HTIR (Human Technology Interaction and Robotics) is the applied departement R&D which researches and develops solutions for Human-Machine Interaction (HMI) and Collaborative Robotics. The scope of its work involves the two faces of HMI: The Human through the study of the perceptual, motor and cognitive mechanisms that underlie interaction; and the Machine, through the development of new interfaces and robots/intelligent systems able to decide, act, learn, predict and adapt, aiming for fluent interaction and efficient collaboration.


Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and decision support systems

Artificial intelligence development applied to cognitive agents domain.

Data analytics and information visualization

Applied to design for information visualization.

UX research and design

Interaction Design.

Survey of user needs.

Usability evaluation of interfaces avaliation.

Accoustics and alarmistics.

Sound alarms developmen

Real-time auralization algorithms development

Soundscapes analysis and ambient noise

Connected and Automated Mobility (CAM).

Designs and implements solutions for Automotive HMI (Human-Machine Interface)

Algorithms development for the Human-aware automated driving



Coordenador Científico
Scientific Coordinator
Estela Bicho
Coordenador de Desenvolvimento
Development Coordinator
Emanuel Sousa