Tuesday, December 1, 2020

ROSEN 2020

I have taken part in the 1st International Workshop Drones Software Programming (ROSEN 2020), organized by the Information Technology Group of the Wageningen University & Research. My presentation "Adaptive & Immersive Interfaces for Drones" described how immersive technologies and artificial intelligence can lead to better human-robot interfaces. 

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Leonardo Fellowship of BBVA Foundation


I have been awarded a Leonardo Fellowship of the BBVA Foundation. These fellowships provide 40,000€ to develop research projects with a duration between 12 and 18 months. Only 59 fellowships have been awarded out of 1,580 applicants (5 out of 144 in the area of engineering and architecture). 

My project is entitled "Training robots for intervening in dangerous environments: development and application of reinforcement learning models". I will be writing here about how the project is developing. Meanwhile, you can find more information at the official website.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

SwarmCity Project on TV!

The spanish public television has made a report about SwarmCity Project. The piece has appeared in the program Zoom Net of TVE 1, TVE Internacional and 24h. I am very proud to see the new result of our project. We have worked very hard to carry out this project, although we did not get the financial support from public and private organizations. In three years we have developed a city simulator, swarm intelligence and data fusion algorithms, and an adaptive and immersive interface. Additionally, we have published two articles in journals (Cognitive Systems Research and Personal and Ubiquitous Computing) and other two in conferences (IEEE IROS 2018 and IEEE PerCom 2019). Finally, some students have done their BSc and MSc theses in the context of SwarmCity Project. I hope this is not the end...

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Extraordinary PhD Award of the Technical University of Madrid!

I have received the extraordinary PhD award from the Technical University of Madrid (UPM). This distinction is granted by the UPM to the best PhD thesis presented in this university during the last academic year. One more year I have attended the Santo Tomás de Aquino celebration, but this time the dress code has been a little bit more flexible. I am very happy with this last award for my PhD thesis, but as I usually say: the best things in this period have been the knowledge I got and the people I met.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Our research in press

SwarmCity, the project that we created, directed and developed, has appeared in press:

¿Pueden los drones ayudarnos a mejorar nuestras ciudades? - UPM - Madri+d - ambientum

Enjambres de drones para mejorar la vida en la ciudad - Sinc - eldiario.es - nobbot

La UPM lidera un proyecto de "enjambre de drones" para supervisar ciudades - La Vanguardia

Una flota de drones inteligentes para garantizar la seguridad en las ciudades del futuro - Cuadernos de Seguridad

La UPM y el CSIC desarrollan un enjambre de drones para monitorizar ciudades - infodron.es

Un 'enjambre de drones' para supervisar el tráfico y la contaminación de la ciudad - La Razón