Dr. Javier Alonso-Mora, Assistant Professor

Autonomous Multi-Robots Lab. Delft University of Technology

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My main research interest is in motion planning and control of autonomous mobile robots, with a special emphasis in multi-robot systems and robots that interact with other robots and humans. We contribute novel methods and solutions in the areas of collision avoidance, motion planning, formation control, vehicle routing, task assignment, aerial videography and human-swarm interaction. Towards the smart cities of the future, we apply these techniques in various fields, including self-driving cars, automated factories, aerial vehicles and intelligent transportation systems.

Latest News

- 15.04.2017: Paper on multi-view drone videography accepted for publication at Siggraph!.
- 15.03.2017: Paper on self-driving cars accepted for publication at IEEE Intelligent Vehicles.
- 01.02.2017: I am co-organizing a Workshop on Multi-Robot Systems at IEEE ICRA 2017. The call for contributions is open until March 31st!
- 18.01.2017: Journal paper on aerial videography accepted for publication at IEEE Robotics & Automation Letters (RA-L) with presentation at IEEE ICRA.
- 15.01.2017: Two papers, one on planning for self-driving cars and one on Duckietown accepted for publication at IEEE ICRA.
- 23.12.2016: Journal paper on high-capacity ride-sharing accepted for publication at Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA (PNAS), one of the most prestigious multidisciplinary journals. For media coverage see MIT news and CSAIL news.
- 01.12.2016: I will serve as PC member at RSS and IJCAI.
- 01.10.2016: I moved to the Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, for a tenure track faculty position.
- 01.09.2016: I will serve as Associate Editor at IEEE ICRA.

Research highlights

On-demand High-capacity Ride-sharing Formation Control and Manipulation
Trajectory Generation for Aerial Videography Trajectory Generation for Automated Cars
Pixelbots: A Display Formed by Mobile Pixels Collision Avoidance for Aerial vehicles
Human-Swarm Interaction (Interactive Display) Reciprocal Collision Avoidance NH-ORCA

During my time at MIT I was involved in the following projects:
- Parallel autonomy and autonomous cars, CSAIL-Toyota joint research effort.
- SMart Adaptive Reliable Teams for Persistent Surveillance SMARTS.
- Mobile robots on the factory floor, funded by The Boeing Company.
- Future Urban Mobility, Singapore MIT Aliance for Research and Technology SMART.

Bio and Contact

I am an Assistant Professor at the Delft University of Technology. Until October 2016 I was a Postdoctoral Associate at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab CSAIL of MIT, working in the Distributed Robotics Lab. I received my Ph.D. degree in robotics from ETH Zurich, working in the Autonomous Systems Lab. I hold a Diploma in Engineering and a Diploma in Mathematics from the Technical University of Barcelona. I was also a member of Disney Research Zurich. I am the recipient of a best video award at IEEE/ACM HRI 2014, a nomination for best student paper award at DARS 2010, a postgraduate scholarship from the Swiss Government and silver medals in the Spanish Physics and Mathematics Olympiads.

Dr. Javier Alonso-Mora, Assistant Professor
Delft Center for Systems and Control, Delft University of Technology
Mekelweg 2, Room C-2-310, 2628 CD Delft, Netherlands
Phone: +31 152 785 489; Fax: +31 152 786 679
Website: www.dcsc.tudelft.nl/~jalonsomora/
Email: j.alonsomora(at)tudelft.nl