Research

  • Research & I+D+i Projetcs:

2013 – Up-today  Pontificia Universidad Javeriana PUJ, Bogotá D.C, Colombia

Member of Zentech and SIRP research groups

  • Aerial sensing and monitoring of rice crop fields applying precision agriculture techniques. Consortia: PUJ and CITA: Funded by COLCIENCIAS conv. 715 205 (2016-2019)
  • Haptic exoskeleton for hand-joint rehabilitation.  Funded by: PUJ. (2017-2018)
  • Modelling, simulation and optimization of  Ground Penetrating Radar GPR. Funded by: PUJ (2016-2017)
  •  Robot aéreo aplicado a la detección autónoma de minas antipersona usando gpr y visión. Funded by: PUJ. (February 2015- August 2016)
  • Smart Industrial Vision: application to Flexible Manufacturing Systems and AGVsFunded by: PUJ. (January 2014- July 2015)
  • De-MiBot: Air robot for visual landmine detection in rural scenarios. Funded by: PUJ. (2014)

2006 – 2012    Universidad Politécnica de Madrid UPM Madrid, Spain

Member of the Computer Vision Group Vision4UAV

Industry Technology Transfer

  • E-Vision: System for See & Avoid. Factoría ETSIA S.L., partially funded under AVANZA program by the Minister of Industry
  • On board Control and Visual Guidance of a New Prototype of Urban Vehicle: Siemens S.A. and supported by the Spanish Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology CDTI.  Starting date: April 2010. Finish date: June 2011
  • DOLBA: Development of a New Device for Low Altitude Observation: Aries Ingeniería y Sistemas S.A. Starting date: January 2010 Finish date: December 2010

International R&D programs

  • IPCUAS: International Cooperation Program for Unmanned Aerial Systems Research and Development (ARCAA, Cranfield University, and Universidad Politécnica de Madrid). Funded by IRSES Program Marie Curie FP7 Starting Date: Sept-2009 -Finish date: Sept-2012
  • UECIMUAVS:  USA and Europe Cooperation in Mini UAVs (Linköping University, Arizona State University and Universidad Politécnica de Madrid). ). Funded by IRSES Program Marie Curie FP7 Starting Date: May-2012 -Finish date: Apr-2016.
  • Multi-rotors UAV for hydrothermal alterations in the Costa Rica Volcanic Mountains. Universidad de Costa Rica UCR and Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Starting Date: Feb-2011 -Finish date: Jan-2012

Public R&D programs Spain:

  •  Computer Vision for UAV, from visual information to visual guidance. Funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science MICYT  #DPI2010-20751-C02-01. Starting date: 2011 -Finish date: 2013
  •  Computer Vision for UAV. Guidance, Control, Cooperation, and Inspection. Funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science MICYT #DPI2007-66156. Starting date: 2007 – Finish date: 2010

International Stays:

Research Stay with the autonomous Systems Laboratory (LSA) from ISEP the Engineering School of Porto Polytechnic: May – August 2011

  •  European Stay focused on the development of quadrotor landing methods on moving platforms based only on visual information.

Research Stay with the Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation (ARCAA): July – October 2010

  •  Researcher visitor under the staff interchange program ICPUAS. Works on See&Avoid techniques for UAV and use of Graphic Processor Unit (GPU) for visual applications like video stabilization, mosaics and visual control
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