The Field and Service Robotics group of the Center for Automation and Robotics (CSIC-UPM) has as its main objective to contribute significantly to scientific and technical progress by achieving robotic systems capable of performing complex tasks in unstructured environments, including both manipulators (human amplifiers, dual-arm manipulators) as well as mobile platforms (legged, wheeled or tracked robots, unmanned aerial vehicles, humanoid robots, passive robots, bio-inspired systems and human walking assistance exoskeletons) that open up new possibilities and stimulate the solution of key problems in industrial leadership and social challenges (industry 4.0/5.0, security, medical robotics, precision agriculture, etc.).
The group is supported by five staff researchers whose general activities are focused on (i) theoretical and experimental research, (ii) the training of scientific and technical personnel, (iii) the preparation and subsequent development of pre-competitive project proposals for the solution of the problems that the new generations of robots produce and (iv) the transfer of results to society and industry.
Currently, the group's research focuses on (i) ground and aerial multi-robot systems; (ii) smart devices for dual-arm handling, with special emphasis on precision agriculture and explosives disposal; (iii) perception, learning and planning in unstructured environments; and (iv) robots for amplification of human power and mobility in humans, including assistance and rehabilitation exoskeletons.
The group has the MARSI CARE laboratory, which aims to offer a space for multidisciplinary research combining clinical and engineering sciences, and the transfer of research results to the market through a spin-off (MARSI BIONICS) created within the group.
Dr. Pablo Gonzalez-de-Santos is a Research Professor at the Centre for Automation and Robotics of the UPM-CSIC where he has been involved actively in the design and development of industrial robots as well as in special robotic systems. His work was focused on walking machines. He worked on the AMBLER project as a visiting scientist at the Robotics... Read More