The UNINOVA Institute is a multidisciplinary, independent, and non-profit research institute employing around 180 persons, located in the metropolitan area of Lisbon.
The main aim of UNINOVA is to pursue excellence in scientific research, technical development and advanced training and education. The staff works closely with industry and universities, technological innovations being transferred to profitable business concepts and, existing products, further developed to match new industrial requirements. UNINOVA contains various centres of excellence that expose a wide variety of competences. In particular the CTS – Centre of Technology and Systems (formerly known as CRI – Centre for Intelligent Robotics) presents well-known competences in systems’ modelling, conception and design of architectures, development of toolkits for standards-based platforms, and methodologies for design and implementation of intelligent manufacturing systems.
UNINOVA has managed and participated in many national and international research programmes (ESPRIT, BRITE, IMS, IST, NMP, etc.) with RTD expertise in reconfigurable manufacturing systems, manufacturing systems for production quality, Cyber Physical Systems, intelligent control solutions, AI based approaches, self-organised manufacturing systems, industrial complex systems, industrial integration and standards-based activities. UNINOVA is currently one of the top research institutions in designing and implementing service/agent based control systems for evolvable and adaptive complex cyber physical production systems.
Role in the project
UNINOVA’s main contributions are focused in the aspects regarding multi-agent systems, machine learning, data mining, semantic models and ontologies for knowledge representation and sharing, and the development of a ZDM strategy applied to industrial environment. In addition, the main task is the development of a ZDM management methodology capable of integrating all the tools and data from all partners. Finally, UNINOVA will actively participate in the dissemination process.
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