Dr. Javier Alonso-Mora, Assistant Professor

Autonomous Multi-Robots Lab. Delft University of Technology

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My main research interest is in navigation, 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. 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.

Latest News

- 06.2018: Two Postdoctoral positions available! [announcement1] [announcement2]
- 06.2018: Paper in IEEE 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.
- 07.2017: Journal accepted in IJRR! Multi-robot formation control and object transport. Now online: [PDF] [video]
- 07.2017: Journal accepted in Autonomous Robots! Mission and motion planning with deadlock resolution. Now online: [PDF] [video]
- 07.2017: Two papers accepted at IROS! Predictive routing for autonomous mobility-on-demand systems (ride-sharing) [PDF] [video] and Robust collision avoidance for Micro Air Vehicles [PDF] [video] .
- 07.2017: Visibility-aware motion planning for intelligent vehicles accepted at ITSC. Now online: [PDF] [video]
- 07.2017: Paper on Intelligent vehicle + MAV cooperative sensing accepted at FSR. [PDF] [video]
- 04.2017: Paper on multi-view drone cinematography accepted for publication at ACM SIGGRAPH! [PDF] [video]

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

Javier Alonso-Mora is an Assistant Professor at the Delft University of Technology, in the Department of Cognitive Robotics. 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. 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
Cognitive Robotics (formerly in the 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.alonsomora.com
Email: j.alonsomora(at)tudelft.nl
Alternative email: javier.alonsomora(at)gmail.com