Micael Couceiro

Activity: Research Associate
Email: micaelcouceiro@isr.uc.pt
Webpage


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Micael Santos Couceiro received the B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering - Automation in 2006, the "Licenciatura" degree (B.Sc. plus 2 years) in Electrical Engineering - Automation and Comunications in 2008, and the M.Sc. degree in Automation and Communications in Energy Systems - Industrial Systems in Jan. 2010, all from the Institute of Engineering of Coimbra, Polytechnic Intitute of Coimbra. He also received in April 2014 the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Coimbra, under the supervision of Prof. Rui P. Rocha (AP4ISR team, ISR - Univ. of Coimbra) and co-supervision of Prof. Nuno F. Ferreira (Polytechnic Intitute of Coimbra). The title of his Ph.D. thesis was "Evolutionary Robot Swarms under Real-World Constraints".

He has published papers on swarm robotics, evolutionary algorithms, mobile robotics, biological inspired flying robots and fractional-order control, in several ISI-indexed scientific journals and international conferences. He is currently a research associate in the AP4ISR team at ISR - University of Coimbra.

Publications

2016 . 2015 . 2014 . 2013 . 2012 . 2011 . 2010 .

2016

Book

Micael S. Couceiro, Pedram Ghamisi, Fractional Order Darwinian Particle Swarm Optimization: Applications and Evaluation of an Evolutionary Algorithm, SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology, 1
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-19635-0


International Journals

Micael S. Couceiro, Seenith Sivasundaram, "Novel fractional order particle swarm optimization", Applied Mathematics and Computation, 283, 36-54
DOI: doi:10.1016/j.amc.2016.02.007


Book Chapters

Micael S. Couceiro, "An Overview of Swarm Robotics for Search and Rescue Applications", Handbook of Research on Design, Control, and Modeling of Swarm Robotics, 345-382
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9572-6.ch013


Abder-Rahman Ali, Micael Couceiro, Ahmed Anter, Aboul-Ella Hassanien, "Particle Swarm Optimization Based Fast Fuzzy C-Means Clustering for Liver CT Segmentation", Applications of Intelligent Optimization in Biology and Medicine, 96(10), 233-250
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-21212-8_10


2015

International Journals

J. M. Santos, M. S. Couceiro, D. Portugal and R. P. Rocha, “A Sensor Fusion Layer to Cope with Reduced Visibility in SLAM”, Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, 80(3), pp. 401-422, Springer, Dec. 2015. |  
DOI: 10.1007/s10846-015-0180-8


A. Fernandes, M. S. Couceiro, D. Portugal, J. M. Santos and R. P. Rocha, “Ad Hoc Communication in Teams of Mobile Robots using Zigbee Technology”, Computer Applications in Engineering Education, 23(5), pp. 733-745, Wiley Periodicals, Sep. 2015. |  
DOI: 10.1002/cae.21646


André Araújo, David Portugal, Micael S. Couceiro and Rui P. Rocha - "Integrating Arduino-based Educational Mobile Robots in ROS", Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, 77(2), Special Issue on Autonomous Robot Systems, pp. 281-298, Springer, Feb. 2015. |  
DOI: 10.1007/s10846-013-0007-4


F. M. Clemente, Micael S. Couceiro, F. M. L. Martins, R. S. Mendes, and A. J. Figueiredo, Soccer team's tactical behaviour: Measuring territorial domain, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part P: Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology, 229, 58-66
DOI: 10.1177/1754337114547064


Micael S Couceiro, Goncalo Dias, Andre Araujo, Samuel Pereira, InPutter: Concept and evaluation of an engineered golf putter, South African Journal for Research in Sport, Physical Education and Recreation, 37(3), 43-54
DOI: 10.1080/19346182.2015.1064129


Mendes, P. ; Couceiro, M. Couceiro ; Rocha, R. ; Clemente, F.M.C. ; Martins, F. ; Mendes, R. ; Fuentes, J. P., Effects of an Extrinsic Constraint on the Tennis Serve, International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 10(1), 97-110
DOI: 10.1260/1747-9541.10.1.97


