Experience from Héctor Montes Franceschi
Hector Montes received his Ph.D. from the Complutense University of Madrid in 2005.
He is currently with the Field and Service Robotics Group of the Centre for Automation and Robotics CSIC-UPM, Madrid. He is also Associate Professor in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the Technological University of Panama. He specializes in electronics, signal processing, artificial vision, measurement systems, sensors, force and torque control, climbing and legged robots, and mobile robots. He has special interest in human-robot interaction and in biped locomotion. He has been working in the ROBOCLIMBER project as well as in several other European-Commission-funded projects like Rower 2, CROPS and TIRAMISU, the last two within the 7th Framework Programme. In addition, he has participated in several projects with the Technological University of Panama, where he has been Principal Investigator in some of them. Dr. Montes has received several awards and honours by the Technological University of Panama, highlighting among others the following "Contribution in R&D and Innovation Award", "Spirit of Overcoming Award", and “Academic Excellence Award”. Also, he is member of the National System of Researchers of Panamá. Besides, Dr. Montes has received the accolade of “Highly Commended Award” for a paper by Emerald Literati Club 2005 (UK).