Something about me

I studied the Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes in Electrical Engineering (research area: Digital Signal Processing) at the Faculty of Engineering, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). I am very attracted to Digital Signal Processing applied to robotic systems; I presented and defended my bachelor’s thesis “Automation of a Greenhouse using Electronic Commercial Components [COTS]” and master’s thesis “Object detection and recognition for mobile robot applications using computer vision techniques”.

I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science at the Visual Information Laboratory, in the Department of Computer Vision, University of Bristol, UK, working on problems related to computer vision and robotics; I defended my thesis “Map compression techniques for relocalisation in visual mapping” where I explored different task-specific and compact map representations in the context of visual odometry and SLAM.

Currently, I am an Adjunct Researcher Fellow at the Advance Intelligence and Robotics Research Center, Tamagawa University, Japan. Now and then I collaborate with the Bio-Robotics Laboratory, National Autonomous University of Mexico, and the Graduate Program in Agricultural Engineering and Integral Use of Water, Autonomous University of Chapingo.

I have been working on mobile and service robots and have tested our latest results at the RoboCup and similar robot competitions for the past twelve years.