• João Valente, An Aerial Robotic Framework - Yet another Precision Agriculture tool, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, 2012. [BibTeX]



  • João Valente, Julian Colorado, Claudio Rossi, Alex Martinez, Jaime Del Cerro, Antonio Barrientos. A mini unmanned aerial system for remote sensing in agriculture. Handbook of robotics. Chapter 56 — Robotics in Agriculture and Forestry, Video ID: 307, 2016.

International journals

  • Ignacio Pastor, João Valente, Adaptive sampling in robotics: A survey, Revista Iberoamericana de Automática e Informática Industrial (RIAI), 14(2):123-132, 2017. [BibTeX] IF: 0.475 (2015).
  • Conesa-Muñoz, J.; Valente, J.; del Cerro, J.; Barrientos, A.; Ribeiro, A. A Multi-Robot Sense-Act Approach to Lead to a Proper Acting in Environmental Incidents. 16(8):1269-1335, 2016. [BibTeX] IF: 2.033 (2015)
  • Mario Garzón, João Valente, Juan Jesús Roldán, Leandro Cancar, Antonio Barrientos and Jaime Del Cerro. A Multirobot system for distributed signal searching and localization in large outdoor scenarios, Journal of Field Robotics, 2015. In press. [BibTeX] IF: 2.059 (2015)
  • D. Sanz, J. Valente, J. del Cerro, J. Colorado, A. Barrientos. Safe operation of mini UAVs: A review of regulation and best practices. Advanced Robotics, 29(19):1221-1233, 2015. [BibTeX] IF: 0.516 (2015)
  • David Zapata, Mario Garzón, João Valente, Antonio Barrientos, QuadLab - A Project-Based Learning Toolkit for Automation and Robotics Engineering Education. Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems, 81(1):97-116, 2015. [BibTeX] IF: 0.932 (2015)
  • J. Valente, J. Del Cerro, A. Barrientos, D. Sanz, Aerial coverage optimization in precision agriculture management: A musical harmony inspired approach. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture Volume 99, pp. 153-159, 2013. [BibTeX] IF: 1.486 (2013)
  • Garzón, Mario; Valente, João; Zapata, David; Barrientos, Antonio. An Aerial-Ground Robotic System for Navigation and Obstacle Mapping in Large Outdoor Areas. Sensors, 13(1):1247-1267, 2013. [BibTeX] invited paper IF: 2.048 (2013)
  • J. Valente, D. Sanz, J. Del Cerro, A. Barrientos, M. Á. de Frutos. Near-optimal coverage trajectories for image mosaicing using a mini quad-rotor over irregular-shaped fields. Precision Agriculture, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp 115-132, 2013. [BibTeX] invited paper IF: 2.010 (2013)
  • A. Barrientos, J. Colorado, J. del Cerro, A. Martinez, C. Rossi, D. Sanz and J. Valente. Aerial Remote Sensing in Agriculture: A practical approach to area coverage and path planning for fleets of mini aerial robots. Journal of Field Robotics, 28:5, pp. 667-689, 2011. [BibTeX] IF: 2.244 (2011)
  • João Valente, David Sanz, Antonio Barrientos, Jaime del Cerro, Angela Ribeiro, and Claudio Rossi. An air-ground wireless sensor network for crop monitoring. Sensors, 11(6):6088-6108, 2011. [BibTeX] IF: 1.739 (2011)

