José Pinto

Software Developer / Automated Planning
Short Bio

José Pinto is a Senior Researcher at the School of Engineering from Porto University. He has received his Diploma Degree in Computer Science from the Faculty of Sciences and a MSc Degree in Computer Engineering at the School of Engineering (both from Porto University).

He started conducting research in Autonomous Vehicles back in 2005, when he joined the Underwater Systems and Technology Lab. There he has helped developing the LSTS Toolchain composed of Neptus, IMC and DUNE. He has been at sea numerous times operating multiple AUVs / ASVs / ROVs and is currently responsible for onboard autonomy and planning.

His areas of interest include multi-vehicle planning and coordination, onboard autonomy, scientific applications of autonomous vehicles and human-robot interaction. Besides working, José Pinto also likes traveling, eating strange foods, hiking, and retro gaming.

Publications

2021

Renato Mendes, José C. B. da Silva, J. M. Magalhaes, B. St-Denis, D. Bourgault, José Pinto, João Miguel Dias. 2021 , "On the generation of internal waves by river plumes in subcritical initial conditions", Sci Rep 11,1963

2020

José Pinto, Maria Costa, Keila Lima, Paulo Dias, João Pereira, Manuel Ribeiro, Renato Campos, Zara Mirmalek, Renato Mendes, Francisco López-Castejón, Javier Gilabert, Maria Tomasino, Catarina Magalhães, Jorge Estrela da Silva, Paulo Relvas, Trent Lukaczyk, Kay Skarpnes, Martin Ludvigsen, Alex Chekalyuk, Kanna Rajan. 2020 , "To boldly dive where no one has gone before:Experiments in coordinated robotic ocean exploration", Intnl. Symp. on Experimental Robotics (ISER)

DOI

Paulo Dias, Maria Costa, José Pinto, Keila Lima, Luís Venâncio, Miguel Aguiar, João Borges de Sousa. 2020 , "Large Scale Unmanned Vehicles Oceanic Exercise REP(MUS)19 Field Report", IEEE/OES Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Symposium (AUV), St Johns, NL, Canada, 2020, pp. 1-2, doi: 10.1109/AUV50043.2020.9267898.

Paulo Dias, José Pinto, João Borges de Sousa. 2020 , "Toolchain for autonomous systems and its use in real-life scenarios: from science to defence",  'Autonomous Underwater Vehicles: Design and practice', Institution of Engineering and Technology, Chap. 8, pp. 213-236

2019

Keila Lima, José Pinto, Vasco Ferreira, Bárbara Ferreira, André Diegues, Manuel Ribeiro, João Borges de Sousa. 2019 , "Comprehensive Habitat Mapping of a Littoral Marine Park", OCEANS 2019 - Marseille, Marseille, France, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1109/OCEANSE.2019.8867074.

Maria Costa, José Pinto, Manuel Ribeiro, Keila Lima, Alexandre Monteiro, Peter Kowalczyk, João Borges de Sousa. 2019 , "Underwater Archaeology with Light AUVs", OCEANS 2019 - Marseille, Marseille, France, pp. 1-6

Keila Lima, Paulo Dias, Maria Costa, José Pinto, Tiago Marques, João Borges de Sousa, Sara Cardigos, Renato Mendes. 2019 , "REP18 Atlantic – A Large Scale Exercise Using Unmanned Systems, Field Report", OCEANS 2019 - Marseille, Marseille, France, 2019, pp. 1-7

2018

Igor Belkin, João Borges de Sousa, José Pinto, Renato Mendes, Francisco López-Castejón. 2018 , "A new front-tracking algorithm for marine robots", 2018 IEEE/OES Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Workshop (AUV), Porto, Portugal, , pp. 1-3, doi: 10.1109/AUV.2018.8729788.

Igor Belkin, João Borges de Sousa, José Pinto, Renato Mendes, Francisco López-Castejón. 2018 , "Marine robotics exploration of a large-scale open-ocean front", 2018 IEEE/OES Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Workshop (AUV), Porto, Portugal, pp. 1-4, doi: 10.1109/AUV.2018.8729725.

