PD&I

Na Imatia realizamos uma sólida atividade de PD&I, a qual se converteu em parte fundamental da nossa empresa e base para o desenvolvimento de novos produtos. Graças a essa experiência, hoje em dia temos a estrutura, os meios e a metodologia necessários para o gerenciamento deste tipo de projetos.

Inovamos principalmente em três áreas tecnológicas: desenvolvimento de software, inteligência artificial e robótica. Essa inovação materializa-se na criação de componentes e plataformas que solucionam os problemas propostos nos projetos de PD&I, e que por sua vez passam a fazer parte dos nossos recursos, permitindo-nos abordar outros trabalhos com mais possibilidades de sucesso. O melhor exemplo dessa inovação é o Ontimize: uma tecnologia criada pela Imatia que permite automatizar grande parte do processo de desenvolvimento de software, o qual nos permite ser mais eficientes na hora de criar aplicações de negócio para outras empresas.

Uma vez desenvolvidas, aplicamos essas tecnologias em diferentes âmbitos e setores empresariais, divididos em dois grandes grupos:

  • As Fábricas do Futuro ou Indústria 4.0 faz referência às melhorias geradas pelas últimas contribuições das TIC nos sistemas de produção de todo tipo de setores, sendo especialmente relevantes para a Imatia aqueles onde temos maior expertise.
  • Por outro lado, agrupamos sob o termo Smart World aquelas aplicações que significam um avanço para a sociedade de modo geral e cujos efeitos recaem diretamente sobre os cidadãos e as administrações públicas.

Apesar da Imatia contar com um departamento especializado em PD&I, praticamente todo o nosso pessoal está envolvido nessa atividade. Isso nos permite manter um elevado nível técnico e de motivação dos trabalhadores, mas também implica em uma vantagem ao envolver, no desenvolvimento dos produtos, as pessoas que têm mais conhecimento funcional do processo de negócio que se busca automatizar. Da mesma forma, o pessoal do departamento de PD&I envolve-se quando é necessário nos projetos para clientes que requerem de um maior grau de inovação, a fim de integrar os resultados na base tecnológica da empresa.

A tabela abaixo esquematiza o mapa de tecnologias e aplicações onde a Imatia tem experiência e interesse como linhas de inovação:



Software development

This is one of our most important activities and the one in which we spend the most of our time. The majority of this is aimed at the development of business applications that improve the efficiency of companies and public administrations. A side objective of these types of projects is to develop technologies that allow us to develop software more quickly, easily, with less costs and with the best possible user experience.

Gamapea: gamification applied to the promotion of active aging

  • Investigation of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) methods for the design of programs for the prevention of active aging.
  • Investigation of the feasibility and application of serious games to intervention programs.
  • Development of a technological platform that allows different intervention programs to be implemented in an automated way.

Trudis Pharma: verification of delivery of pharmaceutical products

  • Reception of customer orders and creation of logistic processing orders.
  • Planning loads and distribution routes.
  • Automatic control and verification of first time quality.
  • Allocation to each line item of the actual costs derived.

Senior TV: IT-based formal and informal home care services

  • Design and development of a multi-channel platform, especially focused on the use of Smart TV technologies.
  • Interface oriented towards the elderly, with the intention of facilitating their use.
  • Preliminary informal services, such as diary, weather applications or intended for tele-assistance to activities, among others.

Musseltop: Integral improvement of the transformation process of mussels

  • Creation of an information system in real time for the development of a predictive system of final product.
  • Development of an intelligent application for the control of the processing of canned mussels.
  • Design of an intelligent communication network between the different phases of the process.

Smart Government: efficient management of city information

  • Development of a platform for the exploitation of large volumes of data in the cloud and in service mode.
  • Tools to facilitate the creation of new applications.

PATC: assisting platforms for mobile workers in the field

  • Cloud platform to manage mobile workers.
  • Mechanisms for communication with workers and automatization of parameters of operation.
  • Detection of geo zones (geo-fencing).
  • Interaction with vehicles and workers through multi-device applications.

Seirco: risk prevention in the construction sector

  • Minimization of accidents by using evolution and formation.
  • Detection of risk patterns in large volumes of data by using technologies based on artificial intelligence, automatic learning and statistical hypothesis.
  • Automatic creation of dynamic virtual realities for training courses, which allow for a better trainer of working personnel.

Car Easy Apps: mobile applications for connected cars

  • Development of technologies that allow accessing the information of the car with your phone, without using OBD or other special hardware.
  • Creation of a framework for application development that allows every developer to develop applications for connected cars.
  • Already developed applications for the estimation of consumption, costs and the management of routes.

