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Research interests in general are:

  • Field robotics.
  • Mini/Micro Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).
  • Multi Robot Systems (MRS).
  • Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC).
  • Remote sensing (RS).

I have already worked with the following programmable aerial platforms (mostly quad-rotors):

ASCTEC X-3D-BL Scientific (ASCTEC, Germany) Dragonflyer (Draganfly Innovations, Canada) AirRobot AR100B (AirRobot, Germany) AscTec Hummingbird (ASCTEC, Germany)
AscTec Pelican (ACTEC, Germany) AirRobot AR200 (AirRobot, Germany) Parrot Ar.Drone 1-2.0 (Parrot, France) DJI Phantom 3 PRO (DJI, China) DJI Matrice 100 (DJI, China)

Some of the research areas I have been working on:

Robotics for environmental monitoring
Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) to sample aquatic ecosystems and support remote sensing practices with UAVs in fluvial environments.
Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and electrochemical gas sensor technology for air pollutants control
Airborne thermography via small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and low-cost IR sensors
Robotics for agriculture and forestry
Aerial remote sensing Aerial mission planning


  • Environmental Robotics: Towards a sustanaible planet. Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (EPS), Madrid (Spain); Feb/2017.
  • Precision agriculture management with quad-rotors. Beijing Institute of Technology, School of Automation, Beijing (China); Jul/2013.
  • Research experiences and lessons learned with Quad-rotors. City College of New York-City University of New York, Robotics and Intelligent Systems Lab, NYC (USA); Nov/2012.

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