Book chapters

  • Mario Garzón, João Valente, Juan Jesús Roldán, David Garzón-Ramos, Jorge de León, Antonio Barrientos, and Jaime del Cerro. Using ROS in multi-robot systems: experiences and lessons learned from real-world field tests, In (Eds.), Robot Operating System (ROS). Springer International Publishing, 2017. Accepted.
  • Jaime del Cerro, Antonio Barrientos, David Sanz and João Valente, Aerial Fleet in RHEA Project: A High Vantage Point, In M.A. Armada, A. Sanfeliu, M. Ferre (Eds.), ROBOT2013: First Iberian Robotics Conference, volume 252 of Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, pages 457-468. Springer International Publishing, 2014. [BibTeX]
  • João Valente, Antonio Barrientos, Jaime del Cerro, Claudio Rossi, Julian Colorado, David Sanz, and Mario Garzón. Multi-robot visual coverage path planning: Geometrical metamorphosis of the workspace through raster graphics based approaches. In Beniamino Murgante, Osvaldo Gervasi, Andrés Iglesias, David Taniar, and Bernady Apduhan, editors, Computational Science and Its Applications - ICCSA 2011, volume 6784 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 58-73. Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, 2011. [BibTeX]
  • João Valente, Antonio Barrientos, and Jaime Del Cerro. Coverage path planning to survey a large outdoor areas with aerial robots: A comprehensive analysis. In Daisuke Chugo and Sho Yokota (eds.), Introduction to Modern Robotics II, chapter 4. iConcept Press, Annerley, Australia, 2011. [BibTeX]

International conferences and workshops

  • Oma Velasco, Pablo J. Alhama, João Valente. Smooth autonomous take-off and landing maneuvers over a double-hulled watercraft. 14th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO 2017), Madrid (Spain), 2017.
  • João Valente, Thomas Stützle, and Lammert Kooistra. An aerial mission planner for practicable and safe aerial surveying using ant colony optimization metaheuristics design. European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and the Environment (EFITA) WCCA 2017, Montpellier (France), 2017
  • João Valente, David Borreguero, Juan Carlos Batista. An air-water robotic system for remote sensing tasks in fluvial environments. XVIII Congreso de la Asociación Ibérica de Limnología, Tortosa (Spain), 2016.
  • Conesa-Muñoz, Jesús; Valente, João; Cerro, Jaime del; Barrientos, Antonio; Ribeiro Seijas, Ángela, Integrating autonomous aerial scouting with autonomous ground actuation to reduce chemical pollution on crop soil. ROBOT 2015: Second Iberian Robotics Conference, Lisbon (Portugal), 2015. [BibTeX]
  • João Valente, Jaime del Cerro and Antonio Barrientos. What is the optimal stitching orientation from an aerial survey perspective? In Proceedings of the International Conference on Robotics and associated High-technologies and Equipment for Agriculture. pp. 449-457, Madrid (Spain), 2014. [BibTeX]
  • João Valente, Adrian Guillen, Oscar Manrique, Mercedes Arenal and Antonio Barrientos. On the acquisition of high-resolution maps with open source software and commercials off-the-shelf quad-rotors. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Robotics and associated High-technologies and Equipment for Agriculture. pp. 419-429, Madrid (Spain), 2014. [BibTeX]
  • João Valente, Antonio Barrientos, and Jaime Del Cerro. Optimization of Aerial Surveys using an Algorithm Inspired in Musicians Improvisation. 23rd International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS'13), Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Planning and Robotics (PlanRob). pp. 72-79, Rome (Italy), 2013. [BibTeX]
  • D.Sanz, J.Valente, J.del Cerro, M.A. de Frutos, J.J.Roldan. and A.Barrientos. Risk analysis for uav safe operations: a rationalization for an agricultural environment. International Conference on Robotics and associated High-technologies and Equipment for Agriculture. pp. 229-234, Pisa (Italy), 2012. [BibTeX]
  • J.D.Hernandez, J.Barrientos, D.Sanz, A.Barrientos, J.Del Cerro, and J.Valente. Non-invasive moisture measurement in agricultural fields using a rolling spherical robot. International Conference on Robotics and Associated High-technologies and Equipement for Agriculture. pp. 235-240, Pisa (Italy), 2012. [BibTeX]
  • Mario Garzón, João Valente, David Zapata, Rigoberto Chil and Antonio Barrientos. Towards a ground navigation system based in visual feedback provided by a mini UAV. In Proceedings of the IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium Workshops - Perception in Robotics (10th Robocity2030 Workshop). Madrid, Spain, 2012. [BibTeX]
  • J. Valente, A. Barrientos, J. del Cerro, C. Rossi, D. Sanz, and M. Garzón, C. Rossi, Practical issues and improvements in farmland coverage with aerial vehicles, Research, First Workshop on Research, Development and Education on Unmanned Aerial Systems (RED-UAS 2011), Seville, Spain, November 2011. [BibTeX]
  • João Valente, David Sanz, Jaime Del Cerro, Claudio Rossi, Mario Garzón, Juan D. Hernádez and Antonio Barrientos, Techniques for area discretization and coverage in aerial photography for precision agriculture employing mini quad-rotors, Proceedings of the first international workshop on Robotics and Associated High-Technologies and Equipment for Agriculture (RHEA-2011), Montpellier, France, pages 85-97, 2011. [BibTeX]
  • João Valente, Antonio Barrientos, Jaime Del Cerro, and David Sanz. A waypoint-based mission planner for a farmland coverage with an aerial robot - a precision farming tool. In Proceedings of 8th European Conference on Precision Agriculture (ECPA'11), Prague, Czech Republic, 2011. [BibTeX]
  • D. Sanz, A. Barrientos, M. Garzon, C. Rossi, J. Del Cerro, and J. Valente. A secondary mission planner restricted to a predefined prior mission. In Proc. of The 11th ESA Workshop on Advanced Space Technologies for Robotics and Automation (ASTRA), 2011. [BibTeX]
  • J. Colorado, A. Barrientos, A. Martinez, B. Lafaverges, and J. Valente. Mini-quadrotor attitude control based on hybrid backstepping & frenet-serret theory. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA'10), pages 1617-1622, may. 2010. [BibTeX]
  • A. Barrientos, J. Colorado, A. Martinez, and J. Valente. Rotary-wing mav modeling & control for indoor scenarios. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT'01), pages 1475-1480, mar. 2010. [BibTeX]
  • Angeletti, G., Valente, J., Iocchi, L., Nardi, D., Autonomous Indoor Hovering with a Quadrotor, International Conference on Simulation, Modeling and Programming for Autonomous robots (SIMPAR'08), Workshop on Mini and Micro UAV for Security and Surveillance, pp.472-481, Venice, Italy. [BibTeX]

