I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Engineering and the School of Culture and Society at Aarhus University (Denmark).

I received a degree in Electronic Engineering from the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Valparaíso, Chile, in 2010. I specialised in embedded systems and applied artificial intelligence and robotics. In 2016 I completed a Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Hamburg (Germany). My Ph.D. research concerned computational models for adaptive robot behaviour based on neural mechanisms of self-preservation.

Since my electronic engineering studies, then working in the industry first as student assistance in parallel to my studies and later as an engineer, I have been involved in automation and robotic projects where I have learned about both hardware and software development and developed my technical and scientific skill set. I enjoy the challenge of continually learning and developing custom automation and robotics solutions in dynamic and multidisciplinary environments. I am thorough and well organised.

In my professional career, I have actively developed my hard and soft skills. Within my hard skills, I can include the development of printed circuit boards (PCBs) with Protel, Altium and Eagle Cad, production of PCBs with semi-industrial equipment, soldering of PCBs, worked on cleanrooms, and programming both modern computers as well as embedded devices such as microcontrollers, DSPs, PLCs and FPGAs. Within my soft skills, I have coordinated the mechatronic design of mobile robots for the difficult task of humanitarian demining. More recently, I have been leading the development of the API for a humanoid robot for human-robot interaction. I also have vast experience in applied robotics and automation research in Chile and Germany. I have proven experience conceptualizing project proposals for diverse funding agencies.

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General Areas of Interest and Specialties:

  • Embodied and Developmental Cognition
  • Bio-inspired Perceptual Systems & Signal Processing
  • Cognitive Systems
  • Neurorobotics
  • Autonomous and Intelligent Systems
  • Human-Robot Interaction
  • Service Robots
Other Personal Interest:
  • microgeneration of heat and electric power
  • energy harvesting
  • net-zero energy building (NZEB), ultra-low energy houses
  • Unconventional farming that foster biodiversity and ecosystem such as strip cropping, edible forest, permaculture...
  • Martial arts, mountain biking, hiking, kayaking...