José Pinto, Paulo Dias, João Borges de Sousa. 2018 , "Coordinated Operation of Multiple AUVs using the LSTS Toolchain", 2018 IEEE/OES Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Workshop (AUV), Porto, Portugal, 2018, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1109/AUV.2018.8729766.

Maria Costa, José Pinto, Paulo Dias, João Pereira, Keila Lima, Manuel Ribeiro, João Borges de Sousa, Trent Lukaczyk, Renato Mendes, Maria Tomasino, Catarina Magalhães, Igor Belkin, Francisco López-Castejón, Javier Gilabert, Kay Skarpnes, Martin Ludvigsen, Kanna Rajan, Zara Mirmalek, Alex Chekalyuk. 2018 , "Field Report: Exploring Fronts with Multiple Robots", 2018 IEEE/OES Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Workshop (AUV), Porto, Portugal, pp. 1-7

André Diegues, José Pinto, Pedro Ribeiro. 2018 , "Automatic Habitat Mapping using Convolutional Neural Networks", 2018 IEEE/OES Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Workshop (AUV), Porto, Portugal, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1109/AUV.2018.8729787.

António Sérgio Ferreira, Maria Costa, Frédéric Py, José Pinto, Mónica Silva, Alex Nimmo-Smith, Tor Arne Johansen, João Borges de Sousa, Kanna Rajan. 2018 , "Advancing multi-vehicle deployments in oceanographic field experiments", Advancing multi-vehicle deployments in oceanographic field experiments. Auton Robot 43, 1555–1574

Keila Lima, Eduardo Marques, José Pinto, João Borges de Sousa. 2018 , "Dolphin: a task orchestration language for autonomous vehicle networks", 2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Madrid, pp. 603-610, doi: 10.1109/IROS.2018.8594059.

Keila Lima, Eduardo Marques, José Pinto, João Borges de Sousa. 2018 , "Programming Networked Vehicle Systems Using Dolphin - Field Tests at REP'17", 2018 OCEANS - MTS/IEEE Kobe Techno-Oceans (OTO), Kobe, pp. 1-5, doi: 10.1109/OCEANSKOBE.2018.8559474.

José Pinto, Renato Mendes, José C. B. da Silva, João Dias, João Borges de Sousa. 2018 , " Multiple Autonomous Vehicles Applied to Plume Detection and Tracking", 2018 OCEANS - MTS/IEEE Kobe Techno-Oceans (OTO), Kobe, 2018, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1109/OCEANSKOBE.2018.8558802.

Claudio Paliotta, Erjen Lefeber, Kristin Ytterstad Pettersen, José Pinto, Maria Costa, João Borges de Sousa. 2018 , "Trajectory Tracking and Path Following for Underactuated Marine Vehicles", in IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 1423-1437, doi: 10.1109/TCST.2018.2834518.

Renato Mendes, José Pinto, João Dias, José C. B. da Silva, João Borges de Sousa. 2018 , "Using a Autonomous Underwater Vehicle to track the frontal region of a river plume", 10.13140/RG.2.2.23213.33766/1

José Pinto, Maria Costa, Paulo Dias, João Borges de Sousa. 2018 , "Studying the Pacific Subtropical Front with Multiple Assets", 8th International Workshop on Marine Technology : MARTECH 2018. "Instrumentation Viewpoint". Vilanova i la Geltrú: SARTI, 2018, p. 49. 

José Pinto, Paulo Dias, João Borges de Sousa. 2018 , "Ripples: A tool for supervision and control of remote assets", Instrumentation viewpoint, 51-51.

2017

Lukáš Chrpa, José Pinto, Tiago Marques, Manuel Ribeiro, João Borges de Sousa. 2017 , "Mixed-initiative planning, replanning and execution: From concept to field testing using AUV fleets", 2017 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Vancouver, BC, pp. 6825-6830

António Sérgio Ferreira, João Pereira, José Pinto, Paulo Dias, João Borges de Sousa, Paulo Claro Lourenço. 2017 , "Rapid Environmental Picture Atlantic exercise 2016: Field report", OCEANS 2017 - Aberdeen, Aberdeen, 2017, pp. 1-7