National conferences and workshops

  • Jaime del Cerro, Antonio Barrientos, João Valente, David Sanz. Aerial Mission in RHEA Project. 13th RoboCity2030 Workshop: EU Projects Results in the Frame of the Madrid’s Regional Robotic Hub RoboCity2030. Madrid (Spain), 2015.
  • J. del Cerro, J. Valente, D. Sanz, C. Rossi, L. Cancar, A. Barrientos, Flota de Vehículos aéreos para fotografia de alta resolución en aplicaciones de agricultura de precision. Proyecto RHEA, XXXV Jornadas de Automática, Valencia, Spain, 2014. Accepted. [BibTeX]
  • D. Sanz, J. del Cerro, J. Valente, and M. Garzón , A. Barrientos, Planificación de trayectorias bi-objetivo en robótica aerea para agricultura de precisión, Robot 2011 - III Workshop de Robótica : Robótica Experimental, Sevilla, Spain, November 2011. [BibTeX]
  • João Valente, Antonio Barrientos, Alexander Martinez, and Christian Fiederling. Field tests with an aerial-ground convoy system for collaborative tasks. In 8th Workshop of RoboCity2030-II: Robots Exteriores, pages 233-248, Madrid, Spain, 2010. [BibTeX]


  • Aerial Coverage Path Planning applied to Mapping. PhD's thesis. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales - Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (ETSII-UPM), Madrid, 2014. Cum laude. [BibTeX]
  • An aerial robotic framework to address area coverage in precision agriculture practices. Master's thesis (Trabajo final de master). Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales - Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (ETSII-UPM), Madrid, 2011. Cum laude. [BibTeX]
  • Autonomous behaviours for an unmanned mini-aerial vehicle, Master's dissertation (Dissertação de mestrado). Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia - Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCT-UNL), Lisbon, 2008. [BibTeX]