Tuesday, December 31, 2019

A year of changes

I started the year 2019 becoming unemployed. Then, I worked for the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), I taught "Design, Integration and Verification of Machines" at the Comillas Pontifical University, and I created my enterprise Aibot, at the same time. During this year I suffered the main problems of researchers in Spain: unemployment periods, rigged selection processes, project delays, lack of resources... However, I finished this year finding a great opportunity.

I have joined as Assistant Professor to the Department of Computer Science of the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM). During two years, I will teach "Software Analysis and Design Project" in the BSc in Computer Engineering (Spanish and English), while I will continue researching in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence. I am very grateful to the people of the UAM for trusting me despite they did not know me before.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

RoboCity2030 Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Workshop

Today, I have been at the Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Workshop organized by the RoboCity2030 Project. In this event, I have presented a poster about my work in the context of the SUREVEG Project. The poster is entitled "Training a mobile manipulator to follow crop lines with reinforcement learning" and is my first work in artificial intelligence applied to robotics. I have developed a control system for a manipulator robot based on neural networks trained with reinforcement learning. Here you can see the poster (Don't forget to watch the video!):