José Pinto, Manuel Ribeiro, Stefania Giodini, Patrick L'Hoir, Alessandro Sartore, J. Giron-Sierra, José Braga, João Borges de Sousa. 2017 , "Network enabled cooperation of autonomous vehicles: A communications perspective", OCEANS 2017 - Aberdeen, Aberdeen,  pp. 1-6

José Pinto, Paulo Dias, Manuel Ribeiro, Maria Costa, João Borges de Sousa. 2017 , "Networked vehicle systems: From vision to reality", OCEANS 2017 - Aberdeen, Aberdeen, 2017, pp. 1-6

António Sérgio Ferreira, José Pinto, Paulo Dias, João Borges de Sousa. 2017 , "The LSTS software toolchain for persistent maritime operations applied through vehicular ad-hoc networks", 2017 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS), Miami, FL, USA,  pp. 609-616

Yonca Bayrakdar, José Pinto, João Pereira, João Teixeira. 2017 , "Routing protocol for AUV communications: Report from field tests", OCEANS 2017 - Aberdeen, Aberdeen, pp. 1-5

2016

João Borges de Sousa, João Pereira, José Pinto, Paulo Claro Lourenço, João Madaleno Galocha, Jorge Fontes, Mónica Silva, Kanna Rajan, Tor Arne Johansen, João Alves, Andrea Munafò, Konstantinos Pelekanakis, Roberto Petroccia, Marina Carreiro Silva, Michael Incze. 2016 , "Rapid Environmental Picture Atlantic exercise 2015 : a field report", OCEANS 2016 MTS/IEEE Monterey, Monterey, CA, 2016, pp. 1-6

Frédéric Py, José Pinto, M.A. Silva, Tor Arne Johansen, João Borges de Sousa, Kanna Rajan. 2016 , "EUROPtus: A Mixed-initiative Controller for Multi-Vehicle Oceanographic Field Experiments",  EUROPtus: A Mixed-initiative Controller for Multi-Vehicle Oceanographic Field Experiments. 10.13140/RG.2.2.24176.25603.

José Pinto, Manuel Ribeiro, Pedro Gonçalves, João Borges de Sousa. 2016 , "Web enabling ocean vehicles under intermittent communications", OCEANS 2016 MTS/IEEE Monterey, Monterey, CA, pp. 1-6

Lara Sousa, Francisco López-Castejón, Javier Gilabert, Paulo Relvas, Ana Couto, Nuno Queiroz, Renato Caldas, Paulo Dias, Hugo Dias, Margarida Faria, Filipe Ferreira, António Sérgio Ferreira, João Fortuna, Ricardo Gomes, Bruno Loureiro, Ricardo Martins, Luis Madureira, Jorge Neiva, Marina Oliveira, João Pereira, José Pinto, Frédéric Py, Hugo Queirós, Daniel Silva, P.B. Sujit, Artur Zolich, Tor Arne Johansen, João Borges de Sousa, Kanna Rajan. 2016 , "Integrated Monitoring of Mola mola Behaviour in Space and Time", Integrated Monitoring of Mola mola Behaviour in Space and Time. PLOS ONE 11(8): e0160404.

Nishant Sharma, José Pinto, P.B. Sujit. 2016 , "BugFlood: A bug inspired algorithm for efficient path planning in an obstacle rich environment", AIAA Infotech @ Aerospace, AIAA SciTech Forum,  American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

2015

Lukáš Chrpa, José Pinto, Manuel Ribeiro, Frédéric Py, João Borges de Sousa, Kanna Rajan. 2015 , "On mixed-initiative planning and control for Autonomous underwater vehicles", 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Hamburg, pp. 1685-1690

Eduardo Marques, Manuel Ribeiro, José Pinto, João Borges de Sousa, Francisco Martins. 2015 , "NVL: a coordination language for unmanned vehicle networks", SAC '15: Proceedings of the 30th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, April 2015, Pages 331–334

Eduardo Marques, Manuel Ribeiro, José Pinto, João Borges de Sousa, Francisco Martins. 2015 , "Towards programmable coordination of unmanned vehicle networks", IFAC-PapersOnLine, Volume 48, Issue 2, Pages 256-261

