Project INSIDE aims at exploring the scientific and technological challenges involved in developing symbiotic human-robot interactions in the context of a physical game involving children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

We investigate how to extend adhoc teamwork and approaches on multiagent planning under uncertainty to cooperative scenarios involving human and robot agents.


  • Developed the animation and decision-making system of a novel autonomous mobile robot ASTRo.

  • Conducted pilot sessions with children in the Garcia da Horta Hospital, in Almada, Portugal.

CMU Portugal 2020

ASTRo featured in the CMU Portugal Program 2020 video, available here.

Ciência Viva

ASTRo was selected to represent CMU Portugal in Ciência19, the anual encounter of Portuguese researchers.

Astro in the news!

ASTRo was the cover star of the Insider issue of the Portuguese journal "Diário de Notícias" (Jan 2019)