Dr. Javier Alonso-Mora, Associate Professor
Autonomous Multi-Robots Lab. Delft University of Technology
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The goal of the Autonomous Multi-Robots Laboratory at the Delft University of Technology is to develop novel methods for navigation, motion planning, learning and control of autonomous mobile robots, with a special emphasis on multi-robot systems, on-demand transportation and robots that interact with other robots and humans in dynamic and uncertain environments. Building towards the smart cities of the future, our applications include self-driving vehicles, mobile manipulators, micro-aerial vehicles, last-mile logistics and ride-sharing.
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11.2022: We have an exciting PhD vacancy in our team on "Interaction-Aware Multi-robot Task Planning". Please follow the link for more information and to apply. - We will also have other PhD and Postdoc vacancies for 2023. If you are interested in joining our group, apply directly to the PhD vacancy or contact J. Alonso-Mora. - 08.2022 Two papers accepted in ITSC and CDC. - 04.2022 Two papers accepted in IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, one in Transportation Research Part B and three more in RSS, WAFR and IV! Congratulations team! See -> publications. - 03.2022 I am honored to have received an ERC Starting grant for my project Intuitive Interaction for Robots among Humans (INTERACT)! -> Read more. - 03.2022 One paper accepted in RA-L + ICRA, and two more for ICRA! Congratulations team! See -> publications. - 11.2021 One new paper in the European Journal of Operational Research on cost-sharing protocols for shared mobility on demand! -> Read more. - 10.2021: We have a PhD vacancy in our team: "Risk-aware motion planning"! In this PhD you will investigate methods for risk-aware motion planning among decision-making agents, using learning and optimization, and apply them to self-driving cars and teams of drones. -> More information and how to apply - 09.2021 One new paper in Transportation on anticipatory methods for shared mobility on demand! -> Read more. - 07.2021: We have a PhD vacancy in our team: "Multi-robot coordination under uncertainty"! This PhD position will allow you to investigate game theory and reinforcement learning in the context of multi-robot coordination, including perception-aware and communication-aware motion planning. -> More information and how to apply - 07.2021 One paper accepted in the Int. Conf. on Intelligent Transportation! See -> publications. - 03.2021 Four papers accepted in RA-L + ICRA, and two more for ICRA! Congratulations team! See -> publications. - 03.2021 One new paper in Transportation Research Part C on shared mobility on demand with optimized pick-up and drop-off points! -> Read more. - 10.2020: We have two vacancies in our group! One PhD and one Postdoc, both in the topic of Multi-Robot Motion Planning, Task Assignment and Learning for Mobile Manipulators in Dynamic Human-Centered Spaces and within a new H2020 project. More information and how to apply: PhD position TUD00575. And Postdoc position TUD00574. - 10.2020: Two new journal papers in Transpormetrica A and Transportation Research Part C on unreliability in shared mobility on demand! -> Read more. - 05.2020: We have one PhD vacancy on "Learning of socially compliant motion planning for autonomous vehicles" [info and application]. Positions are now filled - 03.2020: ICRA paper on Robust Vision-based Obstacle Avoidance for Micro Aerial Vehicles in Dynamic Environments [PDF], [video]. - 12.2019: We have been awarded the H2020 project "SAFE-UP" on safety for autonomous cars and the NWO Water project "Trilogy" on autonomous vessels. - 11.2019: Three new journal papers in PNAS, RA-L and T-IV on motion planning for autonomous vehicles! -> Read more. - 11.2019: Three new papers in on fleet sizing and shared mobility on demand! -> Read more. - 06.2019: We won the IEEE ICRA Best Paper Award in Multi-Robot Systems [PDF] [video]!! Congrats Hai, Jelle and Laura!
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|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|
Dr. Javier Alonso-Mora is an Associate Professor at the Cognitive Robotics department of the Delft University of Technology , where he leads the Autonomous Multi-robots Laboratory . He is a Principal Investigator at the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions ( AMS Institute) and co-founder of The Routing Company . He is actively involved in the Delft robotics ecosystem, including the Robotics Institute, the Transportation Institute and Robovalley.
Before joining TU Delft, Dr. Alonso-Mora was a Postdoctoral Associate at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He received his Ph.D. degree in robotics from ETH Zurich, where he worked in the Autonomous Systems Lab, and in partnership with Disney Research Zurich. Dr. Alonso-Mora holds a Diploma in Engineering and a Diploma in Mathematics from the Technical University of Barcelona ( UPC) , where he was part of the Interdisciplinary Higher Education Centre (CFIS) and the Robotics Institute (IRI).
His main research interest is in navigation, motion planning and control of autonomous mobile robots, with a special emphasis on multi-robot systems, on-demand transportation and robots that interact with other robots and humans in dynamic and uncertain environments. He is the recipient of multiple prizes and grants, including an ERC Starting Grant (2021), the ICRA Best Paper Award on Multi-robot Systems (2019), an Amazon Research Award (2019) and a talent scheme VENI award from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (2017).
Dr. Javier Alonso-Mora