Julian Colorado, PhD. Faculty member
 Associate Professor, school of Engineering
 Department of Electronics, Office 415-11
Julian Colorado is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electronics Engineering at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. He completed his Ph.D and M.S. in Robotics at Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain, where he studied the development of novel Guidance-Navigation-Control (GNC) strategies for a diverse category of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), including quadrotors and highly-articulated morphing-wing drones inspired by the biomechanics of bats. He was a visiting research fellow at Brown University, USA (2010-2011), where he studied how to integrate smart-actuators based on Shape Memory Alloys to control wing modulation in a bat-like robot. Julian Colorado research interests include the area of: (i) Field Robotics: AI-driven drones for Agriculture, GNC for UAV monitoring, Robot Dynamics and Control. (ii) Bio-inspired robotics: nature inspired mobile robots, Bioengineering, Smart materials & Actuation.

Prospective Students
If you are interested in the work that we are carrying out and would like to join us, please email us. Students with engineering and physical sciences background are welcome. The following students/researchers work under my supervision in projects funded by the industry or governmental agencies.

Postdoctoral Research Fellows

Ph.D students


Ing. C. Castiblanco       Ing. Willington Marín, M.Sc       Ing. Edgar Gutierrez, M.Sc

Master students


Ing. Manuel Felipe García.     Ing. Edgar Correa

Undergrad students/Research Assistants 

Past Collaborators 

  • Vanessa Arteaga. Worked on AI methods to classify EMG-signals for controlling an exoskeleton applied to hand joint rehab (2018-2019). Now @SUPSI, Switzerland.
  • Carlos Devia. Worked on AI computational methods to estimate crop variables based on NIR data (2016-2019). Now @TU-Delft, Netherlands.
  • Juan P Rojas. Worked on NIR image mosaic techniques applied to crop data modeling (2016-2018). Now @CIRAD, France
  • William Coral (Postdoc). Worked on ROV-based inspection applied to fish farming monitoring (2016-2018).
  • Diego Castro. Worked on IoT strategies for WSN (Wireless Sensor Networks) (2017). Now @DePaul University, USA.
  • Lizeth Neira. Worked on GPR integration on a drone for demining (2016)
  • Juan Jose Martínez Moritz. Worked on GPR integration on a drone for demining (2016). Now @TUM, Germany.
  • José Libardo Navia. Worked on multispectral imaging of rice crop fields using an UAV (2015). Now @TU-Delf, Netherlands.
  • David Szajowicz. Worked on mobile robot navigation using laser-based SLAM (2014-2015)
  • Johana M. Flórez. Worked on 2D SLAM for indoor mapping (2013-2014)
  • David Hormaza. Worked on the electronics design of an energy-harvesting (solar+RF) embedded system (2014)
  • Juan P. Rodriguez. Worked on quadrotor navigation and image mosaicing (2014). Now @Sapienza University, Italy.