M. S. Couceiro, A. Fernandes, R. P. Rocha and N. M. F. Ferreira - “Understanding the Communication Complexity of the Robotic Darwinian PSO”, Robotica, 33(1), pp. 157-180, Jan. 2015. |  
DOI: 10.1017/S0263574714000058


Oral Presentations in Conferences with Referees

M. S. Couceiro, R. P. Rocha and F. M. L. Martins, “Towards a Predictive Model of an Evolutionary Swarm Robotics Algorithm”, In Proc. of 2015 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC 2015), pp. 2090-2096, Sendai, Japan, May 25-28, 2015. |  
DOI: 10.1109/CEC.2015.7257142


2014

International Journals

M. S. Couceiro, D. Portugal, R. P. Rocha and N. M. F. Ferreira - "Marsupial Teams of Robots: Deployment of Miniature Robots for Swarm Exploration under Communication Constraints", Robotica, 32(7), pp. 1017-1038, Oct. 2014. |  
DOI: 10.1017/S0263574713001185


Micael S. Couceiro, Patricia A. Vargas, Rui P. Rocha, "Bridging the Reality Gap between the Webots Simulator and e-puck Robots", Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 62(10), pp. 1549–1567, Oct. 2014.
DOI: 10.1016/j.robot.2014.05.007


André Araújo, David Portugal, Micael S. Couceiro, Jorge Sales, and Rui P. Rocha, Desarrollo de un Robot Móvil Compacto Integrado en el Middleware ROS, Revista Iberoamericana de Automática e Informática Industrial (RIAI), 11(3), Elsevier
DOI: 10.1016/j.riai.2014.02.009


M. S. Couceiro, P. A. Vargas, R. P. Rocha and N. M. F. Ferreira - "Benchmark of Swarm Robotics Distributed Techniques in a Search Task", Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 62(2), pp. 200–213, Elsevier, February, 2014. |  
DOI: 10.1016/j.robot.2013.10.004


M. S. Couceiro, F. M. Martins, R. P. Rocha and N. M. F. Ferreira - "Mechanism and Convergence Analysis of a Multi-Robot Swarm Approach Based on Natural Selection". Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, 76(2), pp 353-381, Springer, Nov. 2014.
DOI: 10.1007/s10846-014-0030-0


Micael S. Couceiro, Carlos M. Figueiredo, Rui P. Rocha and Nuno M. F. Ferreira - "Darwinian Swarm Exploration under Communication Constraints: Initial Deployment and Fault-Tolerance Assessment", Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 62(4), pp. 528-544, Elsevier, Apr. 2014.
DOI: 10.1016/j.robot.2013.12.009


Book Chapters

M. S. Couceiro, A. R. Lopes, N. M. F. Ferreira, A. G. Ferreira, R. Rocha - "Toward the Concept of Robot Society: A Multi-Robot SLAM Case Study". Mathematical Methods in Engineering Book, pp. 57-66, Springer, 2014.
DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-7183-3_6


Oral Presentations in Conferences with Referees

Micael S. Couceiro and Rui P. Rocha, "Understanding Firefighters Behavior for Human-Robot Cooperation in Urban Fires", In Proc. of 23rd IEEE Int. Symp. on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2014), Workshop on Developmental and Bio-Inspired Approaches for Memory and Emotion Modelling in Cognitive Robotics, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Aug. 25, 2014. |  


J. Machado Santos, Micael S. Couceiro, David Portugal and Rui P. Rocha - "Fusing Sonars and LRF data to Perform SLAM in Reduced Visibility Scenarios". In Proc. of IEEE Int. Conf. on Autonomous Robot Systems and Competitions (ICARSC 2014), Espinho, Portugal, pp. 116-121, May 14-15, 2014. |  
DOI: 10.1109/ICARSC.2014.6849772


PhD thesis

Micael S. Couceiro - "Evolutionary Robot Swarms under Real-World Constraints". Ph.D. thesis, Supervisor: Prof. Rui P. Rocha (Univ. Coimbra), Co-Supervisor: Prof. Nuno M. Ferreira (Coimbra Institute of Engineering), University of Coimbra, Apr. 2014 |  
HANDLE: http://hdl.handle.net/10316/24226