A.Ch. Kapoutsis, G.V. Salavasidis, S. Chatzichristofis, José Braga, José Pinto, João Borges de Sousa, Elias Kosmatopoulos. 2015 , "The NOPTILUS project overview: A fully-autonomous navigation system of teams of AUVs for static/dynamic underwater map construction", IFAC-PapersOnLine, Volume 48, Issue 2, Pages 231-237

José Pinto, Paulo Dias, João Pereira, Renato Caldas, Tiago Rodrigues, João Borges de Sousa, Frédéric Py, Kanna Rajan. 2015 , "Mixed-Initiative Interaction for Tracking of Ocean Sunfish", IFAC-PapersOnLine, Volume 48, Issue 2,Pages 94-99

2014

João Borges de Sousa, José Pinto, Ricardo Martins, Maria Costa, Filipe Ferreira, Ricardo Gomes. 2014 , "Building oceanographic and atmospheric observation networks by composition: unmanned vehicles, communication networks, and planning and execution control frameworks", American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2014, abstract id. OS41A-1181

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Margarida Faria, José Pinto, Frédéric Py, João Fortuna, Hugo Dias, Ricardo Martins, Frederik Leira, Tor Arne Johansen, João Borges de Sousa, Kanna Rajan. 2014 , "Coordinating UAVs and AUVs for oceanographic field experiments: Challenges and lessons learned", IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Hong Kong, 2014, pp. 6606-6611

2013

José Pinto, Margarida Faria, João Fortuna, Ricardo Martins, João Borges de Sousa, Nuno Queiroz, Frédéric Py, Kanna Rajan. 2013 , "Chasing Fish: Tracking and control in a autonomous multi-vehicle real-world experiment", OCEANS - San Diego, San Diego, CA, 2013, pp. 1-6

José Pinto, Paulo Dias, Ricardo Martins, João Fortuna, Eduardo Marques, João Borges de Sousa. 2013 , "The LSTS toolchain for networked vehicle systems", 2013 MTS/IEEE OCEANS - Bergen, Bergen, 2013, pp. 1-9

Luis Madureira, Alexandre Sousa, José Braga, Pedro Calado, Paulo Dias, Ricardo Martins, José Pinto, João Borges de Sousa. 2013 , "The light autonomous underwater vehicle: Evolutions and networking", MTS/IEEE OCEANS - Bergen, Bergen, 2013, pp. 1-6

2012

Julián González, Ivan Masmitjà, Spartacus Gomáriza, Erik Molino, Joaquin del Río, Antoni Mànuel, J. Busquets, A. Guerrero, Francisco López-Castejón, M. Carreras, D. Ribas, A. Carrera, C. Candela, P. Ridao, João Borges de Sousa, Pedro Calado, José Pinto, Alexandre Sousa, Ricardo Martins, D. Borrajo, A. Olaya, B. Garau, I. González, S. Torres, Kanna Rajan, M. McCann, Javier Gilabert. 2012 , "AUV Based Multi-vehicle Collaboration: Salinity Studies in Mar Menor Coastal Lagoon", IFAC Proceedings Volumes, Volume 45, Issue 5, 2012, Pages 287-292,

José Pinto, João Borges de Sousa, Frédéric Py, Kanna Rajan. 2012 , "Experiments with Deliberative Planning on Autonomous Underwater Vehicles", IROS 2012 Workshop on Robotics for Environmental Monitoring, Vilamoura, Portugal.

DOI

José Pinto, Pedro Calado, José Braga, Paulo Dias, Ricardo Martins, Eduardo Marques, João Borges de Sousa. 2012 , "Implementation of a control architecture for networked vehicle systems", IFAC Proceedings Volumes, Volume 45, Issue 5, Pages 100-105

Alexandre Sousa, Luis Madureira, Jorge Coelho, José Pinto, João Pereira, João Borges de Sousa, Paulo Dias. 2012 , "LAUV: The Man-Portable Autonomous Underwater Vehicle",

Gil Gonçalves, Rui Gonçalves, António Sérgio Ferreira, João Borges de Sousa, José Pinto. 2012 , "Supervisory Control: Optimal Distribution of Workload Among Operators for Mixed Initiative Control of Multiple UAVs", Supervisory Control of Multiple Uninhabited Systems–Methodologies and Enabling Human-Robot Interface Technologies (2012): 153-163.

