miércoles, 1 de agosto de 2018

Welcome / Bienvenid@

Welcome to my blog.

My name is Juan Jesús Roldán Gómez. I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Automation and Robotics (UPM-CSIC). I got a PhD in Automation and Robotics from the Technical University of Madrid (2014-2018). Previously, I studied Bsc+MSc in Industrial Engineering with specialization in Automation and Electronics (2006-2012) and MSc in Automation and Robotics (2013-2014) at the same university. I have taken part in robotics projects with SENER and Airbus Defence and Space, as well as I have performed a research stay at the University of Luxembourg. During the last five years, I have researched about security systems for aerial robots, surveillance with teams of ground robots and application of robots to agriculture. Currently, I am interested in multi-robot adaptive and immersive interfaces and robot swarms for monitoring cities, as well as in data mining and machine learning techniques.

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Until next time!

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Bienvenid@ a mi blog.

Mi nombre es Juan Jesús Roldán Gómez. Soy un investigador postdoctoral en el Centro de Automática y Robótica (UPM-CSIC). Hice el doctorado en Automática y Robótica en la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (2014-2018). Anteriormente, estudié Ingeniería Industrial con especialidad en Automática y Electrónica (2006-2012) y Máster en Automática y Robótica (2013-2014) en la misma universidad. He participado en proyectos de robótica con SENER y Airbus Defence & Space y también he realizado una estancia de investigación en la Universidad de Luxemburgo. Durante los últimos cinco años, he investigado sobre sistemas de seguridad para robots aéreos, vigilancia con equipos de robots terrestres y aplicación de robots en agricultura. Actualmente, estoy interesado en las interfaces adaptativas e inmersivas para flotas de robots y el uso de enjambres de robots para monitorizar ciudades, así como en aprender más sobre técnicas de minería de datos y aprendizaje automático.

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¡Hasta la próxima!

martes, 24 de julio de 2018

And finally I have defended my PhD thesis...

As you can read, I have defended my PhD thesis.

My PhD thesis was entitled "Adaptive and Immersive Interfaces to Improve Situational Awareness in Multi-Robot Missions" and aimed at developing a new generation of operator interfaces to allow single operators to control multiple robot. The thesis have made multiple contributions to the areas of mission modeling, operator modeling, adaptive interfaces and immersive interfaces. You can find more information at this link.

I did my PhD thesis under the direction of Antonio Barrientos Cruz and Jaime del Cerro Giner at the Technical University of Madrid (UPM) and in the context of SAVIER (Situational Awareness VIrtual EnviRonment) project of Airbus Defence & Space

The defense took place the 24 July 2018 at the School of Industrial Engineers of the Technical University of Madrid. The committee decided unanimously to qualify my PhD thesis with summa cum laude. 

sábado, 2 de junio de 2018

Summer School on Artificial Intelligence and Games 2018

I have assisted to the first international summer school on Artificial Intelligence and Games, which has taken place in Chania (Crete, Greece) between May 28 and June 1. During this week, I have learnt a lot of things about artificial intelligence applied to games for creating artificial agents, generating scenarios and studying human players. Additionally, we took part in the game jam of the summer school by developing "A Game of Drones", a drone race game where the human players has to do their best to get the goals before the artificial intelligence, which learned to play by using reinforcement learning. 

viernes, 16 de marzo de 2018

Mi tesis en 4 minutos

I have participated in the contest "Tu tesis en 4 minutos" (your PhD thesis in 4 minutes) organized by the Technical University of Madrid (UPM) in the context of "Symposium Cuéntanos tu tesis" (Tell us your PhD thesis symposium). This time I did not win one of the prizes, but I could know the works of my colleagues from other disciplines at the university and explain them my own work. And I think my presentation was not as bad as you would expect... :P

martes, 16 de enero de 2018

Cátedra UPM-CESEDEN Award to the best scientific paper

The commitee has decided to award our paper because it presents a novel technology that will have an impact on the future of defense and security. This paper was the result of months of teamwork, starting from the multi-robot missions performed in Luxembourg in 2016 and finishing at the experiments with operators developed in Spain in 2017. Therefore, I would like to say "thanks" to my colleagues who participated in this work and "congratulations" to Elena because she contributed as much as me to this success.

Here you can see the paper:

J.J. Roldán, E. Peña-Tapia, A. Martín-Barrio, M.A. Olivares-Méndez, J. del Cerro and A. Barrientos. “Multi-Robot Interfaces and Operator Situational Awareness: Study of the Impact of Immersion and Prediction”. Sensors, 17(8), 1720. 2017. Impact Factor (2016): 2.677. Article

martes, 7 de noviembre de 2017

My short but intense career as technology entrepreneur

During the last months I have attended to the Technology Marketing Course organized by the UPM_innovatech program, where I have learnt about technology marketing, sales, negotiation, economic valuation... Additionally, I have taken part in the UPM_innovatech 2T Challenge with GreenBot, a team of robots that run through the greenhouses ensuring that the environmental conditions are appropriate for the crops, reaching the final of the contest. 

Durante los últimos meses he asistido al Curso de Comercialización de Tecnologías organizado por el programa UPM_innovatech, donde he aprendido sobre marketing tecnológico, ventas, negociación, valoración económica... Además, he participado en la competición UPM_innovatech 2T Challenge con mi idea GreenBot, un equipo de robots que recorren los invernaderos asegurando que las condiciones son óptimas para los cultivos, alcanzando la final del concurso.

sábado, 9 de septiembre de 2017

JA2017: Jornadas de Automática 2017

We have participated in the XXXVIII Jornadas de Automática of Gijón on September 6-8th 2017 with a paper and a poster.

Hemos participado en las XXXVIII Jornadas de Automática de Gijón del 6 al 8 de septiembre de 2016 con un artículo y un póster.  

E. Peña Tapia, J.J. Roldán, M. Garzón, A. Martín Barrio and A. Barrientos. "Interfaz de Control para un Robot Manipulador mediante Realidad Virtual". XXXVIII Jornadas Nacionales de Automática. Gijón, September 6-8th 2017.