I have twelve years experience on the field of mobile robots, working in different projects multiple fields such as Robot Navigation and Mapping, Exploration, Social Robotics, Human-Robot Interaction, Robot design, and Machine Learning. My main research interests have focused on several aspects of robotics navigation, mapping and exploration.
I obtained my Ph.D. at the University of Valladolid in Spain where I proposed an exploration method oriented to create a 3D model of an outdoor environment.
In 2013 I became a post-doctoral researcher at the university of Lincoln as part of the STRANDS project where I worked on the development of spatio-temporal representations for robotic navigation.
Currently, I am carrying out new research in Robotic Mapping of Soil Moisture, including the integration of a novel mobile soil moisture sensor with a new outdoor mobile robot platform and development of high-definition soil moisture mapping techniques, data acquisition strategies, long-term probabilistic model adaptation and outdoor mobile robot navigation.
I have participated at the ROBOCUP@HOME as member of a joint team with Sapienza University of Rome and the University of Lincoln, where we obtained 3rd position in the year 2017.
I have collaborated with the supervision of both undergraduate project and Ph.D. students and led robotics modules and sessions in summer schools, and professional formation modules.
Robot Navigation Localisation and Mapping, Mobile Robotics, Path Planning, Robot Exploration