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Research

Research interests in general are:

  • Mini/Micro Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).
  • Multi Robot Systems (MRS).
  • Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC).

I have already worked with the following aerial platforms(namely quad-rotors):

  • ASCTEC X-3D-BL Scientific (Ascending Technologies, Germany).
  • Dragonflyer (Draganfly Innovations, Canada).
  • AirRobot AR100B (AirRobot, Germany).
  • AscTec Hummingbird (Ascending Technologies, Germany).
  • AscTec Pelican (Ascending Technologies, Germany).

Some of the topics I have been working on:

  • Indoor positioning and control.

  • UAV and UGV collaborative schemes.

  • Vision-based navigation.

  • Motion planning.

Invited talks:

  • A quasi-decoupled multi coverage path planning approach employed by a heterogeneous Fleet of small Aerial Robots. (Technical University of Madrid-School of Industrial Engineering, Cooperative Robots course; Fall/2010)
  • Mini Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for civilian tasks: Surveillance and Agriculture. (New university of Lisbon-Faculty of Science and Technology, Telerobotics and Autonomous Systems course; Fall/2011)
  • Cooperative and Collaborative Robots: A survey of experiments. (Technical University of Madrid-School of Industrial Engineering, Cooperative Robots course; Fall/2011)
  • Research experiences and lessons learned with Quad-rotors. (City College of New York-City University of New York, Robotics and Intelligent Systems Lab; Nov/2012)
  • Precision agriculture management with quad-rotors. (Beijing Institute of Technology, School of Automation, China; Jul/2013)