Altice Labs participates in the National Robotics Festival 2019
02/05/2019 National Robotics Festival
The National Robotics Festival 2019 took place at the Multipurpose Pavilion of Gondomar from the 24th to 28th April. It is currently the largest scientific meeting with robotics competitions that takes place every year in Portugal and which had approximately 500 participants of various nationalities.
The Festival aims to foster science and technology among young people, teachers, researchers and the rest of the public interested in the area, through autonomous robot competitions. It also has as a priority the interaction among participants, as well as socializing, sharing of knowledge, experiences and the establishment of synergies among all present.
It is also at this festival that the portuguese teams qualification for the RoboCup is carried out, a world-wide robotics competition, that will take place in Sydney (Australia) and for the European RoboCupJunior 2019, that brings together the best teams in each country, and in which Portugal already has a track record of very good results.
Pedro Carvalho and Paulo Margaça, from Altice Labs, were present at the event, in which contacts were established with some Universities, Polytechnics and Schools, and where the Altice International Innovation Award (AIIA) was also presented to visitors of Altice Labs’ stand. In addition, the development and research areas in which the company operates were also promoted, since it’s what generates the greatest interest among students.
The 2019 edition of the National Robotics Festival is organized by the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, INESC TEC and Portuguese Robotics Society, with the support of the City Council of Gondomar, Nº 1 Schools Group of Gondomar and Paul VI College of Gondomar and several other institutions, including the Higher Institute of Engineering of the Polytechnic of Oporto, the Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science of UP, the ESPE - Espinho, the CISTER, the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, the UTAD, the National Association of Computer Teachers and the Robotics Academy. The entrance to the Festival was free for all participants, and also had the sponsorship of Altice Portugal that provided the event’s support Wi-Fi infrastructure.
In the words of Prof. José Lima from the organization: "I would like to thank you for your presence as a sponsor and internet provider for this event during the past week. The access to the Internet during the said event worked in perfect conditions and the changes that were requested a posteriori were attended in a short time".