career

ETH and University of Zurich - Jul 2019 - present:
Postdoctoral Researcher. Zurich, Switzerland

Postdoc at the Robotics and Perception Group, led by Prof. Davide Scaramuzza. I am currently working on event based vision.

Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz - Nov 2014 - Jun 2019:
Robotics Researcher. Bremen, Germany

Several activities in robotics and perception. Among those: visual servoing and autonomous docking for the WasteShark marine lightweight drone. Robotic software developer in ESRoCOS H2020 project. Architecting, design and implementation of the Environment Representation (EnviRe). Project leader at SARGON - Space Automation & Robotics General Controller - for ESA research activities.

European Space Agency - Feb 2014 - Nov 2014:
Visiting Researcher. Nordwijk, The Netherlands

Field testing for my research on SLAM and its application on the ExoMars Test Rover (ExoTeR). Software architecture, design and implementation of ExoTeR navigation, control-loop, teleoperation and image processing modules among other tasks. Integration and tetsing of the wheel walking motion control for ExoTer. I was in charge of the rover navigation for the MarsFast study phase in collaboratin with NASA.

Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz - Apr 2011 - Feb 2014:
Robotics Researcher. Bremen, Germany

Robotics researcher at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, DFKI. My work focused on the design and development of Bayesian probabilistic algorithms for onboard R&D robotics. More specifically in the design, prototype and implementation of the Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS) of Dagon, an unmanned underwater vehicle. Development, integration and testing of robotics software in Sherpa and Asguard.

European Space Agency - Mar 2009 - Nov 2010:
Robotics System Engineer. Nordwijk, The Netherlands

Development, implementation and testing of Inertial navigation systems for rovers in the context of the ExoMars Demonstration Rover (ExoMaDeR). Development of a Reference Terrain Generation based on Digital Elevation Models (DEM) of target landing areas of Mars surface for the ExoMars mission. Rover Navigation support (localization, path planning and control) for the MarsREX rover study phase at the CDF.

European Space Agency - Sep 2008 - Mar 2009:
Ground Segment Engineer. Frascati, Italy

Within the Payload Data Ground Segment (PDGS) Projects Office (EOP-GP), the work supported the definition and management of Sentinels and SMOS PDGS projects and preparation for GMES data access preoperational infrastructures. The task was applying the defined Earth Observation (EO) ground segment strategy, coordination of user services and data quality management as well as mission data flow development.

Technical University of Madrid - Oct 2007 - Jun 2008:
Research Assistant. Madrid, Spain

Localization and mapping tasks in the Fractal project, Fleet of Collaborative Aerial and Terrestrial Robots, with the leadership of Prof. Antonio Barrientos. I was directly involved in the navigation system of wheel mobile robots.