Antonio Barrientos (Madrid 1958) obtains the degree of MSc in Control Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Madrid in 1982, and the degree of PhD in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence in 1986. He is Professor in the Departamento Automática, Ingeniería Electrónica e Informática Industrial (Polytechnic University of Madrid) from 1986. In 2002 He obtains the MSc degree in Biomedical Engineering by the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia

Since 1980 his research activity is oriented to Robotics, developping robots manipulator, service robots and robotics applications.

Nowadays his main research areas are the Unmanned Aerial Robots, Multi Robots Systems, Robot fleets coordination and Engineeriong Application to the Biomedicine.

Currently he is coordinator of the Robotics & Cybernetics Research Group of the Polytechnic University of Madrid.


Address                       Antonio Barrientos


c/ José Gutiérrez Abascal, 2

28006 Madrid

Phone:                        913363061

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I am a Faculty member of the Polytechnic University of Madrid from 1987, where I teach graduated and post-graduated courses in Control engineering, Computers and Robotics

Graduated Courses:

  1.   Introduction to Robotics >>>

  2.   Flexible Manufacturing Systems

Msc & PhD Courses:

  1.   Robot Kinematics

  2.   Service Robots >>>

  3.   GNC for Autonomos Robots



  1. I am a member of the Centro de Automatica y Robótica (UP-CSIC). My research topics are Service robots, Unmaned aerial robots and Biomechatronics

  2. RHEA: “Robot fleets for highly effective agriculture and forestry management”

  3. FRACTAL:Aerial and Ground colaborative robots

  4. NMRS:Networked Multi Robot System

  5. RF-WIPE: RF-Wireless for Planetary Exploration



  1. “Mini-Quadrotor Attitude Control based on Hybrid Backstepping & Frenet-Serret Theory”, 2010 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2010.
  2. “Diagnosis of Bruxism Based on Polymeric Piezoelectric Sensors and Remote Communication”, International Conference on Industrial Technology, IEEE-ICIT 2010

  3. “Miniature quad-rotor dynamics modeling & guidance for vision-based target tracking control tasks”, International Conference on Advanced Robotics, ICAR 2009

  4. “Simultaneous task subdivision and allocation for teams of heterogeneous robots”, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA09,