• Mariana Pestana appointed Chief Curator at MAC/CCB February 19, 2024
    Mariana Pestana, a distinguished architect, researcher at the Interactive Technologies Institute, and Invited Assistant Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico, has been appointed as the Chief Curator of the Architecture Centre at MAC/CCB Museu de Arte Contemporânea in Lisbon. This prestigious appointment comes after a competitive selection process, where Pestana’s innovative curatorial proposal stood out among […]
  • Ana Pires inspires young minds February 14, 2024
    In an effort to foster a love for science and technology among young minds, Ana Pires, a distinguished researcher from the Interactive Technologies Institute, engaged this February kindergarten and primary school children at the “Encontro com um Cientista” event organized by Pavilhão do Conhecimento – Centro Ciência Viva. Ana Pires, an Educational and Inclusive Technology […]
  • ITI Talks: robots and serious games February 14, 2024
    The Interactive Technologies Institute hosted yet another engaging edition of ITI Talks on Friday, February 9th. The monthly event, known for its insightful presentations and discussions, featured two distinguished speakers who shared their research and findings with a diverse audience both in Lisbon and Funchal. ITI Talks are monthly events where members of the Interactive […]
  • Ophthalmology Society Awards  February 5, 2024
    In a remarkable achievement, a research team including Daniel Simões Lopes, a researcher at the Interactive Technologies Institute and a Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico, has been honoured with two prestigious awards during the 66th Congress of the Portuguese Society of Ophthalmology. Their accomplishments, the Novartis Award and the Clinical Research Fellowship were presented to […]
  • Gaming Startup Retreat 2024 February 2, 2024
    The second edition of the Gaming Startup Retreat, organised by Startup Madeira as part of the eGames Lab consortium, which includes the Interactive Technologies Institute, is set to kick off on February 19. This unique acceleration program, developed in partnership with the NOVA School of Business and Economics, aims to foster innovation and collaboration within […]
  • Isabel Neto shines in PubhD Lisbon January 29, 2024
    The 70th edition of PubhD Lisbon, held on January 25, showcased the diverse and impactful research being conducted by doctoral students, with special attention on Isabel Neto, a PhD student in Social Robotics at the Interactive Technologies Institute. The event brought together researchers to discuss their work in an informal setting – a bar – […]
  • Inspiring business students January 26, 2024
    In an exciting and educational visit, students in the fields of business and economics program at Universidade Católica Portuguesa had the opportunity to explore the innovative realm of interactive technologies during their visit to the Interactive Technologies Institute on January 23. Nuno Jardim Nunes, the esteemed President of Interactive Technologies Institute, warmly welcomed the visiting […]
  • Advancing Football Through Digital Innovation January 23, 2024
    The Interactive Technologies Institute is set to host a compelling event on January 25 and 26, 2024, at the Colégio dos Jesuítas, University of Madeira, focusing on the theme “Football and Human Development: From Training to Walking Football.” This gathering aims to bring together researchers from diverse fields, including Sports Science, Computer Engineering, and Psychology, […]
  • Sustainability Cards workshop January 18, 2024
    In an engaging two-hour session on January 12th at the Interactive Technologies Institute Beato premises, researchers delved into the diverse realms of sustainability with Sebastian Prost, a Research Fellow at the Northumbria School of Design. The workshop offered an invaluable opportunity for Interactive Technologies Institute researchers to reflect on sustainability, spanning ecological, economic, political, cultural, […]
  • We will help transform water landscapes January 15, 2024
    The TIDAL ArtS project has been successfully funded with 2 million euros, bringing together diverse participants from various organisations and countries to address the current environmental and biodiversity crisis. The project aims to inspire and transform aquatic landscapes through arts and sciences, challenging the binary thinking that has historically divided nature and culture. The project should start […]


  • Student Delegation will Participate in ICRA2024 February 9, 2024
    The IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA2024) is set to be a dynamic gathering of robotics enthusiasts from around the world, taking place in Yokohama, Japan, from May 13th to 17th, 2024. ISR-Lisboa is poised to make a significant impact, with talented students ready to showcase groundbreaking research and contribute to the global […]
  • TURFLYNX: From MSc students to sucessful Startup January 22, 2024
    After doing research at ISR-Lisboa for their MSc's the team behind TURFLYNX pioneered autonomous turf machinery, introducing the first fully autonomous all-electric golf course fairway mower in 2016. The founders of TURFLYNX, which began in robotics in 2000, turned their vision into reality in 2014. Backed by Portuguese and Dutch VCs, TURFLYNX's autonomous machines cover […]
  • Meetings with External Advisory Committee November 9, 2023
    The ISR-Lisboa External Advisory Committee (EAC) recently held meetings with the ISR community to promote dialogue and collaboration. These gatherings are essential for ISR researchers to engage with external experts and receive guidance on research lines, collaboration opportunities, and institutional development. The EAC members gained valuable insights into the institution's work and participated in fruitful […]
  • European Researchers Night’23 at Príncipe Real October 6, 2023
    The 2023 European Researchers' Night showcased the diversity of science and its impact on daily lives through engaging activities. ISR-Lisboa researchers, from the MEROP project, interacted with a wide range of participants at the Jardim do Príncipe Real location. The team, inspired by mathematician Katherine Johnson, aimed to enhance planetary exploration through their teleoperation improvements. […]
  • Research by Catarina Barata published in Nature Medicine July 27, 2023
    A groundbreaking study by Catarina Barata, published in Nature Medicine, demonstrated the effectiveness of AI in skin cancer detection. Using a reinforcement learning model, the AI system improved the accuracy of dermatologists' diagnoses by 12%. The model showed significant improvements in sensitivity for melanoma and basal cell carcinoma, while also addressing concerns of overconfidence in […]