This prize have been organized by the Spanish Automation Committee (Comité Español de Automática, CEA) for the last decades and this time have been funded by the company Robotnik. Eleven researchers from different universities of Spain presented their PhD thesis to the contest. After a first round of revisions carried out by a group of experts, three of them were invited to present their thesis in the final round. We attended to the Spanish Automation Conference (Jornadas de Automática) that took place in Ferrol (Galicia), where we presented our thesis and another group of experts decided the winner.
I cannot find the words that describe how satisfied I feel. Since I finished my PhD the last summer, I have been through bad times and I have doubted about my future. I hope this award can be an incentive to continue fighting in this hard world.