Dr. Javier Alonso-Mora, Assistant Professor

Autonomous Multi-Robots Lab. Delft University of Technology

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Our main research interest is in navigation, motion planning and control of autonomous mobile robots and vehicles, with a special emphasis in multi-robot systems and robots/vehicles that interact with other robots/vehicles and humans in dynamic and uncertain environments. We contribute novel methods and solutions in the areas of motion planning, dynamic vehicle routing, multi-robot coordination, task assignment, aerial videography, formation control, collision avoidance and human-swarm interaction.

Building towards the smart cities of the future, we apply these techniques in various fields, including autonomous cars, automated factories, aerial vehicles and intelligent transportation systems with ride-sharing.
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Latest News

- 10.2018: Paper in SIGGRAPH Asia! Human pose estimation with a team of drones: [PDF] [video]
- 09.2018: One Postdoc position still open [PostDocAMR]
- 09.2018: Paper in ITSC! Ride-sharing analysis: [PDF]
- 08.2018: Paper in IROS! Rebalancing for ride-sharing: [PDF]
- 07.2018: Paper in AURO! Distributed formation control for drones: [PDF] [video]
- 07.2018: Paper in RA-L! Learning for drones: [PDF] [video]
- 06.2018: Two Postdoctoral positions and one research assistant available! [announcement1] [announcement2] [internMoD]
- 06.2018: Paper in T-RO! Cooperative Collision Avoidance for Nonholonomic Robots. [PDF]
- 06.2018: New survey paper. Planning and Decision-Making for Autonomous Vehicles. [PDF]
- 06.2018: New paper in RSS. "Multi-Objective Analysis of Ridesharing in Automated Mobility-on-Demand" [PDF].
- 06.2018: New paper in ICRA. "Joint Multi-Policy Behavior Estimation and Receding-Horizon Trajectory Planning for Automated Urban Driving" [PDF].
- 06.2018: New paper in ECC. "Coordination of Multiple Vessels Via Distributed Nonlinear Model Predictive Control" [PDF].
- 12.2017: I've been awarded a NWO Take-Off Phase 1 grant in collaboration with Mainblades Inspection.
- 12.2017: Paper in IEEE T-ITS. Safe Nonlinear Trajectory Generation for Parallel Autonomy with a Dynamic Vehicle Model. [PDF]
- 12.2017: Paper presented at ISRR. Compositional and Contract-based Verification for Autonomous Driving on Road Networks. [PDF]
- 07.2017: I've been awarded a NWO Talent Scheme VENI grant by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)!! I will work on safe and socially intuitive navigation for mobile robots (intelligent cars and boats). The Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS) is a partner in this project.

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

Bio and Contact

Javier Alonso-Mora is an Assistant Professor at the Delft University of Technology, in the Department of Cognitive Robotics (previously at the Delft Center for Systems and Control). Until October 2016 he was a Postdoctoral Associate at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab CSAIL of MIT, working in the Distributed Robotics Lab. Dr. Alonso-Mora received his Ph.D. (2014) and M.Sc. (2010) degrees in robotics from ETH Zurich, where he worked in the Autonomous Systems Lab, and for which he was awarded the Willi-Studer Prize. Dr. Alonso-Mora holds a Diploma in Engineering (2010) and a Diploma in Mathematics (2008) from the Technical University of Barcelona. Until 2014 was also a member of Disney Research Zurich.

Dr. Alonso-Mora is the recipient of a NWO Veni grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (2017), a best video award at the 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

Department of Cognitive Robotics (CoR)
Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering (3mE)
Delft University of Technology
Mekelweg 2, Room F-2-320
2628 CD Delft, Netherlands
Phone: +31 152 785 489
Website: www.alonsomora.com
Email: j.alonsomora(at)tudelft.nl
Alternative email: javier.alonsomora(at)gmail.com