Goal: gamification applied to the creation of content by public employees

  • Game applications made by common techniques in order to promote and reward the participation of citizen developers within the lifecycle of applications.
  • Communication tools for non-developers in order to promote collaboration and resolve questions.
  • Automatic detection of user experience and satisfaction.
  • Creation of social user-profile.

Platino: application development by non-advanced users

  • Interactive multimedia applications created by citizen developers.
  • Deployment for multiple screens, by using the cloud in real time.
  • Mashup for online services.

Artificial intelligence

Within this broad scope of performance we find several projects that attempt to solve complex problems by attempting to imitate the mechanics which define human intelligence. The objective is using those tools to solve problems that with traditional tools would be very expensive or even unsolvable. The main technologies in which imatia has experience are mono- and multi-objective Genetic Algorithms and Expert Systems based on Fuzzy Logic.

FREIGHPC: estimation of costs arising from the carriage of goods by sea

  • Application of artificial intelligence technologies based on neural networks (TensorFlow).
  • Using HPC (High Performance Computing) infrastructure.

Digiwood: flow manufacturing of custom decorative surfaces using digital printing

  • Tools and algorithms of Artificial Intelligence that allow to optimize the programming of the production of boards.
  • Software that allows to efficiently integrate all the tools developed in the project and that manage the entire production flow.

SeaFresh: optimization of the warehousing and transport of the frozen fish

  • Minimizing the energetic consumption of the chain by maintaining quality parameters.
  • Optimizing the movements of freights.
  • Programming the refrigerations systems in order to minimize losses of energy.

Factories of the Future: calculate the optimal parameters for boiler welding

  • Determine the adequate parameters for welding in every situation.
  • Minimizing the associated costs.
  • Avoiding the realization of specific tests with all the variables.

AUTOLAS: calculate the optimal parameters for laser cutting tissue and metal

  • Determining the correct parameters for laser cutting as well as cutting of tissue and metal in every situation.
  • Minimizing the associated costs.
  • Avoiding the realization of specific tests with all the variables.

Azimut: optimization of operation strategies and maintenance in offshore wind parks

  • Composing the necessary teams and resources for optimal maintenance of the parks for the least possible amount of resources.
  • Designing the strategies for preventive maintenance by anticipating on events that could cause problems in the future.

Eolia: optimization of offshore wind parks

  • Designing the optimal layout for windparks.
  • Maximizing the production in order to avoid the losses by wake.
  • Minimizing the costs associated with the foundations and wires.

Robotics and artificial vision

These type of projects are aimed on the automatization of tedious or dangerous closed tasks  These projects also allow the operations to be centered at those specific tasks that really add value to the primary process and this can be done within multiple sectors. The collaboration with robotized systems and artificial vision allows for the realization of a more efficient job and for the reduction of unnecessary risks. It has the additional advantage that it is able to perform tasks 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and under any condition.

ROBIM: robotics for inspection and evaluation of existing buildings with BIM integration

  • Development of a robot that helps to make the technical inspection of envelopes (facades and roofs) of buildings.
  • Systems of artificial intelligence of the robot: recognition of the environment, planning and navigation.
  • Development of embedded software, teleoperation and integration of the data collected in a BIM model of the building.

Roble: multi-robot control architecture for flexible and scalable logistics applications

  • Navigation based on natural marks.
  • Planning systems of routes and tasks.
  • 3D vision and robot-robot cooperation.

Autoport: robotized tractor head

  • Planned movement of a tractor head for operational logistics.
  • Storage of large trailers with precision.
  • Detection of people and obstacles in order to guarantee security of the operations.

Robocone: robotized road cones

  • Selective cutting of roads without risks for the operations.
  • Automation and coordination of the movements of the robots.
  • Deployment and collection of cones without human intervention.

SADEP: autonomous system for the detection of the state of the pantograph

  • System to ensure the compliance of the pantographs of all the trains that circulate within one point of the path, guaranteeing as well the good state of the infrastructures.
  • Autonomous uninterrupted functioning of the weathering and with only a very small need for maintenance.

Vinoco: automatic boat

  • Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) for automation of tasks such as recognizing environmental data, performing bathymetry, coastal surveillance and rescuing operations.
  • Automatic calculation of routes on sea charts, reactive navigation through waypoints, teleoperation, dynamic positioning and efficient registration of data from sensors.
  • Detection of small obstacles, such as buoys or swimmers, through artificial vision, with a much better resolution than a radar.