Antonio Barrientos Cruz

Experience of Antonio Barrientos Cruz

Antonio Barrientos received the Msc Engineer degree by Automatic and Electronic from the Polytechnic University of Madrid in 1982, and the PhD in Robotics from the same University in 1986. In 2002 he obtained de MSc Degree in Biomedical Engineering by Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia. Since 1988 he is Professor of robotics, computers and control engineering at the Polytechnic University of Madrid. He has worked for more than 30 years in robotics, developing industrial and service robots for different areas.
Currently, he is the head of the Robotics and Cybernetics research group of the Centre for Automatic and Robotic in the Technical University of Madrid – Spanish National Research Council. The main interests of his research group are in the field robotics (ground and aerial), seeking its application in two areas: agriculture and security, search and rescue scenarios.
He is author of several textbooks in Robotics and Manufacturing automation and has participated as coauthor in the white books about the state of robotics and manufacturing in Spain. He is also co-author of about 200 scientific papers in journals and conferences ( He has been a reviewer for several journals and is an Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems and of the Revista Iberoamericana de Automática e Informática Industrial. Also, he is member of the Board of directors of the Comite Español de Automática a senior member of the IEEE.


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