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2011

Michael Goodrich, Brian Pendleton, P.B. Sujit, José Pinto, Jacob Crandall. 2011 , "Toward human interaction with bio-inspired teams", Toward human interaction with bio-inspired teams. In The 10th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems - Volume 3 (AAMAS '11). International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, Richland, SC, 1265–1266.

Rui Gonçalves, António Sérgio Ferreira, José Pinto, João Borges de Sousa, Gil Gonçalves. 2011 , "Authority Sharing in Mixed Initiative Control of Multiple Uninhabited Aerial Vehicles", In: Harris D. (eds) Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics. EPCE 2011. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 6781. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

2010

Paulo Dias, José Pinto, Rui Gonçalves, João Borges de Sousa. 2010 , "Enabling a dialog – A C2I infrastructure for unmanned vehicles and sensors", 2010 International Conference on Autonomous and Intelligent Systems, AIS 2010, Povoa de Varzim, 2010, pp. 1-6

J George, José Pinto, P.B. Sujit, João Borges de Sousa. 2010 , "Multiple UAV coalition formation strategies", AAMAS '10: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems: volume 1 - Volume 1, Pages 1503–1504

José Pinto, Ricardo Martins, João Borges de Sousa. 2010 , "Towards a REST-style architecture for networked vehicles and sensors", 2010 8th IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops (PERCOM Workshops), Mannheim, 2010, pp. 745-750

2009

A. Tinka, S. Diemer, Luis Madureira, Eduardo Marques, João Borges de Sousa, Ricardo Martins, José Pinto, Jorge Estrela da Silva, Alexandre Sousa, P. Saint-Pierre, A. Bayen. 2009 , "Viability-based computation of spatially constrained minimum time trajectories for an autonomous underwater vehicle: Implementation and experiments", 2009 American Control Conference, St. Louis, MO, 2009, pp. 3603-3610

José Pinto, Paulo Dias, João Borges de Sousa, Fernando Lobo Pereira. 2009 , "Large scale data collection using networks of heterogeneous vehicles and sensors", OCEANS 2009-EUROPE, Bremen, 2009, pp. 1-6

Ricardo Martins, Paulo Dias, Eduardo Marques, José Pinto, João Borges de Sousa, Fernando Lobo Pereira. 2009 , "IMC: A communication protocol for networked vehicles and sensors", OCEANS 2009-EUROPE, Bremen, 2009, pp. 1-6

2007

Hugo Ferreira, Ricardo Martins, Eduardo Marques, José Pinto, A Martins, J Almeida, João Borges de Sousa, E Silva. 2007 , "SWORDFISH: an Autonomous Surface Vehicle for Network Centric Operations", OCEANS 2007 - Europe, Aberdeen, 2007, pp. 1-6

Eduardo Marques, José Pinto, Sean Kragelund, Paulo Dias, Luis Madureira, Alexandre Sousa, Marcio Correia, Hugo Ferreira, Rui Gonçalves, Ricardo Martins, Douglas Horner, Anthony Healey, Gil Gonçalves, João Borges de Sousa. 2007 , "AUV Control and Communication using Underwater Acoustic Networks", OCEANS 2007 - Europe, Aberdeen, 2007, pp. 1-6

Hugo Ferreira, Ricardo Martins, Eduardo Marques, José Pinto, A Martins, J Almeida, João Borges de Sousa, E Silva. 2007 , "Marine Operations with the SWORDFISH Autonomous Surface Vehicle", IEEE Robótica 2007 - 7th Conference on Mobile Robots and Competitions, Paderne, Portugal 2007

2006

Paulo Dias, Gil Gonçalves, Ricardo Gomes, João Borges de Sousa, José Pinto, João Pereira, Fernando Lobo Pereira. 2006 , "Mission planning and specification in the Neptus framework", Proceedings 2006 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2006. ICRA 2006., Orlando, FL, 2006, pp. 3220-3225

2005

Paulo Dias, S.L Fraga, Ricardo Gomes, Gil Gonçalves, Fernando Lobo Pereira, José Pinto, João Borges de Sousa. 2005 , "Neptus - a framework to support multiple vehicle operation", Europe Oceans 2005, Brest, France, 2005, pp. 963-968 Vol. 2