I was born in Moià (Barcelona) on October 11th, 1982. I received the B.Sc. degrees in T.Telecommunications engineering and Industrial Management; and the M.Sc. degree in Automatic Control and Robotics, from “Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya” (UPC), Barcelona, in 2004 and 2012 respectively. Between these dates, I worked in the private sector as I+D Engineer and I contributed to design and deploy several systems that use computer vision (e.g., a rate-setting process machine used in logistics, or different projects working with Korean colleagues to develop “Ip cameras” and “Ip video-servers”).

I did my PhD (2012-2017) and a Postdoctoral Fellowship (2017-2019) at Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial where I participated on the European FP7-Project ARCAS (Aerial Robotics Cooperative Assembly Systems) and H2020-Projects AEROARMS (AErial RObotics system integrating multiple ARMS and advanced manipulation capabilities for inspection and maintenance) and GAUSS (Galileo-EGNOSS as an Asset for UTM Safety and Security). Moreover, I worked as teacher of the Automatic Control and Robotics Master degree at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC).

I worked as a postdoc with Ali Agha (February to September 2019) and, in September 2019, I won a permanent position at NASA-JPL, Caltech Institute of Technology, as Robotics Research Technologist, Section 347T Robotic Aerial Mobility, under the supervision of Olivier Toupet (September 2019 to September 2021). Furthermore, I am participated in numeros projects including both terrestrial and space robotics, for instance, in the DARPA Subterranean Challenge as state estimation lead of the CoStar team.

In September 2021 I moved back to Barcelona, starting as an assitant professor (Automatic Control department, UPC) and a researcher of the Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial.

My general research interests are in the area of mobile robotics and my current research is focused on perception and control of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).

If you are interested in my “Currículum Vitae” (CV), feel free to contact me.

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)
NASA-JPL, Caltech Institute of Technology