SPM-UC: Soft and Printed Microelectronics, Institute of Systems and Robotics, University of Coimbra

Director: Dr. Mahmoud Tavakoli
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The aim of this group is to develop Intelligent Mechatronics systems to address daily problems. This includes:

  • Stretchable and soft electronics and Robots for Medical applications, Prosthetic devices, Wearable Computing and HMIs
  • Semi-autonomous systems to substitute human workers in 3Ds jobs, jobs which are Dirty, Dangerous and Demeaning, Service robots for automation of factories, warehouses and also Home automation 


Mahmoud Tavakoli Received his PhD in Automation and Instrumentation from University of Coimbra, Portugal in 2010, and his MSc in Mechanical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Iran. He is currently an invited professor at University of Coimbra and a visiting scholar at Carnegie Mellon University (2016).

Research Interests
Stretchable Electronics, Electronic tattoos, Pressure Films,  Climbing robot, Flexible Electronics, Ceiling Robots, Fine manipulation with mobile arms