferences and events in the field of robotics, both in the Leiria region and other regions in Portugal.