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Renan LIMA BAIMA

Doctoral researcher

Department FINATRAX
Postal Address Université du Luxembourg
29, avenue JF Kennedy
L-1855 Luxembourg
Campus Office JFK Building, E02-228
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Renan Lima Baima holds a Master's in Computer Science from the State University of Campinas (Brazil) and a Bachelor's in Control and Automation Engineering from the University of the State of Amazonas (Brazil). His research centers on Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Reinforcement Learning, Cognitive Robotics, Object Affordance Recognition, Ontology, Agent-Based Systems, Multi-Robot Interaction, and Federated Machine Learning.

Renan's efforts demonstrate his extremely transdisciplinary and worldwide profile over the years. First, he took advantage of the chance to complete his thesis at the University of Stuttgart, in the Institut für Automatisierungs Softwaretechnik (IAS), in cooperation with the European Space Agency (ESA), for which the Science Without Borders (SwB) scholarship was awarded. He contributed to creating an Ontological Knowledge-Base system for software testing in the aviation and aerospace industries. Then, during his master's thesis, he developed an incremental framework to teach cognitive robotic agents how to attain various object affordances by autonomously interacting with diverse objects using their multimodal multi-fingered grippers. The results indicate that the robot acquired movement abstraction through gradual affordance learning. Not only is the technique crucial for the robotic manipulation problem, but it also represents a new paradigm of structured reinforcement rewards.

Given Renan's know-how, he guided a start-up from a concept to a product valued at more than USD 500,000, leveraging his knowledge during his studies. Throughout this ten-year experience, he has worked his way up from developer to project manager, CCO, and eventually CEO. The organization has evolved into a multi-national workforce of PhDs, engineers, and analysts. Renan was then accelerated internationally in Texas and Rio de Janeiro; he holds the experience of submitting three different patents; being awarded the Santander Universities Award, Category Science and Innovation; and being recognized as one of the top six best devices in sports wearables by the 2017 International Sports Technology Award in London.

Renan joined the University of Luxembourg as a Doctoral Researcher in the FiReSpARX project's FINATRAX research group in early 2022. He is assisting in the development of an architectural framework for space multi-robotic cooperation that follows governance (RegTech) and makes autonomous economic decisions (FinTech) to construct a collaborative multi-robotic system (MRS). This knowledge exchange, essential for an effective market, enables machines to negotiate resources, robot time, and infrastructure without disclosing private information while still complying with international data regulatory regulations. Renan joined the FINATRAX research group on Digital Financial Services and Cross-Organizational Digital Transformations, led by Prof. Gilbert Fridgen and co-advised by Prof. Miguel Olivares.

Last updated on: Wednesday, 17 August 2022

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2021

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See detailModeling Object’s Affordances via Reward Functions
Lima Baima, Renan; Luna Colombini, Esther

in IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (2021)

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2016

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See detailVibrotactile sensory substitution on personal navigation: Remotely controlled vibrotactile feedback wearable system to aid visually impaired
Silva Filgueiras, Thiago; Oliveira Lima, Ana Carolina; Lima Baima, Renan

in International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications (2016)

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