ALBERTO JARDÓN HUETE

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PCT Leganés

Alberto Jardón Huete (M’07–SM’13) received the B.Sc. degree in electronics engineering, the master’s degree in electrical engineering, and the Ph.D. degree in electric, electronics, and industrial automation engineering from the University Carlos III of Madrid, in 1998, 2002, and 2006, respectively. Since 1997, he has been an active member of the Robotics Lab and has collaborated in the development of the climbing robots ROMA I, ROMA II, and MATS (also named ASIBOT). He was involved with the GEOST-Ciudad Multidimensional, I3CON (EU), and several tunneling and mining projects funded by several industrial clients and European and National Funding. His research is focused on different projects to apply robotics technologies from underground, building, and aerospace industries. He is also responsible for the Assistive Robotics Technologies Lab. He is also focused on the design and development of professional and personal robotic devices for autonomy restoration, such as light-weight service robots, technical aids and the development of applied algorithms, and the design of custom controllers. He holds eight patents. His interests include assistive robotic design, mechatronics, the research in advanced “user in the loop” control schemes to improve usability, and the performance of domestic robots. The development of tools to perform this research and the transfer of robotics technology to industry also fit to his priorities. He received several awards, among them for IMSERSO’s Award 2004 for assistive robots research, the Industrial Robot journal Innovation Award of the Clawar’2005 in London (UK), and Fundación Caser Dependencia y Sociedad, I+D and Fundación Universia a Proyectos Inclusivos, both in 2013, due to development of assistive technologies results and the associated patents, and the transfer of robotics technology to industry.