Currently, he is an Associate Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon Technical University. He is also a member of the Institute for Systems and Robotics, a Portuguese research institute, where he is coordinator of the Intelligent Systems group and a member of the Scientific Board. Currently, Pedro Lima is a holder of a Cátedra de Excelencia (6 months) offered by the Board of Governors of the U. Carlos III de Madrid.
Pedro Lima is a Trustee of the RoboCup Federation, and was the General Chair of RoboCup2004, held in Lisbon. He currently serves as President of the Portugal Robotics Society, for the 2009/10 period. He is also a founding member of Portugal Robotics Society (2006), of the IEEE RAS Portugal Chapter (2005), and a senior member of the IEEE.
Furthermore, he is currently a Portuguese National Delegate to the ESA Programme Board for Human Spaceflight Microgravity and Exploration (PB-HME) and to the EC FP7 Space Programme.
He is the co-author of two books, regularly serves as member of international conferences program committees, and has coordinated national and international (ESA, EU) R&D projects. He has also been very active in the promotion of Science and Technology to the society, through the organization of Robotics events in Portugal, including the Portuguese Robotics Open since 2001.
His research interests lie in the areas of discrete event models of robot plans, reinforcement learning and planning under uncertainty, with applications to multi-robot systems.
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