Head of the GRVC
Head of GRVC at University Seville and Scientific Advisor of the Center for Aerospace Technologies (CATEC). He has been Scientific Director of the CATEC, full professor at Universities of Santiago and Malaga (Spain), researcher at the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, USA) and LAAS-CNRS (Toulouse, France). He authored more than 670 publications, led 160 projects including the 7 European projects, is currently the coordinator of the H2020 AEROARMS and has recently won an ERC Advanced Grant. He has developed worldwide innovations, such as the aerial robotic manipulation and transferred technologies that generated products in many companies including Airbus, Navantia and many others. He is recipient of 19 Research and Innovation awards, including the recent Overall ICT Innovation Radar Prize 2017 of the European Commission. He supervised 36 PhD Thesis and is currently chair of IEEE TC Aerial Robotics and UAVs, member of the euRobotics Board of Directors and coordinator of the Aerial Robotics Topic-Group of euRobotics.