2013

International Journals

M. S. Couceiro, R. P. Rocha, N. M. F. Ferreira - "A PSO Multi-Robot Exploration Approach Over Unreliable MANETs". Advanced Robotics, 27(16), pp. 1221-1234, Robotics Society of Japan, July, 2013.
DOI: 10.1080/01691864.2013.819605


Book Chapters

J. M. A. Luz, M. S. Couceiro, D. Portugal, R. P. Rocha, H. Araújo, G. Dias - "Comparison of Classification Methods for Golf Putting Performance Analysis". Computational Intelligence and Decision Making - Trends and Applications, From Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation: Science and Engineering Bookseries, Springer Verlag, vol. 61, pp. 35-45, 2013.
DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-4722-7_4


M. S. Couceiro, F. M. L. Martins, F. Clemente, R. P. Rocha & N. M. F. Ferreira - "Towards a Further Understanding of the Robotic Darwinian PSO". Computational Intelligence and Decision Making - Trends and Applications, From Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation: Science and Engineering Bookseries, Springer Verlag, pp. 13-22, 2013.
DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-4722-7_2


Oral Presentations in Conferences with Referees

N. L. Ferreira, M. S. Couceiro, A. Araújo and R. P. Rocha - “Multi-Sensor Fusion and Classification with Mobile Robots for Situation Awareness in Urban Search and Rescue using ROS”. In Proceedings of 11th IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR 2013), Linköping, Sweden, 21-26 October, 2013.
DOI: 10.1109/SSRR.2013.6719361


D. Portugal, M. S. Couceiro and R. P. Rocha - “Applying Bayesian Learning to Multi-Robot Patrol”. In Proceedings of 11th IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR 2013), Linköping, Sweden, 21-26 October, 2013.
DOI: 10.1109/SSRR.2013.6719325


R. P. Rocha, D. Portugal, M. S. Couceiro, F. Araújo, P. Menezes and J. Lobo - “The CHOPIN project: Cooperation between Human and rObotic teams in catastroPhic INcidents”. In Proceedings of 11th IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR 2013), Linköping, Sweden, 21-26 October, 2013. |  
DOI: 10.1109/SSRR.2013.6719322


M. S. Couceiro, R. P. Rocha, N. M. Ferreira, P. A. Vargas - “Darwinian Robotic Swarms for Exploration with Minimal Communication”. In Proc. of 2013 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC 2013), Cancun, Mexico, pp. 127-134, Jun. 20-23, 2013.
DOI: 10.1109/CEC.2013.6557562


D. Portugal, M. S. Couceiro and R. P. Rocha - "Concurrent Bayesian Learners for Multi-Robot Patrolling Missions". In Proc. of Workshop on Towards Fully Decentralized Multi-Robot Systems: Hardware, Software and Integration, 2013 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2013), Karlsruhe, Germany, May 6, 2013.


M. S. Couceiro, R. P. Rocha and N. F. Ferreira - "Fault-Tolerance Assessment of a Darwinian Swarm Exploration Algorithm under Communication Constraints". Proceedings of 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Karlsruhe, Germany, pp. 2000-2005, May 6-10, 2013.
DOI: 10.1109/ICRA.2013.6630845


A. Araújo, D. Portugal, M. S. Couceiro and R. P. Rocha - "Integrating Arduino-based Educational Mobile Robots in ROS”. In Proceedings of IEEE 13th International Conference on Autonomous Robot Systems and Competitions (Robotica 2013), pp. 8-13, Lisbon, Portugal, 2013
DOI: 10.1109/Robotica.2013.6623520


M. S. Couceiro, D. Portugal and R. P. Rocha - "A Collective Robotic Architecture in Search and Rescue Scenarios”. Proc. of 28th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, pp. 64-69, Coimbra, Portugal, 2013
DOI: 10.1145/2480362.2480377


