Short Bio

Luis Merino is Associate Professor at the School of Engineering of the Universidad Pablo de Olavide (UPO), Seville, Spain, where he leads the Service Robotics Laboratory. He holds a Ph.D. degree on Robotics, from the University of Seville under the supervision of Anibal Ollero. His thesis was awarded with the ABB Award to the Best Doctoral Dissertation on Robotics 2007 in Spain, given by the Spanish Committee of Automation (CEA, Robotics Group).

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.


Universidad Pablo de Olavide
Edificio 11 Despacho 2.12
Crta. Utrera km. 1
41013 Sevilla (SPAIN)
e-mail:lmercab at upo dot es