Noé Pérez Higueras

SRL - Service Robotics Lab

Postdoc Researcher - Pablo de Olavide University




About me

Currently, I am a Postdoc Researcher in the Service Robotics Lab at the Pablo de Olavide University of Seville. My research is focused on Social Navigation of Mobile Robots. I am studying the different robot navigation algorithms and trying to extend them by adding social skills. To do that I employ machine learning techniques in order to learn navigation behaviors from data of real people as well as their movement patterns.

After receiving the Computing Engineering Degree I was working and collaborating with the Automatics, Robotics and Mecatronics research group of the University of Almeria (my hometown) for almost 3 years.
Then, I had the chance to work in the Pablo de Olavide University of Seville where I developed my thesis and I obtained my PhD while working in exciting European robotics projects (2012-2017).
After that, I was collaborating with the Robotics Lab of the University Carlos III of Madrid in another European project for 2 years and a half (2018-2020).
Looking for new adventures, I moved to Barcelona to work in the company PAL Robotics in which I learnt a lot despite the short time I was with them (6 months) because in 2021 I came back to the SRL in Seville.

Apart from the Robotics field, I am interested in Rock music (live music is a plus), doing sport enjoying the nature (trial running), drawing in my spare time, and I am always willing to grab a beer with friends.


FROG (Fun Robotic Outdoor Guide)

FROG robot

FROG is a collaborative project funded by the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7-ICT-2011.2.1), under grant agreement n° 288235. Duration: October 2011 - September 2014.

FROG aspires to turn autonomous outdoor robots into viable location-based service providers. It develops an outdoor guide robot, part of an emerging class of intelligent robot platforms. It has a winning personality and behaviors that engage tourists in a fun exploration of outdoor attractions.

TERESA (Telepresence Reinforcement-learning Social Agent)

TERESA robot

TERESA has received funding from the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7-ICT-2013-10) under grant agreement n° 611153.

The TERESA project aims to develop a telepresence robot of unprecedented social intelligence, thereby helping to pave the way for the deployment of robots in settings such as homes, schools, and hospitals that require substantial human interaction. In telepresence systems, a human controller remotely interacts with people by guiding a remotely located robot, allowing the controller to be more physically present than with standard teleconferencing.

ECHORD++ challenge in Urban Robotics: SIAR (Sewer Inspection Autonomous Robot)

SIAR robot

The FP7 project ECHORD++ (European Clearing House for Open Robotics Development, Grant Agreement Number 601116) aims at strengthening the cooperation between scientific research and industry in robotic. It comprises two different challenges. One of them is the challenge in Urban Robotics: Robots for the inspection and the clearance of the sewer network in cities.

Sewer inspections require many humans to work in risky and unhealthy conditions. Introducing a robotic solution in this process aims at reducing the labour risks, improving the precision of sewer inspections and optimizing sewer cleaning resources of the city.

RFCS INDIRES (Information Driven Incident Response)


INDIRES is a 3-year collaborative research project which has received funding from the European Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS). The project addresses the crucial issue of rapidly acquiring and providing information, which is a key necessity in the effective response to a serious mining incident.

Before the human rescue team reaches the incident area, a team of small autonomous vehicles must be rapidly deployed with the aim of gathering valious information of the situation that can help the human rescuers.

More interesting and challenging projects soon!


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