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My name is João da Silva Gomes Mota, I'm portuguese, born in 1970, in Lisbon, Portugal, where I live.

I hold Engineer and Master of Science degrees on Electrical Engineering by IST-Instituto Superior Técnico (the engineering faculty of the Technical University of Lisbon). My first degree was in the field of Telecommunications and Electronics (five year degree), while the MSc. was in the field of Systems and Robotics (two year degree).

Sitio do IST
Instituto Superior Técnico

I'm Member #41505 of the Portuguese Ordem dos Engenheiros (Board of Engineers).

I keep this site in collaboration with my sister Mariana, who is a researcher in the field of plant biotechnology.

Ordem dos Engenheiros
Since February 2006, I work for Albatroz Engineering, a research, development and innovation start-up, specialised in the fields of robotics engineering. Albatroz Engineering

From December 2003 to December 2005, I worked at the R&D Group of LABELEC, Estudos, Desenvolvimento e Actividades Laboratoriais, S.A., a laboratory and research company of Group EDP in charge of co-ordinating research, development and innovation across the whole Group.


From January 1994 to May 2002, I was a graduate student and a researcher at the Lisbon branch of the ISR-Instituto de Sistemas e Robótica (Institute for Systems and Robotics), a R&D unit of Instituto Superior Técnico.

My research activities were dedicated to Mobile Robotics, with a focus on the localisation of land mobile robots.

Sitio do ISR
Instituto de Sistemas e Robótica,
Pólo do IST
On these pages you will also discover some of my interests beyond Engineering and Robotics:

Should you wish more information, please contact me.

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