MSc thesis

Nuno L. Ferreira - "MRsensing - Environmental Monitoring and Context Recognition with Cooperative Mobile Robots in Catastrophic Incidents", M.Sc. dissertation, September 2013. (Supervisor: Prof. Rui P. Rocha; Co-supervisor: Eng. Micael Couceiro) |  


Gonçalo Augusto - "RobotTeamSim - 3D Visualization of Cooperative Mobile Robot Missions in Gazebo Virtual Environment", M.Sc. dissertation, September 2013. (Supervisor: Prof. Rui P. Rocha; Co-supervisor: Eng. Micael Couceiro) |  


2012

International Journals

M. S. Couceiro, J. A. T. Machado, R. P. Rocha and N. M. F. Ferreira - "A fuzzified systematic adjustment of the robotic Darwinian PSO". In Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Vol. 60, Issue 12, pp. 1625-1639, 2012. |  
DOI: 10.1016/j.robot.2012.09.021 | Impact Factor


M. S. Couceiro, D. Portugal, N. Gonçalves, R. Rocha, J. Miguel A. Luz, C. M. C. Figueiredo, G. Dias - "A Methodology for Detection and Estimation in the Analysis of the Golf Putting". Pattern Analysis and Applications, Springer, 2012. |  
DOI: 10.1007/s10044-012-0276-8 | Impact Factor


M. S. Couceiro, F. M. L. Martins, R. P. Rocha & N. M. F. Ferreira - "Analysis and Parameter Adjustment of the RDPSO - Towards an Understanding of Robotic Network Dynamic Partitioning based on Darwin's Theory". International Mathematical Forum, Hikari, Ltd., Vol. 7, Issue 32, pp. 1587-1601, 2012.  |  
CITATIONS: Google Scholar: 2


M. S. Couceiro, R. P. Rocha, N. M. Fonseca Ferreira, J. A. T. Machado - "Introducing the Fractional Order Darwinian PSO". Signal, Image and Video Processing, Fractional Signals and Systems Special Issue, Springer, 2012.  |  
DOI: 10.1007/s11760-012-0316-2 | Impact Factor
CITATIONS: Google Scholar: 2


M. S. Couceiro, C. M. Figueiredo, J. M. A. Luz, N. M. F. Ferreira & R. P. Rocha - "A Low-Cost Educational Platform for Swarm Robotics". International Journal of Robots, Education and Art, IJREA, Volume 2, Issue 1, February, pp. 1-15, 2012.
CITATIONS: Google Scholar: 4


Oral Presentations in Conferences with Referees

M. S. Couceiro, R. P. Rocha, C. M. Figueiredo, J. M. A. Luz & N. M. F. Ferreira - "Multi-Robot Foraging based on Darwin’s Survival of the Fittest". In Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS'2012), Vilamoura, Algarve, October, 2012. |  
DOI: 10.1109/IROS.2012.6385512


M. Couceiro, C. Figueiredo, D. Portugal, R. P. Rocha, N. M. Ferreira - "Initial Deployment of a Robotic Team - A Hierarchical Approach Under Communication Constraints Verified on Low-Cost Platforms". In Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS'2012), Vilamoura, Algarve, October, 2012. |  
DOI: 10.1109/IROS.2012.6385695


M. S. Couceiro, F. M. L. Martins, R. P. Rocha, N. M. F. Ferreira - "Introducing the Fractional Order Robotic Darwinian PSO". In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Aerospace and Sciences - ICNPAA’2012, Vienna University of Technology, Austria, 2012. |  
DOI: 10.1063/1.4765496


A. Araújo, D. Portugal, M.S. Couceiro, C.M. Figueiredo and R.P. Rocha - "Small and Compact Mobile Robots: Surveying and Comparing Platforms". In Proceedings of the AUTOMATICS International Conference (AUTOMATIC 2012), Sozopol, Bulgaria, 2012. |  


A. Araújo, D. Portugal, M. S. Couceiro, C. Figueiredo, R.P. Rocha - "TRAXBOT: Assembling and Programming of a Mobile Robotic Platform". In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART'2012), Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal, February, 2012. |  
DOI: 10.5220/0003713303010304


