Research Interest:  


R&D and industry consulting projects:

Active  Member of SIRP and CEPIT research groups at PUJ.


  • (PI) Aerial sensing and monitoring of rice crop fields applying precision agriculture techniques. Consortia: PUJ and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture -CIATFunded by: COLCIENCIAS conv. 715 2015. (2016-2019).
  • (PI) Underwater mapping and sensing in large fish farms using an autonomous ROV. (2016-2017).
  • (PI) Modelling, simulation and optimization of  Ground-Penetrating-Radar -GPR. Funded by: PUJ. (2016-2017)
  • Center for the Internet of Things – CEA IoT. Funded by Ministry of Information Technology and Communications -MINTIC (2016-2017)
  • Stability and control strategies in hybrid dynamic systems applied to power converters. In cooperation with INSA de Lyon Laboratoire AMPERE  in France. Funded by: COLCIENCIAS. (2014-2017).
  • (PI) Aerial robot applied for autonomous detection of landmines using vision and ground-penetrating radar (GPR). Funded by: PUJ. (2014-2016)
  • Design and development of a mobile robot for inspection and repair of hydro-pipes. Consortia: PUJ, Universidad Militar Nueva Granada, Hidráulica y Urbanismo Ltda. Funded by: COLCIENCIAS. (2012-2016)
  • Smart Industrial Vision: application to Flexible Manufacturing Systems and AGVsFunded by: PUJ. (2014-2016)
  • Design and implementation of a pollution network for the Universidad Javeriana’s campus.  Funded by: PUJ. (2014–2016)
  • Modular sensors applied to search and rescue robots.  Funded by: PUJ. (2013–2015)
  • (PI) De-MiBot: visual image mosaicing with an aerial robot applied to landmine detection in rural scenarios. Funded by: PUJ. (2013-2014)

@UPM, Madrid, Spain:

  • (PI) BaTboT (Doctoral research):  A bio-inspired morphing wing flapping MAV. In collaboration with Breuer Laboratory at Brown University. Funded by the Autonomous Community of Madrid (CAM). Identifier CPI/0620/2008.
  • RHEA: Robot Fleets for Highly Effective Agriculture and Forestry Management. Funded by FP7 European Commission. Identifier:NMP-CP-IP 245986-2 RHEA
  • iTuna: Bio-inspired fish locomotion using Shape Memory Alloys. Developed by C. Rossi and W. Coral at Bio-inspired Systems Lab UPM-CSIC 
  • ROTOS: Multi-robot system for outdoor infrastructure protection. Funded by Spain Ministry of Education and Science. Identifier: DPI 2010-17998.
  • RoboCity2030-II, Funded by Autonomous Community of Madrid (CAM). Identifier (S-0505/DPI/000235).
  • BaLTS: BADA aircraft Lift Trajectory Simulator for commercial aircraft control assistance in the take-off and landing maneuvers. Sponsored and funded by INDRA Company (2008-2009) -
  • FRACTAL: Fleet of Cooperative Terrestrial and Aerial Robot. Funded by Spain Ministry of Education and Science Identifier: DPI 2006-03444.
  • RoboCity2030, Funded by Autonomous Community of Madrid (CAM)Identifier (S2009/DPI-1559)


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