Short Bio

Luis Merino is Associate Professor at the School of Engineering, Pablo de Olavide University (UPO), Seville, Spain. He joined the University in 2004. He received the Telecommunications Engineer Degree in 2000 from the University of Seville. After that, he worked at Telefonica for one year. In 2002 he received the DEA, and, in 2007, a Ph.D. degree on Robotics, all from the Systems Engineering and Automation Department of the University of Seville. His thesis has been awarded with the ABB Award to the Best Doctoral Dissertation on Robotics 2007, given by the Spanish Committee of Automation (CEA, Robotics Group) of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC).

He has made research visiting stays at the Computer Vision Laboratory, University of Linköping, Sweden; the Real-time and Robotics Group at the Technical University of Berlin, and the Laboratoire d'Analyse et d'Architecture des Systèmes, LAAS, (CNRS), at Toulouse, France.

He is the responsible of the Systems Engineering and Automation Division of UPO, and has been Vice-Dean of UPO's School of Engineering for 5 years.

His research interests include robot localization and navigation, social robotics, multi-robot systems, sensor fusion and planning under uncertainties applied to robotics, and leads several projects on these topics, including the work of UPO at the EU FP7 projects SIAR-ECHORD++, FROG and TERESA.


Universidad Pablo de Olavide
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e-mail:lmercab at upo dot es