Lluís
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Mechanical Eng. (1992)
PhD in Robotics and Automation (2000)
CSIC Associate Researcher (2005-today)
Assistant Professor at UPC (2008-2016)
Kinematics and Robot Design Group
Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial (UPC / CSIC)

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"Don't regret anything in life. If it's good, it's wonderful. If it's bad, it's experience! When you win, you win. When you lose, you learn"
Richard Feynman



Book:
Check out our book on robot singularities and its companion web
News:
2020 - 2022: Quite busy looking for funding and organizing renovation works for our new lab at the Barcelona School of Industrial Engineering.
May 2021: Pere Giró defends his M.Sc. thesis on dynamic modelling and trajectory control of an omnidirectional tire-wheeled robot. Congrats Pere!
April 2021: Our paper with Iñigo on a model predictive controller for a mecanum-wheeled robot is accepted in NMPC 2021.
April 2021: Maxime Gautier defends his M.Sc. thesis on trajectory optimization of an omnidirectional tire-wheeled robot. Congrats Maxime!
March 2021: We've moved our group to our new lab in the Barcelona School of Industrial Engineering (ETSEIB).
September 2020: Maxime Gautier from EPFL starts his M.Sc. thesis on dynamical modelling and trajectory planning for mobile robots. Welcome!
July 2020: Pere Giró joins our group again to work on his M.Sc. thesis on system identification for mobile robots. Welcome back!
June 2020: Paper on kinodynamic motion planning of closed-chain systems accepted in the IEEE Trans. on Robotics.
September 2019: Siro Moreno starts his Ph.D. on the design of energy-efficient and agile robot motions. Welcome!
July 2019: Iñigo Moreno defends his M.Sc. thesis on a model predictive controller for mecanum-wheeled robots. Congrats Iñigo!
October 2018: Ricard Bordalba presents our LQR controller for parallel robots at IROS 2018, Madrid.
September 2018: Pere Giró defends his B.Sc. thesis on the control of a spherical pendulum with a cable-driven robot. Congrats Pere!
July 2018: Ricard Bordalba presents a kinodynamic planning method that avoids singularities at ARK 2018, Bologna.
May 2018: Ricard Bordalba presents a kinodynamic motion planner for constrained systems at ICRA 2018 in Brisbane.
Fall 2018: Our new three-year project KINODYN begins (kinodynamic planning of efficient and agile robot motions).
September 2017: Oriol Bohigas is invited speaker at the Summer School on Singularities of Mechanisms, Linz.
September 2017: Daniel González and I attend JA 2017 to present a new version of our ball-and-plate system (joint work with F. Thomas).
August 2017: Ricard Bordalba presents our paper on kinodynamic planning for cable-suspended robots at CABLECON 2017
September 2016: Our book on robot singularities has just been published! See its companion web.
September 2016: Rita Roca has obtained her B.Sc. degree with a final project on the Hexaglide
April 2016: New TRO paper: "Planning Wrench Feasible Motions for Cable-driven Hexapods"
March-May 2016: Carlos Rosales and Oriol Bohigas co-found Beta Robots with Andreu Corominas. All the best for you guys!
March 2016: Ricard Bordalba starts his PhD
November 2015: Alex Rajoy completes his M.Sc. with a nice Arduino-based 3-RRR robot that avoids singularities.
September 2015 - January 2016: New edition of our master course Geometric Fundamentals for Robot Design
January 2015: Our new research project ROBCAB starts
September 2014: Oriol Bohigas is invited speaker in the Advanced School on Singular Configurations of Mechanisms at CISM (Udine)
September 2014: Paper about the CUIK suite in the IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine
September 2014: Carlos Rosales wins the 3rd prize to the best Spanish PhD thesis in Robotics (2013 edition). See him presenting
September 2014: Oriol Bohigas wins the 1st prize to the best Spanish PhD thesis in Robotics (2013 edition)
2014-2016: I've been teaching Automatic Control at the Barcelona School of Industrial Engineering (ETSEIB).
May 2013: Paper at CK'2013 on the Symmetric Molecular Conjectures, with J. M. Porta, B. Schulze, A. Sljoka, and W. Whiteley
May 2013: Oriol Bohigas has obtained his Ph.D. Congratulations!
January 2013: Carlos Rosales has obtained his Ph.D.. Congratulations!


Contact information:
Lluís Ros
Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial
Edifici "H" ETSEIB, Campus Sud de la UPC
Av. Diagonal 647, Pavelló E (planta 1), 08028 Barcelona
http://www.iri.upc.edu/people/ros
Electronic mail: ros at iri dot upc dot edu (my old mail lros... is not properly working!)
Telephone: +34.93.401.57.51