Minister Dr. Malki receives a copy of the credentials of the new President of the Representative Office of the Republic of Portugal accredited to the State of Palestine

H.E. Dr. Riad Malki, Minister of Foreign Affairs and expatriates, received a copy of the credentials of the new President of the Office of representative of the Portuguese Republic accredited to the State of Palestine, Mr., Fernando Demée De Brito on Tuesday at the ministry’s headquarters in Ramallah.

Minister Malki welcomed  Mr. Fernando Demée De Brito and praised  the mutual efforts in building the historical relationship between the two countries, stressing the need to follow up and hold a new round of political consultations as well as the follow-up of the joint committees between the two countries, which is a significant reflection on the development of bilateral relations And strengthen the areas of cooperation between the two countries in all fields.

Mr. Fernando Demée De Brito in  in his turn, stressed his country’s firm position in support of the Palestinian state’s right to statehood, stressing the need to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries and to develop cooperation in the health, trade and education sectors.

At the end of the meeting, Malki wished Mr. Fernando Demée De Brito success in his new duties to the State of Palestine, noting that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and expatriates in all its sectors are fully prepared to cooperate in order to facilitate his new tasks, in the interest of developing and strengthening bilateral relations between the two sides.

Software for collaborative robots created by Palestinian researcher in Coimbra

The robot developed in a laboratory of the University of Coimbra is already being used in BMW and other universities.

A new software for collaborative robots KUKA (“one of the world leaders in robotics”), developed at the University of Coimbra, is already being used in companies and universities around the world.
The new software – “the first interface in MATLAB” – for collaborative robots KUKA, which was developed in the Laboratory of Collaborative Robotics of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra (FCTUC), “is already being used in large companies, as is the case of the BMW group in Germany, and in several universities around the world, “says the FCTUC, in a note sent to the Lusa agency.
KUKA Industrial Robots is one of the world leaders in the manufacturing of industrial robots and automation systems.
The Kuka Sunrise Toolbox, named by the authors, is a “free license software and has more than 100 functionalities, allowing, for example, control of robot movements and precision manual guidance,” says FCTUC.
“Mathematics features and advanced algorithms are also available, particularly for use in research papers,” adds the faculty.
Mohammad Safeea, the principal investigator of this project, whose results were published in the IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine, explains that “this software allows a user with basic knowledge in robotics can in a few hours be the operate a robot, not needing advanced knowledge and great adaptation times to the equipment “.
“It is good to know that this work of more than two years is creating a positive impact on society,” Mohammad Safeea, quoted by FCTUC, as saying.