martes, 31 de diciembre de 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.

martes, 10 de diciembre de 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!):