MSc thesis

Walter Miani, "Arduino programming using Matlab and Simulink". M.Sc. Thesis, Universitá Degli Studi di Udine, September, 2012. (Supervisor: Prof. Pier Luca Montessoro; Co-supervisor: Prof. Rui P. Rocha; Co-supervisor: Eng. David Portugal; Co-supervisor: Eng. Micael Couceiro) |  


Amadeu Fernandes, "Comunicação Ad Hoc em Equipas de Robôs Móveis Utilizando a Tecnologia ZigBee". M.Sc. Thesis, University of Coimbra, September, 2012. (Supervisor: Rui P. Rocha; Co-supervisor: Eng. David Portugal; Co-supervisor: Eng. Micael Couceiro) |  


André Araújo, "ROSint - Integration of a mobile robot in ROS architecture". M.Sc. Thesis, University of Coimbra, July, 2012. (Supervisor: Prof. Rui P. Rocha; Co-supervisor: Eng. David Portugal; Co-supervisor: Eng. Micael Couceiro) |  


2011

Book Chapters

J. M. Luz, M. S. Couceiro, D. Portugal, R.P. Rocha, H. Araújo and G. Dias. "Comparison of Classification Methods for Golf Putting Performance Analysis" - In Ana M. Madureira, Cecília Reis and Viriato M. Marques (editors), Computational Intelligence and Decision Making, pp. 35-45, From Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation: Science and Engineering series, vol. 61, Springer Verlag, ISBN 978-94-007-4721-0, 2013. |  
DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-4722-7_4


Oral Presentations in Conferences with Referees

M. S. Couceiro, N. M. Ferreira, F. M. Martins, R. P. Rocha, and F. Clemente. "Statistical Significance Analysis of the R-DPSO". In Proc. of Int. Symp. on Computational Intelligence for Engineering Systems (ISCIES'2011), Coimbra, Portugal, Nov. 16-18, 2011.  |  


M. S. Couceiro, R. P. Rocha and N. M. Ferreira. "Ensuring Ad Hoc Connectivity in Distributed Search with Robotic Darwinian Particle Swarms". In Proc. of 9th IEEE Int. Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR 2011), Kyoto, Japan, pp. 284-289, Nov. 1-5, 2011.  |  
DOI: 10.1109/SSRR.2011.6106752
CITATIONS: Google Scholar: 2


M. S. Couceiro, R. P. Rocha and N. M. Ferreira. "A Novel Multi-Robot Exploration Approach based on Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithms". In Proc. of 9th IEEE Int. Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR 2011), Kyoto, Japan, pp. 327-332, Nov. 1-5, 2011.  |  
DOI: 10.1109/SSRR.2011.6106751
CITATIONS: Google Scholar: 8


M. S. Couceiro, N. M. F. Ferreira, Rui Rocha - "O Conceito da Sociedade Robótica - Evidências Extraídas a Partir de GridSLAM Cooperativo em Player/Stage". 6º Congresso Luso-Moçambicano de Engenharia, August 29 – September 02, Maputo, Moçambique, 2011. |  


M. S. Couceiro, N. M. F. Ferreira, and R. Rocha. “Multi-Robot Exploration based on Swarm Optimization Algorithms”. In Proc. of 7th European Nonlinear Dynamics Conference (ENOC’2011), Rome, Italy, Jul. 24-29, 2011. |  


2010

Oral Presentations in Conferences with Referees

M. S. Couceiro, A. R. Lopes, N. M. Ferreira, A. G. Ferreira and R. Rocha. “The Concept of Robot Society: Evidence Taken From Multi-Robot SLAM”. In Proc. of Mathematical Methods in Engineering International Symposium (MME’10), Coimbra, Portugal, Oct. 21-24, 2010. |  


M. S. Couceiro, N. M. Ferreira and R. Rocha. “Mathematical Modeling and Simulation of Flying Robots”. In Proc. of Int. Workshop Robocontrol 2010 — Applied Robotics and Automation, Bauru, São Paulo, Brazil, May 6-7, 2010. |